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Economic clout makes China tougher challenge for U.S. than Soviet Union was - Pompeo

12 Aug 2020

PRAGUE China's global economic power makes the communist country in some ways a more difficult foe to counter than the Soviet Union during the Cold War, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on a visit to the Czech Republic on Wednesday. | Video

Czechs to take major steps to relax virus restrictions

15 May 2020

PRAGUE The Czech Republic will take major steps to relax its coronavirus lockdown measures from May 25, opening restaurants, hotels and pools and allowing gatherings of hundreds of people, health officials said on Friday.

Czech central bank surprises with hefty 75 bps rate cut

07 May 2020

PRAGUE The Czech National Bank cut its main interest rate by a bigger-than-expected 75 basis points on Thursday, bringing borrowing costs ever closer to zero as it seeks to soften the economic blow of the coronavirus outbreak.

Czechs ease more travel bans, add help for coronavirus-hit firms

04 May 2020

PRAGUE The Czech Republic will lift a ban on international bus and train travel from May 11 as the government on Monday rolled back more of its measures to combat the coronavirus outbreak and added aid to hard-hit companies.

Prague district mayor says he is under police protection against Russian threat

28 Apr 2020

PRAGUE The mayor of one of the Czech capital's districts said on Tuesday he had been put under police protection due to a threat that a Russian man had been sent to kill him, escalating a row between Prague and Moscow.

Without tourist revenue, Prague's Jewish community fears for future of welfare services

27 Apr 2020

PRAGUE With ticket sales to Prague's Jewish quarter halted during the coronavirus lockdown, the community is having to tap its reserves to pay for welfare services for Holocaust survivors that tourists usually help fund.

Czechs lift ban on movement and travel, speed up reopening shops as new COVID-19 cases slow

23 Apr 2020

PRAGUE The Czech Republic eased restrictions on Thursday aimed at slowing the spread of the new coronavirus after a drop in new cases sparked optimism the outbreak had so far been brought under control.

Czech lawmakers call on government to look beyond China for coronavirus supplies

17 Apr 2020

PRAGUE Czech lawmakers took aim on Friday at the government's decision buy protective equipment from China to limit the coronavirus outbreak and called for the next batch of supplies to come domestically or from closer to home.

Czechs to lift coronavirus lockdown on shops, restaurants over next two months

14 Apr 2020

PRAGUE The Czech government will allow stores and restaurants to reopen gradually over the next two months to reawaken an economy paralysed by the coronavirus lockdown, officials said on Tuesday.

Czechs hope targeted 'smart quarantine' plan will let them lift blanket restrictions

09 Apr 2020

PRAGUE The Czech Republic is planning to roll out a system of quickly tracking and isolating contacts of people with coronavirus to eventually allow the lifting of blanket restrictions that are slowing the rise in infections but also crippling the economy.

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