PRAGUE (AP) — A zoo in the Czech Republic is trying out a new way for its bored chimpanzees to monkey around during the coronavirus lockdown: face time with other primates.
PRAGUE (AP) — Milan Kundera, the 91-year-old author of “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” and other acclaimed novels, has decided to donate his private library and archive to a public library in...
PRAGUE (AP) — An appeals court in the Czech Republic on Wednesday upheld a lower court conviction of a man for knifing two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in her home and increased his...
PRAGUE (AP) — A Czech clinic says a baby girl has been born to a brain-dead woman kept on life support for nearly three months to allow her pregnancy to go ahead.
PRAGUE (AP) — Authorities say a head-on collision between a streetcar and a trolleybus in the Czech Republic's second-largest city has injured up to 40 people.
PRAGUE (AP) — A man who stabbed two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in her home was sentenced to eight years in prison on Tuesday.
Radim Zondra, 33, was convicted of causing Kvitova...
PRAGUE (AP) — Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova testified in the Czech Republic on Tuesday at the trial of the man who allegedly knifed her in her home.
After the December 2016 attack in her home in Prostejov, Kvitova had surgery on injuries to her playing left hand. It took the tennis star more than five months to recover.
Her testimony was requested by a lawyer for the suspect, the 33-year-old Radim Zondra.
BRNO, Czech Republic (AP) — Andrea Dovizioso claimed pole position in qualifying at the Czech MotoGP on Saturday.
The Ducati rider took his sixth career pole after covering the 5.403-kilometer (3.357-mile) Brno circuit in 1 minute, 54.689 seconds.
Dovizioso led Valentino Rossi on a Yamaha by 0.267 seconds, while championship leader Marc Marquez finished third on his Honda, another 0.005 back.
PRAGUE (AP) — Struggling Sparta Prague has fired Andrea Stramaccioni as coach despite spending big on new players.
The move comes after Sparta drew 1-1 with 10-man Brno over the weekend. The team is fifth in the standings, 14 points behind leader Viktoria Plzen.
Sparta opted to hire a foreign coach after struggling at home and abroad last year. The most famous Czech club, once a regular in the Champions League, last played in the top European competition in 2005.
BRNO, Czech Republic (AP) — Defending MotoGP champion Marc Marquez won the Czech Grand Prix on Sunday to increase his overall lead with a third victory of the season.
Starting on a wet track that was quickly drying out, riders were allowed to swap their bikes for ones with tires suitable for dry conditions.
Marquez was the first to do so, a strategy that paid off for him and secured his second straight victory.
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic has opened a new office focused on preventing cyberattacks.
The Czech National Cyber and Information Security Office is based in country's second-largest city, Brno (BIR-no.) It employs 118 people for now, but officials say the staff could grow to 400.
The office's official opening on Tuesday comes as public institutions and businesses have reported a growing number of attacks.
PRAGUE (AP) — A court has once again banned Uber from operating in Brno, the Czech Republic's second-largest city.
It's the latest legal setback for the ride-sharing service, which is already banned in other European cities.
The Brno regional court first banned Uber in April after a legal complaint supported by the city. Brno City Hall said it was not against new taxi services provided they abided with the laws. Uber had argued it is not a common taxi company but the court ruled that it is.
PRAGUE (AP) — An appeals court in the Czech Republic has overturned a lower court ruling that banned the ride-sharing service Uber from operating in Brno, the second-largest city in the Czech Republic.
The Brno regional court issued the ban in April after a legal complaint by a taxi company which had support from Brno City Hall.
PRAGUE (AP) — A Czech Girl Scout who has become an internet sensation after a photo showing her confronting a neo-Nazi group went viral said it is important for young people to comment on public issues.
Lucie Myslikova, 16, was among some 300 protesters who confronted a rally of the far-right Workers Party of Social Justice on May Day in Brno, the second-largest Czech city.
"I think it makes sense to be seen and to be heard," Myslikova told The Associated Press in an interview on Friday.
PRAGUE (AP) — A Czech Girl Scout has become an Internet sensation after a photo showing her confronting a neo-Nazi group during a rally went viral.
The teenager was among some 300 protesters who confronted a rally of the far-right Workers Party of Social Justice on May Day in the second largest Czech city of Brno.
At one point, she was captured in a photo facing one of about 150 supporters of the fringe party, which is against migrants and the European Union.
PRAGUE (AP) — A court has banned the ride-sharing service Uber from operating in Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic.
The Brno regional court issued the ban after a legal complaint by a taxi company with support from Brno City Hall.
Uber, which has been operating in Brno since Feb. 1, can yet appeal the ruling.
PRAGUE (AP) — Sparta Prague goalkeeper Tomas Koubek and midfielder Lukas Vacha have been fined by the Czech soccer federation for their emotional outburst against women after a female assistant referee failed to spot an offside in a league game.
Brno midfielder Alois Hycka was several meters offside at the decisive moment before he equalized in stoppage time and salvaged a 3-3 draw for Brno against Sparta on Sunday.
PRAGUE (AP) — Sparta Prague goalkeeper Tomas Koubek has apologized for his emotional outburst against women after a lineswoman failed to call offside in a league game.
Brno midfielder Alois Hycka was several meters offside at the decisive moment before he used his position to equalize in stoppage time and salvage a 3-3 draw for Brno against Sparta Prague.
After Sunday's game, Koubek said: "My opinion is that women belong at the stove and should not officiate men's football."
PRAGUE (AP) — A Czech court convicted an American of killing four of his relatives and sentenced him to life in prison.
Judge Michal Zamecnik said Wednesday that Kevin Dahlgren, 24, fatally stabbed his cousin, her husband and one of their two sons in "a very brutal way" in their home during his visit to the Czech city of Brno on May 22, 2013. Zamecnik said Dahlgren later in the day attacked their other son when he returned home from school, likely with a stone, and also...