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American Gets Life For Murders That Wiped Out Entire Czech Family

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 07.20.2016 | World

BRNO, Czech Republic (Reuters) - A Czech court sentenced U.S. citizen Kevin Dahlgren to life in prison on Wednesday for stabbing to death a family of ...

Revisiting Ukraine's Maidan Legacy Amidst EU Shambles

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 07.13.2016 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

While it would certainly be premature to predict the disintegration of the European Union at this point, the United Kingdom's recent departure from the bloc via "Brexit" referendum certainly casts a dark shadow over the continent's political future.

How I Got There: Petr Pavel

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 07.08.2016 | Impact
Lan Anh Vu

Petr Pavel is the chairman of the NATO Military Committee. He is the first leader from a former Warsaw Pact nation to serve as the alliance's senior military officer. From July 2012 to May 2015 General Pavel served as Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic.

Astoria Characters: The Guy Who Played With the Monkees

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.21.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Laughter. That's the first thing you hear in Gregory Briggler's second-floor walkup. The giggles and guffaws are coming from his three boisterous boy...

24 Hours in Prague, Czech Republic

College Tourist | Posted 06.09.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

The College Tourist By Kalee Fambrough We arrived in Prague after a night train from Krakow and to our delight - it was snowing! We had gotten a gli...

6 'Can't Miss' Things to Czech Out in Prague

Victoria Yore | Posted 05.24.2016 | Travel
Victoria Yore

A few hours away from most over-priced European cities, Prague is nestled in Bohemia, right in the center of the Czech Republic. Prague features a rich history, Gothic architecture, a castle, cobblestone streets, delicious food, and affordable prices.

How I Got There: Jiri Menzel

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 05.18.2016 | Entertainment
Lan Anh Vu

Jiri Menzel is an Oscar-winning director and a theatre director. Menzel is not only a director, however he is also an actor and screenwriter. He has directed 28 films, written 20 screenplays, and starred in 67 titles. He has also been a member of the jury at the Moscow and Berlin International Film Festivals.

A Trip to the Czech Borderlands

Simon Goodall | Posted 05.05.2016 | Travel
Simon Goodall

An Easter excursion out to the Czech borderlands from my hometown of Munich left me contemplating the sadness of artificial borders and the greatness ...

Arts Global Footprint

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 04.27.2016 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

In our own ways, we both have a global footprint. Hers perhaps hands on and mine in a more subtle way.

How I Got There: Jiri Bartoska

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 04.21.2016 | Entertainment
Lan Anh Vu

Jiri Bartoska is a renowned actor and president of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, one of the oldest and largest film festivals in the w...

CEO Talk: Leon Jakimic, Lasvit

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 04.19.2016 | Business
Lan Anh Vu

Leon Jakimic is the founder, owner and president of Lasvit, a leading designer and manufacturer of bespoke light fittings, feature glass installations...

A Whole Country Is Rebranding

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 04.15.2016 | World

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech Republic's leaders have chosen "Czechia" as the one-word alternative name of their country to make it easier for companie...

Med School Dean Becomes BFFs With... A Pelican

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.15.2016 | Weird News

When a medical school dean finally came face to face with his college's adopted pelican, it was as if they'd known each for years. Photographs posted ...

Leaders From America, Europe, Israel and New Zealand Stand With Belgium's Citizens - Brussels Attacks

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 03.29.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

In the aftermath of the Brussels terror attacks, which killed 35 people and injured 270, leaders from the Unites States of America, Europe, Israel and...

CEO Talk: Zdenek Pelc, GZ Media

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 03.25.2016 | Business
Lan Anh Vu

Zdenek Pelc is the chairman of the Board of Directors, owner and former CEO of GZ Media the world's biggest vinyl record producer. Pelc has worked fo...

How I Got There: Simon Panek

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 03.17.2016 | Impact
Lan Anh Vu

Simon Panek is the cofounder and director of the People In Need humanitarian organization, the largest nongovernmental organization in Central Europe....

Climate Change This Week: Arctic Goes Bonkers, Voting For Climate Action, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.23.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Bizarre Biodiversity - another reason to preserve forests, as this Brazilian Gorb...

CEO Talk: Oliver Dlouhy, Co-founder and CEO, Skypicker

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 02.22.2016 | Business
Lan Anh Vu

In this conversation, we discuss everything from how he, as a young man, started his business to what challenges he faced along the way as an entrepreneur.

How I Got There: Carlo Capalbo

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 02.17.2016 | Impact
Lan Anh Vu

Carlo Capalbo is the founder of the Prague International Marathon and the president of the organizing committee of the RunCzech Running League. In 1994, Capalbo founded the Prague International Marathon

How I Got There: Vaclav Berka

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 02.17.2016 | Taste
Lan Anh Vu

Vaclav Berka is the senior trade brewmaster and chairman of the supervisory board of Pilsner Urquell. One of the most famous beers in the world, Pilsner Urquell, is brewed in Pilsner in the Czech Republic. It is the world's first golden lager and has been brewed since 1842.

How I Got There: Karel Schwarzenberg

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 02.17.2016 | Impact
Lan Anh Vu

"My whole life I fought for liberty and democracy. I always thought that if you had opportunities ahead, you have responsibilities and should do something for your country."

Video Travel Bite: Prague's Jewish Quarter

Rick Steves | Posted 01.20.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

From time to time we share a random video clip to fuel your travel dreams. Join us today as we visit the evocative Jewish Quarter in Prague.

How I Got There: Roman Sebrle

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 12.29.2015 | Sports
Lan Anh Vu

Roman Sebrle is one of the world's most successful decathletes, a former World Champion, and a gold-medal winner at the 2004 Athens Olympics. In 15 ye...

This Salamander Is Thought To Be The Longest On Earth

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 12.20.2015 | Science

PRAGUE (AP) — Prague Zoo says it likely has the longest Chinese giant salamander now on Earth. The critically endangered animal is the largest amphi...

Dream Life

Lukáš Houdek | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lukáš Houdek

Things do not always turn out the way others want them to. Sometimes you mess it up just by being born gay in a small Czech town where you don't have ...