The cases of non-ferrous metal theft in the Czech Republic are multiplying. Everything is stolen, from manhole covers to entire railway bridges.
In 1969, the Czech student Jan Palach self-immolated to stir his compatriots. He called himself "Torch No. 1" and warned the leaders of Czechoslovakia that others would follow his example if change did not come.
Economists have heaped praise on Germany's policies toward emerging stronger from the global financial crisis, also in terms of employment. But it's actually the Czechs who've had the EU's lowest jobless rate for years.
Thirteen miners have died and about 10 others were injured after a blast at a mine in the Czech Republic.
The Canadian of Czech origin survived the Theresienstadt and Auschwitz concentration camps during World War II. After moving to North America in 1951, he lectured from time to time about what he had witnessed.
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