Thousands of Czechs demand justice minister’s resignation
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Protesters packed the streets of Prague, blowing whistles and chanting: "We are not blind." Many worry that the Czech Republic's new justice minister could meddle in a criminal case against the prime minister.
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A Prague monument to Soviet general Ivan Konev prompted a diplomatic crisis between Russia and the Czech Republic. Russia's Defense Ministry urged their Czech colleagues to send the statute to them after it was removed.
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Hundreds of Roma women who were involuntarily sterilized in communist Czechoslovakia in the 1970s and 80s could finally receive compensation.
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The Czech Republic has accused Russian intelligence of being involved in a 2014 explosion at a military ammunition warehouse. It's searching for suspects involved in the 2018 Skripal poisoning.
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