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Mandatory vaccinations for children ‘necessary in a democratic society’, rules ECHR

Compulsory vaccinations for children are “necessary in a democratic society”, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) said in a…

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‘Better off here’: Returnee Czechs happy to be home after Brexit | Europe News

Prague, Czech Republic – In 2004, frustrated with “the old corrupt ways” and meagre wages, newly-graduated Blanka Kaše jumped at…

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Europe

Czechs have fourth new health minister in a year amid COVID-19 fallout

A third Czech health minister has been fired since the start of the coronavirus pandemic last year. Jan Blatny, who…

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Asia

Czech PM appoints fourth health minister since start of pandemic | Coronavirus pandemic News

The move opens the way for the possible use of Russian and Chinese vaccines in one of Europe’s hardest-hit countries.…

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Africa

Czech Roma women forcibly sterilised a step closer to reparations | Women’s Rights News

In 1994, 20-year-old Radka Hancilova went to the Masaryk Municipal Hospital, in northern Czech Republic, for a planned Caesarean section.…

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Asia

Volkswagen takes on Tesla with major electric vehicle push | Automotive Industry News

Volkswagen plans to build half a dozen battery-cell plants in Europe and expand infrastructure for charging electric vehicles globally, accelerating…

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Latin America

Czech Republic: What’s behind world’s worst COVID infection rate? | Coronavirus pandemic News

Prague, Czech Republic – With a population of 10.7 million and about 1.4 million COVID cases to date, the Czech…

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Latin America

PA, Arab League condemn opening of Czech office in Jerusalem | Arab League News

Prague opened a Jerusalem branch of its Israel embassy last week in a move denounced as a violation of international…

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Europe

‘More severe than war’: Health workers reflect on a year of COVID | Coronavirus pandemic News

In the year since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic, doctors, nurses and medical…

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Africa

Czech Republic asks other countries for help with COVID patients | Coronavirus pandemic News

The country has been one of the hardest hit globally in recent weeks as many regional hospitals had to transfer…

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Asia

Czech Republic turns to Russian vaccine amid soaring COVID cases | Coronavirus pandemic News

Prime Minister Andrej Babis says hard-hit country cannot wait for EU approval for Russia’s Sputink V shot. The Czech Republic…

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