19,000 people have been evacuated from the flooding in the Czech Republic
Historical centre of Prague spared but suburban areas deluged
Our Travel Editor at Large addresses holiday-makers' concerns over planned trips to these two destinations
At least eight people have died and at least two are missing after heavy rain caused landslides and swelled river waters to dangerously high levels
Blues remain in the Europa League and FA Cup
The Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, says it is “unforgivable” that Turkey has been made to wait half a century to become part of the European Union and it should be admitted without delay.
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The Czech Republic have won the Davis Cup for the first time as an independent nation.
If you're someone who has left a phone, a tablet or a laptop in a hotel room, you're not only not alone, but you're also refreshingly normal.
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The frontman of a US heavy metal band detained on suspicion of causing the death of a fan by pushing him off the stage has being released from jail in the Czech Republic after posting bail, a court spokeswoman said today.
When he arrived illegally in France from Bangladesh aged seven, Fahim Mohammad was just another pawn in the great game of emigration and asylum-seeking.
Heda Kovály, the Czech translator of Roth, Chandler and Bellow, had a tragic history. In 1941, the mass deportation of Jews from Prague was instituted by the Nazis. "We were not yet inured to sounds of gunshots followed by agonizing screams, to unendurable thirst, nor to the suffocating air in the crammed cattle cars." Before they reached the Lodz ghetto, many perished on the long march in the snow, naked and barefoot.
All the world became a stage yesterday for the final bow of Vaclav Havel, the playwright, turned prisoner, turned president.
Singer George Michael has returned home to the UK after leaving hospital in Vienna.
Stephen Weeks has had a ring-side seat for the procession of Czechs mourning the loss of their national hero this week. Here, the author explains what Havel meant to his country – and laments the politicians who have squandered his glorious legacy