Czech authorities announced Saturday that they have arrested a 29-year-old man who expressed admiration for Anders Behring Breivik, the self-declared ultranationalist who has admitted killing 77 people in Norway last summer.
When I have spare time, one of my favorite ways to be of little-to-no use to society is going on Wikipedia and harnessing the power of the "Random Article" button. It's basically magic. You click it and it pulls up just one entry from among tens of millions. And sometimes it even has facts!
Consider this. On December 17, 2010, Mohamed Bouazizi, a young Tunisian street vendor, set himself on fire and started a dramatic remaking of the political landscape. The striking of a match brought change not only in Tunisia, but also in Egypt and Libya, and even what is happening in Syria.
The Dalai Lama refused to answer a question about monk self-immolations in protest of China's occupation of Tibet.
The phrase "a turn up for the books" came about to describe a bookmaker's good fortune when an unbacked horse won a race, but Saturday's Group A action could be the definition to serve future generations. At the start of the day Russia -- by an easy consensus the strongest team in the group -- topped a table propped up by Greece, with the much-fancied Poland just a point behind Czech Republic in the middle. By its end, the Czechs had moved to the top of the group and progressed with a negative goal difference, and Greece had beaten Russia to follow them through in second.
It was a day of howling sirens, blood-spattered pavement and the menacing thump of baton on riot shield as the warnings of violence before Poland's game with Russia proved to be distressingly accurate. As 5,000 Russians marched through Warsaw to celebrate their country's national day, they clashed with Polish hooligans. Police water cannons, tear gas, auditory grenades and 56 arrests were required to restore order.
CNN's live-blogging coverage of the Euro 2012 Group A matches between Greece and Czech Republic and co-hosts Poland and Russia.
Three thoughts after the Czech Republic's 2-1 win over Greece in Wroclaw, Poland.
The Czech Republic needed a playoff win over Montenegro to make it to Euro 2012 after an uninspiring campaign during which it scored only 12 goals in eight games and lost at home to Lithuania. In fact, FA general manager Vladimir Smicer almost sacked coach Michal Bilek.
Novak Djokovic has had plenty to say about the blue clay at the Madrid Masters and he was in no mood to change his mind after a minor scare on his first competitive outing on the new surface.
CNN's Pedro Pinto asks the Laureus panel of experts about what changes they'd like to make to their respective sports.
Switzerland have been knocked out of the Davis Cup by the U.S. after Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka lost their doubles match against Mike Bryan and Mardy Fish in Fribourg on Saturday.
American tennis star Serena Williams recorded a landmark 500th career victory on Thursday when she beat the Czech Republic's Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-0 6-4 in the second round of the Australian Open.
Top seeds the Czech Republic opened their Hopman Cup campaign with a 2-1 Group A victory over Bulgaria on Monday.
International leaders expressed their condolences Sunday after the death of former Czech President Vaclav Havel, one of the leading anti-Communist dissidents of the 1970s and 1980s.
He may be one of the most sought-after painters you have never heard of, but Emil Filla's name is doing the rounds of newsrooms and international art-loss registers following an audacious theft of his works from a collection in the Czech Republic.
Oklahoma continued to experience aftershocks Sunday, nearly 24 hours after the state's strongest earthquake since 1952.
Central Oklahoma continued to experience dozens of aftershocks Sunday, nearly 24 hours since the state's strongest earthquake since 1952 was felt throughout the region.
Federal authorities say they've uncovered an international child pornography ring.
At least 10 people were killed in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic as creeks and rivers swollen by days of heavy rains burst their banks, destroying buildings, dams and bridges, officials said.
The noisy horns were one of the biggest talking points of the 2010 World Cup, but vuvuzelas are unlikely to take hold in British football stadiums in the upcoming season.
Voters in the Czech Republic went to the polls to elect a new parliament that will replace the caretaker government that has been in charge since last year.
My name is Anne Feeley. I am an American, a mother, a feminist, a baker, a wife, an atheist and a liberal Democrat. I am also a brain cancer survivor and an activist for brain cancer research and patient care.
President Barack Obama headed to the Czech Republic on Wednesday night to meet with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and sign an arms control agreement that reduces the nuclear stockpiles of both nations.
Venus Williams is looking forward to a continuing her winning run after retaining her Abierto Mexicano Telcel title in Acapulco on Sunday.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- When asked if could pinpoint Slovakia on a map, Team Canada defenseman Dan Boyle immediately blurted, "Umm, right next to the Czech Republic. I know it used to be part of Czechoslovakia, right? So I'll say close to the Czech Republic."
United States vs. Switzerland, 3 p.m. Russia vs. Canada, 7:30 p.m. Finland vs. Czech Republic, 10 p.m. Sweden vs. Slovakia, 12 mid.
When people ask me about the scariest situation I've ever been in, I think back to a taxi ride I took to the Moscow airport in the early '90s. A no-neck guy who looked like a classic Russian mafia thug picked me up in a beat-up old car and drove for an hour down puddle-filled alleys and past derelict apartment buildings. All I could think about were those movie scenes where the good guy is taken down to the riverbank to be shot. Instead, the no-neck pulled up to the airport, shook my hand, and said, "Have a good fly."
The Polish president on Saturday signed his country's ratification of the Lisbon Treaty, aimed at streamlining the workings of the European Union.
Pope Benedict XVI urged a crowd of 120,000 worshippers in one of Europe's most secular countries to remain faithful to religious tradition on Sunday.
The decision by the United States to drop its plans to base an anti-ballistic missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic will have reverberations across Europe.
KARLOVY VARY, Czech Republic (AP) -- The Czech Republic scored three goals in the second period and held on to beat Olympic champion Sweden 5-2 in the Czech Hockey Games on Saturday.
The Berlin Wall came down 20 years ago and in that time the world game has opened its arms to a tidal wave of talent from behind the former Iron Curtain.
The Czech prime minister canceled a vote to allow the United States to put a key part of its planned missile defense system in the Central European country, the government announced late Tuesday.
President Barack Obama will make his first overseas trip since taking office at the end of this month, visiting England, France, Germany and the Czech Republic, the White House said Thursday.
The Czech Republic's practice of surgically castrating convicted sex offenders is "invasive, irreversible and mutilating" and should stop immediately, the Council of Europe's Anti-Torture Committee said in a report made public Thursday.
A passenger train rumbling through the Czech Republic slammed into a collapsed overpass, causing the deaths of at least a half dozen passengers and the injuries of a few dozen more, according to a Czech News Agency account.
The Czech Republic agrees to put parts of the U.S.-planned missile defense system on its soil, but problems remain.
The United States and the Czech Republic on Tuesday signed an initial agreement to begin basing part of a U.S. missile shield in the former Soviet satellite
Czech Republic substitute Vaclav Sverkos stunned Euro 2008 co-hosts Switzerland with the only goal of the opening game in Basle on Saturday.
SI.com's Gabriele Marcotti is in Switzerland and Austria for the 2008 European Championship. Here's his primer for the tournament.
Midfielder Libor Sionko scored twice with substitute Michal Kadlec adding the other as the Czech Republic warmed up for Euro 2008 with a 3-1 win over Scotland in Prague on Friday night.
Striker Bafetimbi Gomis scored twice on his French debut as they beat Ecuador 2-0 in a friendly international in Grenoble on Tuesday night.
Czech Republic captain Tomas Rosicky broke the expected bad news on Friday that he would be unavailable for this summer's European Championships because of an injury.
Forget lists of "What's Next" in travel. Eastern Europe is "What's Now." While it's catching up to the West -- becoming more modern, expensive and crowded -- Eastern Europe remains a great value. Here's what to expect this year.
Reading have agreed to sign Czech Republic midfielder Marek Matejovsky from Mlada Boleslav for a reported $2.8 million fee on a three-and-a-half year contract.
Here are four things you can count on happening at the 2008 World Under-20 Championship at Pardubice, Czech Republic:
The best available, not the best possible.
Germany maintained the pressure on the Czech Republic in the race for top spot in Group D with a comfortable 4-0 win against Cyprus in Hannover.
An outbreak of bird flu detected on a poultry farm in eastern England is the highly virulent H5N1 strain of the virus, British officials said Tuesday.
A strip of honey-colored flypaper spirals down from a thumbtack that anchors its now-empty canister. Speckled with lifeless flies, the canister swings each time the violin bow pokes it.
Italy consolidated their place as the world's top-rated football team while Scotland rose to their highest-ever position in the FIFA rankings issued on Wednesday.
The Czech Republic, the reigning world silver medallists, made it two wins out of two in Group B of the world championships with a confident 6-1 thumping of Austria on Sunday.
German captain Michael Ballack says his team have only victory in mind ahead of Saturday's vital clash with fellow Euro 2008 Group D leaders Czech Republic in Prague.
India upset the Czech Republic 2-1 in a thrilling first round tie at the Hopman Cup mixed teams' event in Perth on Sunday.
Scottish champions Celtic strolled to a 3-0 home win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle on Saturday to extend their lead in the Scottish Premier League to 15 points.
Newcastle goalkeeper Shay Given is back in the Ireland squad for next week's Euro 2008 qualifier against San Marino having recovered from an internal injury.
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech won the Golden Ball award as the Czech Republic's player of the season for the second time in a row, beating five-times winner Pavel Nedved of Italian champions Juventus.
Tomas Rosicky will miss the Czech Republic's World Cup warm-up against Costa Rica on Tuesday because of a thigh injury.
Group E | World ranking: 48
The top two teams in each group advance to the 16-team knockout round.
With St. Patrick's Day and March Madness soon upon us, Americans probably don't need any more reasons to toss back a few beers. But we'll give you some anyway.
Clint Dempsey's 48th-minute header gave the United States a 1-0 victory over Poland in a World Cup warm-up played in a snowstorm in Kaiserslautern on Wednesday.
Spain will play Slovakia, Switzerland will face Turkey and Norway will meet the Czech Republic in the play-offs to determine the last three European qualifiers for the World Cup finals.
The following six teams will go into Friday's draw for the playoffs for the three remaining World Cup qualifying slots from the European zone.
The Czech Republic secured a place in the World Cup playoffs after beating Finland 3-0 in the their final Group One qualifier.
Striker Milan Baros has given the Czech Republic a boost by declaring himself fit for Saturday's World Cup qualifier against the Netherlands.
Monday's U.S. Open first round results (seeds in parentheses)
Barcelona striker Henrik Larsson, who only recently recovered from a serious leg injury, has been picked by coach Lars Lagerback for Sweden's friendly against the Czech Republic next week.
Hearts romped to a 4-0 derby day win over Edinburgh city rivals Hibernian in the Scottish Premier League on Sunday to surge to the top of the table.
World Cup holders Brazil maintained first place in the monthly football rankings issued by FIFA on Wednesday, the day before they start their Confederations Cup campaign against Greece.
Czech Republic climbed to second in the FIFA world rankings published on Wednesday following World Cup qualifying wins over Finland and Andorra last month.
Striker Jan Koller's first-half penalty secured the Czech Republic their first points with a 1-0 victory over Romania in their World Cup Group One qualifying match.
Six British soldiers have been killed in a helicopter crash during military exercises in the Czech Republic, the Czech ministry of defense says.
A late goal by Mikko Eloranta helped strong favorites Finland scrape past Germany 2-1 in the World Cup of ice hockey, sending the Finns through to the semifinals in North America later this week.
Latvia held Germany to a goalless draw in Group D to put the three-times European champions' progress at Euro 2004 in doubt.
Jaroslav Plasil hit his first international goal as the Czech Republic recorded their first win of the year, beating fellow Euro 2004 finalists Bulgaria 3-1 in Prague.
It's hard not to admire the perseverance of some people like Josef. He has three Skodas and battles most of the time to keep then running and on the road.
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