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Presidents and princes paid their final respects Friday to Vaclav Havel, the former Czech president, writer and dissident who helped bring down his country's Communist regime and end the Cold War.

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Medvedev's dancing moves and other embarrassing actsupdated: Thu Apr 21 2011 13:50:00

It could be the undeniable pressures of high office or simply a sense of immense power that makes some world leaders vulnerable to committing public acts of folly.

Czechs sign EU Lisbon Treaty as last obstacle fallsupdated: Tue Nov 03 2009 10:51:00

Czech President Vaclav Klaus signed the European Union's Lisbon Treaty Tuesday, he announced on his Web site, paving the way for major changes to the way the 27-nation bloc is run.

Lisbon Treaty in sight for EU after Czechs agreeupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 08:28:00

The European Union was days away Friday from ratification of the Lisbon Treaty after the president of the Czech Republic -- the remaining holdout in negotiations -- agreed to ratify it.

Poland signs EU Treaty, only Czech Republic left to ratifyupdated: Sat Oct 10 2009 10:45:00

The Polish president on Saturday signed his country's ratification of the Lisbon Treaty, aimed at streamlining the workings of the European Union.

Czech parliament votes for prime minister to goupdated: Tue Mar 24 2009 20:43:00

The Czech government lost a confidence vote in parliament Tuesday, forcing the prime minister and his Cabinet to resign, Czech media reported.

Fortune: CZECHS SPURN WESTERN MATESupdated: Mon Sep 19 1994 00:01:00

The prosperous Czech Republic faces an unusual problem: too much foreign capital. The central bank's reserves of Western currency rose from $3.8 billion to some $5.3 billion in this year's first ni...

Fortune: A DAILY PEEK AT SAMUELSONupdated: Mon Jul 12 1993 00:01:00

Vaclav Klaus, 52, a free-market economist who is Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, is widely considered one of Eastern Europe's most effective political leaders. Says Prague entrepreneur Michae...

Fortune: WHO'S WHO IN THE EAST In Eastern Europe, the people to know are both colorful and energetic. ! Want to meet the Clark Gable of fupdated: Mon Jul 29 1991 00:01:00

Business is always personal, but especially so in Eastern Europe, where daunting bureaucracy and changing ground rules can spook even veteran investors from abroad. In such a climate, knowing the r...

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