Czech artist gives president 33-foot middle finger

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BRUSSELS, April 23 (UPI) -- The Czech foreign minister said while on a trip to Brussels his country will donate $200,000 to West, Texas, where a fertilizer plant explosion killed 15.

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World leaders pay respects to Havel

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Czech radar opponents demand review

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Energy drink billboard ad deemed unethical

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, March 13 (UPI) -- Tecfood, the maker of energy drink Kamikaze, agreed to take down billboards with a picture of a sleeping Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg.

Russian officials opose missle shield

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U.S. missile radar would not bother Czech

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Iraq wants Czechs to train its police

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Austrians to block Czech border crossings

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Czech-U.S. talks on radar base next month

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Czech leaders consider U.S. missile system

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Czech leaders are discussing a U.S. request to station a radar site in the Czech Republic as part of a missile defense system in Europe, Prague media reports.
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Karel Schwarzenberg
EU Envoy Javier Solana attends a press conference with (not seen)Israeli Foreign MInister Tzipi Livni, Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg, Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner and EU Envoy Benita Ferrero Waldner on the Israeli operation in Gaza, January 5, 2009. (UPI Photo/Debbie Hill)

HSH Prince Karel Schwarzenberg (Czech pronunciation: ) (born 10 December 1937 in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech politician.

His full name is Karl Johannes Nepomuk Josef Norbert Friedrich Antonius Wratislaw Mena von Schwarzenberg. He is a scion and current head of the House of Schwarzenberg, the eldest son of Prince Karl VI of Schwarzenberg and Princess Antonie von Fürstenberg. His full title is His Serene Highness The Prince of Schwarzenberg, Count of Sulz, Princely Landgrave in Klettgau, and Duke of Krumlov.

Prince Schwarzenberg is a longtime friend of Václav Havel, and a member of the Forum 2000 foundation. From 1984 to 1990 he was chairman of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Karel Schwarzenberg."
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