Report: Merkel to miss Beijing Olympics

Report: Merkel to miss Beijing Olympics

BERLIN, March 29 (UPI) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel has become the first world leader to announce she will not be at the Summer Olympics in Beijing, a German official confirmed.

Atlantic Eye: A communist-apologist wins

HAMILTON, Ontario, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Czech President Vaclav Klaus barely won a second five-year term from Parliament on the weekend. In a tough contest, Klaus was given a run for his money by US/Czech academic Jan Svejnar. Only after the third round -- and after a three-week delay -- did Klaus secure victory. Klaus should have been unceremoniously dumped.
MARC S. ELLENBOGEN, UPI International Columnist

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 30, 2007.
By United Press International

Czech president: Respect radar base fears

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Czech President Vaclav Klaus said the two-thirds of Czechs who oppose plans for a U.S. radar base should have their views respected.

Bush arrives in Germany for G8

ROSTOCK, Germany, June 5 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush arrived in Germany late Tuesday in advance of the Group of Eight summit after first taking Russia to task over Democratic reforms.

Bush arrives in Europe

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, June 5 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush met in the Czech Republic Tuesday with Czech President Vaclav Klaus to discuss a U.S. proposal to put a missile defense base there.

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.

Czech president names coalition government

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Czech President Vaclav Klaus named a new center-right coalition government Tuesday in a bid to end a seven-month period without a stable Cabinet.

Czech center-right parties form coalition

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Three Czech parliamentary parties have agreed to form a center-right coalition government, six months after general elections ended in a deadlock.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006.
By United Press International

Czech president seeks new PM designate

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The Czech Republic's president Wednesday accepted Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek's resignation and began seeking a new Cabinet chief.

Czech government loses confidence vote

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The rightist government of Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek collapsed Tuesday after it failed to win a parliamentary confidence vote.

New Czech minority government appointed

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Czech President Vaclav Klaus Monday appointed a new minority cabinet for conservative Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek.

Czech leftist government resigns

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Leftist Czech Prime Minister Jiri Paroubek resigned Wednesday, making way for a new rightist government to step in.

Rightist leader is likely next Czech PM

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, June 29 (UPI) -- Czech leftist Prime Minister Jiri Paroubek is ready to resign to make way for a new rightist government, Prague Radio said Thursday.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 30, the 334h day of 2005 with 31 to follow.
By United Press International

Czech Prime Minister Gross resigns

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, April 25 (UPI) -- Czech Prime Minister Stanislav Gross has formally handed in his resignation to President Vaclav Klaus, the presidential office said Monday. Klaus's spokesman, Petr Hajek, said the president had accepted Gross's resignation, paving the way for a new govern

Catholics pray for new pope in east Europe

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, April 24 (UPI) -- Roman Catholics across central and eastern Europe offered prayers Sunday for Pope Benedict XVI, as the new pontiff was inaugurated in Rome.

Czech president suggests new elections

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, April 15 (UPI) -- Czech President Vaclav Klaus said Friday early parliamentary elections may be the only way to resolve the country's on-going political crisis.

Czech president accepts government deal

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, April 14 (UPI) -- Czech President Vaclav Klaus said Thursday he would accept a deal on a new government if it is ratified by the Social Democrat-led coalition.

Communists prop up Czech government

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, April 1 (UPI) -- The Czech Republic's Social Democrat-led government survived a no-confidence vote Friday, but only thanks to cooperation from the Communist Party.

Czech Republic president writes book

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, March 5 (UPI) -- Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus has announced he will release his latest book at a news conference Monday in Dallas.

Czech president urges Europe referendum

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Czech President Vaclav Klaus was quoted Monday as saying his country should hold a referendum on Europe's new constitution.

Czech president slams EU constitution

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The proposed European Union constitution is a threat to freedom and democracy in Europe, Czech President Vaclav Klaus told Czech Radio Thursday.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 30, the 335th day of 2004 with 31 to follow.
By United Press International
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