Benedict Cumberbatch reading Kafka's 'Metamorphosis' is as glorious as it sounds
How do you improve on a literary masterpiece? By letting Benedict Cumberbatch read it aloud to you.
These countries are for freedom of speech in France but not at home
It's a bit of the 'pot calling the kettle black,' wouldn't you say?
Is Washington losing central Europe — or throwing it away?
As American officials respond to Russian actions in Ukraine, some worry Cold War-style rhetoric may be alienating the countries it’s supposed to help secure.
EU has spent billions to help the Roma. So why are their lives only getting worse?
Hostility and segregation in Central Europe are growing.
The 9 drunkest countries in the world
They’re mostly in the former USSR.
These are the countries where you can drink without being judged
And the ones where you really shouldn't order that second round.
A Czech energy firm scrapped plans for a nuclear plant expansion worth $11-17 billion
It said a 'turbulent trend' in the European energy sector was to blame.
These are the ways Russia uses energy to control the world
Ukraine is just one piece of the Russian plan.
The operation to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons is an impressive act of international cooperation
More than a dozen countries, not all of them friends, are working together to make this happen.
'All my life is like James Bond stuff. That's how I live my life'
The case of Radovan Krejcir has offered a glimpse at the underbelly of the South African drugs and money laundering trade, controlled by gangland bosses with powerful connections.
14 unbelievably racist things European (and Canadian) politicians are saying about the Roma
Anti-Roma hate speech in Europe (and elsewhere) is nothing new. But somehow, it's always worse than you expect.
Social Democrats edge out populists to win Czech vote, coalition uncertain
Tipped as the new premier, Bohuslav Sobotka hinted earlier that he could form a minority government with the tacit support of the Communists.
Left eyes victory as Czechs vote in snap election
Czechs vote Saturday on the second and last day of a snap election that the left-wing opposition is poised to win.
Back to the future: Communist Party may gain power in the Czech Republic
Fed up with corruption, a disenchanted electorate could give the Communists their first real influence since 1989 in elections this week.
David Cerny's giant art installations keep the world watching
Czech artist David Cerny's giant art installations, including an oversized purple middle finger directed at his country's parliament, keep the world watching for his next statement.
Czech artist David Cerny flips parliament the bird (PHOTOS)
Czech artist David Cerny flipped parliament the bird by floating a giant purple middle finger statue down Prague's Vltava River, aimed at the government building.
Germany’s first two black MPs join parliament
Senegal-born Karamba Diaby and Charles M. Huber, whose father is Senegalese, were elected on Sept. 22.
Anti-Roma protests hit Czech Republic, 75 arrested
Clashes between protesters and police took place in Ostrava and Ceske Budejovice when marchers tried to enter Roma neighborhoods.
Czech parliament dissolves, triggers early elections
Czech MPs voted to dissolve parliament on Tuesday, triggering early elections that could put an end to months of political turmoil.
Czech prime minister hands in resignation, early election nears
The Czech cabinet resigned on Tuesday, clearing the way for early elections that could resolve a political deadlock.
How the new Czech president is using a corruption scandal to stage a power grab
Milos Zeman survived many political battles to win the largely ceremonial post of president this year. Now he’s using it to dominate politics — again.
Czech Republic: President Zeman swears in new cabinet, angering the opposition
Political crisis continues in the Czech Republic.
Petr Necas: Czech prosecutors seek criminal charges against former prime minister
Czech prosecutors asked lawmakers on Monday to strip former Prime Minister Petr Necas of his immunity from prosecution over a bribery and spy scandal that toppled the government.
Eastern Europe: corrupt states or true democracies?
A slew of bad news is clouding the EU’s progress in Eastern Europe.
Czech Republic: Sex, spies and bribery
The resignation of a prime minister once dubbed Mr. Clean is creating political uncertainty in a country mired in corruption.
Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas to resign amid scandal
Political corruption takes down the Czech prime minister.
Masked police detain top Czech officials for corruption
Czech police have arrested senior aides of the prime minister, who has vowed not to resign despite mounting accusations of corruption.
Massive flooding sweeps through central Europe
Floods have swept across Germany, Austria, Poland, Switzerland and the Czech Republic during the past week, resulting in thousands of home evacuations and several deaths.
Europe floods: Death toll reaches at least 9 as Merkel visits devastated areas
Seven people died in the Czech Republic and at least two were killed in Austria.
Major floods in central Europe
Torrential rains inundated parts of central Europe over the weekend, prompting thousands to flee heavy floods, as the water continues to rise.
Religion in Europe, also in crisis
European leaders reach out to religion, but churches struggle with waning numbers.