Czech Republic

Czech-US missile shield deal faces hurdles in parliament

Prague - A US-Czech deal to place an anti-missile radar in the former East Bloc nation sparked resistance Friday among a junior governing party that may hold the key to the plan's parliamentary approval.

The Greens have warned that they will approve the US project only if it is clear that it will become part of NATO anti-missile defences in the future.

Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek's centre-right government has a slim lower-house majority and the six Green lawmakers could be crucial.

NATO leaders agreed Thursday at a summit in Bucharest "to explore ways" of integrating the planned US missile shield in Czech Republic and Poland "with any future NATO-wide missile defence architecture."

7,000 year-old unique statue discovered in Czech Republic

Prague, Oct 20 : Czech archaeologists have uncovered a part of a half-metre high statue of a woman dating back to 7,000 years in Masovice, South Moravia area of the Czech republic.