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The fact Jeremy Corbyn spoke to a Communist spy posing as a diplomat in the 1980s does not make him a Communist agent. Many politicians and diplomats were tricked into similar meetings.
If the Greens hold the sole balance of power after the Tasmanian election, the next parliamentary term could be a messy business for Labor’s Rebecca White or the Liberals’ Will Hodgman.
The polls are leaning towards the Liberals holding power in Tasmania, but the unpopularity of the federal Coalition government could help Labor get over the line.
Miloš Zeman celebrates victory on January 27.
Miloš Zeman, who has been re-elected for a second five year term at the Czech president, is not a run of the mill national populist.
A woman holding a Roma flag, at a protest in Lety, Czech Republic, the site of World War II Romani genocide.
Racist stigmatisation of Roma as socially 'unadaptable' has a long history across Europe.
Andrej Babiš, riding high.
A lurch to the right in central Europe runs into a familiar obstacle: the tricky maths of coalition.
He's been charged with fraud and is under investigation by the EU, so how did this former finance minister become the most likely candidate for prime minister?
“Hanging Man” by David Cerny - Uncertainty about intellectualism in the 20th century.
In some places, the dismal labour conditions of young academics have spurred them to unionise. Not so in the Czech Republic, where students and intellectuals lead lives of “state-ordered poverty”.
A church in Slovakia, where it has become harder to become a state-registered religion.
State-registered religions will now have to have 50,000 followers with permanent residency, making Islam unlikely to be approved.
While the citizens of the capital protest against their president, everyone else hails him as their saviour.
I can’t believe what I’m seeing.
The UK's decision to leave the European Union has baffled many in Poland, the Czech Republic and Romania, where nostalgia for life before the EU is virtually non-existent.
‘Judges smoke it, even lawyers too.’ – Peter Tosh.
The UK may have signed the UN drugs convention – with its emphasis on prohibition – but that doesn't mean it can't legalise the drug.
It might face an uphill battle for the world to adopt the proposed name change.
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Confronted with skyrocketing IVF costs at home, North American couples are packing their bags, making an overseas trip and returning home with a special souvenir.
Wants to make Czech Rep great again, thinks xenophobia is the perfect way to do it.
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He's been a prime minister and a president but he's best-known now for his xenophobic interventions.
Nobody is doing a great job, but three countries say they have no part to play in the refugee crisis.
Hackles raised at an anti-migrant protest in Brno, Czech Republic.
The Czech police were condemned for writing numbers on refugees' arms – but Central Europe's problem with outsiders goes much deeper.
A far-right protestor carries a noose through the streets of Prague.
Anti-immigration protesters carried nooses through the streets of Prague as police stood by without acting.
Migrants are increasingly attempting to enter Europe overland from the East.
With thousands dying in the Mediterranean, migrants and refugees have started coming to Europe by land. And countries in the East aren't happy.
A controversial film
The release of a documentary film in the Czech Republic earlier this year caused much controversy. It is about a dissident named Pavel Wonka who fought against the totalitarian regime in Communist Czechoslovakia…
This crowd wants their president out
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The United States had just gone through a bruising election, but in Congress Democratic and Republican leaders gathered to unveil the bust of Vaclav Havel, the playwright and first post-Communist Czech…