Czech volunteers develop functioning lung ventilator in days

PRAGUE (AP) — Tomas Kapler knew nothing about ventilators — he’s an online business consultant, not an engineer or a medical technician. But when he saw that shortages of the vital machines had imperi...

Czech National Museum exhibits masks made during pandemic

PRAGUE (AP) — The National Museum in Prague has put on display the most visible symbol of the Czech Republic's response to the coronavirus - face masks. The Czech government made wea...

Czech-Russian relations plunge amid differences over history

PRAGUE (AP) — It began with the dismantling of a statue of a Russian World War II hero and the renaming of a Prague square. Now three of the Czech capital's mayors are under police protection, fearing...

Inspired by Olympic delay, track meet in Prague to go ahead

PRAGUE (AP) — The one-year postponement of the Tokyo Olympics has inspired organizers of a track meet in the Czech Republic to go ahead with their event in June, albeit with limits on athletes and eve...

Center-right opposition leads polls ahead of Slovakian vote

PRAGUE (AP) — Slovaks vote Saturday in parliamentary elections widely expected to unseat the country's long dominant but scandal-tainted center-left party that governed on an anti-immigration platform...

Man United held 1-1 at Brugge in EL; Arsenal, Inter win

Mikel Arteta marked his first European game as Arsenal manager with a 1-0 victory at Olympiakos in the first leg of their round-of-32 meeting in the Europa League on Thursday. Manche...

4 on trial over Slovak investigative journalist's murder

PEZINOK, Slovakia (AP) — Four people go on trial in Slovakia on Thursday over last year's alleged contract killing of an investigative journalist and his fiancee, a crime that shocked the country and ...

Arsenal, Frankfurt advance in Europa League

Teenager Bukayo Saka scored one goal and set up another to secure a 2-2 draw for Arsenal at Standard Liege on Thursday and lead the Gunners into the next stage of the Europa League. ...

Massive Polish coal mine sparks international dispute

UHELNA, Czech Republic (AP) — Polluted air, noise, dry wells. The Turow lignite coal mine in Poland is causing trouble for the environment and local communities - even in Germany an...

Youthful Man United loses 2-1 to Astana in Europa League

Astana came from behind to beat a youthful Manchester United side 2-1 in the Europa League on Thursday, benefiting from an own goal in the second half. United defender Di’Shon Bernar...

Lightning beat Sabres 5-3 to sweep 2-game series in Sweden

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Pat Maroon scored twice, and the Tampa Bay Lighting beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-3 on Saturday for a sweep of their two regular-season games in Sweden. Victor Hedman al...

Kucherov scores, Lightning top Sabres 3-2 in Sweden

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nikita Kucherov scored and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 20 saves to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Friday night in the first of their two regular-season games ...

Hedman hopes to play for Tampa Bay against Sabres in Sweden

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Victor Hedman has ample motivation to get his banged-up body ready for a regular season game that feels different from any he's played before. Hedman was racing agai...

Martial's penalty gives Man United 1-0 win over Partizan

Anthony Martial scored from the penalty spot for Manchester United to beat Partizan Belgrade 1-0 in the Europa League on Thursday to end a four-game winless streak. It was the first ...

Konecny powers Flyers past Blackhawks 4-3 in Prague

PRAGUE (AP) — Travis Konecny had two goals and coach Alain Vigneault won his debut with Philadelphia, directing the Flyers to a season-opening 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday. ...