Czech Republic

Global Scan

Forget the apple. Saudi Arabia is offering its best teachers a Bimmer

Saudi Arabia has a plan to reward its best teachers with thousands of dollars and luxury cars. Student rewards come next. Elsewhere, a Russian monastery hopes to solve the country's mozzarella shortage. And a three-year-old movie gives you a an accurate sense of what it is like fighting the Ebola outbreak. All that and more in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

The Swell Season

Czech musician Marketa Irglova is just 21 years old, but as one-half of the indie folk duo, The Swell Season, she already lists three albums, an Oscar, and two Grammy nominations among her many accomplishments.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we wanted you to name two countries looking to erase an old debt. The answer is North Korea and the Czech Republic. Anchor Katy Clark speaks to the BBC's Rob Cameron who is in Prague.

Arts, Culture & Media

Czech square mystery

Danish and Czech scientists are working to solve a centuries-old mystery involving 16th century astronomer Tycho Brahe. The mystery is about his death. Scientists dug up Brahe's bones this week to search for clues. But where?

Global Politics

Explosive export

20 years ago, on the eve of the Velvet Revolution, Communist Czechoslovakia churned out tractors, Skoda cars, and Semtex. The explosive is still being manufactured in the Czech Republic and only there. The BBC's Tim Whewell explores the legacy of Semtex.

Conflict & Justice

Slovakian security surprise

Security at a Slovakian airport planted explosives in a passenger's luggage without his knowledge as part of an exercise. They didn't expect that the passenger would get through security and make it to his destination. The World's Carol Zall has more.

Arts, Culture & Media

The Swell Season

Czech musician Marketa Irglova is just 21 years old, but as one-half of the indie folk duo, The Swell Season, she already lists three albums, an Oscar, and two Grammy nominations among her many accomplishments.