Most Commented Stories Tagged: Czech Republic

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.

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