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Czech parliament rejects early election plan, standoff to last

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech lower house of parliament rejected a motion on Wednesday to dissolve itself and force an early election in September, setting up more months of political uncertainty. Full story

Ancient Jewish gravestones unearthed at Vienna cemetery

VIENNA (Reuters) - Jewish gravestones unearthed at a small cemetery in Vienna were hailed on Wednesday as historically important cultural treasures that could rival the famed Jewish cemetery in Prague. Full story

New Czech PM will talk to parties to try win support

PRAGUE (Reuters) - New Czech Prime Minister Jiri Rusnok said on Wednesday he would negotiate with political parties to try to win support for his government in a vote of confidence that could take place around August 8. Full story

Czech prosecutors mount "breakthrough" organized crime probe

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The police raids that brought down the Czech Republic's prime minister last month were an off-shoot of another investigation into organized crime which could expose a web of corruption that has spread through this European Union member state. Full story

Former PM Fischer to be new Czech finance minister

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech Prime Minister Jiri Rusnok has chosen economist Jan Fischer to be the new finance minister, Rusnok said on Monday. Full story

Czech PM Rusnok expects full cabinet by next Wednesday

PRAGUE (Reuters) - New Czech Prime Minister Jiri Rusnok expects his full cabinet to be appointed by President Milos Zeman next Wednesday, CTK news agency said on Tuesday. Full story

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