Street musicians play their instruments as tourist walk past the stage where US President Barack Obama will deliver his public speech on Sunday April 5, at the Hradcanske Square in Prague, Czech Republic on Friday, April 3, 2009. Obama will attend a summit between the United States and the 27-member …

Prague Pedestrians Tread Unaware on Jewish Graves

PRAGUE  –  On a fine spring day in the Czech capital, a young busker draws a crowd with his rendition of “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”. Little does he realise the poignancy of the Bob Dylan lyrics.

AFP PHOTO / MICHAL CIZEK

Czech Airports Report Massive Influx of Illegal Immigrants

Police report that they have arrested double the number of illegal immigrants at Czech international airports as they did last year. Most of the aliens were arrested at Prague’s international airport, and a sizeable number of them arrived on planes from Turkey and Greece.

AFP PHOTO / IRANIAN PRESIDENCY WEBSITE / MOHAMMAD BERNO

Report: Czechs Thwart Iranian Plot to Buy Nuclear Material from US Company

Czech Republic officials thwarted an attempt by the government of Iran to purchase a “large shipment” of nuclear material this year, using “false documentation” in an attempt to secure its safe passage to Tehran, according to unnamed United Nations experts and Western sources, who told Reuters late Wednesday.