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Fire at Czech Asylum Kills at Least 8 and Injures 30 Others
The blaze occurred at a home where mostly men with mental and other disabilities lived, officials said.
E.U. Lawmakers Condemn Subsidy Corruption but Disagree on What to Do
A Times investigation showed how oligarchs and political patrons make millions in farm subsidies. But the program is all but sacrosanct.
Who Keeps Europeâ€™s Farm Billions Flowing? Often, Those Who Benefit
Conflict-of-interest rules are uneven. Influence-peddling is murky. The enormous E.U. subsidy program is built to keep the money moving.
Czech Hospital Shooting Leaves at Least 6 Dead
A man who was believed to be the attacker killed himself as officers closed in, the authorities said. The shooting was the deadliest in the country since 2015.
Czech Crystal, Poised to Sparkle
After years of being outshone by Swarovskiâ€™s Austrian output, Bohemiaâ€™s glassmakers are trying to regain your attention.
The Broken Promise of a Panda: How Pragueâ€™s Relations With Beijing Soured
When a new mayor of the Czech capital refused to toe the line on Taiwan, Beijing severed its sister-city relationship. Broader repercussions followed.
â€˜We Have Advanced to the Same Kind of Mess as Everybody Elseâ€™
Central and Eastern Europeâ€™s transition to democracy has not been smooth. But there are grounds for hope.
E.U. Defends Farm Subsidy Program Exploited by Autocrats
Outright fraud is rare, officials said. A Times investigation found that the program helped underwrite oligarchs, mobsters and far-right populists.
The Money Farmers: How Oligarchs and Populists Milk the E.U. for Millions
The European Union spends $65 billion a year subsidizing agriculture. But a chunk of that money emboldens strongmen, enriches politicians and finances corrupt dealing.
Paul Polak, Entrepreneur for Those Living on $2 a Day, Dies at 86
A former psychiatrist and real-estate speculator turned to helping the poor make money by selling foot pumps, charcoal and clean water.
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