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First export train to China passes through Ankara

The Silk Route train connecting Turkey to China passed through Ankara on Dec. 7.

This new connectivity project called Iron Silk Road or Central Corridor is delivering its first export cargo through railway from Turkey to China, which is a short, safe, economical, and climate-friendly corridor between the Asian and European continents.

First export train heads from Turkey to China

The first train carrying export goods from Turkey to China departed from Istanbul on Dec. 4, said the Turkish Foreign Ministry.

The train "will follow the Trans Caspian East-West Middle Corridor via Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, covering 8,693 kms, passing two continents, two seas, five countries and forwarding its freight to China in 12 days," according to the ministry statement.

Tennis: Ana Bogdan qualifies for round of sixteen of Prague tournament (WTA)

Romanian tennis player Ana Bogdan on Tuesday qualified for the round of sixteen of the WTA tournament in Prague, equipped with prizes worth 202,250 US dollars, after defeating Australian Storm Sanders, 6-1, 6-1. Ana Bogdan (27 years old, WTA's 92) defeated Sanders (26, WTA's 275) in 1 hour and 16 minutes.

Irina Begu through to Prague Open round of sixteen

Bucharest, Aug 11 /Agerpres/ - Romanian tennis player Irina Begu breezed on Tuesday 6-2, 6-2 past No. 9 seed, Latvian Anastasija Sevastova, into the round of sixteen of the WTA Tour event in Prague, featuring $ 202,250 in prize money. Begu (age 29, WTA's 82nd) managed an impressive victory, her first in the WTA circuit after the break imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.

EU Recovery Plan Splits CEE, Raises Absorption Capacity Questions

Leaders of the four are due to discuss the issue at a meeting on June 11. But experts and officials are sceptical they will bridge their differences.

"We don't expect to see a strong unified front as we did during the migrant crisis," said Vit Havelka, an analyst at the Prague-based Europeum think tank.

Wizz Air with Two New Routes: Sofia - Frankfurt and Varna - Prague

Wizz Air announced today two new routes: Sofia - Frankfurt and Varna - Prague. Starting on July 17, 2020, the new two Wizz Air services will be performed twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays, providing customers with a convenient schedule for visiting the beautiful Czech capital and the modern German city. Seats on both routes are now on sale and can be booked at wizzair.com.

Bon Voyage? Czech Tourism Spies Opportunity in Pandemic

Prague has been no stranger to invasions down the ages. In recent years, a multinational force has taken over the centre of the city, albeit arriving on budget airlines rather than tanks and brandishing cash, not guns.

Since the Czech government closed the borders on March 12, the invasion has been halted in its tracks.

Flood of tourists slows to a trickle

Visionary Bulgarian-born Artist Christo Passes Away

Influential contemporary artist Hristo Vladimirov Javacheff "Christo" passed away of natural causes at the age of 84 in New York, his representatives announced little before midnight on May 31. "Christo lived his life to the fullest, not only dreaming up what seemed impossible but realizing it," his office said.

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