Amazon rejected in Czech city of Brno

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PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic's second largest city has rejected a plan by U.S. retail giant Amazon to build a distribution center that would create 2,000 jobs.

Brno mayor Roman Onderka said he thinks Tuesday's decision by councilors means a "definite" end of the project.

Onderka said he disagrees with the decision but has to accept it. He said that "Brno wasted an opportunity to get a strong investor" at a time when 23,000 local citizens are unemployed.

Brno is located 200 kilometers (125 miles) southeast of Prague. Amazon did not immediately comment.

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