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 2018-07-20 13:49 

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Egyptian attacker likely not to be held accountable for his actions...

The Egyptian who stabbed to death a Czech tourist and injured two Germantourists on a beach in Hurgada last year has been found to suffer from abrain disorder and will likely not be held accountable for his actions, theEgyptian charge dffaires Rany Mohie ...

 2018-07-20 12:59 

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Czech scouts to highlight dangers of totalitarianism at World Jamboree...

Czech Scouts and Guides attending the international movement's WorldScout Jamboree next summer will rally under the motto"Unbreakable". The aim is to both highlight the suppression ofscouting under totalitarianism first by the Nazis and later ...

 2018-07-20 12:32 

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Unipetrol posts net profit of 2.9 billion crowns in second quarter...

Czech petrochemical giant Unipetrol announced its financial results for thesecond quarter of 2018 on Friday. The company recorded a net profit of 2.9billion crowns, down 687 million crowns in annual terms. The group'stotal revenues reached 31.1 billio...

 2018-07-20 12:21 

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Melting Pot discussion forum brings world of ideas to Colours of Ostrava...

With the huge Colours music festival, Ostrava is currently the focus of thearts scene in the Czech Republic. But it's not just about bands: Theevent's Melting Pot is a thriving discussion forum that givesfestivalgoers a rare opportunity to interac...

 2018-07-20 11:25 

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Falun Gong protest outside Chinese embassy...

Some sixty Czech followers of the spiritual movement Falun Gong on Fridaygathered outside the Chinese Embassy in Prague on Friday for a silentprotest against human rights abuse in China and the persecution of FalunGong followers. The protest at which most...

 2018-07-20 11:25 

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Weather forecast...

Saturday should be clear to partly cloudy around the country with daytemperatures between 27 and 31 degrees Celsius....

 2018-07-20 11:24 

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Man sentenced to six years for child porn...

The regional court in Hradec Kralove has sent a Czech man to six years injail for child pornography. The man, the last of a four-member gang to besentenced, was found guilty of producing and selling child porn photos andvideos to clients abroad. The case ...

 2018-07-20 10:46 

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Central Bohemian rescue service head resigns...

The director of the Central Bohemian Rescue Services Martin Houdek hasresigned from office. Houdek, who is one of the people charged inconnection with the highly publicized corruption case surrounding formerCentral Bohemian governor David Rath, said he wa...

 2018-07-20 10:39 

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Ministerial nominee Malov suspected of involvement in grantirregularities...

Speculation has emerged that the prime minister's nominee for the post oflabour minister, Jana Malov, may have been implicated in suspectedirregularities in the distribution of grants at the ministry. A former deputy at the Labour and Social Affairs M...

 2018-07-20 08:25 

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Czech Republic to send financial aid to Bosnia and Herzegovina...

The Czech Republic will send further financial aid to Bosnia andHerzegovina to help deal with migrant crisis and improve border security,the news site Novinky reported on Friday. The proposal drafted by the Ministry of the Interior envisages aid to thetun...

 2018-07-20 08:10 

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Bulgarian regulator blocks two deals with Czech businesses...

Bulgaria's anti-monopoly regulator has blocked two multimillion dealswith Czech businesses, saying the buyers might achieve dominance on themarket through a concentration of ownership. One was the sale of Czech energy giant CEZ's Bulgarian assets ...

 2018-07-19 13:10 

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Liberec Zoo makes astronomical bird clock to help save endangered species...

Many songbirds in Southeast Asia are now on the list of threatened birdspecies, having been decimated largely due to incessant capture for trade.Liberec Zoo in the north of the Czech Republic is coordinating an EAZA(European Association of Zoos and Aquari...

 2018-07-19 13:10 

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Senate returns pensions bill for re-drafting...

The Senate has returned a government proposed amendment to the pensions'law to the lower house after proposing several changes. The proposed billwould increase old age pensions for all, with a special focus on peopleover the age of 85. Senators have p...

 2018-07-19 12:55 

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Passenger numbers at Prague airport continue to grow...

The number of passengers handled by Vclav Havel Airport Prague keepsincreasing. In the first half of 2018, the airport cleared a total of7,463,975 passengers, a ten percent increase in annual terms....

 2018-07-19 12:49 

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Police crack down on illegal tiger trade...

A fresh-killed tiger, tiger skins and pelts of other big cats, as well asfrozen bodies of various protected animal species were discovered duringpolice raids that recently took place around the Czech Republic. Three menhave been charged with unlawful trea...

 2018-07-19 11:39 

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Weather forecast...

Friday should be clear to partly cloudy with day temperatures between 26and 30 degrees Celsius....

 2018-07-19 11:15 

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Aero unveils new fighter aircraft at Farnborough Airshow...

Czech plane manufacturer Aero Vodochody unveiled a new cost-effective,combat proven fighter attack aircraft at the Farnborough Airshow nearLondon this week. The F/A-259 Striker, which is a successor to the L-159 Alca, was made incooperation with Israel Ae...

 2018-07-19 11:14 

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Thousands throng Ostrava post-industrial site for 2018 Colours...

This year's edition of the Colours of Ostrava music festival is nowunderway. The four-day extravaganza is bringing pop stars as well asnoteworthy names from countless other genres to a spectacularpost-industrial venue in the capital of the Moravian-Si...

 2018-07-19 11:01 

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Czech consulate in Hanoi no longer accepting long-term residenceapplications...

The Czech consulate in Hanoi has stopped accepting visa applicationrequests and requests for work permits from Vietnamese nationals untilfurther notice, the Czech Foreign Ministry said in a statement posted onits web page on Thursday. This is largely due ...

 2018-07-19 10:03 

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Deputy PM: Babi is entitled to chair government's anti-corruptioncouncil...

Deputy Prime Minister Jan Hamek of the Social Democrats has said hewill not challenge the fact that Prime Minister Andrej Babi is to chairthe government's council for coordinating the fight against corruption. The opposition Pirate Party vehemently pr...

 2018-07-19 09:51 

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Babi for FT: the EU should do less and more efficiently...

Prime Minister Andrej Babi has stressed the need to reform the EuropeanUnion and return power to national capitals. In an interview for the Financial Times, Babi said the principle shouldbe that the EU does less and more efficiently. Over-regulation kills...

 2018-07-19 08:19 

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Babi ready to discuss illegal migration with Italian PM Conte...

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babi is ready to discuss ways to tackleillegal migration to Europe with his Italian counterpart Giuseppe Conte topersuade him to accept the Czech stance, he told reporters in the Senate onWednesday.Italian Prime Minister Giusep...

 2018-07-19 08:14 

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Heavy rain swells rivers in Moravia-Silesia...

Persistent rain has swollen rivers and flooded houses in theMoravia-Silesia region in northeast of the Czech Republic. Firefighterswere called out to dozens incidents on Wednesday and in the early hours ofThursday. The lowest, level-three flood warning re...

 2018-07-18 14:14 

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Police investigate collapse of building in central Prague...

Police are investigating the cause of Tuesday's collapse of a building inthe centre of Prague, which left a number of workers trapped inside. Thebuilding on Mikulandsk street, just off Nrodn, has been undergoingrenovation work. Three people were freed...

 2018-07-18 14:14 

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Four new ambassadors to Czech Republic to assume office...

Four new ambassadors to the Czech Republic are set to present theircredentials to President Milo Zeman on Wednesday. The new diplomats include Argentinian ambassador Roberto Alejandro Salafia,Morocco's Hanane Saad and Patricio Alberto Pradel Elqueta o...

 2018-07-18 14:13 

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President accepts labour and social affairs minister's resignation...

President Milo Zeman on Wednesday accepted the resignation tendered bylabour and social affairs minister Petr Krl. The newly appointed minister announced his resignation on Tuesday, onlyweeks after being appointed. The news came a day after reports that t...

 2018-07-18 11:52 

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Dead tiger and feline pelts discovered during police raids...

Czech customs officials discovered the body of a freshly killed tiger andpelts of large felines during a raid at sites in Prague, central and northBohemia, which took place on Monday. Mutilated bodies of other animalspecies were also found. The news was a...

 2018-07-18 11:44 

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Filmed in Prague: the Instagram capturing the Czech Republic's cinema city...

Prague's old-world beauty and relatively low production costs have madeit a popular destination for filmmakers. Amateur photographer Musa Bektashis going behind the lens to put the scenes of many famous movies incontext....

 2018-07-18 11:07 

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Second minister resigns over allegations of plagiarism...

Labour and Social Affairs Minister Petr Krl announced his resignationon Tuesday after facing accusations of plagiarism. He is the secondminister to resign on these grounds in the course of just one week....

 2018-07-18 10:25 

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Weather...

Thursday is expected to be partly overcast with occasional showers anddaytime highs ranging between 24 and 28 degrees Celsius....

 2018-07-18 10:24 

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NHL: Czech forward Nosek re-signs deal with Golden Knights...

Czech hockey player Tom Nosek has agreed to a new one-year deal withNHL's Vegas Golden Knights worth 962,500 US dollars. In signing the deal, the 25-year-old forward avoids an arbitration hearingthat was set for July 30. Last season, Nosek scored seve...

 2018-07-18 10:24 

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Knnek appointed head of government's Legislative Council...

The newly-appointed justice minister Jan Knnek has been appointed thehead of the government's Legislative Council, the government's pressdepartment said on Wednesday. Charles University professor Knnek, who served as a deputy head ofthe Legislativ...

 2018-07-18 10:23 

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Italian PM reacts to Czech refusal to take in migrants...

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has sent an open letter to his Czechcounterpart Andrej Babi, who refused to take any of the 450 migrantsrescued by Italy at the weekend, calling the Italian approach toimmigration a "road to hell". According t...

 2018-07-18 02:50 

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Aero Vodochody inks deals to supply US and Portuguese firms...

The Czech aircraft manufacturer Aero Vodochody signed deals to sell 22 ofits new L-39NG and L-39CW planes at an air industry trade fair in the UK onTuesday, a spokesperson said. The company is set to sell 10 planes to Portugal's SkyTech and 12 to RSWA...

 2018-07-18 02:49 

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Four-day Colours of Ostrava begins...

One of the Czech Republic's biggest music festivals, Colours of Ostrava,gets underway on Wednesday. The event will run until Saturday. Artistsappearing at the festival, which takes place at a former steel works in theeastern city, include NERD, Grace ...

 2018-07-17 14:43 

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Several trapped when building collapses in Prague centre...

A number of people were trapped when part of a building collapsed incentral Prague on Tuesday morning. Three people were freed from thebuilding on Mikulandsk St., which is just off Nrodn, and were givenmedical care. One was placed in an artificial coma. T...

 2018-07-17 13:09 

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Labour minister Petr Krl quits following plagiarism charge...

The Czech minister of labour and social affairs, Petr Krl, hasannounced his resignation, only weeks after being appointed. The news camea day after reports that the Social Democrat politician had plagiarised amajor part of his university thesis.The leader...

 2018-07-17 12:55 

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OECD report: Czech economy thriving but should get greener...

The Czech economy is thriving, marked by robust employment, expandingexports and falling government debt, suggest the 2018 0ECD Economic Surveyand the Environment Performance Review of the Czech Republic. The surveywas presented by OECD Secretary-General ...

 2018-07-17 12:19 

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Czech scientists urge politicians to take action against drought...

Extreme weather conditions, such as the current droughts, are likely tobecome a regular feature in the Czech Republic in the future. Butscientists say the Czech government is not doing enough to address theproblem. In an open letter addressed to Czech pol...

 2018-07-17 12:17 

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Sparta complete signing of Ghanaian striker Tetteh...

Sparta Prague football club have completed the signing of the Ghanaianplayer Benjamin Tetteh from Bohemians 1905. The striker, who is 20, hasbeen training with Sparta since the middle of last month. He has signed afour-year deal with the country's ric...

 2018-07-17 10:55 

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Political analyst says Trump-Putin summit signals trying times for Europe...

Czech politicians have welcomed the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, withPrime Minister Babi calling it a breakthrough in bilateral relations thatwill open dialogue on many burning issues. However political analystspredict that the new relationship may bri...

 2018-07-17 10:34 

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News site: Babi must prove no active involvment in trust fund...

Under new European rules the billionaire Czech prime minister, AndrejBabi of ANO, will have to prove that he does not control the trust fundin which he last year placed the company Agrofert, the news websiteNeovlivni.cz reported. Earlier this month the Eu...

 2018-07-17 10:24 

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Weather forecast...

It should be bright with some rain in the Czech Republic on Wednesday, withtemperatures of up to 25 degrees Celsius. Daytime highs should climb to up27 degrees Celsius at the weekend....

 2018-07-17 09:46 

Radio Prague

Businessman Stuchlk to head ANO ticket in Prague elections...

Government leaders ANO have a new head of the party's ticket for localelections this autumn. Businessman Petr Stuchlk will lead ANO'scampaign in the city. He replaces the original nominee Patrik Nacher, whowill now be second on the party's can...

 2018-07-17 09:28 

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Four trapped when building collapses in Prague centre...

Four people were trapped when part of a building collapsed in centralPrague on Tuesday morning. Two people have already been freed from thebuilding on Mikulandsk St., which is just off Nrodn, and arereceiving medical care. Sniffer dogs, a digger team and ...

 2018-07-17 08:02 

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Chinese company Huajie to open European centre for e-shops near Prague...

Chinese company Huajie plans to establish a logistics base for onlinestores in the village of Pavlov, some 20 kilometres west of Prague. Thecompany has leased 25,000 square metres of warehouse space built by thedeveloper Panattoni, news site E15 reported....

 2018-07-17 08:02 

Radio Prague

Chinese company Huajie to open European centre for e-shops near Prague...

Chinese company Huajie plans to establish a logistics base for onlinestores in the village of Pavlov, some 20 kilometres west of Prague. Thecompany has leased 25,000 square metres of warehouse space built by thedeveloper Panattoni, news site E15 reported....

 2018-07-17 08:01 

Radio Prague

Chinese company Huajie to open European centre for e-shops near Prague...

Chinese company Huajie plans to establish a logistics base for onlinestores in the village of Pavlov, some 20 kilometres west of Prague. Thecompany has leased 25,000 square metres of warehouse space built by thedeveloper Panattoni, news site E15 reported....

 2018-07-17 08:01 

Radio Prague

Chinese company Huajie to open European centre for e-shops near Prague...

Chinese company Huajie plans to establish a logistics base for onlinestores in the village of Pavlov, some 20 kilometres west of Prague. Thecompany has leased 25,000 square metres of warehouse space built by thedeveloper Panattoni, news site E15 reported....

 2018-07-17 07:19 

Radio Prague

Labour minister Petr Krl accused of plagiarism...

A programme used to detect plagiarism has found that some 14 per cent ofCzech labour and social affairs minister Petr Krl's (SocialDemocrats) university thesis contains passages copied verbatim from othertexts without proper citation, the news site Se...

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