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 2018-01-22 11:04 

Radio Prague

Weather forecast...

Tuesday should be partly cloudy to overcast with day temperatures between 2and 6 degrees Celsius....

 2018-01-22 11:02 

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Czech Olympics hat selling like hot cakes...

A hat made in honour of Ji Raka, the 1968 Olympics ski jumpingchampion, that is the highlight of the 2018 Winter Olympic collection isreported to be hugely successful. Jan Dol, marketing Director of AlpinePro said the hat was practically sold out and the ...

 2018-01-22 11:00 

Radio Prague

Lenny Kravitz to perform in Prague...

American singer Lenny Kravitz is to give a concert at Prague's O2 Arenaon June 2nd, the agency Laive Nation reported on Monday. Tickets will go onsale on January 26th. Kravitz last performed in the Czech Republic in 2014within a promo tour of his albu...

 2018-01-22 10:59 

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Fire damage at Eurostars David to exceed 20 million crowns...

The damage caused by the fire that killed four people at Prague'sEurostars David hotel on Saturday night will exceed 20 million crowns,according to a preliminary estimate released by fire crews which took partin the rescue operation. The results of an...

 2018-01-22 10:30 

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PM on working visit to Bulgaria...

Prime Minister Andrej Babis is on a one-day working visit to Bulgaria wherehe is holding talks with Prime Minister Bojko Borisov and President RumenRadev. Bulgaria took up the rotating presidency of the European Council atthe beginning of the year. The tw...

 2018-01-22 10:29 

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Ladislav Hornan: Locked up on spying charges in 1980s Prague as a UK citizen...

Ladislav Hornan, who is chairman of the British Czech and SlovakAssociation, has enjoyed a very successful career and led one of the UK'stop accountancy firms for many years. He came from a relatively privilegedbackground in Prague, where his mother M...

 2018-01-22 07:52 

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Presidential candidate Draho: Czechia strong enough to accept somerefugees...

Ji Draho, challenger to incumbent president Milo Zeman in thesecond round of presidential elections, has stated that while he is againsta dictate from Brussels regarding the number of migrants the Czech Republicshould accept, he feels that the country is ...

 2018-01-22 07:15 

Radio Prague

PM to pay working visit to Bulgaria...

Prime Minister Andrej Babis will pay a working visit to Bulgaria on Mondaywhere he is to meet with Prime Minister Bojko Borisov and President RumenRadev. Bulgaria took up the rotating presidency of the European Council atthe beginning of the year. The two...

 2018-01-22 07:14 

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President Zeman voices preference for ANO minority government...

President Milos Zeman has indicated that he will give the ANO party whichwon the last general elections by a broad margin a second chance to form agovernment. In a debate on TV Nova on Sunday the president said he wouldprefer a minority cabinet made up of...

 2018-01-21 14:46 

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Weather forecast...

Monday should be partly cloudy to overcast with more snow and daytemperatures between -3 and 1 degrees Celsius. Night time lows could dropto -8 degrees Celsius....

 2018-01-21 14:39 

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Celebratory music compositions to mark centenary of Czechoslovakia'sbirth...

Brno Contemporary Orchestra has commissioned music compositions fromdomestic and foreign composers to celebrate the centenary of the birth ofCzechoslovakia which it will perform in the course of 2018 in the Moravianmetropolis. One concert will be titled F...

 2018-01-21 14:38 

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Problem with contract on purchase of mobile radars for Czech army...

Defence Minister Karla lechtov has acknowledged a problem with acontract on the purchase of eight mobile radars for the Czech army fromIsrael, prepared by her predecessor in office Martin Stropnicky. In an debate on commercial TV Prima, lechtov said the r...

 2018-01-21 14:37 

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Second round of presidential elections looks to be extremely tight...

Surveys conducted for Czech public television suggests that the secondround of presidential elections will be extremely tight. The incumbentpresident, Milo Zeman and his challenger academic Ji Draho arerunning neck and neck, according to polls conducted M...

 2018-01-21 13:33 

Radio Prague

Four dead in fire at Prague hotel...

Police are investigating the cause of a fire that broke out at EurostarsDavid hotel in Prague on Saturday. Two people, a young man from Germany anda young woman from South Korea, died in the blaze and another two womensuccumbed to their injuries in hospit...

 2018-01-21 09:10 

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Avalanche alert in Jesenky and Krkonoe mountains...

A third degree avalanche alert has been called in the Jesenky andKrkonoe mountains following several days of heavy snow. It is the highestavalanche warning this season. The mountain rescue service says the situation is extremely dangerous sincea combinati...

 2018-01-21 09:05 

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Petr tpnek elected leader of Green Party...

Petr tpnek, biologist and mayor of Prague 4, was elected leader ofthe Green Party on Saturday. He replaces Matj Stropnick who resigned inthe wake of the party's poor showing in October's general elections. tpnek said the Green Party is based on th...

 2018-01-21 09:04 

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Police investigating cause of fire at Prague hotel...

Police are investigating the cause of a fire that broke out at EurostarsDavid hotel in Prague on Saturday. Two people died in the blaze and nineothers were injured, among them two firemen. Dozens of others were givenmedical attention at the site after inh...

 2018-01-21 01:01 

Radio Prague

Hit of the Century...

Welcome to Hit of the Century, our series in which listeners will getclosely acquainted with hit songs across 100 years of Czechoslovakia'sand the Czech Republic's existence one song for every year since thecountry was founded....

 2018-01-20 19:34 

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Two dead, dozens injured in fire at Prague hotel...

Two people have died and tens more are reported injured in a fire atEurostars David hotel in Prague. Fire crews from around Prague were calledto the fire on Saturday evening. Forty people had to be evacuated from the building, seven are reportedgravely in...

 2018-01-20 14:43 

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Weather forecast...

Sunday should be partly cloudy to overcast with snow showers and daytemperatures between -2 and 2 degrees Celsius....

 2018-01-20 14:40 

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Social Democrat "faction for change" meets in Tabor...

Social Democrat members critical of the party's leadership met in Taboron Saturday to debate the situation within the party in the wake of itselection debacle in the last general elections and propose changes. Close to 200 members have joined a new pl...

 2018-01-20 13:34 

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Police arrest accomplice of young Czech apprehended with heroin in Lahore...

Police in Lahore, Pakistan, say they have apprehended an accomplice of the21-year-old Czech woman who was arrested at Lahore airport for smugglingnine kilograms of heroin in her luggage. According to Samaa TV the arrest was made during a raid in Lahore on...

 2018-01-20 13:13 

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Samkova wins SBX World Cup race...

2014 Olympic champion Eva Samkova began her dress rehearsal ahead of the2018 Olympic Games by winning the world cup snowboard title in Eryurum,Turkey. Her second title in succession in the SBX World Cup race suggestsshe is back in top form after a shoulde...

 2018-01-20 09:36 

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Krom chateau to appear on new National Geographic app...

National Geographic Society is preparing to launch a new app promotinghistorical sites on UNESCO's list of cultural monuments. Among the royalresidences on the list are the palace at Versailles, the royal Spanishpalace at Aranjuez and Krom chateau in ...

 2018-01-20 09:35 

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S&P affirms AA-minus rating for Czech Republic...

The rating agency Standard & Poor's has affirmed the CzechRepublic's AA-minus long-term foreign currency sovereign credit rating.The outlook remains stable.The sovereign credit rating evaluates a country's creditworthiness andits future abilit...

 2018-01-20 09:35 

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S&P affirms AA-rating for Czech Republic...

The rating agency Standard & Poor's has affirmed the CzechRepublic's AA- long-term foreign currency sovereign credit rating. Theoutlook remains stable.The sovereign credit rating evaluates a country's creditworthiness andits future ability to ...

 2018-01-20 09:33 

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Plkov beats afov at Australian Open...

Sixth seed Karolina Plkov beat fellow Czech Fed Cup team mate Lucie afov 7-6(6) 7-5 to move into the fourth round of the AustralianOpen on Saturday.It's tough to play another Czech player especially as we are Fed Cup teammates, but it was a good match...

 2018-01-20 01:01 

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The Bohemian crown jewels: facts and legend...

Thousands of people braved the cold this week, queuing up for hours in rainand snow, for a rare chance to see the Bohemian crown jewels which went ondisplay at Prague Castle on the occasion of the centenary of the birth ofCzechoslovakia in 1918. Who were ...

 2018-01-19 14:38 

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1927 Old One, Wind-Up the Gramophone...

Today we continue with the year 1927, in the big poll of one hundred hitsof the Republic, in which you pick the best and most famous Czech hit ofthe century....

 2018-01-19 14:00 

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Agriculture minister says drastic reduction of wild boar population needed...

The Czech Republic should reduce the numbers of its wild boar population by90 percent in order to prevent the spread of the highly infectious Africanswine fever, Agriculture Minister Jiri Milek said on Friday. He said thewild boar population should be red...

 2018-01-19 13:44 

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Inspectors uncover numerous cases of odometer fraud and other serioustransgressions at large number of second-hand car dealers...

Buying used cars in the Czech Republic has long been considered a riskyproposition and sadly checks by the Czech Trade Inspection Authority(CITA), a government bureau under the jurisdiction of the Ministry ofIndustry and Trade, has found the situation has...

 2018-01-19 13:12 

Radio Prague

Criminal prosecution of Czech PM approved after heated parliamentary debate...

The lower house of Parliament decided Friday to lift immunity for the primeminister and his ANO senior party colleague Jaroslav Faltnek to facecriminal charges for the alleged abuse of EU funds in connection with theStork's Nest complex. Despite havin...

 2018-01-19 12:49 

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Lower house strips PM of immunity, opening way for criminal prosecution...

The lower house of Parliament has voted to strip Prime Minister AndrejBabis of his parliamentary immunity, opening the way for prosecution. Themotion was supported by 111 deputies, 69 voted against. Mr. Babis, who issuspected of EU subsidy fraud, has deni...

 2018-01-19 12:02 

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Prague takes emergency measures after warnings over Vltava bridge...

Emergency steps have been taken to close one of Prague's main bridges totraffic after a report highlighting its dangerous state. The moves camefast on the heels of warnings that many other bridges are in a poor stateof repair and follows the collapse ...

 2018-01-19 11:50 

Radio Prague

Weather forecast...

The weekend should be partly cloudy to overcast with snow showers,particularly in the eastern parts of the country, and day temperaturesbetween 0 and 4 degrees Celsius....

 2018-01-19 11:46 

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PM Orban: V4 summit to focus on regional development bank...

A meeting of the Visegrad Group in Budapest next week will focus on theestablishment of a Central European Development Bank, Hungarian PrimeMinister Viktor Orban told Hungarian public radio on Friday. Mr. Orban praised China for its plans to invest in the...

 2018-01-19 11:24 

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Maintenance crews struggling to deal with damage caused by gale-force winds...

Maintenance crews and firemen have been struggling to deal with the damagecaused by the gale force winds that swept through the Czech Republic onThursday night, bringing down power lines and stopping trains. Firebrigades were called to 700 emergencies in ...

 2018-01-19 11:12 

Radio Prague

PM's claim about judiciary evokes storm of criticism...

The prime minister's claim that it was possible to arrange a criminalprosecution against someone has elicited a storm of criticism from theopposition benches.Deputies accused Prime Minister Babis of undermining trust in the judiciarywithout having any...

 2018-01-19 09:18 

Radio Prague

Lower house voting on PM's immunity...

The lower house of Parliament is voting on whether to strip Prime MinisterAndrej Babis of his parliamentary immunity, opening the way forprosecution. Mr. Babis, who is suspected of EU subsidy fraud, has deniedany wrongdoing and has asked to be released fo...

 2018-01-19 06:47 

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Prague's Libe bridge closed after warning it's in dangerous state...

Prague authorities closed the Libe bridge over the Vltava river onThursday night to cars and trams saying it was in a dangerous state.The closure is expected to last at least three weeks while checks arecarried out. City authorities said no other major br...

 2018-01-19 06:44 

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Czech president Milo Zeman undergoes minor surgery...

President Milo Zeman has given details of minor surgery he underwent at aPrague hospital during the week. The Czech head of state said he was operated on Tuesday evening for a smallabscess in his mouth. He said in a television interview Thursday night tha...

 2018-01-18 15:06 

Radio Prague

1926 A Nice Memory...

This year we commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the CzechoslovakRepublic. That means that we are also celebrating the last one hundredyears of great works of art, along with ordinary songs sung by generationsof Czechs. Today we will go back to 1...

 2018-01-18 14:23 

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Czech javelin gold winner Barbora potkov expecting baby...

Double Olympic javelin gold and two times world champion, Czech Barbora potkov has announced she is expecting a second child and will take abreak from competition. potkov, 36, says her second child is expected in the summer and sheis likely to return to t...

 2018-01-18 13:38 

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The downside of plastics recycling: toxins in children's toys...

The Czech environmental group Arnika is ringing alarm bells. According tothe results of a recent study it conducted, some children's toys andgrooming accessories, such as hair brushes, sold in the EU contain toxicsubstances. Arnika's Karolna Brabc...

 2018-01-18 12:51 

Radio Prague

Health state of Russian hacking suspect Nikulin in dispute...

A Russian newspaper says that the health of Yevgeny Nikulin, accused by theUS of hacking computers at top companies, has deteriorated severely in aCzech prison. His lawyer describes the situation as a "death sentence".However, the Czech authoritie...

 2018-01-18 12:30 

Radio Prague

Slav Epic likely to go on show for Brno Czechoslovak centenary exhibition...

The mayor of Brno has said that Alphonse Mucha's series of massivepaintings, the Slav Epic, is likely to go on show in the city as part of anexhibition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the creation ofCzechoslovakia in 1918. Mayor Petr Vokl says...

 2018-01-18 11:44 

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Prague courtship of WTA finals fails...

Prague has missed out in its bid to host the top year end women's tennisevent, the WTA finals. The sport's governing body, the WTA, announced Thursday that the Chinesecity of Shenzhen has been picked to host the event from 2019 through to2028. The...

 2018-01-18 11:19 

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Czech president to accept government's resignation on January 24...

Czech president Milo Zeman will accept the resignation of prime ministerAndrej Babi and his cabinet on January 24. The date for the personal meeting between the head of state and ANO partyleader was confirmed by the president's spokesman on Thursday. ...

 2018-01-18 11:19 

Radio Prague

Weather...

The weather on Friday is expected to be cloudy with snow likely especiallyin central regions. Top temperatures will range between 2 and 4 degreesCelsius....

 2018-01-18 11:01 

Radio Prague

Czech Republic seen boosting tourists to 15.8 million in 2017...

The Czech Republic hosted 15.8 million tourists in 2017 according topreliminary figures from the Ministry for Regional Development. That figure would represent an increase of 6 percent on the previous year.Minister Klra Dostalov said there was some succes...

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