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 2018-04-26 13:18 

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Joint Czech-Slovak exhibition launched in Bratislava...

A joint Czech-Slovak exhibition marking 100th anniversary of the foundationof Czechoslovakia was launched in Bratislava on Thursday. The event atBratislava castle was attended by Slovak and Czech Prime Ministers, PetrPellegrini and Andrej Babi, and Slovak...

 2018-04-26 12:58 

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Albatros to re-publish work by Jaroslav Foglar...

Albatros publishing house is set to re-publish all the major works by thelate writer and youth movement activist Jaroslav Foglar. The new edition ofhis work, prepared in cooperation with the Scout Foundation of JaroslavFoglar, will also include previously...

 2018-04-26 12:25 

Radio Prague

1996 - 79th Segment: "You're My Master"...

In this series we present 100 songs which have gone down in the history ofCzechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. On Czech Radio's web pages you canfind a poll, in which you can vote for the best hit from the past century.We continue with the year 1996...

 2018-04-26 11:50 

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Dissident group that aided political prisoners recalled, 40 years later...

Friday marks the 40th anniversary of one of the most significant dissidentorganisations in communist Czechoslovakia. The Committee for the Defence ofthe Unjustly Prosecuted helped the families of victims of the regime andsucceeded in winning international...

 2018-04-26 11:37 

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Czech Republic budget seen in surplus through to 2021...

The Czech Republic's public finances should stay in the black through to2021, albeit at a reduced level compared with 2017, according to a reportto be put to the government on Monday. The updated convergence report seesthe overall budget surplus slidi...

 2018-04-26 11:18 

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Three Dutch citizens expelled from Czech Republic over waiter attack...

A court in Prague has sentenced three Dutch citizens, who took part in thebrutal attack on a waiter at an outdoor restaurant in the centre of Pragueon Saturday, with eight month suspended sentences for disorderly conduct.They have also been expelled from ...

 2018-04-26 11:18 

Radio Prague

Two Dutch citizens taken into custody over waiter attack, another threeexpelled...

A court in Prague has sentenced three Dutch citizens, who took part in thebrutal attack on a waiter at an outdoor restaurant in the centre of Pragueon Saturday, with eight month suspended sentences for disorderly conduct.They have also been expelled from ...

 2018-04-26 10:41 

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Weather...

Friday is expected to be mostly sunny with daytime highs ranging between 15to 19 degrees Celsius....

 2018-04-26 10:37 

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Prague councillors postpone debate over fate of Libe bridge...

Prague councillors on Thursday failed to take a decision on whether toapprove the demolition of Libe bridge, a 1928 construction with Cubistelements. Mayor Adriana Krnov ended the session early because thecouncillors couldn't agree on its programme fo...

 2018-04-26 10:12 

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Stumbling blocks emerge in Czech government talks...

Talks to pave the way for a Czech government almost six months afterelections have hit some new obstacles. The junior partner in a would becoalition with Andrej Babi' ANO, the Social Democrats, are seeking moreguarantees. At the same time a powerful f...

 2018-04-26 10:08 

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Newborn girl first Czech to undergo thymus transplant...

A newborn Czech girl has undergone a thymus transplant in a hospital inLondon, Prague Motol Hospital informed in a press release on Thursday. Sheis the first Czech to ever undergo such surgery, which is aimed at renewingher immunity system.The girl was bo...

 2018-04-26 10:06 

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Two people in critical condition after chemical leak...

Two people are in a critical condition following a leak of phenol from atanker in Dn in north Bohemia on Thursday morning, which occurred ata local chemical plant producing detergents and various raw materials. Altogether 20 people required medical treatm...

 2018-04-26 10:06 

Radio Prague

One person dies after chemical leak in Dn plant...

One person died following a leak of phenol from a tanker in Dn innorth Bohemia on Thursday morning, which occurred at a local chemical plantproducing detergents and various raw materials. Altogether 16 people required medical treatment, after inhaling the...

 2018-04-26 09:39 

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Pilsner Urquell makers register sizable international growth...

The makers of probably the Czech Republic's best-known beer, PilsnerUrquell, sold a record volume last year. Over a third of PlzeskPrazdroj's sales in 2017 were outside the Czech Republic, representing anincrease of 8 percent on the previous year....

 2018-04-26 05:17 

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Prelate Duka turns 75, necessitating formal resignation...

The head of the Czech Roman Catholic Church, Cardinal Dominik Duka, turned75 on Thursday, meaning he is now obliged to tender his resignation to thePope. The Prague Archbishopric has not said whether the prelate will doimmediately or in the coming days. O...

 2018-04-26 05:17 

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Cardinal Duka turns 75 and formally resigns...

The head of the Czech Roman Catholic Church, Cardinal Dominik Duka, whoturned 75 on Thursday, has tendered his resignation to the Pope, the PragueArchbishopric has announced. It is now up to the pontiff to decide whether he will extend the PragueArchbisho...

 2018-04-26 05:10 

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Libe Bridge briefly blocked in protest at demolition plans...

Around 200 people blocked Prague's Libe Bridge on Wednesday evening inprotest at plans from the city authorities to demolish and replace thestructure. The demonstrators also said a new bridge should not becommissioned, as the city envisages, without a...

 2018-04-25 13:59 

Radio Prague

Opata appointed head of Czech army...

In a ceremony at Prague Castle President Milo Zeman on Wednesdayappointed Ale Opata chief of the general staff of the Czech Army. Hereplaces Josef Bev, who has been dismissed from the post. Lieutenant General Opata, who will officially take charge at the ...

 2018-04-25 13:36 

Radio Prague

1995 78th Segment: "Frantiek"...

In this series we present 100 songs which have gone down in the history ofCzechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. On Czech Radio's web pages you canfind a poll, in which you can vote for the best hit from the past century.We continue with the year 1995...

 2018-04-25 12:59 

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Czech Radio: BMW asks government for major investment incentive...

The German carmaker BMW has asked for a major investment incentive from theCzech Republic in connection with a test centre for electric andself-driving cars in Sokolov, in the region of Karlovy Vary....

 2018-04-25 12:31 

Radio Prague

Police officer among Dutch group arrested over waiter attack...

Dutch media have published the identities of seven men arrested by Praguepolice following a brutal attack on a waiter at an outdoor restaurant inthe centre of the city on Saturday. One of the group is a police officerfrom Amsterdam, iDnes.cz reported, quo...

 2018-04-25 12:26 

Radio Prague

Prague cyclists seek brake on city centre ban...

The cyclists' association Auto*Mat has lodged a court complaint againstPrague 1 district council's move to introduce a daytime ban on bikes inlarge parts of the city centre. The organisation, which is promotingcycling in the city, has also called ...

 2018-04-25 11:56 

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Plzesk Prazdroj reports record year...

One of the Czech Republic's best-known brewing companies, PlzeskPrazdroj, produced a record 11 million hectoliters of beer last year, aspokesperson said on Wednesday. That was a volume increase of 3 percentyear on year for the brewer, which makes Pils...

 2018-04-25 11:50 

Radio Prague

Czech Republic plummets on media freedom index...

Growing hostility towards journalists openly encouraged by politicalleaders is one of the major themes of this year's Reporters WithoutBorders' global press freedom index. And that's one of the factors alsoresponsible for the Czech Republic...

 2018-04-25 11:40 

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2018 Book World Prague set to be biggest ever...

This year's edition of the Book World Prague will welcome a record 404exhibitors from 22 countries, organisers said on Wednesday. The trade fairwill run at the city's Vstavit from May 10 to 13.The themes of the 24th edition of Book World Prague wi...

 2018-04-25 11:28 

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Czech forest helps NASA scientists plot climate change...

The ofn forest in South Bohemia belongs among the oldest protectednature reserves in Central Europe. This unique woodland, which has beenprotected for more than 180 years, has now become a focus of researchcarried out by the US space agency NASA. They wan...

 2018-04-25 09:37 

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Weather forecast...

Thursday should see bright spells and some rain in the Czech Republic, withtemperatures of up to 15 degrees Celsius. Daytime highs should rise to themid-20s Celsius at the weekend, when it will be quite sunny....

 2018-04-25 09:36 

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Social Democrat Senators against coalition headed by Babi facing charges...

Social Democrat members of the Senate have come out strongly against apossible coalition government with ANO headed by an Andrej Babi facingcriminal charges, iDnes.cz reported on Wednesday. The Social Democrats'Senate speaker Milan tch said that Mr. B...

 2018-04-25 09:23 

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Slav Epic paintings to go on show in Brno...

Some of the massive paintings from Alphonse Mucha's Slav Epic series willgo on display in Brno from May 26. Nine of the largest works in the20-piece series will be on show at the festival Re:publika 1918-2018alongside dozens of posters by the Art Nouv...

 2018-04-25 09:10 

Radio Prague

Babi sues over StB claim in Slovak paper...

The acting Czech prime minister, Andrej Babi, is suing the publishers ofa Slovak newspaper over an interview in which former StB man Jn Sarkocysaid Mr. Babi had knowingly collaborated with the communist-era secretpolice. The Slovak-born ANO leader is seek...

 2018-04-25 07:10 

Radio Prague

Patrik Schick plays in AS Roma Champions League semi-final rout...

Czech football striker Patrik Schick played in a rollercoaster second halfChampions League semi-final for AS Roma against Liverpool on Tuesday night.Schick was brought off the substitute's bench at half time when thevisitors were already losing 2:0. S...

 2018-04-25 07:08 

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Czech Republic tumbles down press freedom ranking...

The Czech Republic has dropped dramatically down the index of press freedomput together by the international organisation Reporters Without Frontiers.The Czech Republic dropped 11 places in the ranking of 180 countries to34th. Neighbour Slovakia dropped 1...

 2018-04-24 13:48 

Radio Prague

1994 77th Segment: "America"...

In this series we present 100 songs which have gone down in the history ofCzechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. On Czech Radio's web pages you canfind a poll, in which you can vote for the best hit from the past century.We continue with the year 1994...

 2018-04-24 13:04 

Radio Prague

Czech music business sees double digit growth...

The revenues of Czech music business increased last year by 11 percent to834 million crowns, according to a press release by the Czech branch ofInternational Federation of Phonographic Industry....

 2018-04-24 12:42 

Radio Prague

Prague executive committee backs demolition of Libe Bridge...

Prague City council's executive committee has backed demolishing thecity's historic Libe Bridge, a 1928 construction with Cubist elements,rather than opt for renovation. If the plan goes ahead, a new bridge willbe built in its place. Proponents ar...

 2018-04-24 12:10 

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Tribute to reflect Milo Forman's "close friendship" with KarlovyVary...

This year's Karlovy Vary film festival will begin with a tribute to thelate director Milo Forman in the form of a screening of Loves of a Blondefollowed by a concert of music from his movies. Organisers have alsorevealed that the festival's Presid...

 2018-04-24 11:53 

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Czech surgeons attach toe to woman's hand...

Plastic surgeons at Olomouc university hospital say they have performed aunique operation in the country when they transferred a toe to replace partof a woman's finger. The operation was carried out over 11 hours using micro procedures. The 54-year-ol...

 2018-04-24 10:42 

Radio Prague

Prague cycle body challenges bike ban in city centre...

The cyclists' organisation Auto*Mat has lodged a court complaint againstPrague 1 district council's move to introduce a daytime ban on bikes inlarge parts of the centre of the city. The ban, between 10 am and 5 pm daily, is due to come into force ...

 2018-04-24 09:39 

Radio Prague

Weather...

Wednesday is expected to be cloudy with sunny intervals across most of thecountry. Rain is likely in the far west of Bohemia. Top daytimetemperatures will range between 20 and 26 degrees Celsius....

 2018-04-24 09:30 

Radio Prague

Prague council executive backs demolition of Libe bridge...

Prague City council's executive committee has decided to support thedemolition of Libe bridge, a 1928 construction with Cubist elements. In its place a new bridge would be build. The latest decision appears to be another nail in the coffin of thehisto...

 2018-04-24 09:29 

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Unions say ArcelorMittal Ostrava divestment to take place by start of 2019...

The Czech Republic's biggest steelmaker, Arcelor Mittal Ostrava, willhave to be in the hands of a new owner by January 1, 2019, under conditionsto be set down by the European Commission. Unions at the steel plant made the announcement following talks ...

 2018-04-24 09:28 

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Foreign owned companies in Czech Republic climb to 86,000...

The number of foreign-owned companies in the Czech Republic has climbed to86,000, according to the Czech Credit Bureau. The number has increased by 49 percent over the last seven years, it added.Most of those foreign companies are Russian-owned though the...

 2018-04-24 09:26 

Radio Prague

Czech police detain group of foreigners after vicious attack on waiter...

Czech police have detained seven foreigners suspected of carrying out abrutal attack on a waiter over the weekend. The injured man was taken to hospital in a serious condition and hasundergone an operation on his head. The group was detained at Pragueairp...

 2018-04-24 09:25 

Radio Prague

Czech economic confidence climbs in April...

Overall confidence in the Czech economy climbed by 0.4 percentage points inApril after March's fall, the Czech Statistical Office announced onTuesday. The composite index climbed to 100.1 points. The biggest jump in confidencecame from the business se...

 2018-04-24 08:11 

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Stanley Cup playoffs: Leafs force Game 7, Plekanec scores empty-netter...

Czech forward Tom Plekanec scored in his first goal for the Maple Leafsin the Stanley Cup playoffs on Monday, helping the Leafs knot theirbest-of-seven series against the Boston Bruins at 3-3.His goal was an empty-netter with just over a minute left in th...

 2018-04-24 06:42 

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Czech New Wave classic Diamonds of the Night to be screened at Cannes...

Director Jan Nmec's Czech New Wave classic Dmanty noci (Diamonds ofthe Night), about two boys who escape a Nazi transport to a concentrationcamp during WWII, will be screened at this year's Cannes film festival.The film, which starred Ladislav Jns...

 2018-04-23 14:22 

Radio Prague

PM rejects Social Democrats demand for extra coalition guarantee...

Acting Prime Minister Andrej Babi has rejected a demand by SocialDemocrats that the coalition agreement between the two parties shouldinclude a guarantee requiring any government found guilty in afirst-instance court verdict to resign. The Social Democrat...

 2018-04-23 13:50 

Radio Prague

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival to pay homage to Milo Forman...

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) this year will payhomage to the late Czech-born director Milo Forman, organisers revealedon Monday. The opening film at the festival will be Forman's film Lovesof a Blonde, KVIFF president Ji Bartok...

 2018-04-23 13:34 

Radio Prague

Iraq offers close cooperation with Czech intelligence services...

Iraq has offered the Czech Republic close cooperation between thecountry's secret services in the fight against terrorism. The MiddleEastern country is still dealing with the impact of the so-called IslamicState and is interested in Czech logistics he...

 2018-04-23 12:37 

Radio Prague

Czechs in last ditch race to save endangered African antelope...

For nearly 20 years, Czechs have been involved in saving the criticallyendangered Western Derby eland, the world's largest antelope living inAfrica. The last wild population of this critically endangered species cantoday be found only in the West Afri...

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