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 2021-06-16 21:57 

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Czech TV poll puts Pirate Party, Mayors and Independents at the top...

The opposition election coalition of the Pirate Party and the Mayors and Independents would win the elections if they were to take place in June with 25.5 percent of the vote, according to a poll conducted by the agency Data Collect for Czech Television r...

 2021-06-16 14:40 

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Bulgaria added to list of countries Czech tourists can travel to freely...

From Wednesday, Czech tourists are allowed to travel to Bulgaria without any restrictions, granted that they show either a negative coronavirus test, evidence of having received at least one coronavirus vaccine, or a certificate of recovery upon their ret...

 2021-06-16 12:33 

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Cyber attacks on Czech health sector rose by 267 percent last year...

There was a 267 percent year-on-year rise in the number of cyber attacks launched at the Czech Republic's health sector in 2020, according to the newly released annual report of the country's National Cyber and Information Agency (NKIB).The agency...

 2021-06-16 11:54 

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Weather...

Temperatures are expected to reach up to 33 degrees Celsius on Thursday, with sunny and open skies above....

 2021-06-16 11:39 

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Czech scientists reconstruct faces of early Bronze Age women from Moravsk Krumlov...

Visitors to the Anthropos Pavilion in Brno, the Moravian capital, can now learn about the lives of two women whose skeletons were discovered in a shaft where stones were mined more than 6,000 years ago.Czech scientists, working with anthropologists from t...

 2021-06-16 11:33 

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Coronavirus pandemic caused crime to fall in 2020...

The number of criminal cases launched by the Czech Republic's High Public Prosecutor's Office saw a year-on-year comparative fall by 30,000 cases to a total of 181,924, according to the office's annual report published on its website on Wednes...

 2021-06-16 11:01 

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Statisticians: Czech industry and trade started recovery in first quarter of 2021...

A segment of the Czech economy, particularly industry and related foreign trade, started to recover during the first quarter of 2021, according to the Czech Statistics Agency, which has just completed an analysis of the period. The main reason for the rec...

 2021-06-16 10:16 

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T6A5 tram model to retire from Prague's streets this Saturday...

A quarter century after they were first introduced to the capital's streets, Prague's Public Transit Company has announced it will be retiring its T6A5 trams. The tram's last journey is set to take place on Saturday, June 19, on the nr. 4 line...

 2021-06-16 10:00 

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National cyber watchdog issues warning of impending attacks on private and public sector networks...

The Czech Republic's National Cyber and Information Security Agency (NKIB) has issued a warning of an upcoming wave of extortionary campaigns targeting the country's public and private sectors. The attacks are coming from a group of cybercriminals...

 2021-06-16 09:45 

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Dukovany power plant security questionnaire ready, says Havlek...

The government has finished setting up its security questionnaire for companies competing in the multibillion crown tender for the expansion of the Dukovany power plant, Trade and Industry Minister Karel Havlek said on Wednesday. The document has now been...

 2021-06-16 09:45 

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Lower-house votes in favour of exempting Chinese and Russian companies from Dukvoany expansion...

On Wednesday, the Chamber of Deputies voted in favour of exclusively using technologies provided by states that have acquiesced to an international agreement on government tenders for the expansion of the Dukovany power plant. In effect, this means that C...

 2021-06-16 09:45 

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Lower-house votes in favour of exempting Chinese and Russian companies from Dukovany expansion...

On Wednesday, the Chamber of Deputies voted in favour of exclusively using technologies provided by states that have acquiesced to an international agreement on government tenders for the expansion of the Dukovany nuclear power plant. In effect, this mean...

 2021-06-16 09:03 

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Petra Hlov's Mongolian family saga 'All This Belongs to Me'...

The Mongolian girls and women in Petra Hlov's novel largely fall into one of two groups: those who venture into the capital and those who remain in the Red Mountains, living in traditional round tents called "ger" in their language, but known ...

 2021-06-16 08:08 

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Surreal sand sculptures create fantasy world in Lednice...

Six years ago sculptor Michal Oliak chose the town of Lednice for a sand sculpting festival. The endeavour was so successful that it established a new tradition. Every year Oliak, Czech and foreign sand sculptors get together to create fascinating works f...

 2021-06-16 05:55 

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Original Lidice buildings being recreated in digital model...

The Lidice Memorial is to create a digital model of the original village of Lidice, which was razed to the ground by the Nazis in June 1942. The director of the memorial, Eduard Stehlk, said many of the building in one part of the village were already rea...

 2021-06-15 17:11 

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Prague calls on EU court to fine Poland for ignoring ruling on Turow mine...

The Czech government has petitioned the European Union's Court of Justice to fine Poland EUR 5 million for each day it continues to mine coal from the Turow mine near the Czech border.In February the Czech Republic filed a lawsuit against Poland at th...

 2021-06-15 14:03 

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Pirates to take legal action against Babi over migrants comment...

The Czech Pirate Party say they plan to take legal action against Prime Minister Andrej Babi after he said that they wanted to tax people for having large apartments and to place migrants in their homes. The Pirates first called on the PM to apologise for...

 2021-06-15 11:54 

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New plan to help non-native speakers in Czech schools by Education Ministry met with scepticism...

More than 50 percent of children whose mother tongue is not Czech do not continue their studies after the age of 18. Meanwhile, a third of these children do not even stay in school past the age of 16.Michaela Jiroutov from the NGO META told Czech Radio th...

 2021-06-15 11:29 

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Defence minister thanks NATO allies for support in Russia spat...

The Czech minister of defence, Lubomr Metnar, has expressed gratitude to the leaders of other NATO states which backed the Prague government over its recent dispute with Russia. Mr. Metnar said he wished to thank the country's allies for their support...

 2021-06-15 11:21 

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Fast-track process declared for lower house over bill on quarantine voting...

The speaker of the Czech lower house Radek Vondrek, has declared what is called a state of legislative emergency from June 14 to July 16. The government had requested that he bring in the process in order to fast-track a law allowing people in quarantine ...

 2021-06-15 10:39 

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Six-metre python found in Czech river...

Fire officers pulled a six-metre, 50-kilogramme python out of the river Ole in esk Tn in the Moravian Silesian Region on Monday. The snake, which is believed to have escaped from a breeder, was already dead. It had been spotted by a passer-by floating on ...

 2021-06-15 10:35 

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Central bank board: Rising Czech property prices surprising...

Members of the board of the Czech National Bank have been surprised by the growth in property prices and number of new mortgages in the Czech Republic, according to a recording of a meeting last month on financial stability quoted on Tuesday by the Czech ...

 2021-06-15 10:20 

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188 new Covid cases registered, 20 in Prague...

Some 188 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in the Czech Republic on Monday, which was around a third lower than same day last week. In Prague 20 fresh cases were registered.Zero Covid deaths were recorded for Monday, the first time that happened since t...

 2021-06-15 10:19 

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Weather forecast...

It should be sunny in the Czech Republon Wednesday, with an average daytime high temperature of 27 degrees Celsius. Highs of up to 30 degrees Celsius are forecast for the following days....

 2021-06-15 09:03 

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Czech scientists working on 3D printed joint replacements...

Hip and knee replacement surgery are one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures, successfully helping to eliminate pain in patients suffering from arthritis.Now researchers from the Brno University of Technology are working on developing joint...

 2021-06-15 07:53 

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Prague museum gets WWII Hawker Hurricane plane...

The Museum of Aviation at the Ton airfield near Prague has acquired a Hawker Hurricane Mk IV plane used by Britain's RAF during World War II, Czech Television reported. Czech pilots were among those who flew the aircraft. The Hawker Hurricane that arr...

 2021-06-15 07:43 

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Czech government sends Poland draft agreement on Turow mine...

The Prague government has sent Poland a draft proposal aimed at resolving a dispute over an open pit coal mine in Poland near the Czech border, the Czech minister of the environment minister, Richard Brabec, said. The two sides are due to start talks on T...

 2021-06-14 16:45 

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Masks no longer required in classroom in any Czech regions...

School children will no longer be required to wear face masks in classrooms in any of the Czech Republic's regions from Tuesday, ministers said after a cabinet meeting. Such a requirement had still been in place in the Zln, South Bohemian and Liberec ...

 2021-06-14 15:02 

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Czechs beat Scotland 2:0 at Euros with brace from Schick...

The Czech Republic have won their opening game at the European Football Championship, beating Scotland 2:0 at Hampden Park in Glasgow. Both of the Czechs' goals came from striker Patrik Schick, with the second a spectacular long-range effort from just...

 2021-06-14 12:01 

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Double threat: Barbora Krejkov's stunning French Open sweep...

Barbora Krejkov had previously won Grand Slam doubles and mixed titles. But the 25-year-old was unseeded in singles going into the French Open in Paris. Her last opponent, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia, was also a first-time slam finalist, and their ...

 2021-06-14 11:02 

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Ombudsman: Poor water legislation made Beva pollution disaster worse...

The Czech ombudsman, Stanislav Keek, says the country's Water Act is inadequate when it comes to reporting and rectifying environmental disasters. He made the comment in connection with the severe pollution of a long stretch of the Beva River in Morav...

 2021-06-14 10:27 

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Survey: people working from home more stressed than other employees...

The annual survey, which was conducted online due to the Covid-19 pandemic, was carried out in spring of this year among more than a thousand employees from across the Czech Republic. According to the survey results, 86 percent of employees experience str...

 2021-06-14 10:21 

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Babi: Up to 5,000 at outdoor arts events from next month...

The number of people permitted at outdoor arts events in the Czech Republic should rise to 5,000 from the start of July, Prime Minister Andrej Babi said in a weekly video address posted on social media. The number allowed at indoor culture events will ris...

 2021-06-14 10:10 

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"It's no surprise to me" says historian on revelation that Oxford academic was Czechoslovak spy...

"The Cold War ended 30 years ago, but not all archival materials have yet been released, especially in the former communist states where this declassification of documents started much later than in the West."This information about Dr Jirina Stone...

 2021-06-14 10:07 

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Krejkov climbs to career-best 15 in singles ranking...

Following her sensational women's singles win at tennis's French Open, Barbora Krejkov has climbed to 15 in the world rankings. It is the 25-year-old's highest ever career placing. She is now the third highest ranked Czech, behind Karolna Plko...

 2021-06-14 10:00 

Radio Prague

Weather forecast...

It should be mainly overcast in the Czech Republic on Tuesday, with an average daytime high of around 25 degrees Celsius. Clear skies and temperatures of up to 31 degrees Celsius are forecast for later in the week....

 2021-06-14 09:58 

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First quarter sees highest number of deaths since foundation of state...

Almost 46,500 people died in the Czech Republic in the first quarter of 2021, the highest number of deaths seen in one three-month period since the establishment of the state in 1993. The death rate in the period from the start of January until the end of...

 2021-06-14 09:05 

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Belvedere Chateau has reopened to the public after renovation...
 2021-06-14 08:43 

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Pavel Strnad: Czech directors could benefit from looking outward more...

You studied production at FAMU film school in Prague. How well did studying production at FAMU help prepare you for the actual job?"I should say I studied electrical engineering before I enrolled at FAMU, so it was a nice comparison completely differe...

 2021-06-14 07:26 

Radio Prague

Czech politicians congratulate newly-formed Israeli government...

Czech Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhnek has congratulated incoming Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett after an alliance of parties survived a vote of confidence in the Israeli parliament on Sunday, officially ousting Benjamin Netanyahu from office.Mr Kul...

 2021-06-14 06:38 

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Covid-19: number of new cases lowest in nearly a year...

The Czech Republic registered 42 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, which is the lowest daily increase over nearly a year, suggest the Ministry of Health Data. On average, there were less than 13 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over the past seven days.The nu...

 2021-06-13 16:25 

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Foreign film and TV productions return to Czechia after Covid-19 pause...

Large foreign film and TV productions have started shooting in the Czech Republic again after a pause caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Czech News Agency reported on Sunday. Foreign film crews are attracted to the country by Czech film incentives.One o...

 2021-06-13 14:23 

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Weather...

Monday should be mostly sunny with scattered showers and day temperatures between 22 to 26 degrees Celsius....

 2021-06-13 14:19 

Radio Prague

Covid-19: GPs could start vaccinating children in September...

The Pfizer/BioNTech jabs could be available at pediatricians' surgeries for children over the age of 12 in September, Health Minister Adam Vojtch said on Sunday, adding that the ministry is currently selecting a distributor of the vaccine.At the momen...

 2021-06-13 11:46 

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Krejkov first woman to win French Open singles and doubles since 2000...

Czech duo Barbora Krejkov and Kateina Siniakov have claimed their second French Open women's doubles title. In Sunday's final, the No.2-seeded Czechs defeated No.14 seeds Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States and Iga Swiatek of Poland, 6-4, 6...

 2021-06-13 10:34 

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Fierov takes bronze at Canoe Word Cup event in Prague...

The Czech Republic's Tereza Fierov took bronze at the Canoe-Kayak Slalom World Cup in Prague's Troja on Sunday. The 23-year-old finished behind Germany's Andrea Herzog and the victorious Jessica Fox of Australia, who was the only one to perfor...

 2021-06-13 10:34 

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Luk Rohan wins first his Canoe World Cup event...

The Czech Republic's Luk Rohan has won the gold medal at the Canoe-Kayak Slalom World Cup in Prague's Troja on Sunday.It is the first World Cup medal for the 26-year-old Czech, who finished 0. 24 seconds ahead David Florence of Great Britain.Anoth...

 2021-06-13 07:33 

Radio Prague

Covid-19: number of new cases lowest since early July...

The Czech Republic registered 74 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, which was the lowest increase for the day since July 11, suggest the Ministry of Health Data. On average, there were less than 14 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over the past seven days.Th...

 2021-06-13 07:09 

Radio Prague

US military convoy to pass through Czechia...

A US military convoy, which is heading from a NATO military exercise in Hungary back to Germany, will be crossing Czech territory in the coming days.The first part of the convoy, made up of close to 200 US military vehicles and 600 US soldiers, will arriv...

 2021-06-12 15:37 

Radio Prague

Tennis: Barbora Krejkov claims maiden Grand Slam title at French Open...

Czech Barbora Krejcikova claimed her maiden Grand Slam title after beating Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1 2-6 6-4 in the French Open final on Saturday.The 25 year-old doubles world number one has won the title on her fifth appearance in a Grand...

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