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 2021-09-20 08:58 

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2021 Nato Days takes place...
 2021-09-20 07:29 

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Sunday new Covid cases up on previous week...

Some 182 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in the Czech Republic on Sunday, which was 46 more than on the same day a week earlier. The reproduction number of the coronavirus remains above the 1.0 cutoff and has climbed to 1.14.At present 147 people are ...

 2021-09-20 07:14 

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Oath party removes candidates over failure to produce lustration certs...

New political party Oath have withdrawn two candidates from their party lists for next month's elections because they failed to present clean lustration documentation, leader Robert lachta told the Czech News Agency. Hospodsk noviny reported last week...

 2021-09-19 11:46 

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Minister Malov says Social Democrats insist on 6 percent public sector pay rise...

The Social Democrats, the junior party in the coalition government, insist on 6 percent pay increases in the public sector from next year, the party's minister of labour and social affairs, Jana Malov, said on a TV debate show on Sunday.Ms. Malov said...

 2021-09-19 07:01 

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Saturday recorded Covid cases up on previous week but hospitalisations fall...

Some 301 new cases of Covid-19 were registered in the Czech Republic on Saturday, 50 more than the same day a week earlier. The reproduction number fell slightly to 1.11.The number in Czech hospitals with the virus fell to 146. Of that number 29 patients ...

 2021-09-19 06:21 

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Weather forecast...

It should be largely overcast in the Czech Republic on Monday, with an average high temperature of 13 degrees Celsius. Very similar weather is expected on the following days....

 2021-09-19 06:21 

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Turnout 60 percent for 13 municipal elections...

Average turnout at elections held in 13 municipalities in the Czech Republic on Saturday was over 60 percent. The highest participation, more than 85 percent, was seen in the village of Slunen in the esk Lpa area, north Bohemia; the lowest, 27 percent, wa...

 2021-09-19 06:20 

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More and more young adults still living with parents in CR...

The number of young adults in the Czech Republic still living with their parents has increased. Whereas 15 percent of the under 26s were living in the family home a year ago, the figure has now risen to 23 percent, the Czech News Agency said. The share of...

 2021-09-19 06:19 

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Thousands in CR in position to get third Covid jab from next week...

Thousands of people in the Czech Republic will be in a position to receive a third round of vaccination against Covid-19 from next week as it is now at least eight months since their initial inoculation was completed. On Monday 7,800 people will receive m...

 2021-09-19 06:17 

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Czechs rescued in Pakistan may not leave without paying for rescue...

Two Czech climbers who were rescued in Pakistan will be detained there until they cover the cost of the operation to save them, the news site iRozhlas.cz reported. The minister of tourism in Gilgit-Balistan in the Kashmir region informed a local newspaper...

 2021-09-18 22:05 

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15 years ago, Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni became an honorary Prague citizen...

He came to Prague by chance his father and predecessor, King Norodom Sihanouk, had petitioned European governments to give his son an education, and only Czechoslovakia answered.He arrived in Prague when he was just nine years old. Apart from attending an...

 2021-09-18 22:05 

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Antonn Dvok among friends and family...

Antonn Dvok's breakthrough came in 1878, when his Moravian Duets were published by the Berlin-based music publisher Fritz Simrock following a recommendation from Johannes Brahms. Their success was followed by the first of Dvok's famous Slavic Danc...

 2021-09-18 12:54 

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CT: Over 73,000 Czechs apply for settled status in UK...

Over 73,000 Czechs have applied for settled status in the United Kingdom, a government spokesperson told Czech Television. Around 8,000 applications are still being processed. To date over 1,000 have been turned down.The head of the Czech Community (esk o...

 2021-09-18 07:27 

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Covid numbers Friday virtually same as week previously...

Some 442 new cases of Covid-19 were detected on Friday, virtually the same number as on the same day last week. Over 500 cases had been recorded on the previous three days. At present there are 171 patients with the coronavirus in Czech hospitals, with 31...

 2021-09-18 06:26 

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Volunteers picking up rubbish around Czech Republic within international drive...

Volunteers are collecting litter around the Czech Republic on Saturday as part of the international event World CleanUp Day. Teams are picking up rubbish in hundreds of places and will also do so in the coming days, organisers said.Such clean-up events ar...

 2021-09-18 06:16 

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PM to discuss public sector pay demands with union leaders Monday...

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babi is due to hold talks with union leaders on Monday over their demands for public sector pay rises. Those negotiations will be followed by a meeting of the tripartite, which brings together representatives of government, emp...

 2021-09-18 06:07 

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NATO and Czech Air Force military show taking place in Moravia-Silesia...

A major two-day military show is taking place at the Monov airfield in the Moravia-Silesia Region this weekend. The annual NATO Days in Ostrava and Czech Air Force Days event is the biggest of its kind in the Central European Region.Over 200,000 people at...

 2021-09-18 06:01 

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Czech women footballers defy expectations to draw with Dutch away...

The Czech women's football team achieved an upset on Friday night with a 1:1 draw against the Netherlands in Groningen in their opening game in qualification for the 2023 World Cup. Karel Rada's charges led the game from just after half-time when ...

 2021-09-18 05:48 

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Weather forecast...

It should be mainly overcast in the Czech Republic on Sunday, with an average high temperature of 14 degrees Celsius. Similar weather is expected on the following days....

 2021-09-18 05:46 

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Czech-born jazz great George Mraz dies at 77...

The great Czech-born jazz musician George Mraz has died at the age of 77. Mraz, who lived for over 50 years in the United States, was one of the most sought after double bass players in the genre and by his own reckoning appeared on over 1,000 albums.Born...

 2021-09-17 11:17 

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"It's not typical of Peter Ss": New exhibition opens at New York Czech Center...

"This is a documentary exhibition. It's not typical of Peter Ss as we know him as an artist and illustrator."It combines Communist red notice boards and drawings from his award-winning book The Wall, Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain."The...

 2021-09-17 10:50 

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Weather forecast...

Saturday should be partly cloudy to overcast with rain in the eastern parts of the country and day temperatures between 16 and 20 degrees Celsius....

 2021-09-17 10:42 

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Czech top diplomat aim to boost business with diversifying oil-rich Saudi kingdom...

Last year, the Czech Republic exported goods and services worth more than 14 billion crowns to the United Arab Emirates, some seven times more than it imported.And Czech exports to Saudi Arabia stood at 9.7 billion crowns in 2020, just shy of five times t...

 2021-09-17 09:56 

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Soaring energy prices contributing to high Czech inflation...

Czech energy prices have been setting new records recently. Since the beginning of 2021 the cost of electricity has more than doubled, while gas now costs 150 percent more, iHned.cz said.Earlier this week Prime Minister Andrej Babi addressed the issue, te...

 2021-09-17 09:43 

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Former president Vclav Klaus released from hospital...

Former Czech president Vclav Klaus was released from hospital on Friday, where he spent several days getting treatment for high blood pressure. The 80-year-old former head of state said he was feeling good and had no other serious health problems.Meanwhil...

 2021-09-17 08:46 

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Amazon building new centre in Perov region...

The online retailer Amazon is building a new distribution centre in Kojetn in the Perov region, which should create more than 2,000 new jobs, the company reported.The construction of the logistics centre in the industrial park on the outskirts of Kojetn w...

 2021-09-17 08:43 

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Parliament to debate Beva River poisoning...

The parliamentary commission monitoring the investigation of the Beva River poisoning last September on Friday approved a final report on its findings and asked the speaker of the house to convene an extraordinary session on the issue.The chairwoman of th...

 2021-09-17 08:41 

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Covid numbers rising, but Czechia still third least affected country in EU...

Laboratories in the Czech Republic confirmed 550 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, 130 more than on the same day a week ago. It is the second highest daily increase this week and the third day in succession that the daily increase crossed the 500 mark. I...

 2021-09-17 08:39 

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Record number of women running in October's general elections...

The Czech Republic still lags behind most European states as regards the proportion of seats held by women in the country's national parliament, Czech Radio reported. With a 23 percent share of female MPs in the outgoing lower house, the country is be...

 2021-09-17 07:17 

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PM: Government not to blame for rising inflation...

Prime Minister Andrej Babi says his government is not responsible for the level of inflation currently being felt in the Czech Republic. In response to a question from a Pirate Party MP in the lower house as to why prices were rising so much in the countr...

 2021-09-17 07:08 

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Draw for Sparta, wins for Slavia and Jablonec in European football...

Sparta Prague drew 0:0 away with Danish side Brondby in their first group game in this season's Europa League, continental football's second-tier competition, on Thursday evening.In the third-tier European Conference League Slavia Prague overcome ...

 2021-09-16 12:12 

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Prague to revitalise trendy Holeovice market, a victim of the "wild 1990s"...

This summer, City Councillors announced an international architectural and landscaping tender to fully restore the partly revitalised market, to its former glory while also giving it a modern make-over.The former slaughterhouse now houses the internationa...

 2021-09-16 11:57 

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Study: University student subsistence support in Czechia below EU average...

The study, whose authors include the executive director of the academic think-tank IDEA at CERGE-EI, Daniel Mnich, claims that financial support for university students is currently being distributed without any consideration for the individual's own ...

 2021-09-16 11:50 

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Eleven receive Gratias Agit for promoting good name of CR...

Eleven people have been awarded the Czech Foreign Ministry's Gratias Agit prize for promoting the good name of the country internationally. The choreographers and dancers Ji Kylin and Ivan Lika who are based in the Netherlands and Germany, respectivel...

 2021-09-16 10:57 

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Newly confirmed Covid cases and hospitalisations on rise...

Some 542 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in the Czech Republic on Wednesday, a rise of 147 on the same day last week. The number of people in hospital with the virus stood at 154, up from around 100 a week ago. Twenty-nine people are currently in a se...

 2021-09-16 10:55 

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Renaissance shield stolen by Nazis returned to Czechia by Philadelphia Art Museum...
 2021-09-16 10:55 

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Renaissance shield stolen by Nazis returned to Czechia by Philadelphia Art Museum...

The elaborately decorated pageant shield was made around the year 1535 in Italy. Its intricate decoration, depicting the Roman storming of New Carthage during the Second Punic War, is attributed to Girolamo di Tommaso da Treviso.Originally held in Konopit...

 2021-09-16 10:38 

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Fatal gas blast due to pipes damaged in renovation work...

A gas explosion on Wednesday that killed two fire officers in the town of Koryany in the east of the country has been blamed on damaged pipes. A spokesperson for the local police said that the owners of the house where the explosion had occurred had cause...

 2021-09-16 10:30 

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Satoransk named Czech Basketball Player of Season for record seventh time...

Tom Satoransk has been named Czech Basketball Player of the Season for the fourth time in succession. The point guard has won the title for the seventh time in total, beating the previous record held by Ji Welsch.Satoransk, who is 29, moved from Chicago t...

 2021-09-16 10:17 

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Weather forecast...

It should be mainly overcast in the Czech Republic on Friday, with an average high temperature of 19 degrees Celsius. Daytime highs are expected to fall on the following days....

 2021-09-16 10:16 

Radio Prague

Officials: Zeman has no life-threatening illness...

Medical tests on Czech President Milo Zeman have not identified any problems that could put his life at risk, his office said. No reason was given when Mr. Zeman was admitted to Prague's Central Military Hospital on Tuesday. A statement published on t...

 2021-09-16 08:07 

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koda Auto to halt production for a week due to chip shortage...

Car manufacturer koda Auto will cease production in its Mlad Boleslav plant for a week starting September 27 due to a shortage of chips which are used in its electronics systems, the company's trade union weekly kodovck odbor reports. Employees will r...

 2021-09-16 07:46 

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Czech team knocked-out of European Volleyball Championship after losing to Slovenia...

The Czech volleyball team has been knocked out of the European Championships after losing 0:3 on sets to Slovenia in the quarter-finals in Ostrava on Wednesday. The match was attended by an unusually high number of home fans - more than 5,000 - who honour...

 2021-09-15 13:31 

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President's condition is not serious, PM says...

The state of President Milo Zeman's health is not serious. He went into hospital care after consulting doctors, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babi told Radio Impuls on Wednesday. Mr Babi said that he is informed about the condition of the head of state ...

 2021-09-15 12:24 

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Blanket school Covid tests over but regional outbreak plan ready...

Tests for Covid-19 welcomed Czech school pupils and students to the new academic year at the start of September, with an enormous number being carried out in three rounds across different days.Officials have now had a chance to analyse the results and the...

 2021-09-15 12:02 

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Former President Klaus may be released from hospital by end of this week, spokesman says...

Vclav Klaus, who was President of the Czech Republic from 2003 to 2013, may be released from the Military University Hospital in Prague by the end of this week, his spokesman Petr Mancinka reportedly told news site Seznam Zprvy.Former President Klaus was ...

 2021-09-15 11:39 

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St. Ludmila, martyred 1100 years ago, an early, enduring symbol of Czech national pride...

Throughout the year, a host of exhibitions and events commemorating the life and legacy of Princess Ludmila, as she is also known, have been held across the country. The biggest events take place this coming weekend, in the central Bohemian town of Tetn, ...

 2021-09-15 11:33 

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Deloitte: Construction of gigafactory would raise GDP by CZK 172 billion...

The planned construction of a 40GWh car battery "gigafactory"; in the Czech Republic could raise Czech GDP by CZK 172 billion and create thousands of new jobs in the country, according to a Deloitte study commissioned for the Czech Modern Energy Un...

 2021-09-15 11:12 

Radio Prague

Weather...

Thursday is expected to see temperatures range between 21 to 25 degrees Celsius, with warmer weather likely in the Moravian regions. Overcast skies and rain are expected in all regions except Silesia....

 2021-09-15 10:46 

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Blanket testing in schools shows coronavirus cases not rising among schoolchildren...

Results of blanket testing in Czech schools at the beginning of September showed that cases among schoolchildren are not rising, but rather slightly decreasing, Health Minister Adam Vojtch said on Wednesday. The ministry therefore does not plan to initiat...

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