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 2021-10-13 09:44 

Radio Prague

Prague Castle to comment on President Zeman's plans for post-election government...

The Office of the President is expected to comment on Wednesday on how the ailing head of state, Milo Zeman, plans to proceed in forming a post-election government.President Zeman, 77, has been in the intensive care unit of the Central Military Hospital s...

 2021-10-13 09:32 

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Augmented reality brings "something completely new" to Signal festival...

"What we have completely prepared new is one route, which we call 'Route in augmented reality'."It's something that we have never done before and that, to my knowledge, hasn't been done in the cultural space in the Czech Republic e...

 2021-10-13 09:31 

Radio Prague

Senate Commission to discuss Czech PM's offshore deals revealed in Pandora Papers...

A Senate commission is due on Wednesday to discuss findings of the Pandora Papers, the trove of leaked financial documents investigated by hundreds of journalists worldwide.The focus of their attention is whether Prime Minister Andrej Babi did anything il...

 2021-10-13 06:44 

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New Covid cases, hospitalisations up...

Some 1,511 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in the Czech Republic on Tuesday, an increase of over 400 on the same day last week. The weekly case incidence rate has risen to 65 per 100,000.The number of people hospitalised with the coronavirus has also ...

 2021-10-13 06:44 

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Covid cases back to mid-May levels, PM calls expert meeting...

Some 1,511 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in the Czech Republic on Tuesday, an increase of over 400 on the same day last week and the higehst number seen since mid-May.The weekly case incidence rate has risen to 65 per 100,000.The number of people ho...

 2021-10-13 05:24 

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Czechs claiming compensation over Covid vaccination side effects...

A number of people have claimed compensation from the Czech state over unwanted side effects from being vaccinated against Covid-19, the news website SeznamZpravy reported on Wednesday. Three of the people have demanded CZK 1 million, while the others are...

 2021-10-12 13:06 

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Babi says Zeman told him Sunday he could try to form new govt....

Prime Minister Andrej Babi said on Tuesday that President Milo Zeman told him on Sunday that he would task him with trying to form a new government, as the leader of the biggest single party after the weekend's elections. He said it was up to him whet...

 2021-10-12 12:22 

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Faltnek: ANO ready for opposition, will not seek to block transition...

Prime Minister Andrej Babi's ANO is readying to go into opposition, senior party member Jaroslav Faltnek said on Tuesday. Mr. Faltnek said the party would not attempt to block the handover of power to a new coalition government, adding that that would...

 2021-10-12 12:04 

Radio Prague

Senate speaker requests prognosis on Zeman's health from office chief...

The speaker of the Czech Senate, Milo Vystril, has asked the head of President Milo Zeman's office, Vratislav Myn, for a prognosis on the head of state's health. Mr. Zeman is currently hospitalised in Prague with an unidentified chronic illness.Mr...

 2021-10-12 11:22 

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Prague starts free bike rental for prepaid transit card holders...

"We think it is another added service that we can offer to our customers within the Prague public transport. It is one of the services that can enable them to travel the last couple of kilometres from the last metro station or from the last tram stop ...

 2021-10-12 11:17 

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Teenagers prosecuted over Charles Bridge graffiti...

Police have begun prosecuting a 17-year-old boy and a girl of 16 for spraying graffiti on Prague's Charles Bridge in July. The teenagers are facing charges of harming the belongings of others.The damage was estimated at CZK 100,000 when turquoise graf...

 2021-10-12 11:11 

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Classy and Bohemian Prague City Tourism rebrands Czech capital and launches new design...

"The main goal of the visual concept was to appeal to a sophisticated clientele. However, our new philosophy is so much more than just a visual design. We aim to rediscover the soul of the free lifestyle of Praguers, their creativity, life stories and...

 2021-10-12 10:57 

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Prosecutor wants nine years, huge fine for ex-FA boss Pelta...

The State Attorney's Office has called for a nine-year jail term and a CZK 25 million fine for the former head of the Czech Football Association, Miroslav Pelta, over alleged abuse of sports subsidies. It also wants a five-year term and a CZK 2 millio...

 2021-10-12 10:57 

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Czechia experiencing sharp rise in inflation, prices of food expected to rise...

The September inflation rise was the biggest since 2008 and about 1.7 percentage points higher than forecast by the Czech National Bank. The rise in prices was most affected by the increased cost of housing and transport, according to the Czech Statistics...

 2021-10-12 10:54 

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Czechia in focus of this year's Lakes Comics Festival in UK...

The presentation of Czech comics at the festival in England is conducted in partnership with the Czech Literary Centre. I spoke to Jan Zikmund, one of the people behind the project, to find out more about the festival and the Czech presence there:"The...

 2021-10-12 08:46 

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Weather forecast...

It should be mainly overcast in the Czech Republic on Wednesday, with an average high temperature of 9 degrees Celsius. The following days will also be cloudy, but slightly warmer....

 2021-10-12 08:45 

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Satoransk makes first appearance for New Orleans...

The Czech basketball player Tom Satoransk made his first appearance for New Orleans Saints in a pre-season game against Utah Jazz on Monday. In a 16-minute outing Satoransk notched up four points and assists in a 96:127 defeat for his new club.The Czech, ...

 2021-10-12 08:44 

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Speculation growing about ministerial posts in possible coalition...

Zbynk Stanjura of the Civic Democrats is being spoken of as a candidate for the post of finance minister, amid speculation over personnel in a new government being formed by the Together and Pirates-Mayors coalitions, which can form a majority after gener...

 2021-10-12 07:12 

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Covid-19: 1,345 new cases registered on Monday, most since May 11...

Czech authorities registered 1,345 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, about two-thirds more than on the same day a week ago, and the highest daily increase since May 11.The number of people being treated in hospital for coronavirus stood at 373, the most since...

 2021-10-12 05:29 

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Czechs defeat Belarus 2:0 in World Cup qualifier, make playoffs...

The Czech football team defeated Belarus on Monday evening in their penultimate of eight World Cup qualifiers. With their 2:0 victory is the Group E runner-up and advances to the playoffs.Patrick Schick scored 22 minutes into the first half with an assist...

 2021-10-11 17:13 

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Pirate Party leaders take responsibility for loss of parliamentary seats...

The leadership of the Pirate Party takes responsibility for the loss of seats in the Chamber of Deputies after the weekend elections, chairman Ivan Barto informed party members. He indicated its forum in January will determine further steps.Some Pirate Pa...

 2021-10-11 16:59 

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Covid-19: Czech university teams win European Citizen's Prizes...

Two teams from Czech universities have been awarded the European Citizen's Prize for their efforts and innovations to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.The Masaryk University Volunteer Centre in Brno, MUNI HELPS, was honoured with a 2021 prize for organ...

 2021-10-11 13:21 

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President Milo Zeman in stable condition, hospital says...

President Milo Zeman is in stable condition, a spokesperson for the Military University Hospital (VN( in Prague said in a press released on Monday afternoon, a day after the Czech head of state was rushed to hospital in an ambulance.President Zeman, 77, s...

 2021-10-11 13:21 

Radio Prague

President Milo Zeman in ICU but in stable condition, hospital says...

President Milo Zeman is in an intensive care unit but in stable condition, a spokesperson for the Military University Hospital (VN) in Prague said in a press released on Monday afternoon, a day after the Czech head of state was rushed to hospital in an am...

 2021-10-11 12:10 

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Election winner Petr Fiala (Spolu): once President Zeman's health improves, I will seek a meeting...

Petr Fiala, head of the three-party Spolu coalition that won the general elections by a razor-thin margin, has said he will wait until President Milo Zeman's health improves to seek a meeting.As head of state, it falls upon President Zeman to ask some...

 2021-10-11 12:03 

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Experts warn long-government negotiations could impact Czech economy...

Jan vejnar, the head of the think-tank Institute for Democracy and Economic Analysis (IDEA) warned of this prospect on Czech Television's weekly Sunday politics debate programme Otzky Vclava Moravce.He also said that the Czech Republic would now benef...

 2021-10-11 11:54 

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Weather...

Tuesday should be partly cloudy to overcast with average daytime highs of 9 to 13 degrees Celsius....

 2021-10-11 11:38 

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Pundit: Five-party coalition "have better chance than many think"...

"It's a surprise, but not a total bombshell."You could see that there was potential for Andrej Babi to lose."You could see that the centre-right coalition [Together] was performing well and the Pirate-Mayors coalition were fading."What...

 2021-10-11 11:33 

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EC to issue Poland payment request over Turw coal mine near Czech border...

The European Commission "in due time" will issue a payment request calling on Poland to pay penalties imposed by the EU's top court in the ongoing dispute with the Czech Republic over the former's Turw lignite mine, an EC spokesman said on...

 2021-10-11 11:01 

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Where did it all go wrong for traditional Czech left in general elections?...

"No, there are in fact many reasons and factors which contributed to this result. Some of these factors you can also identify in other countries across Europe as well. Some of them can be dated back as far as the 1980s and 1990s when the ideology of n...

 2021-10-11 10:57 

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Czech minister says Volkswagen has delayed decision on gigafactory location...

Minister of Industry and Trade Karel Havlek said on Monday that Germany's Volkswagen Group has delayed a decision until mid-2022 on where to build a new electric car battery plant gigafactory.The Czech Republic, home to Volkswagen Group's koda Aut...

 2021-10-11 09:46 

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Football: Czechs face Belarus in Russia for penultimate World Cup qualifier match...

The Czech football team face Belarus on Monday evening for the penultimate of eight World Cup qualifiers.After last Friday's home draw 2: 2 with Wales, the Czech team needs a win in Group E in order to have a chance at second place and competing the p...

 2021-10-11 09:35 

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Tennis: Kvitov loses to Azarenka in third round of Indian Wells Masters...

Two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitov lost to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the third round of the Indian Wells Masters in California in two sets (5:7, 4:6). Before the tournament, she had announced it would be her last match of the season.Kvitov's...

 2021-10-11 09:12 

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Rescuers searching for German girl gone missing in Domalice region...

Czech and German rescuers searched overnight without success for an eight-year-old German girl who went missing Sunday on erchov Hill in the Domalice region.A total of some 200 people, mainly firefighters and police officers, took part in the search, poli...

 2021-10-11 09:11 

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September fourth-driest since 1961 with 40pct less rainfall than usual...

This September was the fourth driest on Czech territory since 1961. Only 23 millimetres of rainfall was recorded, about 40 percent the average amount over the past 30 years.September was also the 11th warmest in the past 61 years. It was, however, precede...

 2021-10-11 08:23 

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Velk Pardubick steeplechase takes place for 131st time...
 2021-10-11 08:22 

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Statisticians: Inflation rose by 4.9 percent in September...

Consumer prices grew at an unusually high rate for the third month in a row, the Czech Statistics Agency reported on Monday. September saw inflation grow, year-on-year, by 4.9 percent, also exceeding the previous month of August by 0.8 percent. A higher y...

 2021-10-11 08:22 

Radio Prague

Czech inflation up 4.9 percent in September, highest annual growth since 2008...

Consumer prices grew at an unusually high rate for the third month in a row, the Czech Statistics Agency reported on Monday. September saw inflation grow, year-on-year, by 4.9 percent, also exceeding the previous month of August by 0.8 percent. A higher y...

 2021-10-11 08:10 

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Czech protagonist of hit doc: "People told me, I have to forgive my offender"...

The Painter and the Thief takes place in Norway. What led you to Norway, to Oslo?"As a total clich of a poor artist, a poor painter, living in Berlin, where else should you go but to the most expensive city in the world, more or less?!"Well, I fel...

 2021-10-11 07:50 

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Ztopek selected to represent Czech film at this year's Oscar nominations...

Ztopek, a biopic about one of Czechoslovakia's greatest athletes, has been selected to represent the Czech Republic by the country's Film and Television Academy at the upcoming Oscar nominations. The US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ...

 2021-10-10 15:54 

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Coalition talks: Pirates to have their own deputies club...

During Sunday's coalition talks the Pirates and Mayors agreed that the Pirate Party will have its own club within the Chamber of Deputies and, if the two parties become part of government, more than one ministry, Czech Television reports.In the polls ...

 2021-10-10 15:54 

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Coalition talks: Mayors and Independents want four ministries, Pirates at least one...

During Sunday's coalition talks the Pirates and Mayors agreed that the Pirate Party will have its own club within the Chamber of Deputies and, if the two parties become part of government, at least one ministry, Czech Television reports. Chairman Ivan...

 2021-10-10 14:53 

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Talent wins this year's Grand Pardubice steeplechase...

Ten-year-old chestnut stallion Talent and his jockey Pavel Sloil won this year's Grand Pardubice steeplechase on Sunday. The horse from the DS Kabelkovi stable came in front of Even, ridden by Jaroslav Myka, and Mr Spex led by the jockey Jan Kratochvl...

 2021-10-10 13:06 

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Election turnout largest since 1998...

This week's election into the Chamber of Deputies saw more than 5.4 million citizens (65.43 percent) turn up to polling stations. In comparative terms, this was the largest election turnout since 1998, when 73.9 percent of voters turned up at polling ...

 2021-10-10 12:33 

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President's health in focus after election as opposition coalitions ask to form government...

The opposition SPOLU coalition of the Civic Democrats, Christian Democrats and the TOP 09 party won the election on Saturday with 27.79 percent of the vote, just a few decimal points ahead of the second placed ANO party led by Prime Minister Andrej Babi. ...

 2021-10-10 10:51 

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Weather...

Monday will see temperatures lie at around 13 degrees Celsius. Skies across much of the country will be overcast. Rainfall is expected in West Bohemia....

 2021-10-10 10:46 

Radio Prague

Ambulance takes President Zeman to hospital...

Czech President Milo Zeman will be hospitalised in the Military University Hospital in Prague, hospital spokeswoman Jitka Zinke told daily Denik N on Sunday, shortly after media reports that an ambulance had left the head of state's Lny country reside...

 2021-10-10 10:46 

Radio Prague

President Zeman transfered to hospital after recommendation from his doctor...

Czech President Milo Zeman has been hospitalised in the Military University Hospital in Prague, hospital director Miroslav Zavoral announced in a short press briefing on Sunday afternoon. The head of state was transfered to the hospital by ambulance from ...

 2021-10-10 10:34 

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Pirates and Mayors get nearly half of all votes cast by Czechs abroad...

Voters from the Czech diaspora abroad voted overwhelmingly in support of opposition coalitions in the 2021 election into the Chamber of Deputies. The Pirates and Mayors received 49 percent of the total diaspora vote, followed by the SPOLU coalition made u...

 2021-10-10 10:04 

Radio Prague

Media: Prague Castle wants to open official post-election negotiations on Wednesday...

Prime Minister Andrej Babi attended a 45 minute meeting with Czech President Milo Zeman on Sunday at the latter's Lny country residence. Neither side commented on the contents of the meeting to assembled journalists. According to news site Aktuln.cz, ...

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