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 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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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, ...

 2021-10-10 10:04 

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Babi: 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. The ANO party leader said on Satur...

 2021-10-10 09:51 

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Czech PM cancels trip to Hungary, where V4 states were to meet with Egyptian president...

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babi has canceled his trip to Hungary, where representatives of the Visegrad Four countries (Czechia, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia) were set to meet with President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi of Egypt.The discussions, which were set to t...

 2021-10-10 09:51 

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Czech PM cancels trip to Hungary, where V4 leaders were to meet with Egyptian president...

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babi has canceled his trip to Hungary, where representatives of the Visegrad Four countries (Czechia, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia) were set to meet with President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi of Egypt.The discussions, which were set to t...

 2021-10-10 09:39 

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More than 6 million now fully vaccinated in Czechia...

The number of fully vaccinated individuals exceeded 6 million in the Czech Republic on Saturday. This brings the total ratio of fully vaccinated people in the Czech population up to 57.1 percent. A further 106,760 people have been partially vaccinated.Mea...

 2021-10-10 09:23 

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Women to make up 25 percent of lower-house, the largest ratio yet...

Women are set to form 25 percent of the total representation in the Czech Chamber of Deputies. This is the largest ratio of women in the lower-house in modern Czech history, Czech Television reported on Saturday. 20 female deputies represent the ANO party...

 2021-10-09 23:29 

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SPOLU, Pirates and Mayors coalitions call on president to give them green light to form government...

Representatives of the winning SPOLU coalition (Civic Democrats, Christian Democrats, TOP 09) and the Pirates and Mayors met on Saturday evening after the announcement of the official result of the election into the Chamber of Deputies in which voters gav...

 2021-10-09 22:05 

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Czech Radio launches oldies station...

The aim of the station is to foster a feeling of certainty, safety and nostalgia, those behind it say.A poll of the most popular songs of yesteryear was conducted in 2018 in connection with the centenary of Czechoslovakia and the country's favourite h...

 2021-10-09 22:05 

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Wimbledon winner and ice hockey world champion Jaroslav Drobn born 100 years ago...

It was all-round talent and perfect technique that brought Jaroslav Drobn international success in two sports disciplines. He played in the Czech Ice Hockey League for the no longer existent team LTK Praha. He played as a centre forward and would be part ...

 2021-10-09 18:19 

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Social Democrat leader Jan Hamek to resign after poor election result...

Social Democrat chairman Jan Hamek has said he will step down from the leadership post.The statement came on Saturday after the party failed to breach the 5 percent threshold to win seats in the lower house of Parliament, its worst result in three decades...

 2021-10-09 18:09 

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SPOLU leader Fiala: I will begin negotiations with Pirates and Mayors...

Petr Fiala, leader of the SPOLU coalition which won the weekend parliamentary elections by a razor-thin margin, said that SPOLU, together with the Pirates and Mayors coalition, together have a chance to form a majority government.SPOLU is comprised of the...

 2021-10-09 17:55 

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President Zeman to meet with Prime Minister Babi on Sunday...

President Milo Zeman is due to meet with Prime Minister Andrej Babi on Sunday at 11am, the day after parliametary elections, at the head of state's Lny Chateau residency, Prague Castle spokesman Ji Ovek has told the Czech News Agency.The meeting had o...

 2021-10-09 17:45 

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Communist Party leadership collectively resigns after election result...

Communist Party Chairman Vojtch Filip and all of the members of the leadership of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia resigned on Saturday in reaction to the results of the election into the Chamber of Deputies, which saw the party lose all of its ...

 2021-10-09 17:45 

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Communist Party leadership collectively resigns after election defeat...

Communist Party chairman Vojtch Filip and the rest of the current leadership resigned on Saturday following unofficial parliamentary election results, which show the party has lost all its seats in the Chamber of Deputies.With just 3.6 percent of the vote...

 2021-10-09 17:33 

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Czech Elections: Opposition coalitions victorious...

In a surprising result, the opposition SPOLU coalition received the largest number of votes in the elections into the Czech Parliament's lower-house - the Chamber of Deputies. With more than 99.8 percent of ballots counted, SPOLU scored 27.77 percent ...

 2021-10-09 17:32 

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Czech elections: Anti-Babi coalitions victorious, Soc. Democrats and Communists out of lower-house...

SPOLU, a centre-right coalition composed of the Civic Democrats, the Christian Democrats and the TOP 09 party, has won the 2021 election into the Chamber of Deputies by a razor-thin margin, with 27.7 percent of the vote. The victory only became evident af...

 2021-10-09 13:42 

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KANTAR survey: 20 percent of voters chose who to vote for just days ahead of election...

According to a KANTAR CZ poll conducted for Czech Television, 49 percent of voters decided on who they will vote for several months ahead of the election. 21 percent chose during the last month and a further fifth of voters decided who they will cast thei...

 2021-10-09 12:08 

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LIVE: Counting begins after Czechs vote in government elections...
 2021-10-09 12:00 

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Latest vote count...

Explanatory notes: Celosttn vsledky - Nationwide results; Seteno - Counted; ast - Turnout; Konen - FinalAbbreviations used:More: Czech Republic's electoral system...

 2021-10-09 12:00 

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Czech elections: polling stations close across Czechia, counting begins...

Polling stations across the Czech Republic closed on Saturday at 2pm after a two-day long voting period in which citizens cast their ballots to decide on which parties will make up the Czech government over the next four years.Turnout during the two-day e...

 2021-10-09 11:31 

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Trade union: koda Auto to begin cutting production line shifts from Monday...

Car manufacturer koda Auto will cancel all production shifts in its Mlad Boleslav and Kvasinky factories on Monday and Tuesday, koda Auto trade unions have informed informed via their weekly newspaper. Shifts, particularly those during the afternoon and a...

 2021-10-09 10:10 

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Football: Czechs draw with Wales 2:2 in World Cup qualifier...

In Friday evening's home World Cup qualifier game against Wales, the Czech National Football team only managed a 2:2 draw.Aaron Ramsey put Wales in the lead in the 36 minute, but Czech Republic's Jakub Peek managed to equalise just two minutes lat...

 2021-10-09 09:20 

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Czech TV: Administrators record greater interest in voting than in last elections...

Based on information gathered during the first day of voting into the Czech Chamber of Deputies on Friday, turnout is higher than during the last elections, administrators told Czech Television.However, while turnout reached 50 percent in some parts of Pr...

 2021-10-09 08:34 

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Weather...

Sunday will see temperatures lie at an average of 11 degrees Celsius. Open skies are expected over Bohemia, with those over Moravia and Silesia likely to be overcast. No rainfall is expected....

 2021-10-09 08:27 

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Friday sees over 1,000 people test positive for coronavirus for third time this week...

Friday saw the number of daily coronavirus cases detected in Czechia cross the 1,000 mark for the third time this week. This despite a week-on-week decrease in the number of tests taken.A total of 1,017 people tested positive in laboratories across the co...

 2021-10-08 17:12 

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Kateina Siniakov beats former world no.1 Kim Clijsters in Indian Wells...

Czech tennis player Kateina Siniakov beat former world no.1 Kim Clijsters of Belgium in the first round of the Indian Wells tournament, in a three-set match (6:1, 2:6, 6:2).Siniakov, an Olympic doubles champion, next faces Angelique Kerber of Germany. Les...

 2021-10-08 13:33 

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Weather...

Saturday should be partly cloudy with average daytime highs of 13 to 16 degrees Celsius....

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