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 2021-07-07 10:26 

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Vclav Havel Airport in Prague recommends travelers arrive three hours before flight...

People flying from Prague's Vclav Havel Airport are advised to arrive at the airport three hours before their flight, Czech Television reported on Wednesday. The head of Czech Airlines Handling, Petr Barnek, told Czech Television that, on average, one...

 2021-07-07 10:03 

Radio Prague

End of May saw number of deaths return to pre-Covid rates...

The number of registered deaths in the Czech Republic reached pre-Covid levels at the end of May, according to the Czech Statistics Agency. However, the total number of deaths registered in May, some 9,349, is still higher than in any year from 2015 to 20...

 2021-07-07 09:53 

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Plkov aiming for second Grand Slam final at Wimbledon...

Karolna Plkov was women's world number in 2017 and has not been outside the top 10 in nearly five years.Yet the rangy 29-year-old has only ever made it to one Grand Slam final, at the US Open in 2016.Now Plkov has made the final four at her first majo...

 2021-07-07 09:38 

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Czech economy will grow by 3.9 percent in 2021, according to European Commission...

After last year's coronavirus induced recession, Czech GDP is expected to grow by 3.9 percent in 2021, according to a freshly released European Commission forecast. In 2022, growth will continue and reach 4.5 percent, the Commission forecast says. Mea...

 2021-07-07 09:27 

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Hundreds gather in Prague to protest against coronavirus measures...

Several hundred people gathered at Prague's Malostransk Square on Wednesday morning to protest against the government's measures to counter the coronavirus epidemic, including the use of so-called Covid certificates. The demonstration is organised...

 2021-07-07 08:54 

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Mass served for Jan Hus at church where he preached...
 2021-07-07 07:57 

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Fast rising prices of building materials reflected in Czech property prices...

Wood, plastics, metals and insulation materials are particularly scarce. One of the reasons for this is that the closing of borders last year in response to the Covid situation disrupted the normal supply chains.Construction companies say that steel and i...

 2021-07-07 07:40 

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Covid-19: Reproduction number lowest in week...

Some 107 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the Czech Republic on Tuesday, according to the Ministry of Health data, which was about 50 fewer than on the same day a week ago. However, fewer tests were carried out on Tuesday, since it was a public hol...

 2021-07-07 07:39 

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Czech Republic joins condemnation of violence against Georgian LGBT activists...

The Czech Embassy in Georgia has signed a joint statement with several European Union countries and the U.S. condemning violent attacks in the country on civic activists, community members, and journalists and calling on the Georgian government to protect...

 2021-07-07 07:39 

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Czech Republic joins condemnation of violence against Georgian LGBT activists...

The Czech Embassy in Georgia has signed a joint statement with several European Union countries and the U.S. condemning violent attacks in the country on civic activists, community members, and journalists and calling on the Georgian government to protect...

 2021-07-06 15:22 

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Weather...

Wednesday is expected to be partly cloudy with occasional rain showers. In Bohemia, daytime temperatures will range between 20 to 26 degrees Celsius, while in Moravia they can reach up to 33 degrees Celsius....

 2021-07-06 15:09 

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Karolna Plkov reaches her first Wimbledon semi-final...

Czech tennis player Karolna Plkov reached her first Wimbledon semi-final on Tuesday after defeating Viktorija Golubi of Switzerland 6-2, 6-2.The former world number, who is now ranked 13, will face either Belarussian second seed Aryna Sabalenka or Ons Jab...

 2021-07-06 15:09 

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Karolna Plkov reaches her first Wimbledon semi-final, Muchov exits in fifth round...

Czech tennis player Karolna Plkov reached her first Wimbledon semi-final on Tuesday after defeating Viktorija Golubi of Switzerland 6-2, 6-2.The former world number, who is now ranked 13, will face either Belarussian second seed Aryna Sabalenka or Ons Jab...

 2021-07-06 15:04 

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Tomas Butta re-inaugurated as patriarch of Czechoslovak Hussite Church...

Theologian Tom Butta has been sworn in for a third term as the patriarch of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church. The inauguration ceremony took place on Tuesday at St. Nicholas' Church on Prague's Old Town Square.Tom Butta was born in 1958 in Prague a...

 2021-07-06 10:24 

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Meteorologists issue heatwave warning...

Meteorologists have issued a heatwave warning for the coming days with temperatures in some parts of the country expected to reach up to 37 degrees Celsius. The warning applies to the regions of South Moravia, Olomouc, Moravia-Silesia and Zln from Wednesd...

 2021-07-06 09:16 

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Czech tourist dies in Austrian Alps...

A Czech tourist died in an accident in the Austrian Alps on Monday, the Czech News Agency reported, citing Austrian media. The 59-year-old woman fell from a height of about 40 metres while hiking in the Austrian province of Salzburg. The incident happened...

 2021-07-06 08:53 

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Covid-19: reproduction number drops to 1.2...

Some 126 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the Czech Republic on Monday, according to the Ministry of Health data. The ctk agency notes that Monday was a public holiday in the Czech Republic, which means that fewer tests were carried out on that day...

 2021-07-06 08:37 

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Czechs mark Jan Hus anniversary...

On Tuesday, Czechs are marking the 606th anniversary of the death of Jan Hus, a 15th century priest, reformer and religious thinker who was burned at the stake in Constance as a heretic.July 6 is a national holiday in the Czech Republic, with religious se...

 2021-07-06 05:44 

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Four injured in chemical plant explosion in Lovosice...

Four people were injured in an explosion at a chemical plant in Lovosice on Monday evening. The blast, caused by ignition of hexane vapours, occurred at around 11 p.m. on the premises of the company Preol. Twelve firefighter units were called in to fight ...

 2021-07-06 04:16 

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Czechs mark legacy of reformer priest Jan Hus...
 2021-07-05 14:56 

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Covid vaccination: Czech Republic slightly behind EU average...

The Czech Republic ranks 17th in Europe in Covid-19 vaccination rate. Over three and a half million people have been fully vaccinated in the Czech Republic against Covid-19 since December 27, when inoculation was launched in the country. That figure repre...

 2021-07-05 14:47 

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Plkov through to Wimbledon quarterfinals, while Krejkov exits in fourth round...

Czech tennis player Karolna Plkov advanced to the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Russian wildcard Liudmila Samsonova. The former World No. 1 never made the last eight in her previous eight appearances at the grass-cour...

 2021-07-05 11:02 

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116 athletes set to represent Czech Republic at Tokyo Olympics...

Altogether 116 athletes from the Czech Republic have qualified for the summer Olympic Games scheduled to take place in Tokyo from July 23 to August 8.Athletes should make up the largest single group with 30 nominees, including hurdler Zuzana Hejnov and ja...

 2021-07-05 10:29 

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Weather...

Tuesday will be mostly sunny with occasional showers and storms in the evening. Daytime temperatures are expected to range between 28 and 32 degrees Celsius....

 2021-07-05 10:22 

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Covid-19 incidence rate continues to increase...

The Czech Republic registered an average of nine Covid-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over the past seven days, which is the highest seven-day incidence ratio since mid-June, suggest the Ministry of Health data.The reproduction number the average number...

 2021-07-05 09:20 

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Czechs mark legacy of St. Cyril and Methodius...

Czechs are marking the state holiday of St. Cyril and Methodius, the Christian missionaries who came to Great Moravia in 862.Thousands of people are attending the traditional pilgrimage festival at Velehrad in South Moravia at the site where the two saint...

 2021-07-05 08:54 

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Basketball: Czech Republic crushes Greece to advance to Tokyo Olympics...

The Czech Republic's men's basketball team is headed to the Olympics for the first time in the country's history after defeating Greece 97-72 in the final of the Olympic qualifying tournament in Victoria, Canada on Sunday.The Czech Republic do...

 2021-07-05 04:12 

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Czechs mark legacy of Greek missionaries Cyril and Methodius...
 2021-07-04 15:58 

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Prague Pride set for August 2-8, without parade...

The Prague Pride Festival will take place from August 2-8 but again without the traditional carnival parade in order to protect against the spread of the coronavirus.Numerous concerts, exhibitions, film screenings, debates and other activities are planned...

 2021-07-04 15:44 

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Czechia misses EU single-use plastics ban deadline...

The Czech Republic has yet to approve the European directive banning single-use plastics that came into force on Saturday and could face sanctions due to the delay.The Ministry of the Environment, however, expects that Czech MPs will soon approve the dire...

 2021-07-04 14:31 

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SSZ: Nearly every third Czech senior opts for early retirement...

A growing number of people are retiring early and taking reduced pensions, according to the Czech Social Insurance Institute (SSZ).At the end of the first quarter, 28 percent of seniors were on reduced pension payments of 13,738 crowns per month on averag...

 2021-07-04 14:08 

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Football: Czech team captain Vladimr Darida steps down...

Following the Czech Republic's loss to Denmark in the Euro 2020 quarter-finals on Saturday, team captain Vladimr Darida unexpectedly announced his retirement. The 30-year-old midfielder for German club Hertha BSC said he wants to spend more time with ...

 2021-07-04 13:58 

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Weather...

Monday should be cloudy with a chance of light rain and average daytime highs of around 23 degrees Celsius....

 2021-07-04 13:58 

Radio Prague

Weather...

Monday should be cloudy with a chance of light rain and average daytime highs of around 23 degrees Celsius....

 2021-07-04 10:34 

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Deloitte: prices of flats in big Czech cities up 19 pct on average...

Prices of flats in large Czech regional cities increased by an average of 19 percent year-on-year in the first quarter to 77,800 crowns per square metre, according to the consultancy Deloitte. The growth rate was the highest in the last five years.A Pragu...

 2021-07-04 10:24 

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Banat Festival in Czech-Romanian community to resume...

After a one-year break, the Banat Festival supporting the ethnic Czech community in Romania will resume. A train with 1,200 musicians and visitors will set off for Orava on August 17, then head to Eibental, where the main part of the festival takes place....

 2021-07-04 10:20 

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Covid cases rise slightly, testing soars ahead of holidays...

Czech labs detected 124 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, up from 67 a week earlier. However, some 21,000 more tests were administered, likely because people need them before leaving for holidays.Over the past seven days, there were about nine people ...

 2021-07-03 22:46 

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Cotatcha Orchestra: a modern big band...

Cotatcha Orchestra was established six years ago as Ji Kotaa's master's thesis project at the Janek Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno. The jazzman, who also studied at conservatories in Rotterdam and Barcelona, later got the idea to tur...

 2021-07-03 22:03 

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Radegast: Slavic god symbolic of the Beskydy Mountains...

Polek, a native son of Frentt pod Radhotm, began working on the sculpture in 1924 in America, where he was based at the time. He created several variants, from which the final form was born in his Prague studio a man's body with a lion-like face, wear...

 2021-07-03 18:02 

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Football: Czechs lose to Danes 1:2 in Euro quarter-finals...

The Czech Republic lost 1:2 to Denmark in the quarter-finals of the European Football Championship on Saturday in Baku.The Danes scored both goals in the first half (a header by Thomas Delaney at 5' and a cross Kaspar Dolberg at 42') with Patrik S...

 2021-07-03 13:17 

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Grant Agency chairman, scientist Jaroslav Koa dies at age 65...

Jaroslav Koa, a prominent chemist, structural biologist who led the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic, has died at the age of 65, Masaryk University in Brno announced. Koa was founder of the Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC) and a long-te...

 2021-07-03 11:55 

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Weather...

Sunday should be clear to partly cloudy with some isolated showers or thunderstorms, mainly in the evening. Daytime highs should range from 23 to 27 degrees Celsius....

 2021-07-03 11:50 

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Senate approves amendment to let women to remove -ov suffix from surname...

Senators have approved an amendment to allow women to remove the suffix -ov, , which denotes the grammatical gender, from their surname. Currently, Czech law allows women to give up the suffix only under certain conditions, for example if they have a fore...

 2021-07-03 11:32 

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Prague hotel summer booking levels remains weak...

Prague hotel bookings and occupancy levels remains weak, with people booking last-minute stays, sometimes upon arrival, according to a TK poll. Hoteliers expect roughly the same number of guests as last summer, in the midst of the pandemic year.Some opera...

 2021-07-03 11:20 

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Liberec Region and Post Bellum to cooperate on oral history project...

The Liberec Region has agreed on a long-term cooperation with the Post Bellum organisation, thanks to which it will become a partner of the Memory of the Nation oral history project.The Liberec Region has been cooperating with the organization documenting...

 2021-07-03 11:07 

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Prague's Liechtenstein Palace opens to the public on Monday...

The historical Liechtenstein Palace on Kampa Island, normally reserved for government use and hosting high-profile guests, will open to the public during the state holidays on July 5-6.The Baroque building is one of two palaces in the captial that formerl...

 2021-07-03 10:53 

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Covid cases rise slightly, 126 total Delta cases recorded...

On Friday 165 new corona infections were registered in the Czech Republic, the same as on the previous day, but up by 30 from a week ago. The reproduction number remains at 1.3 while the seven-day incidence ratio remains unchanged at 8 new cases per 100,0...

 2021-07-02 11:43 

Radio Prague

Czech government tightens Covid restrictions amidst surge of new cases...

Over the past week, Covid numbers in the Czech Republic have considerable worsened. On Thursday, the Covid reproduction number, the average number of people infected by one person with the virus, climbed to 1.2.That is the highest level since the end of F...

 2021-07-02 10:50 

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Survey: Czechs most likely to vote according to party program, leader's personality...

One hundred days before the parliamentary elections, sociologists from the Median Agency put a range of questions on political preferences to more than a thousand eligible voters. The pollsters found that election campaigns play the smallest role in for w...

 2021-07-02 10:08 

Radio Prague

Pubs and restaurants may soon be obliged to check people's Covid certificates...

Health Minister Adam Vojtch is considering making pubs and restaurants responsible for actively checking guests' Covid certificates. At present visitors to pubs and restaurants must have a negative test, certificate of vaccination or post Covid immuni...

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