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 2021-06-28 13:22 

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Agricultural Ministry: tornado caused 1.5 bn in damage to southern Moravian farms...

The amount of damage caused by the tornado to crops, livestock, vineyards and more generally farms in South Moravia amounts to at least 1.5 billion crowns, according to initial estimates by the Ministry of Agriculture.The ministry said on Monday that it w...

 2021-06-28 11:50 

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Lack of materials and rising prices impacting Czech road projects...

Road builders say they are having trouble finding materials such as steel and aggregate, thermal insulation, mineral and polystyrene. This is due to the coronavirus crisis and also to a fire at a large plastics factory in the Netherlands.The prices of ord...

 2021-06-28 11:05 

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Czech Army holds traditional show in Brdy...
 2021-06-28 11:02 

Radio Prague

Zeman attack on trans people condemned as threat to sexual minorities' mental health...

The Czech head of state is known for provocative and divisive comments both on domestic and international affairs, ranging from his criticism of EU sanctions against Russia over its annexation of Crimea to his negative stand on migrants.Milo Zeman's m...

 2021-06-28 10:57 

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Climate activists demonstrate outside Czech National Bank...

Climate activists from the Extinction Rebellion movement demonstrated in front of the Czech National Bank in Prague on Monday. They accuse the government of inaction in combatting climate change.Extinction Rebellion had already held similar protests last ...

 2021-06-28 10:48 

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Weather...

Tuesday should be clear to partly cloudy with average daytime highs of 26 to 34 degrees Celsius. Rain and thunderstorms are in the forecast for Bohemia, with isolated light showers expected in Moravia and Silesia....

 2021-06-28 10:41 

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Poll: 61 pct of Czechs trust media, only 26 pct believe pandemic-related info...

On average, 61 percent of Czechs trust the domestic media, but only 26 percent believe information about the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the AMI Digital Index survey, conducted in cooperation with STEM / MARK.The survey found that radio and television...

 2021-06-28 10:30 

Radio Prague

Police accuse suspect, legal entity over Beva River cyanide poisoning...

Police have launched proceedings against a person and a legal entity over last year's cyanide poisoning of the Beva River, they said on Twitter. The unidentified suspect faces up to five years in prison if found guilty, while the entity faces a fine a...

 2021-06-28 09:37 

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Summer Shakespeare Festival opens in Prague on Monday...

The annual Summer Shakespeare Festival begins on Monday with a performance at Prague Castle's royal garden of the romantic tragicomedy The Tempest, co-directed by Martin Kukuka and Luk Trpiovsk. Performances start in Brno on July 16 and in Ostrava on ...

 2021-06-28 08:54 

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"We took something from each country": Indira Feustel on Krtek in space...

Could you tell us please about your Czech background? What part of the country did your family come from?"My mum, Alena, is Czech and I still have many of my relatives in the Czech Republic."She was born in Znojmo. She was 15 years old when her pa...

 2021-06-28 08:45 

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PM Babi: Covid vaccination interval reduced as of July...

The time between the first and second coronavirus vaccination doses can be shortened in the Czech Republic as of Thursday, Prime Minister Andrej Babi announced on Sunday via his video blog.The interval should drop to 34 days from the current 42, and in fu...

 2021-06-28 08:23 

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"Team spirit and dedication": Czechs stun Dutch to reach Euro quarter-finals...

The Czech Republic, a team of few big names, only won one game in their group at the Euros and made it into the knockout stage as one of the best-placed runners-up.Their opponents in the round of 16 were the Dutch, who by contrast had won all their group ...

 2021-06-28 04:39 

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Czechs beat Netherlands 2-0 to reach Euro 2020 quarterfinals...

Tom Hole and Patrik Schick scored second-half goals on Sunday to give the Czech Republic a 2-0 victory over 10-man Netherlands and a place in the European Championship quarterfinals. The Czechs will next face Denmark in the quarterfinals on Saturday in Ba...

 2021-06-28 04:37 

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Tornado claims sixth victim...

The tornado which devastated seven villages in South Moravia last Thursday has claimed a 6th victim. The teaching hospital in Brno on Sunday confirmed the death of a two-year-old child. Over 150 people were treated for injuries in the wake of the storm an...

 2021-06-27 14:26 

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Weather forecast...

Monday should be clear to partly cloudy with day temperatures between 26 and 30 degrees Celsius....

 2021-06-27 13:58 

Radio Prague

President Zeman slams transgender people, women's rights activists and Me Too...

President Milo Zeman has criticized transgender people, women's rights activists and the Me Too movement. In an interview on CNN Prima on Sunday the president said he could understand homosexuals, but he does not understand transgender people."If ...

 2021-06-27 13:56 

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Climatologist: changes happening faster than anticipated...

The environmental changes taking place were underestimated in the climatic models with which experts are working, Pavel Zahradnek from the CzechGlobe Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences told Czech Radio.He said the current situation was projected t...

 2021-06-27 13:54 

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Coronavirus epidemic slowing, fears of Indian mutation...

The Czech Republic registered 68 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, five more than on the same day last week, according to data released by the Ministry of Health. The reproduction number increased slightly from 0.7 to 0.8. The number of newly infected pe...

 2021-06-27 08:02 

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Czech foreign minister: resetting relations with Russia task for next government...

One of the preconditions for a serious political dialogue with Russia would be the removal of the Czech Republic from the list of "unfriendly" countries, Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhnek said in an interview for the CTK news agency. The minister sai...

 2021-06-27 08:01 

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Tornado damage estimates rising by the day...

Estimates of the damage caused by Thursday's tornado in the Beclav and Hodonn regions are rising by the day. According to South Moravian Governor Jan Grolich the damage to municipal and private property may reach billions of crowns.The tornado damaged...

 2021-06-27 07:58 

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Clean-up work in tornado-hit area continues...

Clean-up work in the South Moravian region hit by a tornado on Thursday, continues for a third day now with hundreds of firemen, soldiers and police officers assisting in the effort. The worst affected of the seven villages hit are Hruky, Moravsk Nov Ves,...

 2021-06-26 17:46 

Radio Prague

President Zeman thanks nation for coming together in wake of natural disaster...

In a televised address to the nation President Milo Zeman expressed his condolences to those who had lost loved ones in the tornado that devastated seven villages in southern Moravia on Thursday, wished the injured a speedy recovery and thanked those invo...

 2021-06-26 14:53 

Radio Prague

Weather forecast...

Sunday should be clear to partly cloudy with day temperatures between 24 and28 degrees Celsius....

 2021-06-26 14:42 

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Hundreds demonstrate against police over man's death in Teplice...

A commemorative gathering in Teplice for a Romany man who died last week shortly after being restrained by officers turned into a demonstration against the police, whom the local Roma community blames for the man's death. Several hundred people chante...

 2021-06-26 08:47 

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Confidence in president, government and parliament down...

The confidence of Czechs in the president, the government and both chambers of Parliament has taken a dive in the last nine months, according to polls conducted by the CVVM agency.A June poll suggests that only 29 percent of respondents now trust the pres...

 2021-06-26 08:45 

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Justice minister proposing Igor St as new chief prosecutor...

The minister of justice, Marie Beneov, has proposed Igor St as the new chief prosecutor, following the resignation of Pavel Zeman, who has served in the post for ten years.Igor St is Zeman's first deputy and according to the justice minister he will b...

 2021-06-26 08:17 

Radio Prague

Day of Ground Forces celebrated online...

The Czech Army is celebrating the annual Day of the Ground Forces without spectators on Saturday. The annual event, showcasing modern and historic military technology usually attracts thousands of visitors to the military training site in Strasice near Ro...

 2021-06-26 08:15 

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Further easing of coronavirus measures...

June 26 has brought a further easing of measures against the coronavirus. As of today more people will be allowed in restaurants, shops, wellness facilities and sports stadiums.The number of people at indoor cultural events has been raised to 2,000, with ...

 2021-06-26 08:13 

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Plight of tornado ravaged villages sparks wave of solidarity...

The plight of the tornado ravaged villages in South Moravia has sparked an unprecedented wave of solidarity.Just twenty four hours after the tornado devastated seven villages, Foundation Via said it had received 100 million crowns in donations from firms ...

 2021-06-25 14:07 

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Czech PM asks for help from EU Solidarity Fund...

Prime Minister Andrej Babi has EU leaders to allocate help to tornado-ravaged South Moravia from the EU's Solidarity Fund. He also appealed to insurance companies to take "a more humane approach" to assessing damages, noting that hundreds of f...

 2021-06-25 13:11 

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Czechs pay their last respects to actress Libue afrnkov...

Czechs paid their last respects to actress Libue afrnkov at a funeral ceremony in the Church of St. Agnes in Prague on Friday. The popular actress died at the age of 68 on June 9, after a long battle with lung cancer.Libue afrnkov played in several of fil...

 2021-06-25 11:44 

Radio Prague

Aid pours in to South Moravian villages devastated by tornado...

The disaster in South Moravia, which left at least five people dead and more than a hundred injured, has sparked a wave of unprecedented solidarity.Offers of financial and material help have been pouring in from around the country and people are offering ...

 2021-06-25 11:41 

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Tornado hits southern Moravia, leaving death and devastation in its path...

Tornados are a rare occurrence in the Czech Republic. The one that formed late on Thursday which arose during a series of heavy thunderstorms nationwide reached windspeeds of over 220 kilometres per hour. That would make it the strongest one to hit the co...

 2021-06-25 10:00 

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Small craft workshop in Bohemia makes wooden skis from ash trees...

Carpenter Zdenk Fryml learnt the art of making historic wooden skis from his father, but it was his great-grandfather who started making the first wooden skis in Orlick hory (Eagle Mountains) back in the late 1920s. Back then he made skis for loggers, gam...

 2021-06-25 09:29 

Radio Prague

Weather forecast...

Saturday should be partly cloudy with scattered showers and afternoon highs reaching 26 degrees Celsius....

 2021-06-25 09:22 

Radio Prague

Problems on D1 and D2 motorways due to clean up work...

The Directorate of Roads and Motorways has warned drivers about problems on the D1 and D2 motorways in connection with the devastation wrought by the tornado in southern Moravia. A section of the D2 motorway near Beclav is closed, as is a section of the D...

 2021-06-25 09:21 

Radio Prague

Mass collapse of students in Sokolov...

Twenty students from the police academy in Sokolov were taken to hospital on Friday morning after suffering what appeared to be a mass collapse, showing signs of weakness and fainting. It is not yet clear what caused the health problems. Fire crews ruled ...

 2021-06-25 09:18 

Radio Prague

Tornado which ripped through South Moravia rated F3 on Fujita scale...

The tornado which ripped through seven villages in southern Moravia on Thursday night was moving at a speed of 219 km per hour, meteorologist Dagmar Honsov told the website Novinky.cz. She said that in some instances the force of the wind was even stronge...

 2021-06-25 09:16 

Radio Prague

Government allocating immergency funds for tornado damaged municipalities...

Finance Minister Alena Schillerov, who visited the site of the disaster, said the government was releasing 10 million crowns in emergency aid to help cover immediate needs.The Ministry for Regional Development and the Ministry of Agriculture will channel ...

 2021-06-25 09:16 

Radio Prague

Government allocating emergency funds for tornado damaged municipalities...

Finance Minister Alena Schillerov, who visited the site of the disaster, said the government was releasing 10 million crowns in emergency aid to help cover immediate needs.The Ministry for Regional Development and the Ministry of Agriculture will channel ...

 2021-06-25 07:35 

Radio Prague

Money flowing into Moravia disaster charity collection...

A charity collection set up overnight to help the victims of the tornado that hit South Moravia on Thursday had already received around CZK 10 million from the public at 8 am on Friday. Over 10,000 people have already contributed to the Nadace Via collect...

 2021-06-25 06:49 

Radio Prague

Rescue workers carrying out searches after South Moravia tornado disaster...

Fire officers from over 100 units are carrying out searches in areas of South Moravia severely damaged by a tornado and huge hail stones on Thursday evening. The teams are looking for people who may be trapped in the rubble after many buildings were damag...

 2021-06-24 20:40 

Radio Prague

Tornado causes massive destruction in South Moravia...

Villages in South Moravia have suffered major damage after being hit by a reported tornado on Thursday evening. A spokesperson for the fire service in the region told Czech Television that there had been massive destruction in seven villages and that it c...

 2021-06-24 15:29 

Radio Prague

Police chiefs: Officers used appropriate force in Teplice case...

The force used by the police to restrain a Romany man in Teplice who later died was appropriate in view of the man's attempts to struggle, representatives of the regional police command said on Thursday. The deputy regional police chief, Zbynk Dvok, s...

 2021-06-24 11:40 

Radio Prague

In memoriam: Czech wartime RAF veteran Tom Lom...

Tom Lom was born in 1924 into a Jewish family by the name of Lwenstein, who managed to flee Czechoslovakia just days before the German occupation and settled in the UK. He signed up for the British Army the moment he came of age, but later requested a tra...

 2021-06-24 11:33 

Radio Prague

Vojtch Jasn's film The Cassandra Cat returns to Cannes in digitally restored version...

The Cassandra Cat, co-written by the famous screenwriter Ji Brdeka, takes place in a small Czech town suddenly visited by an old magician, portrayed by Jan Werich.He is accompanied by a beautiful assistant and a sunglasses wearing cat endowed with a speci...

 2021-06-24 11:17 

Radio Prague

Babi: Relations with Russia frozen but communication necessary...

Prime Minister Andrej Babi says that while relations between the Czech Republic and Russia are currently at freezing point it would be wrong for the Prague and Moscow governments to cease communicating. He made the comment before an EU summit in Brussels ...

 2021-06-24 11:02 

Radio Prague

2021 Prague Pride set for early August...

This year's Prague Pride festival celebrating sexual diversity will take place from August 2 to 8. The traditional Pride procession through the centre of the city will not take place this year due to the Covid situation but the organisers say the 11th...

 2021-06-24 10:45 

Radio Prague

Union: koda to halt production over lack of chips...

Carmaker koda Auto will completely halt part of its production next week due to a shortage of computer chips and other parts, the trade union newspaper at the company said. The firm has not confirmed this news.On Wednesday the head of production and logis...

 2021-06-24 10:24 

Radio Prague

Prague officials call for adherence to Covid measures as numbers rise again...

Public health officials in Prague have appealed to residents to continue to adhere to measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus. The officials say they are disquieted by a rise in the number of new infections confirmed in Prague, which is cu...

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