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Wednesday news briefing — Feb.10, 2016

Czech scientists trap rare titan beetle; ČSSD MP refuses breath test after accident; Ring road plan is in court 
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A joint ESA-NASA mission will test the possibilities of deflecting hazardous asteroids 
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Fayad paid for trip of kidnapped Czechs

Defense lawyer and kidnap victim says that they were not lured into danger 
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Tuesday news briefing — Feb. 9, 2016

Czechs see record positive balance from EU; Comatose Czech woman gives birth to boy; Agricultural trade deficit lowest since 2004 
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Zeman says kidnappers sent him a letter

President recommended sending Fayad to Lebanese authorities 
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Monday news briefing — Feb. 8, 2016

Czech exports set a record; Unemployment rises due to fewer seasonal jobs; Taxi drivers protest 
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Respect: Ransom for Czech women was higher than reported

The Czech government reportedly paid $6 million to free women held in Pakistan 
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Police have been accused of using agent provocateurs and of failing to protect the media
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Springlike weather to continue

Temperatures expected to be above average for the next month 
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Friday new briefing — Feb. 5, 2016

Peroutka Prize given out to journalists; People protest for street artists; More Iraqi Christian refugees arrive 
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Google Doodle honors Czechoslovak women’s rights pioneer

Drawing of Františka Plamínková can only be seen in two countries 
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Thursday news briefing — Feb. 4, 2016

Czech court does not send Iranian Zadeh to custody again; Number of people threatened by poverty up slightly 
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Wolf spotted in the Jeseníky mountains

A phototrap caught a few seconds of a wolf in north Moravia 
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Number of detained foreigners up

Syrians were almost a quarter of those found staying illegally 
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Zaorálek invites Egyptian president during trade trip

Czech foreign minister led a delegation to Egypt and Oman, met with Syrian opposition 
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Youth employment dropping

Czechs stay with parents longer, start work later 
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Electric buses make debut in Prague

Two buses will provide free shuttle service at BB Centrum 
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Wednesday news briefing — Feb. 3, 2016

Health Minister: Country is ready for Zika; Plane leaves for Lebanon to pick up five Czechs; Government approves incentives for INA Lanškroun 
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Number of gun licenses drops

Fewer people have licenses but more guns are registered 
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EU and US agree on data protection framework for TTIP

New framework establishes obligations for US companies receiving European data 
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Czech Republic ties for EU’s lowest unemployment

Unemployment rate was the lowest since November 2008 
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Police release sketch of stabbing suspect

Two men are sought for stabbing a Syrian man in a racially motivated assault 
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Tuesday news briefing — Feb. 2, 2016

Lobbyist Dalík sentenced for corruption; Kobra team claims success in fighting tax evasion; Prague taxi drivers plan demonstration 
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HIV cases set new record

Number of new cases increases again 
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Monday news briefing — Feb. 1, 2016

Czech Republic to announce more aid for Syria; Foreign minister visits Egypt; Zadeh posts record-high bail 
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Tripartite looks at OKD and construction

The government, unions and employers met for the first time this year 
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January saw safest roads in 26 years

It was also the second-safest month since 1990 
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Social Democrats back in second place

Brief gain in December slipped away, as ANO is back in the lead 
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Sobotka: Zeman dividing society

Prime minister claims president is creating an atmosphere of division and fear 
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Friday new briefing — Jan. 29, 2016

VAT on tap beer may drop; Woman suspected of attempted kidnapping caught; Crime hits lowest level in 25 years 
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