Czech dairies can now export milk to Chile

Following food bans imposed on and by Russia as a result of its involvement in Ukraine crisis, Czech producers sell their food elsewhere Add a comment

Zeman weighs in on dismissal of Šumava National Park head

President says Jiří Mánek should not have been fired because his replacement is a ‘green activist’ Add a comment

Monday news briefing — Sept. 15, 2014

French PM Valls to visit Prague in December; hornets attack dozens of orienteers during race, sting some of the participants up to 10 times; Ashya King successfully completes first proton therapy treatment Add a comment

Priest to run in elections ... as a Communist

Hradec Králové clergyman suggests the Bible’s message is similar to that of communism Add a comment

Floods may be on the horizon

Anti-flood team meets in south Moravia as rivers breach their banks Add a comment

Regions try to prevent villages from dying out

Communities hardest hit by exodus to larger cities will receive subsidies for development Add a comment

Toilet paper fraud

Czech special police team flushes out corruption after it seizes millions of toilet paper rolls Add a comment

Czechs more cautious about spirits after methanol affair

Survey by KPMG shows people now avoid liquor of unclear origin Add a comment

PM: Czech state will lead crusade against drug producers

Election promises also include road repair, affordable housing and new loan rules Add a comment

PM, regions want quick replacement for Jourová

Regional Development Ministry needs to prepare quickly to draw EU funds Add a comment

Judge's mistake frees murder suspect

Man allegedly cut up neighbor in dispute involving computer game Add a comment

Relative confesses to rape and murder of young girl

Man, now in custody, confessed to luring 9 year old to remote area Add a comment

Friday news briefing — Sept. 12, 2014

Czech drug smugglers detained at airport in Peru; number of Czechs above 85 doubles in 10 years; Slovak gas utility SPP receives lower amount of Russian gas for 3rd straight day Add a comment

Construction of Amazon distribution center starts in Dobrovíz

Industry and trade minister says gov’t is still negotiating a second center on Czech territory Add a comment

Foreign affairs minister to visit Iraq next week

As top Iraqi representative will attend a conference in Paris, Zaorálek will delay visit by a few days Add a comment

Thursday news briefing — Sept. 11, 2014

Government officially backs nomination of Podivínský to head embassy in Berlin; Tanzanian student in Pardubice does not have Ebola; Czech Republic joins EU fund to help feed the poor Add a comment

New revelations: More methanol-tainted spirits may have killed people

Discovery this week of absinth containing up to 30 percent methanol, there are fears they may have reached consumers Add a comment

Wednesday news briefing — Sept. 10, 2014

President Zeman hopes Czechs will adopt euro within five years; UnionPay cards enter ČR; Two people die in crash of Czech coach Add a comment

Czech army plans to recruit up to 1,500 new soldiers

Military is currently understaffed, but the crisis in Ukraine has created sense of urgency in gov’t Add a comment

Tuesday news briefing — Sept. 9, 2014

Young Czech man arrested for allegedly selling clothes branded with neo-Nazi imagery; Czech, Israeli governments to meet in November; Vysočina to cooperate more with Minsk Oblast in Belarus Add a comment

British boy to visit Prague Proton Centre today

Five-year-old Ashya King will likely start his proton treatment Sept. 15 Add a comment

Monday news briefing — Sept. 8, 2014

Poppy seeds find their way not only into cooking but also into hands of opium users; Babiš' dairy company sees record profit; unemployment to fall in coming months Add a comment

ANO is still most popular Czech party

Latest poll shows Communists making further gains in popularity, too Add a comment

Boy at center of proton beam controversy to arrive in Prague

Ashya King's parents have been given permission to take him for new cancer treatment Add a comment

Constitutional Court rejects Armenian's complaint over dismissal at RFE/RL

Former Radio Free Europe employee had been fired without reason after 12 years of service Add a comment

Zeman says he will never again be on Moravec's TV program

President says he will follow in footsteps of his predecessor and halt interviews with country’s best-known political interviewer Add a comment

Friday news briefing — Sept. 5, 2014

Karel Černý, production designer for Miloš Forman, Karel Zeman, dies aged 92; military intelligence members in Nečasová scandal to be retried; four workers die in bridge collapse Add a comment

Petition launched against Czech Muslims

Signatures collected in protest against more rights for adherents to Islam Add a comment

Škoda starts new engine center operations

Finance Minister Andrej Babiš attends opening at headquarters in Mladá Boleslav Add a comment

Thursday news briefing — Sept. 4, 2014

Reports of wolves reproducing in Czech Republic for first time in a century; ODS owes millions in social insurance payments; EPH interested in stake in Slovenské elektrárne Add a comment