State loses 600 million Kč annually in illegal online betting

Finance Ministry spokesman says a new law is being drafted that will seek to bring more to state coffers Add a comment

Monday news briefing — Sept. 1, 2014

Jourová to meet Juncker this week; new head of National Gallery starts restructuring; 20 Czech soldiers are sent to Mali Add a comment

Czech parents don’t want children at school with Romas

Many are concerned about the influx of Romas to towns where ‘ghettos’ are forming Add a comment

Leo Express trims losses in H1

Private rail operator scores on business between Prague and Staré Město Add a comment

New Palestinian ambassador announced

Al-Atrash takes up post left vacant by Jamal al-Jamal, who died in Semtex explosion at Prague embassy in January Add a comment

Czech Safety Line for children in need works for 20 years

Service is struggling to attract the finances necessary to keep going Add a comment

Chládek says he is not against the hijab at school

However, education minister regards the wearing of scarves covering entire face as a security risk Add a comment

Prague mulls limiting Russian sanctions because of economic impact

Sobotka and his Slovak counterpart suggest the sanctions thus far have not halted Russia’s actions in Ukraine at all Add a comment

Czech troops may go to Golan Heights

Peacekeeping mission was originally scheduled to be sent to border zone in 2015 Add a comment

TOP 09 calls for new sanctions against Russia

Opposition party says Czech gov’t should act more forcefully, but prime minister is reluctant Add a comment

Friday news briefing — Aug. 29, 2014

Zeman’s office head will not attend NATO summit because he has not been properly vetted; coming NATO exercise in ČR to go ahead; seven Czech troops to participate in NATO operation close to Turkish-Syrian border Add a comment

Nearly 1,000 Czechs in prisons abroad

Citizens have been convicted or are in custody in a wide range of countries, mostly for drug smuggling Add a comment

Thursday news briefing — Aug. 28, 2014

Czech gov’t not united on smoking in restaurants; number of Home Credit clients in China rises considerably; Latvian man who confessed to brutal murder attempt at gas station is sentenced to 17 years Add a comment

Zeman uses aides’ mobile phones for official calls

Czech president doesn’t have his own phone, but unlike Sobotka, he often conducts business in English Add a comment

Constitutional court rejects Muslims' complaint against police raid

Judge rules the suit is premature and asks Islamic center to exhaust all other legal avenues Add a comment

Wednesday news briefing — Aug. 27, 2014

After shutdown of 61 days, Temelín restarts first unit reactor; Senate passes Irish opt-out of Lisbon treaty nearly unanimously; Zeman, Sobotka to meet on eve of NATO summit in Wales Add a comment

Czech sign warns of consequences for public ‘relief’

You may end up on YouTube if you pee in public Add a comment

Ombudsman says banning the hijab at school is discrimination

Sabatová stands up for Somali and Afghan girls who were banned from wearing their headscarves at a medical school in Prague Add a comment

Mynář, Hasenkopf still at odds over amnesty

Alleged author of former president’s controversial pardon says his name has been slandered Add a comment

Tuesday news briefing — Aug. 26, 2014

Wife of former Prime Minister Nečas leaves husband’s ODS party; Health Ministry seeks data on Czechs who might bring Ebola to country; Kofola sales take a tumble Add a comment

Dissident Gorbanevskaya's son joins hunger strike in Prague

Painter’s courageous mother protested on Red Square in 1968 against the invasion of Czechoslovakia Add a comment

New ombudsman to deal with school problems

Former education minister will hear and investigate complaints against the Education Ministry Add a comment

Monday news briefing — Aug. 25, 2014

Woman seriously injured after fall from Ferris wheel; Czechs will continue military involvement in Mali, Afghanistan; Volkswagen Slovakia produces record number of cars Add a comment

Contagious disease center to be built in Prague

Almost everyone onboard with construction of new building, but one administrative obstacle prevents the project from making headway Add a comment

Last year’s floods hit fishing industry

Czech production down some 7 percent to 19,400 tons for 2013 Add a comment

Foreigners flock to ČR to go under the knife

Interest in getting aesthetic plastic surgery is rising, with both men and women having a nip, a tuck or an enlargement Add a comment

Prague Castle will get an upgrade

Repairs worth 260 million Kč to be carried out on historical seat of head of state Add a comment

Czech nurse accused of killing patient

Nurse faces 18 years in possible case of euthanasia Add a comment

Zeman and ministers agree on NATO summit

President plus foreign and defense ministers will go to Wales Add a comment

Fifty shades of Rath

Politician accused of corruption seeks compensation for handcuffs and humiliation
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