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Prague wins regional award for best meeting destination

Prague Convention Bureau director says the city has made great progress Prague won the 2013 Meeting Star Award in the category of meeting destinations awarded by Slovenian Kongres magazine, which focuses on the region of Central and South East Europe. The editorial board of the magazine prepared an overview of convention centers, hotels and congress… Keep Reading


Poll: Over half of customers buy furniture online

Up from 38 percent two years ago; customers prefer big stores Prague, Jan 27 (ČTK) — More than one half of Czech customers bought furniture via the Internet last year spending around 16,000 Kč on average, 1,000 Kč less than the year before, according to the Furniture 2014 poll carried out by company Incoma GfK.… Keep Reading

Czech News

Human kidney for sale on Czech Craiglist

A seller who lists his name as Dr. Ben Smith claims to have male and female organs The Czech version of Craiglist, a site for buying and selling goods and services, has featured an advertisement for human kidneys for the past seven days. It is not apparent if the ad is hoax or not. No… Keep Reading


Bitcoin ATM to launch in Smíchov

First European RoboCoin ATMs slated for Prague Prague will become one of the first European cities where the RoboCoin will be installed – an innovative ATM offering the purchase and sale of Bitcoins. Czech company Marlyle Ltd. recently invested 1.5 million Kč (€ 56 000) into a new type of ATM machine, by signing an… Keep Reading

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Prague News

Unconventional libraries sprout up around Prague

Two friends are transforming the way we think about phone booths Prague, Jan 9 (ČTK)— Two young Czechs have decided to use old discarded telephone booths in Prague as small free libraries situated at public places, the first of which will be opened in the Institute of Experimental Medicine (IKEM) today, daily Mladá fronta Dnes… Keep Reading

Czech News

Czech skeptics offer reward for proof of paranormal phenomena

Mind reading and dowsing among topics covered, but tests must meet high standards Prague, Jan 4 (ČTK) — The Czech skeptic club Sisyphus has offered a reward of 10,000 Kč to anyone who would prove the existence of paranormal phenomena in an experiment, and it would recommend the successful applicants, if some appeared, for a… Keep Reading

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Prague News

Suchdol mayor: Palestinians not welcome

Prague suburb wants Palestinian embassy to move away over blast Prague, Jan 3 (ČTK) —Palestine’s embassy should move away from Prague-Suchdol because diplomats illegally kept arms and explosives in the embassy’s future seat, violating both Czech and international law, Prague-Suchdol Mayor Petr Hejl said today. The Prague-Suchdol Town Hall has called on the Czech Foreign… Keep Reading

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Prague News

Police find unregistered weapons at Palestinian embassy in Prague

Foreign Ministry: Law for weapons also applies to embassies Prague, Jan 2 (ČTK) — Detectives found some weapons that had not been registered in Czech Republic in the building of the future Palestinian embassy in Prague and they keep examining them, Prague police chief Martin Vondrášek has told ČTK. He refused to specify the number… Keep Reading

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Czech News

Bitcoins can buy beer, shoes in ČR

About 30 businesses in the Czech Republic accept payments in bitcoin currency Prague, Jan 1 (ČTK) — About 30 businesses in the Czech Republic have started to accept virtual currency bitcoin so far, but they agree the possibility of payment in bitcoins is an extra incentive that has been only little used so far. Bitcoins… Keep Reading

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