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przewalskis-horses-praha
Posted on in Prague News

Prague zoo to send more Przewalski’s horses to Mongolia

Military helps out with plane that will fly directly to the Gobi Desert Prague, March 31 (ČTK) — The Prague zoo plans to transfer four more Przewalski’s horses to Mongolia, their country of origin, in June and release them to the wild, the zoo’s director, Miroslav Bobek, told journalists today. The zoo, which focuses on… Keep Reading

Palestinian ambassador dies after explosion
Posted on in Czech News

Police release findings in embassy blast

Safe mechanism not behind blast at Palestine’s embassy in Prague Prague, March 31 (ČTK) — The blast at the Palestinian embassy in Prague, which killed Palestinian ambassador Jamal al Jamal on Jan. 1, was not caused by the safe’s improvised explosive device, it ensues from the investigation that Prague police spokeswoman Andrea Zoulová released on… Keep Reading

Jiri Dienstbier
Posted on in Czech News

Dienstbier considers giving foreigners right to vote

Minister says those with residence permits should be given a chance to participate in decision-making process Prague, March 28 (ČTK) — Foreigners with a long-term stay in the Czech Republic who are from the countries outside the European Union may perhaps be granted the right to vote in local elections, Human Rights Minister Jiří Dienstbier… Keep Reading

Andrej Kiska
Posted on in World News

Andrej Kiska elected president of Slovakia

Philanthropist trounces opponent Robert Fico, who has conceded defeat Two hours after the polls had closed, with some 50 percent of the votes counted in this second round of the direct presidential election, it was clear philanthropist and businessman Andrej Kiska (unaffiliated) would be the next president of Slovakia. Kiska was leading comfortably with 60… Keep Reading

news-babis-ano
Posted on in Czech News

Sobotka: Best would be for Babiš to stop business activities

Prime Minister agrees with MEP that finance minister should avoid conflicts of interest The purest solution for Czech Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) would be to stop his business activities and concentrate on politics, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said today reacting to the criticism of Babiš by Ingeborg Gräßle, from the European Parliament (EP). Babiš,… Keep Reading

migrant-china
Posted on in Opinion

Migration on the Move

‘International law requires that the human rights of all migrants, whatever their status, are respected’ LONDON – In 2000, the United Nations established the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to drive progress on important development objectives, such as reducing poverty, promoting gender equality, and curbing disease. But the architects of the MDGs neglected one critical issue:… Keep Reading

shopping-praha
Posted on in Prague News

Prague is a magnet for 1-percenters

Czech capital has highest number of luxury brands in the region Prague, March 18 (ČTK) — Prague is the ninth-most attractive market for international retail brands in Europe and offers the highest number of luxury brands among the cities in Central and Eastern Europe except for Moscow, according to an analysis of company JLL (earlier… Keep Reading

William Cabaniss
Posted on in Czech News

Former U.S. ambassador speaks before Czech court

Case involves dealings of H.E. William Cabaniss with former Defense Minister Martin Barták Prague, March 17 (ČTK) — Former Tatra supervisory board head and U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic (2004–06) William Cabaniss today provided testimony for five and a half hours in the trial of former Defense Minister Martin Barták, who is facing corruption… Keep Reading

putin-liberec
Posted on in Czech News

Russian Embassy denounces giant Putin-Hitler caricature in Liberec

Czech Foreign Affairs minister responds: ‘We will not control our citizens’ activities’ Prague, March 14 (ČTK) — In a press release on its webpage, the Russian Embassy condemned Tuesday’s posting of a huge billboard with a caricature of Russian President Vladimir Putin on the town hall in Liberec, north Bohemia. The billboard was posted by the… Keep Reading

vera-chytilova
Posted on in Cinema

Věra Chytilová dies at age of 85

Czech Republic’s most famous female director passes away nearly 50 years after her career-making ‘Daisies’ The director and screenwriter Věra Chytilová, the first lady of Czech film, died today in Prague at the age of 85. Her family broke the news to the Czech News Agency (ČTK). As a filmmaker, Chytilová already made news with… Keep Reading

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