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Prague’s Astronomical Clock makes Google’s front page

A Google Doodle of the 605 year old clock can be seen in much of the world Many days, search engine company Google highlights a special anniversary, person or event on its front page Today, a graphic of the Orloj, the Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square, is on the main search page, with one… Keep Reading

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Documentary: President was in LSD experiment

Film on Czech Television looks into Cold War experiments with hallucinogenic drug A documentary shown by public broadcaster Czech Television claims decades ago, during the communist regime, a young Miloš Zeman as well as pop star Karel Gott took part in a state-run experiment on the effects of LSD. The film, called LSD made in… Keep Reading

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Art group replaces president’s flag with red underpants

Three Ztohoven members were arrested and may face charges Art provocateur group Ztohoven pulled another one of its public art stunts. This time they replaced the president’s flag flying over Prague Castle with oversized red underwear, as a protest against Czech President Miloš Zeman. The group of three men between the ages of 33 and… Keep Reading

Klementinum national library
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Klementinum named world’s most beautiful library

Time-wasting portal Bored Panda singles out the Baroque hall of the National Library OK, so isn’t exactly the New York Times or National Geographic. But it does have a fair amount of readers for its photo essays and listicles — that’s newspeak for list-based articles — that are a quick break from office monotony.… Keep Reading

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‘Home Care’ is Czech submission to the Oscars

The last Czech film to win was ‘Kolja’ in 1996 The film Home Care (Domácí péče) is the Czech submission to the 88th Academy Awards for consideration for a Best Foreign Film nomination. Every eligible country submits one and only one film, and from that the Hollywood-based Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences eventually… Keep Reading

slavia praha
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Chinese firm CEFC buys majority stake in Slavia Praha

Shanghai’s largest private company vows to return football club to top ranking Shanghai-based CEFC China Energy Company Limited has acquired a 59.97 percent stake in Czech football club SK Slavia Praha, according to a CEFC press release. The price was not disclosed. Fly Sport, a company owned by businessman Jiří Šimáně, has a 39.97 stake… Keep Reading

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Rudolfinum videomapping to be projected, streamed

Česká spořitelna celebrates its 190th birthday with a concert A one-of-kind concert will take place Sept 5, combining a classical concert by the Czech Philharmonic with a videomapping of the interior of the Rudolfinum. While space inside is quite limited, especially due to the extra technical equipment, the concert can be seen live over the… Keep Reading

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Magazine apologizes over poll saying Czechs would vote for Hitler

A Czech magazine briefly published results of a misguided poll, quickly pulled article Update: Týden apologizes over poll Some 53 percent of people who responded to an unscientific online poll by Czech magazine Týden would currently vote for a resurrected Adolf Hitler if he promised to rid Europe of refugees. According to the original article, the result had… Keep Reading

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And then there were four: Northern white rhino dies in zoo

Extremely endangered female northern white rhinoceros was one of the last of her kind One of the last five northern white rhinos has died in Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic. Outlook for the survival of the species remains bleak. She was the last of her kind kept in a zoo in Europe. Nabire,… Keep Reading

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Kaplický’s ‘blob’ library will finally be seen at Letná

The building is still not happening, but a videomapping will show what might have been As part of the quickly approaching Letní Letná festival of new circus, one of the tents will be used for a videomapping to show what the rejected design for a new Czech National Library by architect Jan Kaplický and his… Keep Reading

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