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William Cabaniss
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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
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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

Czech Muslims call for ban on book by apostate
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Czech Muslims call for ban on book by apostate

Former Muslim has allegedly stolen documents from Brno mosque Prague, Feb. 24 (ČTK) — Muslims in the Czech Republic are trying to have the book Islam and Islamism by Lukáš Lhoťan, a former Muslim, now an apostate from Islam, banned, weekly Týden writes today. Islam and Islamism, released in 2011, describes Czech Muslims’ extremism, but… Keep Reading

Czech Republic has almost 450,000 foreigners
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Czech Republic has almost 450,000 foreigners

Foreigners form 4 percent of Czech population, Russians on the rise Prague, Feb 13 (ČTK) — Four percent of people living in the 10.5-million Czech Republic are foreigners and in the capital city foreigners represent 13 percent of the population, the Czech Statistical Office (ČSÚ) said today. At the end of 2013, 441,500 foreigners lived… Keep Reading

kidney
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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

mentalism
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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

Ex-cosmonaut to be Czech ambassador to Russia
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Ex-cosmonaut to be Czech ambassador to Russia

Remek may start in Moscow in mid-January; formerly was commercial counselor Prague, Dec 30 (ČTK) — Vladimír Remek, a Czech MEP (for the Communists, KSČM), will probably take up the post of Czech ambassador to Russia in mid-January when he is to hand over his credentials to President Vladimir Putin, ČTK has learned. Remek is… Keep Reading

havel-candles
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Two years on, a powerful but ambiguous legacy

Václav Havel continues to inspire deep affection among Czechs, but some see him in less glowing terms As a cold winter‘s afternoon gave way to evening, Filip Chráska, a student from Prague, knelt down and added a small red candle to the scores already laid out in heart shapes on the pavement of Wenceslas Square.… Keep Reading

news-babis-ano
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Former secret police agent says Babiš file false

A past that includes alleged StB collaboration could keep the billionaire out of gov’t The controversial file that the former Czechoslovak communist secret police had on ANO leader Andrej Babiš, citing collaboration in the 1980s, was falsified by the officers who wrote it, former StB officer Andrej Kulha, who was responsible for the file then,… Keep Reading

Randy Blythe
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Blythe manslaughter trial postponed

Judge orders adjournment due to sick witness The manslaughter trial of Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe will be adjourned until Mar. 4 due to the illness of a witness called by the defense. Presiding Judge Tomáš Kubovec said one more witness would testify tomorrow before the case is put on hold for a month.… Keep Reading

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