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Czech envoy called on carpet over Zeman’s anti-Muslim words

War of words may spill over into economic realm, some analysts fear Prague, June 13 (ČTK) — Czech ambassador to Riyad Jiří Slavík was summoned to the Saudi Foreign Ministry on Sunday to hear a complaint about President Miloš Zeman’s anti-Muslim statements, daily Lidové noviny (LN) writes today. Zeman, commenting on a recent attack in… Keep Reading

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Drunken cycling leads to accidents

Almost one-third of cyclists in accidents have been drinking Prague, June 9 (ČTK) — Every third Czech cyclist who causes a traffic accident is drunk, daily Právo writes today, citing from the police statistics saying that cyclists’ driving mistakes claimed 27 lives in 2013. In fact, cyclists must obey the same rules as car drivers… Keep Reading

Sir Nicholas Winton
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Sir Nicholas Winton turns 105

Hero arranged for trains to save Czechoslovakia’s Jewish children Sir Nicholas Winton turned 105 years old May 19. He is known for saving at least 669 children from the Holocaust and is sometimes called the British Schindler. His deeds went largely unknown until 1988 when his wife, Grete, found a scrapbook detailing his efforts to… Keep Reading

Poll: Two-thirds of Czechs afraid of Islam
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Poll: Two-thirds of Czechs afraid of Islam

Dawn party most fearful, Greens most tolerant according to EU-wide election calculator Prague, May 16 (ČTK) — About two-thirds of Czechs who have used the European election calculator EUvox consider Islam a threat to Czech society, according to an analysis of the results carried out by the Academy of Sciences Sociological Institute, released today. The… Keep Reading

Russian spies target Czech Republic
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Russian spies target Czech Republic

Lidové noviny reveals the scale of Moscow’s influence and intelligence gathering in the Czech Republic Prague, May 15 (ČTK) — The latest developments in Ukraine have stepped up the activities of Russian agents in the West, including the Czech Republic, which is an extremely interesting target for Russian spies, daily Lidové noviny (LN) writes today.… Keep Reading

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Where is the biggest gender pay gap in the Czech Republic?

Difference between wages for men and women is still surprisingly big Prague, April 22 (ČTK) — Central Bohemia and the Karlovy Vary region have the smallest difference between the wages of men and women, while the difference is the biggest in Prague, Moravia and South Bohemia, according to an analysis of server Platy.cz from data… Keep Reading

Andrej Babiš
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Sobotka charged over Babiš certificate

Czech PM suspected of misdemeanor for appointing finance minister Prague, April 3 (ČTK) — Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) faces administrative proceedings on suspicion of having committed a misdemeanor when he proposed Andrej Babiš (ANO) for finance minister without demanding a lustration certificate from him, news server Novinky.cz. reported today. A negative lustration… Keep Reading

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Brewers worried by global warming

Czech firms and farmers are bracing themselves for climate change Prague, April 1 (ČTK) — Breweries in the Czech Republic are afraid of drought and they are preparing water-saving measures just as other industrial firms and farmers who are bracing themselves for the impact of climate change predicted by the IPCC international panel, Czech dailies… Keep Reading

Palestinian ambassador dies after explosion
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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
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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

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