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Car thief brags of prolific success

Man says movie inspired him to take stealing to a new level When Radko Souček, 32, saw Gone in 60 Seconds — the 2000 movie in which Nicolas Cage plays a thief who can steal a car in less than a minute — he knew he had to try it himself. “If Nicolas Cage could… Keep Reading

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Criminal Code restricts media and sets age of consent at 14

The Czech Republic is poised to adopt sweeping changes to its Criminal Code after a 13-year effort to rewrite statutes that were last amended in 1961. The new code would, among other things, lower the age for consensual sex and criminal responsibility from 15 to 14, proposals that have created debate among Czech media, lawyers… Keep Reading

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Techno festival turns to protest

Police, audience injuries show need for a tactics review A techno music festival in west Bohemia, which turned into a melee as 850 riot police tried to break it up July 30, now looks to be shaping up into the political scandal of the summer. Showdown Who: 850 riot police and 5,000 attendees of the… Keep Reading

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The Big Ban Of Symbols

Opponents of Communism Seek Prohibition of Party and its Symbols When Britain’s Prince Harry wore a swastika on a German soldier outfit at a costume party last month, it’s doubtful he knew an EU-wide philosophical debate on the impact of political symbols would follow. But now a simmering row has erupted over whether the hammer… Keep Reading

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Czechs force EU hand on Cuba

In their first foreign-policy victory since joining the EU, Czech officials in Brussels have blocked a proposed ban on inviting Cuban dissidents to receptions at European embassies in Havana. The ban would have suspended a 2003 resolution that called on EU countries to support anti-Castro dissidents by inviting them to parties celebrating national holidays. Spain… Keep Reading

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Czechs: Hijacker met with Iraqi spy

Government stands by ‘Prague connection’ despite U.S. denials By James Pitkin Officials are insisting that one of the Sept. 11 hijackers met with an Iraqi agent in Prague, after reports in the international press have cast doubt on their claims. “We have no new information,” government spokesman Libor Roucek told The Prague Post. “What’s been… Keep Reading

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Czechs: Hijacker met with Iraqi spy

Government stands by ‘Prague connection’ despite U.S. denials Officials are insisting that one of the Sept. 11 hijackers met with an Iraqi agent in Prague, after reports in the international press have cast doubt on their claims. “We have no new information,” government spokesman Libor Roucek told The Prague Post. “What’s been said, we stick… Keep Reading

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Defense Group Plans First Projects

BRNO-Three months after being established, RDP Group unveiled its first two projects as an industrial defense consortium. Jan Vlcek, director of RDP Group, announced recently that the Czech consortium is planning joint ventures with two French companies – Marrel and Auverland – to produce logistics container trucks and four-wheel drive jeeps. RDP spokesman Jaroslav Hudec… Keep Reading

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