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Zeman: Accepting refugees plays into Islamic State's hands
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Zeman: It is ‘practically impossible’ for Muslims to integrate

President reaffirms his anti-Islamic stance in a new interview from Lány Czech President Miloš Zeman said that it was “practically impossible” for Muslims to integrate into Europe, and went on to blame the New Year’s Eve attacks against women in Cologne and other German cities on “Muslim culture.” Zeman quoted two passages of the Quran,… Keep Reading

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Prime minister’s e-mails hacked

Some of Sobotka’s messages were published on an extremist website Some 80 e-mails were stolen from Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka’s account, according to server The messages were posted on an extremist white power website that opposed refugees and immigration. Many of the messages were between Sobotka and his adviser Ota Novotný and referred to… Keep Reading

Zeman: Accepting refugees plays into Islamic State's hands
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Zeman: Mass migration organized by the Muslim Brotherhood

Czech president says that migration is part of a planned gradual takeover of Europe Czech President Miloš Zeman said that the mass migration of refugees from the Middle East into Europe is organized by the Muslim Brotherhood. In an interview broadcast live from Prague Castle on Czech Radio Plus (ČRo Plus), Zeman said that the… Keep Reading

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International cannabis research institute opens in Prague

Center is biggest recent private investment in medical research, according to minister Prague, Dec 15 (ČTK) — The International Cannabis and Cannaboids Institute (ICCI) was opened in Prague today with U.S. and Canadian investors contributing half a billion crowns, which Health Minister Svatopluk Němeček said is the biggest private investment in Czech medical research in… Keep Reading

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Some embassies do not join call to end Czech corruption

Signature of Canadian ambassador has made others reluctant to add their names Update (Dec. 16): Danish Ambassador to Prague Christian Hoppe dismissed the information that he refused to sign the anti-corruption statement because one of the signatories was Canadian Ambassador Otto Jelinek. Hoppe said he had not been asked to sign the statement.But he added he would… Keep Reading

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Train hits truck in north Moravia

No serious injuries in morning collision in Frýdek-Místek Municipal traffic camera caught an accident between a passenger train and a semi truck at 7:38 a.m. in the city of Frýdek-Místek in the Moravia-Silesia region. The truck made a turn and attempted to cross the railroad tracks, despite the flashing red lights signaling that a train… Keep Reading

Czech women
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Position of Czech women improved in past 20 years

Czech Women´s Lobby gives positive assessment of current government  Prague, Dec 11 (ČTK) —The position of women markedly improved in the Czech Republic in the past 20 years, and many positive changes took place since 2008, but some ministers still approach gender equality formally and play down inequality, according to a report the Czech Women´s… Keep Reading

Czech prisons overcrowded
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Czech prisons overcrowded, to lack capacity soon

Tougher laws will soon put the system over its capacity Prague, Dec 5 (ČTK) — Czech prisons are overcrowded and if the state does not solve the problem, some 2,300 beds will be lacking in them in the following years, according to a prediction of the number of prisoners based on the Prison Service’s statistics… Keep Reading

Velvet Revolution
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Velvet Revolution celebrated again

Thousands mark November 17 belatedly due to Tuesday’s incident Prague, Nov 22 (ČTK) — University students and other people met at Prague-Albertov to mark the Nov. 17, 1939 and 1989 anniversaries today, since on Tuesday the police denied them entry to the memorial site where President Miloš Zeman was addressing a crowd of his fans.… Keep Reading

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Dienstbier: Zeman helps enhance rise of fascism in Czech society

Czech human rights minister says it is unthinkable for a head of state to behave in this manner Prague, Nov 18 (ČTK) — President Miloš Zeman helps create conditions for the rise of fascism in Czech society, Human Rights Minister Jiří Dienstbier told the Czech News Agency today, adding that some of Zeman’s statements are… Keep Reading

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