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Czech Muslims condemn Paris attacks

Center head concerned about retribution, escalation Brno, Nov 14 (ČTK) — Muneeb Hassan, chairman of the Center of Muslim Communities in the Czech Republic, denounced today the terrorist attacks in Paris and expressed sympathy to the families of the victims and the injured and solidarity with all France. He said he is afraid of a… Keep Reading

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Zeman: Most refugees do not deserve compassion

President claim the refugees are young men iPhones and thousands of dollars Prague, Oct 25 (ČTK) — Most refugees do not deserve compassion because as a rule, they are young, healthy men with good material conditions, Czech President Miloš Zeman said in an interview for the paper today, adding that they only use children… Keep Reading

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Zeman: Refugees will apply sharia law

NGOs, politicians, others reject president’s comments, say he discredits country Lechotice, South Moravia/Prague, Oct 16 (ČTK) — Islamic refugees will not respect Czech laws and habits, they will apply sharia law, so unfaithful women will be stoned to death and thieves will have their hand cut off, President Miloš Zeman said in a debate with… Keep Reading

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Fear of foreigners rising

Poll shows more people think foreigners pose health risk, cause crime Prague, Oct 9 (ČTK) — The Czechs’ fears of that foreigners may threaten their way of life and spread diseases have increased since the beginning of the year, according to a CVVM poll carried out in September and released today. Fifty-four percent of the… 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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Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2015 awarded to Ludmilla Alexeeva

Prize named for former Czech president was given out in Strasbourg, for the third time Strasbourg, Sept 28, 2015 – The third Václav Havel Human Rights Prize – which honors outstanding civil society action in defense of human rights – has been awarded to veteran Russian human rights defender Ludmilla Alexeeva. The €60 000 prize… Keep Reading

Zeman: Islam is to blame for attack on Jewish Museum in Brussels
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Zeman to speak against Islamic State in UN

Czech president may meet Syrian foreign minister during four-day trip Prague/New York, Sept 26 (ČTK) – Czech President Miloš Zeman today leaves for a four-day visit to New York where he will attend a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of its foundation. Zeman has repeatedly said… Keep Reading

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EU-Ukraine Association Agreement now in Zeman’s hands

Czech lower house passed agreement shortly before midnight Prague, Sept 18 (ČTK) — The lower house of Czech parliament passed the Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine at its session shortly before midnight on Thursday, after months of protraction and despite strong criticism of the opposition Communist Party (KSČM). The upper house passed… Keep Reading

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Full text: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Prague

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Bohuslav Sobotka met with the press Sept. 9. Stoltenberg made the following remarks: Thank you so much, Prime Minister Sobotka. It is a great pleasure and a great honor to be in Prague. And thank you for hosting me and my delegation.… Keep Reading

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Czech firms ready to employ 5,000 refugees

Bureaucracy sets up a lot of obstacles for hiring people quickly Prague, Sept 10 (ČTK) — Czech firms are ready to immediately employ at least 5,000 refugees from countries such as Syria, especially in technical professions, according to a survey that the Confederation of Industry conducted among several dozens of large Czech industrial companies. “However,… Keep Reading

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