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Highway to Dresden will open for 2016 Christmas markets

D8 motorway should have been completed in 2010; work began over 25 years ago Prague, Aug 28 (ČTK) — Motorway D8 to Germany will be opened to traffic before the end of next year so that it can be used for travelling to the Christmas Markets in Dresden in 2016, Czech Transport Minister Dan Ťok… Keep Reading

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German press: Czechs keep refugees behind barbed wire

Czech treatment of refugees called a violation of international law Berlin/Prague, Aug 24 (ČTK) — The Czech authorities detain refugees behind barbed wire though Czech courts and NGOs consider it a violation of international law, Frankfurter Rundschau German daily writes in a commentary today. It also writes that migrants, most of whom do not know… Keep Reading

Crocodile invading drug scene
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Crocodile invading drug scene

Dangerous drug is coming from Poland, further east Prague, Aug 8 (ČTK) — A new kind of narcotic, dubbed “crocodile,” has reached the Czech Republic, daily Lidové noviny (LN) writes today, adding that this is an extremely dangerous drug that is mainly coming from the East, former Soviet countries and China. “I know of it,… Keep Reading

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Two dead in high-speed train crash

Train collided with a truck in northern Moravia Updated throughout Studénka, North Moravia, July 22 (ČTK) — Two people died in a collision between a high-speed Pendolino train and a lorry that occurred near Studénka, north Moravia, in the morning, Interior Minister Milan Chovanec told CTK today. Chovanec said the lorry driver seemed to cause… Keep Reading

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Gov’t prepares campaign to dispel Czechs’ refugee fears

Secretary for European affairs says lessons learned in other countries will be applied here Prague, July 21 (ČTK) — The government is preparing a campaign to persuade Czechs that they need not be afraid of refugees, its Secretary for European Affairs Tomáš Prouza told today’s issue of daily Hospodářské noviny (HN), adding that it will… Keep Reading

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Czechs more scared of ISIS than Russia

Although war is raging on doorstep in Ukraine, 82 percent of country views Islamic radicalism as ‘big danger’ Prague, July 20 (ČTK) — Czechs view the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh) radicals as a security threat that is bigger than that posed by the geographically closer developments in Ukraine, according… Keep Reading

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Bribery suspected in plane sale to Iraq

Alleged corruption may thwart Czech sale of L-159s to Iraq Prague, July 15 (ČTK) — The Czech Defense Ministry is to gain 780 million Kč for the sale of 15 L-159 military aircraft to Iraq, but the deal, which was struck some time ago, seems to be endangered once again over what some Iraqi sources… Keep Reading

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Number of illegal migrants doubles at Czech airports

Illegally entry by plane is more difficult than by other means Prague, June 26 (ČTK) — The Czech police detained 100 illegal migrants at Czech international airports in the first five months of the year, which is 42 more than in the same period of 2014, Jan Kučera, foreigner police deputy director, told the Czech… Keep Reading

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Convictions in rhino horn smuggling case

Three Vietnamese caught trying to send African horns to Vietnam Prague, June 19 (ČTK) — Three Vietnamese were convicted of illegal export of rhinoceros horns from the Czech Republic earlier this week, court spokeswoman Zuzana Barochová told the Czech News Agency today. The Prague 6 district court gave a five-year prison sentences to two of… Keep Reading

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Corpse left in water while kids played

Police are looking into the handling of the situation in Zlín region Police covered the body of drowned man in blue tarp and left it floating in a public swimming area while children and families played in the water. The incident took place in the Štěrkoviště water recreational area in the town of Otrokovice in… Keep Reading

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