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EU-funded tool to help our brain deal with big data

With data generation in the quadrillions of bytes every minute, the European Union joins with researchers to find a way to process all this information Every single minute, the world generates 1.7 million billion bytes of data, equal to 360,000 DVDs. How can our brain deal with increasingly big and complex data sets? European Union… Keep Reading

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Zeman supports trade with Russia

Spokesman says president sees turmoil in Ukraine as a ‘short- or medium-term matter’ Prague, Aug 4. (ČTK) — Czech President Miloš Zeman is against interrupting business relations with Russia, and he appreciates the effort of Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) in this respect, Zeman’s spokesman Jiří Ovčáček told reporters today. “The president appreciates… Keep Reading

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EU seizes counterfeit goods from Far East

Items ranged from phones to pharmaceutical products A major joint customs operation code named ERMIS has seized 70,000 contraband goods, in an operation that was carried-out by the Greek Customs Administration, and the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), after the European Commission released details of the customs raids. The 70,000 goods were taken in March in… Keep Reading

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Slovak press criticizes Babiš court decision

Scathing editorial in daily ‘Sme’ blasts country’s judiciary for verdict in case of Czech finance minister Bratislava, June 27 (ČTK) — The Slovak daily Sme today criticized the judge of a Bratislava court for her verdict that Slovak-born Czech Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Andrej Babiš was unfairly registered as an agent of the… Keep Reading

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New Slovak president ready to give his salary to the poor

Philanthropist who takes over as head of state over the weekend has revealed more details Bratislava, June 11 (ČTK) — Businessman and philanthropist Andrej Kiska, who won the March presidential elections in Slovakia, repeated in an interview with the SITA news agency that he wants to divide his salary among families in distress. Kiska will… Keep Reading

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Prague ready to block Albania’s EU alignment over ČEZ dispute

ČEZ has taken Albania to international arbitration over the loss of its distribution license Prague/Brussels, June 9 (ČTK) — The Czech Republic is prepared to block the granting of the EU candidate land’s status to Albania over a dispute between the ČEZ Czech state-controlled power utility and the Albanian state, high-ranking EU sources told The… Keep Reading

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Czech diplomacy denies reports of Czech mercenaries in Ukraine

BIS says it has no evidence to support claims by Donetsk governor Prague/Kiev, June 7 (ČTK) — Czech diplomacy has no information on alleged Czech mercenaries taken hostage by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, Czech Foreign Affairs Ministry spokeswoman Johana Grohová said in reaction to a Ukrainian separatist leader quoted by the Interfax-Ukraine press agency… Keep Reading

Zeman: Islam is to blame for attack on Jewish Museum in Brussels
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Zeman: Islam is to blame for attack on Jewish Museum in Brussels

Czech president says he condemns any group that targets another based on religion Prague, May 27 (ČTK) — Islamic ideology rather than individual groups of religious fundamentalists is behind violent actions similar to the gun attack at the Jewish Museum in Brussels that killed four people, Czech President Miloš Zeman said Monday at the Israeli… Keep Reading

Assassin Gavrillo Princip. Photo: Wikipedia
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Assassin who sparked World War I gets requiem mass

Serb anarchist Gavrilo Princip shot Franz Ferdinand in 1914 and later died in Terezín Terezin, North Bohemia, April 26 (ČTK) — An Eastern Orthodox requiem mass for Bosnian Serb Gavrilo Princip, a young political activist who assassinated Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie in 1914, was today celebrated in the Terezín Small Fortress… Keep Reading

Sorry seems to be the hardest (and the longest) word
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Sorry seems to be the hardest (and the longest) word

Slovak weekly publishes record-long court-ordered apology over 54 pages Bratislava, March 27 (ČTK) — The popular Slovak weekly Plus 7 dní out today published a record-long apology that runs 54 pages, half of its total volume, for releasing untrue information about a former lawmaker’s business activities, in compliance with a court verdict. Furthermore, the weekly… Keep Reading

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