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Not guilty: acquittals in Nagyová case

Czech right outraged at prosecutors who charged former head of Nečas’s office Prague, May 29 (ČTK) — The High State Attorney’s office in Olomouc, north Moravia, is incompetent, former Czech justice minister Pavel Blažek (the Civic Democratic Party, ODS), said today after the acquittal of former head of PM Petr Nečas’s office. A court today… Keep Reading

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Prague gets ‘friendlier’ prison

Remand prison reopens after renovation due to changes in law on custody Prague, May 5 (ČTK) — The custody suites in the Prague-Ruzyně Remand Prison reopen today after reconstruction that enables phone calls of the accused and their families and more frequent visits to the prison, in line with an amendment to the Czech law… Keep Reading

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Bananas contained 1 billion Kč of cocaine

Seizure is a record amount; bananas allegedly came from Colombia Prague, April 3 (ČTK) — The banana consignment for a Prague supermarket, in which cocaine was randomly found on Wednesday, contained a record of over 100 kilograms of the drug which, if diluted, would fetch up to 1 billion Kč ($40 million) in the street,… Keep Reading

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Czech citizen among the missing after IS attack on Libyan oil field

Cabinet will assess situation on Monday; government recommends people avoid Libya Prague, March 7 (ČTK) — A Czech citizen is among several people who have been missing since IS militants’ armed attack on an oil field in Libya on Friday, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Michaela Lagronová told the Czech News Agency today, adding that the Cabinet… Keep Reading

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Low turnout for pro-refugee rally

About 150 people demonstrate against xenophobia, racism in Prague Prague, Feb 20 (ČTK) — About 150 people attended a meeting that was held in the center of Prague in protest against racism and xenophobia and in support of the Czech acceptance of refugees, mainly from the war-afflicted Syria. The rally, whose motto was Refugees, welcome,… Keep Reading

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Danish police coming to monitor Scandinavian students

Vacationing students in the past have trashed hotel rooms and set a fire Prague, Feb 6 (ČTK) — Three Danish police officers have arrived in Prague to monitor the Scandinavian students, about 3,000 of whom are going to spend their vacation in Prague in the next two weeks, Czech police spokesman Tomáš Hulan told the… Keep Reading

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John Lennon Wall vandalized

Alleged art group painted the entire wall white and stenciled ‘Wall is Over’ on it Sometime during the night and early morning of Nov. 16–17 the famous Lennon Wall in Kampa, Prague was painted over completely white, save for the stenciled phrase “Wall is Over.” A postscript saying “If you want it, Happy Anniversary from… Keep Reading

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Zeman makes protesters see red

Crowd in Prague indicates they are ashamed of Czech president Large posters and loud voices alike proclaimed “Zemane do koše!” (Throw Zeman in the bin!). “I Am Ashamed of My President” read another. But most prominent of all were the red cards of various sizes held aloft in a sign of protest and rejection. The… Keep Reading

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Giving Zeman the red card

On Nov. 17, Czech protesters will express their disdain for and disappointment in head of state Update: For pictures from the event held Nov. 17, click here. The date is heavy with meaning, and the organizers hope the message will be a powerful one: Nov. 17 is celebrated as the start of the Velvet Revolution that… Keep Reading

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Nicholas Winton to visit Prague only for a few hours

Savior of more than 600 children just before World War II will be accompanied by his family on short trip to receive highest Czech award Prague, Oct. 21 (ČTK) — Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved hundreds of Jewish kids from pre-war Czechoslovakia, will spend only a few hours in Prague during his visit Oct. 28,… Keep Reading

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