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Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:59:00 +0100
Prague court closes case of Qatari Prince Hamid bin Abdal Sani
A Prague district court has closed the case of Qatari Prince Hamid bin Abdal Sani who was tried in absentia in the Czech Republic on charges of sex abuse. Between 2001 and 2004 the prince allegedly paid to have sex with four girls un...

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:27:00 +0100
Two police cars set on fire in Prague
Two police cars parked outside a police station in Prague were set on fire in the night hours, the ctk news agency reported. Both cars belonged to the traffic police. The incident is being investigated as suspected arson.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:20:00 +0100
Dukovany power plant reconnects first and second unit to grid
The second unit of the Dukovany nuclear power has been reconnected to the grid and the plant’s first unit should start producing power on Sunday, the plant's spokesman Jiří Bezdek told the ctk news agency. The shutdowns of b...

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:07:00 +0100
Czech officials: Višegrad Four summit agenda does not run counter German proposals for migrant crisis
Czech State Secretary for European Affairs Tomáš Prouza has confirmed that he was contacted by the German ambassador to Prague with regard to the agenda and goals of the Višegrad Four summit due to be held in Prague on Monday. Acc...

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 02:01:00 +0100
Vložte Kočku – intense but compelling on fourth LP Hedvika
The Prague group Vložte Kočku (meaning Insert the Cat; apparently it’s a reference to American Psycho) revolves around brothers Kryštof and Cyril Kaplan. Last year the indie outfit returned with Hedvika, an impressive set of lo...

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 18:04:00 +0100
Daily news summary 13.2.2016

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 18:02:00 +0100
Czech government unaware of German objections to Višegrad summit
The Czech government says it has not registered any signs of German objections to the Višegrad Four summit due to be held in Prague next week. According to Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico Germany had voiced a protest against the f...

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 18:01:00 +0100
ANO maintains edge over political rivals
Finance Minister Andrej Babis’ ANO party has placed top in a public support poll conducted by the Median agency in January. The party received 24 percent support, followed closely by its coalition partner, the Social Democrats, wit...

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:57:00 +0100
Police investigating chlorine leak
Police are investigating a chlorine leak at a swimming pool facility in a hotel in the Klinovec ski resort in the Ore Mountains on Friday. Twelve people were taken to hospital for treatment among them seven tourists from Denmark who ...

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 13:50:00 +0100
Czech designer Bořek Šípek dies at 66
Prominent Czech architect and designer Bořek Šípek has died at the age of 66. He succumbed to cancer. Šípek was known for his unusual, colorful and rich style and neo-baroque designs. He focused on product design for internation...

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 09:53:00 +0100
Pravo:Third terrorist suspect filed for asylum in Czech Republic
Faouzi Jaber, the third terrorist suspect wanted by the US who remains in a Prague jail, allegedly filed for asylum in the Czech Republic. According to the daily Pravo this was the reason why Justice Minister Robert Pelikan could not...

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 09:28:00 +0100
Prisoners tried to use heart medication as drug
Eleven prisoners at a jail in Pardubice, east Bohemia who were rushed to hospital after overdosing on medication intended for heart arrhythmia reportedly used them in place of drugs. Two of the prisoners were in a grave condition and...

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 09:26:00 +0100
Czech Republic still has problems with gender equality at the workplace
A survey of 250 Czech companies revealed that a mere 13 percent of supervisory board members are women, the ctk news agency reports. In firms with a turnover higher than 100 million crowns the number of women on executive boards was ...

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 09:25:00 +0100
Damage estimate of fire at National Museum around 10 million crowns
A preliminary estimate of the fire that broke out at the National Museum in the early hours of Friday is 10 million crowns. The fire ravaged 200 square metres of the roof, but the historic halls of the building escaped significant da...

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 02:01:00 +0100
Magazine 13.2.2016
Magazine : Czech finance minister’s restaurant gets second Michelin star, Mardi Grass celebrations kick off around the country, Titanic enthusiasts flock to real-life exhibition, popular bedtime story character to get statue in Ka...

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 02:01:00 +0100
Sarah Perry: in search of a Bohemian Gothic
When Sarah Perry’s first novel “After Me Comes the Flood” was published two years ago the reviews in the British press were superlative. Reviewers welcomed the book’s eerie and uncanny qualities, Gothic-smudged, as one criti...

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100
Čížov - the last fragment of the Iron Curtain
The village of Čížov is a tiny settlement near Národní park Podyjí, the smallest national park in the Czech Republic, and the only national park in Moravia. The park follows the course of the Dyje – or Thaya – river betwee...

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:03:00 +0100
Daily news summary 12.2.2016

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:01:00 +0100
Czech crown jewels to go on display in May
The Czech crown jewels will go on display at Prague Castle in May as part of events marking the 700th anniversary of the birth of Czech king and Holy Roman emperor Charles IV, the head of Prague Castle administration David Šebek tol...

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:20:00 +0100
Koller not to perform alongside Ortel
Czech singer David Koller has announced he will not be performing at venues at which the highly controversial Czech band Ortel makes and appearance. Ortel, whose hateful lyrics primarily target religious and ethnic minorities, is cur...

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:18:00 +0100
President Zeman: Europe must deport economic migrants and religious fanatics
President Miloš Zeman has said that the solution to the migrant crisis in Europe is the deportation of all economic migrants and religious fanatics. Speaking at a conference on social democracy in Bratislava, Mr. Zeman said Europe s...

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:16:00 +0100
Justice Ministry says Czech Republic could not prosecute Fayad
The Justice Ministry has dismissed the idea that Lebanese terrorist suspect Ali Fayad could have been prosecuted in the Czech Republic. Deputy Justice Minister Petr Jager said the legal conditions for this were not met. The oppositio...

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:43:27 +0100
Independent game design studio develops ‘Ghost Theory’
In today’s Arts we talk with a French Prague-based game designer Axel Droxler. He is the lead designer on two titles for the independent studio Dreadlocks, the popular debut Dex – set in a cyberpunk world – and the upcoming Gh...

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:17:48 +0100
Business News 12.2.2016
Business roundup: Education minister voices support for 10 percent pay increase for teachers; Czech mortgage loans market surges in 2015; Court declares significant manufacturer Motorpal unable to meet debts; around 15 percent of Cz...

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:44:00 +0100
Tomáš Holub to be new Bishop of Plzen
Tomáš Holub, general secretary of the Czech Bishops Conference and dean of the Basilica and Royal Collegiate Church of St Peter and St Paul, has been appointed Bishop of Plzen. The appointment by Pope Francis was announced by the p...

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:02:28 +0100
Pražská Lítačka set to replace controversial Opencard
First images of the Pražská Lítačka – the working title of a new planned card to be used as a chargeable pass by public transit users in Prague have been released, featuring simple lettering against a green backdrop. The card ...

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:56:05 +0100
Czech cyber security preparedness still lacking
Cyber security shot up the agenda in recent weeks in the Czech Republic after the highly publicized hacking of the prime minister’s e-mail and twitter accounts by a group based in the United States. But if that’s raised question...

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:56:05 +0100
National Museum says contractors liable for blaze damages
A blaze raged overnight on the roof of the National Museum atop Prague’s Wenceslas Square. The contractors involved insist that adequate fire prevention precautions were in place, but the National Museum says this trio of companies...

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:31:00 +0100
Lower house debates migrant crisis
The lower house on Friday met to debate the migrant crisis and the official stance of the Czech government to developments. Opposition deputies criticized the government for not having rejected mandatory refugee quotas outright and e...

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:05:00 +0100
Turkish national not to be extradited to his homeland
A Turkish national, convicted in his homeland of a crime with a terrorist subtext, will not be extradited to Turkey, the regional court in Hradec Kralove ruled on Friday. Nazmi Sahin, 30, was arrested in the Czech Republic last year ...