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Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:57:40 +0200
Sports News 16.7.2018
In Sports News this week: Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková win women’s doubles at Wimbledon; Tomáš Berdych drops out of men’s top 50; Czechs take two bronze medals at World Rowing Cup in Switzerland; Czech biker N...

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:28:00 +0200
OECD: Czech economy thriving, focus should be on boosting skills, “greening” economy
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría is in Prague on Monday for an official visit, during which he presented the 2018 OECD Economic Survey and the Environmental Performance Review of the Czech Republic. According to the OECD, the Cz...

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:00:10 +0200
Growing number of Czech children using bank cards
An increasing number of Czech children are getting their pocket money on a bank card. In addition to being practical and boosting financial literacy, this gives parents a good idea of where their children are spending their money. ...

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:35:21 +0200
Petra Tonder, pt. 1: My RAF pilot father, the Great Escapee
RAF officer Ivo Tonder played an important part in what became known as the Great Escape, a mass breakout by Allied airmen from a German prisoner of war camp in March 1944. But this was only one of many escapes by the Czech pilot, w...

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:15:00 +0200
Weather outlook
Tuesday should be mostly sunny in central Bohemia, with daytime temperatures of between 25 and 29 degrees Celsius. Rain is likely in the Karlovy Vary and Pilsen regions to the west and in much of Moravia.

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:23:00 +0200
Prague Pride festival launches campaign against “labelling” people
Prague Pride, a week-long festival in August celebrating sexual diversity and equal rights for members of the LGBT community, has announced its theme this year will be family relations and include a poster campaign against “labelli...

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:11:22 +0200
Czech PM says accepting more migrants is “road to hell” for Europe
The Czech Republic has rejected Italy’s request for EU members to share out some 450 asylum seekers rescued at sea. Prime Minister Andrej Babiš said Italy’s decision to admit more migrants went against the agreement reached at ...

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:03:00 +0200
Tigers, lion escape from private zoo enclosure
Two tigers and a lion escaped from their enclosure in a private zoo Biopark Štít in the eastern Bohemian municipality of Klamoš on Monday morning. A police spokesperson said a special task force, including a helicopter unit, was w...

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 11:07:00 +0200
ČD Cargo to issue 7-year bond worth 1 billion crowns
Freight carrier ČD Cargo, a subsidiary of state-owned Czech Railways, plans to issue 7-year bonds worth 1 billion crowns by the end of July with the coupon of 2.55 per cent to fund the purchase of new wagons and towards other invest...

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:53:00 +0200
Film and theatre director Petr Weigl dies at 79
The renowned Czech film and theatre director Petr Weigl, who achieved fame with his opera adaptions, has died at the age of 79 years. Mr. Weigl directed opera and ballet performances in Czech theatres as well as abroad and created a...

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:18:00 +0200
Annual street art festival gets underway in Prague
An annual festival of street art called Za Dveřmi or Behind the Door gets under way at Prague's Výstaviště exhibition grounds on Monday. Over the next four days, visitors can see over 40 performances by world and Czech troup...

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:06:00 +0200
Daily news summary 15.7.2018
Czechs not to accept migrants Experts warn against drought Wimbledon title

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:03:00 +0200
Warm weather set to continue in next four weeks
Temperatures over the next four weeks should not fall below average for the time of year, with daytime highs hovering around 25 degrees Celsius, according to a regular four-week forecast issued by the Czech Hydro-Meteorological Insti...

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 16:09:00 +0200
Czechs take two bronze medals at World Rowing Cup in Lucerne
Czech rower Ondřej Synek took the bronze medal at the World Rowing Cup in Switzerland’s Lucerne on Sunday. The Czech World Champion came third in the men’s single skull event, finishing behind Robert Manson of New Zealand and Ol...

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 11:50:00 +0200
Monday is expected to be mostly sunny with occasional showers and daytime highs ranging between 25 and 29 degrees Celsius.

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 11:30:00 +0200
PM Babiš: Czech Republic not to accept any illegal migrants
The Czech Republic will not accept any illegal migrants, Prime Minister Andrej Babiš told the Czech News Agency on Sunday in reaction to Italy’s appeal to the EU for help with taking in African migrants. Mr Babiš pointed out tha...

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 10:43:00 +0200
Czech scientists call for better water management and measures against drought
Czech scientists urge politicians to step up their efforts in dealing with water management and drought. In an open letter addressed to Czech political leadership, scientists from the Czech limnological society have called for improv...

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 08:41:00 +0200
OECD general secretary to present report on Czech economy in Prague
General Secretary of the OECD, Ángel Gurría, is set to arrive in Prague on Sunday. Mr Gurría will present the organisation’s regular economic survey and the environmental performance review of the Czech Republic. OECD’s Secr...

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 08:41:00 +0200
Krejčíková and Siniaková win doubles final at Wimbledon
The Czech pair Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková have won the women's doubles final at Wimbledon, defeating Czech-US duo Květa Peschkeová and Nicole Melichar 6-4, 4-6 and 6-0. They are only the second ever Czech ...

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 02:01:00 +0200
Hrady CZ – live music in historical setting
Traveling music festival Hrady CZ gets underway at the castle of Točník.

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 18:21:00 +0200
Daily news summary 14.7.2018
Illegal migration pact Okamura re-elected SPD leader Rhino-horn smuggling

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 18:19:00 +0200
Okamura re-elected leader of anti-immigrant Direct Democracy and Freedom Party
Tomio Okamura was re-elected chairman of the anti-immigrant and anti-EU Direct Democracy and Freedom Party (SPD) at a party congress on Saturday. Mr Okamura, who was the only candidate to run for the post, received 150 out of 152 vot...

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 18:04:00 +0200
Czech Foreign ministry: Czech Republic will not agree with illegal migration
The Czech government cannot give its consent to illegal migration, the Czech Foreign Ministry said on Saturday in reaction to the migration pact, drawn up by the United Nations on Friday. The ministry also pointed out that the pact i...

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 16:05:00 +0200
Prague placed 50th in USB’s annual index of richest cities
The Czech capital has been placed 50th in the annual index of the richest cities in the world, put together annually by Swiss Bank USB, the website Novinky.cz reported on Friday. The index has ranked 77 metropolitan areas according t...

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 14:43:00 +0200
Sunday is expected to be mostly sunny with day-time highs ranging between 25 and 29 degrees Celsius.

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 12:41:00 +0200
Prague court delivers verdicts in case of rhino horn smuggling
A Prague court has delivered verdicts concerning the case of rhino horns smuggling into the Czech Republic, the Czech News Agency reported on Saturday. A group of 16 men were accused of offering to bring back trophies from South Afri...

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 11:09:00 +0200
Boat sinks on Baťa canal in South Moravia
A boat carrying two adults and three children sunk in the Baťa canal near Uherské Hradiště in South Moravia on Friday evening. All of the people on board managed to escape the sinking vessel by jumping on another boat. The boat w...

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 10:15:00 +0200
Javelin thrower Jakub Veselý takes bronze at Diamond League event
Czech javelin thrower Jakub Vadlejch won the bronze medal at a Diamond League in the Rabat on Friday. He threw 85.31 metres at the event at the Moroccan capital in his last series of throws. The 27-year-old athlete, who was the ove...

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 02:01:00 +0200
Fried cheese, a heavy but tasty Czech staple
Fried cheese or smažený sýr, familiarly known as smažák, is a staple on Czech menus, from shabby pubs and bistros to middle class restaurants. The slices of cheese, coated with breadcrumbs and deep fried, are traditionally serv...

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 15:04:00 +0200
Daily news summary 13.7.2018
CNB sees inflation risks, defence spending on target, Kofola plans capital cut

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