Friday, 31 October 2014
National | Radio Prague

Two Czech soldiers have been awarded Bronze Star Medals, the fourth-highest individual honour in the US military, for their service in Afghanistan, the spokeswoman for the Czech General Staff confirmed on Thursday. Jiří Pazděra, commander of a military company that has guarded the Bagram allied base over the past six months, and David Lavička, a warrant officer, received the Bronze Stars from US Major General Stephen Townsend. Other Czech soldiers received lower level honours.

Business | Radio Prague

The west Bohemian spa town of Karlovy Vary is looking to save money on heating bills by using the town's own natural resources – its hot thermal springs. The idea is for the town to gradually introduce this form of heating in all its public buildings.



National | Radio Prague

Eyebrows were raised when the Czech president, Miloš Zeman, returned from a state visit to China not on a government plane but on a private jet hired by the Czech Republic's richest man, Petr Kellner.

Business | Reuters

Czech billionaire investor Petr Kellner, owner of the PPF group, raised his stake in 02 Czech Republic phone operator to 83.15 percent of voting rights, a central bank filing showed on Thursday.

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The Czech Republic's biggest builder PSJ will take part in construction of a city on artificial islands near the coast of the Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan, the Czech News Agency wrote citing Hospodářské noviny.

National | Radio Prague

Two communist-era secret police officers, Petr Beran and Kamil Líbal, have received suspended sentences for beating up a youth of 17 during an interrogation in January 1989. The incident occurred in connection with demonstrations in Prague marking the anniversary of the death of Jan Palach.

National | Radio Prague

The World Economic Forum's Gender Gap Equality report which reflects the changing patterns of gender equality around the world has seen the Czech Republic slip to 96th place on a ladder of 142 countries.


Generating enthusiasm and bolstering confidence

Arts | The Prague Post

Czech art from two upcoming auctions to be held at Sotheby's in London are on display at Museum Kampa for just two days, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

Arts | Radio Prague

The Czech Philharmonic, under the direction of renowned conductor Jiří Bělohlávek, will perform Antonín Dvořák's "From the New World Symphony" at Carnegie Hall in New York on November 16th.