Thursday, 2 July 2015
National | Radio Prague

A study by Prague's University of Technology and Chemistry has found that the same branded foods and drinks in Germany and the Czech Republic often have a dramatically different composition. Some producers said the different content was a response to different national tastes but the overwhelming impression was that costs were cut when selling to the Czech market.

National |

Sir Nicholas Winton, who organised the rescue of Jewish children from the Holocaust in 1939, has died aged 106, his family said. Winton earned himself the label "Britain's Schindler" for saving the lives of 669 children by sending them from Prague to London by train.



National | ČTK

Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek said Wednesday that he would welcome the emergence of camps in the north of Africa in which the European Union would process refugees' asylum applications.

National | ČTK

The police in Uherské Hradiště detained members of a dancing group from Benin, guests to the International Folklore Festivals in Strážnice, since they probably confused them with illegal immigrants, the Blesk tabloid reported on Wednesday.

Politics | ČTK

The Czech government rejected Wednesday a draft amendment raising women's share on the lists of candidates for the general and regional polls to at least 40%.

National | ČTK

The Czech state will financially help thousands of low-income families to gain access to the Internet, which was one of the promises the senior government Social Democrats made in their campaign before the 2013 election, Hospodářské noviny wrote on Wednesday.

Cinema | ČTK

One of the most popular Australian actors, Ben Mendelsohn, will visit the 50th International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary to be held on July 3-11, festival director Jiří Bartoška announced on Wednesday.

Arts | Radio Prague

Marie Kinsky, a French dancer, teacher and graduate of the French Conservatory of Classical Dance, has moved to Prague back in 1997, and since then, she has been involved in all kinds of dance activities. Among them is KoresponDance, a festival of dance and physical theatre, whose fourth edition starts this weekend in Žďár nad Sázavou.

Life | ČTK

The zoo in Brno participates in the saving of rare red-crowned cranes living in the Far East, in the Amur area in Russia and in China.

Arts | The Prague Post

The National Theatre Opera and the State Opera are preparing nine premieres for the 2015/16 season. Compared with the now ending season, which accentuates operatic dramas, the upcoming one offers a little more joy and vigor.