Monday, 28 July 2014
National | Radio Prague

Czech mountaineer Radek Jaroš climbed the K2 peak in the Himalayas on Saturday, becoming the the first Czech and the 15th person in the world to climb all of the 14 highest mountains, Czech Radio reports. The 50-year-old Jaroš climbed his first peak over 8,000 metres, Mount Everest, in 1998. He has authored several books and film documentaries.

Prague | Prague Post

Set aside some time between Oct. 16 and 19. Those are the dates for the second Signal festival, which will bring light installations, video mappings and other light-based art to public spots across Prague.



National | Radio Prague

The Czech Republic has won an international arbitration against the firm Diag Human, Health Minister Svatopluk Němeček said. The company took the country to arbitration in 2008 over its allegedly thwarted blood plasma business in the country.

Politics | Radio Prague

Political parties fielding fewer female candidates in communal and regional elections this autumn could receive less money from the state per mandate gained, according to a draft amendment to the election law, the daily Právo reports.

National | Radio Prague

While only around 100 of the country's 250,000-strong Romany community are currently studying at Czech universities, the number of those receiving some type of scholarships has tripled over the last nine years, from 59 to 151, according to figures by Romea, an advocacy group.

Business | Reuters

South Korea's Hyundai Mobis on Sunday said it will build a 95.65 million euro factory in the Czech Republic to make car lamps for the local operations of compatriots Hyundai Motor Co and Kia Motors Corp.

Business | Radio Prague

Stepping up refinery activity after just taking a massive hit from the struggling sector might at first glance seem a puzzling strategy. But the Polish overlords of most of the Czech refinery and petro-chemical sector believe they can turnaround the business as they prepare to take over full management control.

Arts | Prague Post

Czech children are likely to be familiar with the work of animator Zdeněk Smetana. He has been involved in animation since the 1940s and his TV series are classics of their kind. Sketches of his characters, mostly in color, are now on display at Museum Kampa, along with some of his paintings and related work.

Life | Radio Prague

It's hard to say when the Karel Zeman Museum in Prague is busier: during the school year or the summer months. The museum, dedicated to the work of visionary Czech filmmaker Karel Zeman, was only opened less than two years ago but has become a major attraction.

Arts | Prague Post

Prague and its surroundings have no end of beautiful spaces for classical music. The international music festival Praha, klasika, which runs July 26 to Aug. 17 combines music with attractive venues in Prague, Brandýs nad Labem, Tloskov and Kutná Hora.