Wednesday, 7 October 2015
National | Radio Prague

Norwegian authorities have ruled that Czech national Eva Michaláková will lose parental rights to her two children: the authorities said that her six-year-old son can be adopted by his foster parents and ruled that she would also lose the right to see her older son, who is now ten. The Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek, who called the ruling "outrageous", wasted no time in summoning Norway's Ambassador to Prague Siri Ellen Sletner.

Prague | Radio Prague

Reuse, reduce, recycle: that's the main idea behind Zdrojovna at the community centre Klinika in Prague, a space where you can discard used or unwanted objects, such as household utensils or small pieces of furniture, rather than throwing them away.



Business | Yahoo News/Reuters

The Volkswagen emissions scandal might cut up to 0.2 percentage points off Czech economic growth in 2016, a Finance Ministry spokeswoman told Czech daily paper Právo.

Business | Radio Prague

The Czech car maker Škoda Auto, which belongs to Vokswagen AG, has launched a website allowing owners to check if their cars are affected by the current emissions scandal. Škoda said earlier that 1.2 million of its vehicles were equipped with the TDI engine that manipulated emissions data.

National | ČTK

The Brno Regional Court set a 100-million-crown bail Tuesday for the release of Shahram Abdullah Zadeh, an Iranian with Czech citizenship who is suspected of tax fraud, from custody, Zadeh's defence lawyer Pavel Capcuch told ČTK.

National | Radio Prague

Czech teachers and psychologists are ringing alarm bells over the growing number of children addicted to the Internet and smartphones. Out of some 120 kids admitted to the Addiction Clinic for children and youth at the General Teaching Hospital in the first year of its existence, every fourth showed symptoms of digital addiction.

National | Radio Prague

New laser detectors are to be installed at dangerous railway crossings in the Czech Republic, the minister of transport, Dan Ťok, said on Tuesday. The lasers will monitor the crossings, with information about potential obstructions being instantly relayed to train drivers, the minister told journalists.

Life | Prague TV

Legendary Prague club Roxy will be celebrating their 23rd anniversary with a week of exciting events starting Monday, October 19.

Arts | The Prague Post

Three first-rate jazz groups converge on Jazz Dock for a few evenings in late October within the framework of the Festival Jazz on 5, and the most notable performer is Mina Agossi.

Arts | Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

A Czech theater company is performing an interpretation of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth with a new main character: a power-hungry leader named Vladimir MacBetin.

Life | Prague TV

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Opinion | ČTK

The present migrant crisis has underlined the problem of increased xenophobic moods especially in central and eastern European countries, Michal Kořan, deputy director of the Institute for International Relations in Prague, told ČTK.

Sport | Radio Prague

The Czech ice hockey star Jaromír Jágr says he is bringing back the mullet hairstyle that he was famous for in the 1990s.

Sport | CHL

The Champions Hockey League's final 16 teams have been settled, with defending champions Lulea backing into a spot despite a 3–1 home loss.