Wednesday, 13 December 2017

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Court acquits all defendants in rail accident

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8 Dec 2017

A court acquitted on Thursday all ten people charged with endangering the safety of the public due to the rail accident in Studénka in 2008 with eight fatalities and 95 injuries.

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MEP starts highlighting unfulfilled promises of Zeman

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8 Dec 2017

European Parliament Vice-President Pavel Telička has launched an initiative on social networks to highlight unfulfilled promises of President Miloš Zeman and show that Zeman should not be re-elected for another term in January, Telička wrote on his website.

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Czech-led team discovers anti-cancer properties in drug

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8 Dec 2017

An international research team led by Czechs from the Institute of Molecular and Translational Medicine (UMTM) of Olomouc's Palacký University, discovered cancer suppressing properties in disulfiram, an old alcohol-aversion drug, the university staff said on Thursday. Czech scientists led by Jiří Bártek and other researchers from Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, USA and Canada, a total of 30, took part in the research.

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Náprstek Museum opens exhibition on Native Americans

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8 Dec 2017

An exhibition at the Náprstek Museum in Prague entitled Indians shows 1,200 items documenting the cultures of Native Americans from both Southern and Northern America.

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Czech MEP: EC has to take Czechs to court over refugees

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8 Dec 2017

The European Commission (EC) had no other option than to take the Czech Republic to court over its refusal of migrant quotas because the country declared that it would not accept any refugees, Czech MEP Pavel Svoboda (Christian Democrats, KDU-CSL) said on Thursday.

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Next labour minister to focus on pensions, welfare system

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8 Dec 2017

Changes to the pension system and a check of the welfare benefit system will be Jaroslava Nemcova's (ANO) priorities after her appointment as new Czech labour and social affairs minister, she told journalists after meeting President Milos Zeman on Thursday.

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Regional development minister to support public investment

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8 Dec 2017

The Czech Regional Development Ministry should become a place for public investment, Klara Dostalova (ANO), who is to head the ministry in Andrej Babis's (ANO) government to be appointed next week, said after meeting President Milos Zeman on Thursday.

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New US ambassador puts stress on economic relations

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8 Dec 2017

New U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic Stephen B. King, who handed his credentials to President Milos Zeman on Wednesday, primarily wants to support economic relations between the two countries, he said at his first meeting with journalists in the role of ambassador on Thursday.

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Munich branch head Černý to be new director of Czech Centres

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8 Dec 2017

The new director of the Czech Centres network will be Ondrej Cerny, current head of the Czech Centre in Munich, who will replace Monika Koblerova as of March 1, Michaela Lagronova, spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry that operates the Czech Centres abroad, told CTK on Thursday.

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PM: Prague will negotiate with EC on withdrawal of quotas lawsuit

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8 Dec 2017

Czech PM-designate Andrej Babis (ANO) wants to negotiate with the EC on the withdrawal of the lawsuit it filed against Prague over the migrant quotas, he told CTK in reaction to the EC's step on Thursday, calling the quotas nonsense that only boosts the popularity of extremist parties in Europe.

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