Saturday, 24 February 2018

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Czech grey eminence Šlouf, Zeman's former right hand, dies

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19 Feb 2018

Czech political lobbyist and grey eminence Miroslav Slouf, former close friend of current President Milos Zeman, died after a long serious illness at the age of 69 on Friday, Slouf's family told CTK.

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Gov't council for declaring Roma Holocaust memorial day

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19 Feb 2018

The Czech government council for ethnic minorities on Friday supported Justice Minister Robert Pelikan's (ANO) proposal that the Roma Holocaust Memorial Day be declared a significant day, Olga Jerabkova, from the government's human rights section, told CTK.

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Ex-officer: Babiš knowingly cooperated with StB secret service

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19 Feb 2018

Current Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) deliberately cooperated with the Czechoslovak communist secret police StB in the 1980s from the beginning and the StB file on him was not falsified, former StB officer Jan Sarkocy told journalists on Friday.

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Czech special forces to receive new assault rifles

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19 Feb 2018

The Czech Defence Ministry is planning to buy new AR-15 assault rifles for soldiers from the special forces, Jiri Caletka, from the Defence Ministry press department, told journalists on Saturday.

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Czech police uncover large people smuggling case

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19 Feb 2018

The 35 foreigners, including 11 children, the police found in lorries when they were illegally driven across the Czech Republic on Friday evening were moved to a detention centre for foreigners, regional police spokeswoman said on Saturday.

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Child crime rampant in Most district

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19 Feb 2018

The crime of children under 15 sharply rose in the Most area last year, having surged to 89 cases, double the number two years ago, local police chief Jiri Volprecht told journalists on Saturday.

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Czechs must observe 2 % defence budget, says minister

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19 Feb 2018

It would be shameful for the Czech Republic if it did not fulfil the 2 percent objective of its defence budget, it pledged to observe within NATO, Defence Minister Karla Slechtova told journalists at the Munich security conference on Saturday.

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Norwegian Pedersen wins Jizerská 50km skiing race

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19 Feb 2018

Norwegian Pedersen and Johansson Norgren from Sweden won men's and women's categories of the 50th Jizerska padesatka 50km international Ski Classics cross-country skiing race in Bedrichov on Sunday.

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Babiš praising Zeman for speech at ČSSD congress

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19 Feb 2018

The speech President Milos Zeman delivered at the congress of the Social Democrats (CSSD) was truthful, pertinent and witty, Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) told journalists on Sunday.

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Czech anti-Communist resistance member decorated

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19 Feb 2018

Another five participants in the Czech anti-Communist resistance will receive commemorative decrees and emblems from the third resistance commission, government spokeswoman Barbora Peterova told journalists on Sunday.

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