Monday, 11 June 2018

The Guardian

Czech protesters inflamed by police role for Communist MP

The Guardian |
6 March 2018

Thousands of demonstrators brought the centre of Prague to a standstill on Monday night in a display of anger over the appointment of a communist-era riot squad officer to head the Czech parliament's police watchdog. Chanting "communists are murderers" and "we have had enough", protesters held sheets of paper rolled up to resemble police batons in an expression of indignation over the installation of Zdeněk Ondráček, a Czech Communist party MP, as chair of the parliament's general inspection of security forces commission.

The worst view to take on Corbyn's Czech connection is: 'Who cares?'

The Guardian |
19 February 2018

By all means debate why Jeremy Corbyn held meetings with a diplomat in the 80s. But don't pretend they are an irrelevance

Bohemian Paradise: as magical as it sounds

The Guardian |
31 January 2018

Despite its name, Bohemian Paradise is not a well-known destination – though Sky Atlantic's TV series Brittania may change that.

Czech voters to give verdict on president's anti-immigrant populism

The Guardian |
12 January 2018

The Czech president, Miloš Zeman, has been accused of promoting a climate of "vulgarity, incompetence and corruption" as the Czech Republic heads into a presidential election widely seen as a referendum on his controversial brand of anti-immigrant populism and the country's place in the western alliance.

Czechs tipped to join populist surge in Europe by electing billionaire

The Guardian |
20 October 2017

Czech Republic is poised to join Europe's lurch towards anti-establishment populism by electing as its prime minister a controversial billionaire who faces criminal fraud charges and accusations of communist-era secret police links.

Zuzana Růžičková obituary

The Guardian |
16 October 2017

Czech harpsichordist and Auschwitz survivor who was determined to bring her instrument out of the museum and into the modern world.

Czech climber sets new benchmark with ascent of 'world's hardest cliff'

The Guardian |
5 September 2017

Adam Ondra has completed what is being called the world's hardest single rope-length climb at Flatanger in Norway.

Growing awareness of colonial past fuels radicalisation, says Czech minister

The Guardian |
16 June 2017

An awakening in the Muslim world about the atrocities committed in the west's colonial past is feeding contemporary radicalisation of communities, said the Czech foreign minister on Wednesday.

Czech Republic’s František Rajtoral found dead at home

The Guardian |
25 April 2017

The president of the Turkish side Gaziantepspor has confirmed reports that the Czech Republic international František Rajtoral killed himself at his home over the weekend, with the chief medical officer of international players’ union warning more needs to be done to combat mental illness among current professionals.

Czech zoo to remove horns of 18 white rhinos following French attack

The Guardian |
15 March 2017

The Dvůr Králové zoo has said it will use a chainsaw to remove the horns from its herd of rare rhinos after a brutal attack last week in a French zoo where poachers shot dead a white rhino and hacked off its horns.

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