Friday, 31 October 2014

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Berdych through to quarter-finals in Paris

Radio Prague |
31 October 2014

Czech tennis player Tomáš Berdcyh advanced to the quarter-final on Thursday at the BNP Paribas Open to stay in the running in a spot for November's ATP World Tour Finals.

Zaorálek tells Czechs in Ukraine stability in country in interests of Prague and EU

Radio Prague |
31 October 2014

The Czech foreign minister, Lubomír Zaorálek, has told ethnic Czechs in Ukraine that his country supported changes that would help bring Ukraine closer to the European Union.

Former StB men get suspended sentences for January 1989 beating

Radio Prague |
31 October 2014

Two communist-era secret police officers, Petr Beran and Kamil Líbal, have received suspended sentences for beating up a youth of 17 during an interrogation in January 1989. The incident occurred in connection with demonstrations in Prague marking the anniversary of the death of Jan Palach.

Supreme Court rejects TV Prima appeal

Radio Prague |
31 October 2014

The nation's Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by commercial broadcaster TV Prima which had fought to overturn a CZK 400,000 fine for questionable images broadcast in 2008, the Czech News Agency reports.

Severely handicapped boy, who was at centre of record settlement, dies

Radio Prague |
31 October 2014

A five-year-old boy who suffered permanent brain damage and damage to other organs when his delivery was botched when he was born at Prague's Vinohrady Hospital in 2009, died last week Czech Radio reports.

Czech soldiers in Afghanistan awarded Bronze Star Medals

Radio Prague |
31 October 2014

Two Czech soldiers have been awarded Bronze Star Medals, the fourth-highest individual honour in the US military, for their service in Afghanistan, the spokeswoman for the Czech General Staff confirmed on Thursday. Jiří Pazděra, commander of a military company that has guarded the Bagram allied base over the past six months, and David Lavička, a warrant officer, received the Bronze Stars from US Major General Stephen Townsend. Other Czech soldiers received lower level honours.

Czech Philharmonic to mark 25th anniversary of Velvet Revolution

Radio Prague |
31 October 2014

The Czech Philharmonic, under the direction of renowned conductor Jiří Bělohlávek, will perform Antonín Dvořák's "From the New World Symphony" at Carnegie Hall in New York on November 16th.

Study ranks Czechs 17th in Europe when it comes to number of road fatalities

Radio Prague |
31 October 2014

A new study conducted by the Allianz technology centre suggests that out of more than 180 countries the Czech Republic ranks 36th when it comes to the number of road deaths per 100,000 inhabitants and 17th in Europe.

Poll: Babiš 'most trusted'

Radio Prague |
31 October 2014

A new poll released by the CVVM agency suggests that Czechs most trust Finance Minister Andrej Babiš of leaders in Parliament.

Sobotka joins criticism of Zeman's use of plane owned by richest Czech

Radio Prague |
31 October 2014

Eyebrows were raised when the Czech president, Miloš Zeman, returned from a state visit to China not on a government plane but on a private jet hired by the Czech Republic's richest man, Petr Kellner.

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