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Pendolino lead car may be largely beyond repair

Radio Prague |
31 July 2015

Further inspection of a Pendolino train badly damaged in a tragic head-on collision in Moravia suggests that only the undercarriage of the lead car is likely be salvaged and that the rest of the car could be beyond repair.

Former opera singer, sister, may be two who died from smoke inhalation in Prague fire

Radio Prague |
31 July 2015

A fire in a family home in the Ořechovka neighbourhood in Střešovice, Prague, claimed the lives of two elderly women, aged 87 and 92, early Thursday morning. The Czech News Agency reported the women who died may have been renowned former opera soprano Ludmila Dvořáková and her sister Květoslava.

Government moves to tighten rules on party financing

Radio Prague |
31 July 2015

The Czech coalition government has moved to tighten the rules for the financing of political parties. The proposed measures include a 3 million crown ceiling on donations from individual sponsors and a cap on the amount of money that parties can spend on election campaigns. The draft bill also envisages the setting up of an independent body which would supervise the financing of political parties.

Czech pipeline company seeks to boost reverse flow, mulls strategic investments

Radio Prague |
31 July 2015

Main Czech gas pipeline company NET4GAS has been given a solid reference from credit rating companies but final decisions on what the government sees as key strategic infrastructure projects are still under consideration.

Wall inscriptions by Terezín prisoners had been forgotten for decades, says researcher

Radio Prague |
31 July 2015

A team doing research at the former Terezín concentration camp in north Bohemia have just presented remarkable findings in the form of previously undocumented inscriptions made by Jewish prisoners in the walls of the fortress.

Dvůr Králové Zoo opens first lion safari in central and eastern Europe

Radio Prague |
31 July 2015

The Dvůr Králové Zoo which is known for its valiant efforts to try to save the Northern White Rhino, has a new attraction. This month it opened a lion safari – the only one of its kind in central and eastern Europe.

Ministry bonuses for top staff rise in first six months compared with same period in 2014

Radio Prague |
30 July 2015

Bonus payments to top ministry officials have risen sharply in the first half of 2015 compared with the same period a year earlier, Czech Radio reported on Wednesday. Total bonuses rose by around CZK 65 million to reach almost CZK 220 million.

Czech Post prepares special edition of stamps to honour Sir Nicholas Winton

Radio Prague |
30 July 2015

The Czech Post office is preparing to rush out a special edition of stamps in honour of Sir Nicholas Winton, who organised transports of 669, mostly Jewish children, out of Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia before the outbreak of WWII.

Cabinet proposes clampdown on gaming business

Radio Prague |
30 July 2015

Tighter rules on the gaming industry were approved Wednesday by the Czech Cabinet. The proposed measures include giving local council greater power over opening hours, including an obligatory closing period during the night, and higher taxes on companies.

Jana Hybášková selected to head EU Namibia representation

Radio Prague |
30 July 2015

Former Czech member of the European Parliament and diplomat Jana Hybášková has been confirmed as the European Union's new ambassador to Namibia.

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