Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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Police charge 18 people with manipulating public tenders in south Bohemia

Radio Prague |
17 September 2014

Police have charged 18 people with manipulating public tenders in river basin management, the daily Lidové noviny reports.

Statute of Zátopek unveiled at Zlín sports stadium

Radio Prague |
17 September 2014

A statue of the famous Czech long-distance runner Emil Zátopek has been unveiled at a sports stadium in Zlín, south Moravia.

Court increases controversial businessman's hit-and-run sentence to four and a half years

Radio Prague |
17 September 2014

In an appeal hearing, a Prague court has increased Roman Janoušek's jail sentence for grievous bodily harm to four and a half years.

Almost 1,400 illegally held weapons handed under amnesty to date

Radio Prague |
17 September 2014

Almost 1,400 illegally held weapons have so far been handed in to the police as part of an amnesty that began in July and runs until the end of the year.

Former world number seven Vaidišová returns four years after quitting tennis

Radio Prague |
17 September 2014

Former tennis star Nicole Vaidišová is set to return to the sport later on Tuesday when she takes part in the first round of an International Tennis Federation tournament in the US city of Albuquerque.

Czech picture Fair Play in contention for European Film Awards

Radio Prague |
17 September 2014

The Czech movie Fair Play has been placed on a long list of nominees for this year's European Film Awards. Written and directed by Andrea Sedláčková, Fair Play explores doping in sport in the final decade of the communist era.

Exhibition of photographs taken by US student in August 1968 goes on show

Radio Prague |
17 September 2014

An exhibition of photographs taken by American Paul F. Goldsmith in Prague during the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia is being held in the city.

Pro-Russian separatists reported to have entered Czech consulate in Donetsk

Radio Prague |
17 September 2014

Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine are reported to have entered the Czech consulate in the eastern city of Donetsk on Sunday. The diplomatic office has been closed since June.

Foreign Minister pledges Czech support for Iraq

Radio Prague |
17 September 2014

A major conference in Paris on Monday called by French President Francois Hollande has seen 30 countries pledge to help fight militants from Islamic State by "all means necessary". Most recognized as grave the threat to the region by militants who seized large parts of Iraq in recent months. The Czech Republic, participating in the conference, pledged support for Iraq and the Kurds in this time of crisis. Besides, providing ammunition, Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek said, the Czech Republic would provide humanitarian aid and would offer training of civil defence forces.

Czech Energy Regulatory Office seeks to toughen gas reserve demands in case of crisis

Radio Prague |
17 September 2014

In the wake of reduced deliveries of Russian gas to Poland, Slovakia and Austria in recent weeks - the EU's dependence on Russian gas and finding alternative supplies to boost security has shot up the agenda again. And alongside other European countries heavily dependent on Russian gas supplies, the Czech Republic is taking stock of its reserves and preparing for a possible emergency.

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