Friday, 28 November 2014

Radio Prague

iDnes: Hockey defenceman Kabrle hopes to help hometown Kladno

Radio Prague |
27 November 2014

Former NHL defenceman for the Toronto Maple Leafs and later the Montreal Canadiens Tomáš Kabrle will play for his hometown Kladno, in the Czech Republic's second division, this season, after being invited to the New Jersey Devils training camp in September, iDnes reports.

Former close associate Šlouf launches attack on Zeman in new book

Radio Prague |
27 November 2014

A former close associate of President Miloš Zeman has launched an attack on the head of state in a new book. Miroslav Šlouf worked with Mr. Zeman while he was leader of the Social Democrats and is regarded as having masterminded his presidential campaign.

Czech and Tajik presidents discuss trade possibilities, international issues

Radio Prague |
27 November 2014

Czech President Miloš Zeman has met with his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon, discussing trade opportunities, according to the Avesta news agency, as well as international issues including Islamic terrorism.

Dangerous convict escapes from hospital

Radio Prague |
27 November 2014

Police are searching for convicted criminal Jan Novak who escaped from a hospital in Krč in Prague on Tuesday. The 44-year-old convict, who was due for release in 2017, was serving a sentence for a robbery.

Czech energy regulator: 2015 electricity prices to drop but gas costs to rise slightly

Radio Prague |
27 November 2014

Electricity prices in the Czech Republic are set to drop slightly in 2015 while gas prices are expected to rise - the Energy Regulatory Authority has said.

Czech Railways pays off loan for Pendolino trains

Radio Prague |
27 November 2014

Czech Railways has paid off a massive loan for seven high-speed Pendolino trains it ordered back in 1996. The firm sent a final instalment of more than 110 million euros to a consortium of banks headed by ČSOB on Tuesday.

Council recommends Interviews from Lány not be broadcast live

Radio Prague |
27 November 2014

The Council for Czech Radio has recommended the station should no longer broadcast live the long-running programme Interviews from Lány, reacting to a recent scandalous broadcast in which President Miloš Zeman used vulgar language on the air.

International festival Prix Bohemia continues

Radio Prague |
27 November 2014

Veteran conductor of the Czech Radio Orchestra, Vladimír Válek, and radio drama director Hana Kofránková have been inducted in the Prix Bohemia Festival's Hall of Fame.

President Zeman proposes "Finlandization" of Ukraine

Radio Prague |
27 November 2014

Czech President Miloš Zeman continues to stir controversy in the international arena. After criticising the EU's sanctions against Moscow and questioning Russia's involvement in the conflict in Ukraine, Mr Zeman has now suggested that Ukraine should drop its NATO aspirations. Instead, he argues, Ukraine should emulate Finland's neutrality of the Cold War era.

Staropramen aims to replicate success of Potrefená husa chain with Naše hospoda pubs

Radio Prague |
27 November 2014

After the success of its Potrefená husa chain, the Prague-based Staropramen brewery is planning a new network of restaurants under the banner Naše hospoda (Our Pub), Czech news websites have reported.

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