Thursday, 23 October 2014

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Hundreds of rescue workers take part in simulated terrorist attack

Radio Prague |
23 October 2014

Hundreds of rescue workers, firefighters, soldiers and police officers took part in an operation simulating a terrorist poison attack in the Prague metro in the early hours of Wednesday.

Compulsory maths could be part of school-leaving exam in 2019

Radio Prague |
23 October 2014

Maths could become a compulsory subject in secondary school-leaving exams in the spring of 2019, a year earlier than expected, the Education Ministry told the Czech News Agency on Wednesday.

Anti-corruption groups file charges over alleged election fraud

Radio Prague |
23 October 2014

Anti-corruption initiatives Transparency International and Oživení have filed charges in case of alleged vote buying and election fraud in the municipalities of Chomutov, Kadaň, Ústí nad Labem and Prague during the recent municipal and Senate elections.

ANO takes five seats in Prague city hall and mayor's post

Radio Prague |
23 October 2014

The ANO party, along with the Social Democrats and the three-way coalition of the Greens, the Christian Democrats and Mayors and Independents have agreed on forming a coalition at Prague City Hall.

Chinese writer Yan Lianke receives Franz Kafka Prize

Radio Prague |
23 October 2014

The renowned Chinese writer Yan Lianke received the Franz Kafka Prize at a ceremony at the Old Town Hall in Prague on Wednesday.

Senate approves abolition of health care fees

Radio Prague |
23 October 2014

The Senate on Wednesday approved the abolition of direct payments in health care, introduced by the former centre-right government of Mirek Topolánek in 2008. Under the new bill, patients will no longer be required to pay 30 crowns for every visit to the doctor and a 30-crown fee for medical prescriptions in pharmacies.

Wild boars cause millions of crowns in damage in agriculture sector

Radio Prague |
23 October 2014

Uprooted earth, ruined fields, leftover bits of corn, beetroot and wheat gobbled up: each year, wild boars in the Czech Republic cause extensive damage.

Defence minister slammed over remarks made by his TV show character

Radio Prague |
23 October 2014

Czech Defence Minister Martin Stropnický has come under fire over his role as a detective in a popular TV crime show.

Czech MPs pave way for FATCA deal with US

Radio Prague |
23 October 2014

The lower house of Parliament has approved legislation that allows the exchange of information about banking accounts with other countries.

Pyrotechnics team reaches epicentre of munitions site blast

Radio Prague |
23 October 2014

Members of a police pyrotechnical team this week reached the epicentre of a blast which destroyed a munitions depot in Vrbětice, near Zlín, last Thursday.

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