Wednesday, 29 June 2016

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Troops give way to tourists in nature park

Radio Prague |
1 June 2016

A former Red Army military training ground in Ralsko in North Bohemia has been declared the Czech Republic's largest geopark.

Czech exports to US see rapid growth

Radio Prague |
1 June 2016

Czech exports to the United States have grown rapidly in the past three years, approaching the 100 billion crown mark for the first time ever, according to the Czech Statistics Office. This makes the US the country's biggest export partner outside the EU and the most dynamically growing market for the Czech Republic regarding mutual trade. Exports to the US have almost doubled in the past decade and since 2011 the volume of Czech exports to the country has exceeded the volume of US imports.

City councillors signal end of the line for Segways in Prague city centre

Radio Prague |
1 June 2016

Councillors at Prague City Hall unanimously agreed to ban the use of Segway vehicles in the city's historic centre. The move comes after dozens of complaints and accidents, including one on Monday afternoon in which a user suffered a concussion in a collision with a tram.

Paul Simon to perform in Prague in November

Radio Prague |
1 June 2016

US singer-songwriter Paul Simon is set to perform at Prague's O2 Arena on November 17, the concert's organisers announced on Tuesday.

Final film by Jan Němec among two Czech contenders for top prizes at Karlovy Vary

Radio Prague |
1 June 2016

The final film by director Jan Němec, who died in March at the age of 79, is to take part in the main competition at the 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, organisers announced on Tuesday.

Survey: Czech Republic has most young cannabis users in Europe

Radio Prague |
1 June 2016

The Czech Republic has the highest percentage of young cannabis users in Europe, according to the latest annual report from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Dependency.

Recording shows Prima ordered staff to report negatively on migrant crisis

Radio Prague |
1 June 2016

Evidence has emerged that the commercial television station Prima ordered journalists to report negatively on the migrant crisis, iDnes.cz reported. The news website HlídacíPes.org on Tuesday posted an audio recording of a meeting at Prima where reporters were told that the station's management regarded refugees as a threat.

Two soldiers injured during training in Libavá

Radio Prague |
20 May 2016

Two soldiers were injured, one of them seriously, while undergoing training in the Libavá military zone in the Olomouc region on Wednesday evening.

Some 23% of students failed maths in secondary school-leaving exam

Radio Prague |
20 May 2016

Despite a slight improvement, maths has again proved to be the most difficult subject in Czech secondary school-leaving exams. According to figures released by the Education Ministry on Thursday, some 23% of students failed the subject this year.

Czechs knocked out of the World Ice Hockey Championships' quarter-finals

Radio Prague |
20 May 2016

The Czech team have been knocked out of the Ice Hockey World Championship, after suffering a 2-1 defeat to the US in in the quarter-finals on Thursday.

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