Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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Employers stand against minimal wage hike

Radio Prague |
5 September 2014

Government officials, trade union leaders and employers have failed to agree on a hike of minimal wage by CZK 700.

Rescuers search for buried victims under collapsed road bridge

Radio Prague |
5 September 2014

A road bridge near the town of Havlíčkův Brod collapsed on Thursday afternoon, allegedly killing one person and wounding five others. The incident happened on a section of road which is under construction and is closed to traffic.

Parliamentary Committee urges prime minister to fall in line with other EU countries over sanctions

Radio Prague |
5 September 2014

The parliamentary committee for European Affairs on Thursday called on Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka to act in accordance with the majority of EU countries when negotiating the planned extension of new EU sanctions against Russia.

Czechs to announce defence spending increase at NATO summit

Radio Prague |
5 September 2014

President Miloš Zeman is set to announce an increase in the Czech Republic's defence budget at the NATO summit in Wales. Czech leaders also support plans to create a rapid-response military force that should be approved by NATO leaders at the meeting.

Czech Republic looking to boost trade ties with Iran

Radio Prague |
5 September 2014

The Czech government is sending a business delegation to Iran, the first such visit ever to take place. The trip should pave the way for boosting trade and facilitate agreements on investment protection and the abolition of double taxation by both Prague and Tehran. The representatives of some 20 Czech companies are set to leave for Iran on September 13th for a four day visit.

Proton centre official hoping little Ashya will not become part of media circus in Prague

Radio Prague |
5 September 2014

Five-year-old cancer patient Ashya King could soon receive proton beam radiation treatment in Prague. The boy has been the centre of media attention in the UK after his parents removed him from a hospital in England in a bid to get better treatment.

Shanti's Zuzana Paseková: The poorest villagers in Pancha Kochi taught us the secret to happiness

Radio Prague |
5 September 2014

In 2011 three young women from Moravia met up to share a dream – to visit India and Nepal. It was a journey of discovery that made the three strangers fast friends and radically changed their lives.

Police rule out euthanasia in hospital killing case

Radio Prague |
4 September 2014

Police in Rumburk, North Bohemia have ruled out the possibility that a nurse illegally euthanized an elderly cancer patient, Mladá fronta Dnes reported on Wednesday.

Plzeň's New Theatre gets official opening

Radio Prague |
4 September 2014

The Nové divadlo (New Theatre) was officially opened in the West Bohemian city of Plzeň on Tuesday night. The modern structure with a capacity of just over 450 was built at a cost of CZK 880 million. Theatre director Tomáš Töpfer said it was an amazing thing that the country had received its first purpose-built theatre in over 50 years.

Two Czechs reportedly killed while fighting for pro-Russian forces in Ukraine

Radio Prague |
4 September 2014

Two Czech citizens have been killed while fighting in the ranks of pro-Russian forces in Ukraine, the website of a local Czech communist party organisation in Frýdek-Místek reported quoting Russian sources.

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