Friday, 14 August 2020

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China expected to be on agenda of Pompeo visit to Prague next week

Radio Prague |
7 August 2020

The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, will arrive in Prague next Tuesday as part of a short tour of the region. The following day Mr. Pompeo will hold talks with the Czech prime minister, Andrej Babiš, that are expected to touch on trade and security issues, including China.

Drive-thru voting to be introduced for autumn regional and Senate elections

Radio Prague |
6 August 2020

With regional and Senate elections due at the start of October, politicians have agreed on a means of allowing the thousands of people likely to be in quarantine at the time to cast their ballot. The proposed amendment to the law will allow three alternative forms of voting: drive-in voting, the creation of special polling stations, and electoral commissions that would visit people's homes.

Musicians from around the world recreate famous Hussite choral

Radio Prague |
6 August 2020

A new arrangement of the famous 15th century Hussite choral Ktož jsú boží bojovníci is currently being put together by over a hundred musicians from all around the world to mark the 600th anniversary of the medieval town of Tábor.

Enhanced sentences for petty crimes during state of emergency filling Czech jailhouses

Radio Prague |
5 August 2020

An eighteen-month sentence for the theft of four bread rolls, or two years for the theft of boxer shorts that cost less than 200 crowns. Those are some of the sentences being meted out by judges dealing with crimes committed during the state of emergency declared in connection with the coronavirus crisis. Are they absurd?

July sees highest number of railway accidents in five years

Radio Prague |
5 August 2020

Twenty-eight people died and 55 were injured on Czech railways during the first month of the summer holidays. July saw a total of 135 accidents, incidents or near-collisions, which is an increase by one third on the previous month and the highest number recorded in a single month in at least five years.

Prices of bikes to increase due to surge in demand

Radio Prague |
5 August 2020

Bicycle sales in the Czech Republic have skyrocketed as a result of the restrictions related to the Covid-19 crisis. According to sellers and distributors, the demand for bicycles has risen by up to 50 percent year-on-year in recent months.

Czechs saving more as a result of coronavirus crisis

Radio Prague |
4 August 2020

An increasing number of Czechs have started saving larger sums of money as a result of the coronavirus crisis in order to prepare for unexpected expenses in the future, suggests a survey conducted by Equa bank, published by Czech Radio.

Plzeň zoo joins international efforts to save maneless zebra

Radio Prague |
4 August 2020

The zoo in Pilsen has recently launched a breeding programme of the critically endangered maneless zebra. There are currently only around 40 of these animals in zoos around the world, most in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Ana Hernandez Blackstad: Fried cheese can't be rubbery or a hockey puck

Radio Prague |
4 August 2020

Under the name Las Saboritas, Ana Hernandez Blackstad and Alison Maciejewski have done over 300 Twitter reviews of Prague restaurants in recent years.

2020 Prague Pride highlights plight of LGBT communities elsewhere in V4

Radio Prague |
4 August 2020

The 2020 Prague Pride festival of LGBT culture, which got underway on Monday, is somewhat different than previous editions, with no city centre parade and fewer foreign visitors. But the organisers have still put together a packed programme for this year's event, which boasts a record number of venues.

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