Thursday, 18 October 2018

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PM Andrej Babiš: 'Why should we be caring for Syrian orphans?'

Radio Prague |
18 September 2018

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has come under fire for outright rejecting a proposal to take in 50 Syrian orphans – or even a single refugee until the EU secures its borders. In an interview published on Saturday, he said the Czech Republic had demonstrated its solidarity in other, meaningful ways and has its orphans to worry about.

In National Gallery, young fashion designers send message: "We're Next "

Radio Prague |
17 September 2018

Fashion initiative We're Next held their third annual event in Prague on Thursday evening, featuring designs by students from Prague's Academy of Arts, or Umprum, and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp.

Prague exhibition highlights interwar functional design by top artists

Radio Prague |
18 September 2018

Household items produced in Czechoslovakia in the 1920s and '30s by some of the country's top designers and artists, such as Ladislav Sutnar and Toyen, are currently on display at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague.

Lipnice Castle: the stone guardian of the Sázava region

Radio Prague |
19 September 2018

There are two very good reasons why you should visit Lipnice. The small town is dominated by a romantic castle that is a favorite setting for international filmmakers. It was also the last home of Jaroslav Hašek.

Czech Republic misses deadline for implementing EU directive on arms control

Radio Prague |
17 September 2018

Czech politicians have missed Friday's deadline on passing a controversial EU amendment to its directive on the control of the acquisition and possession of weapons.

Dog discovers Bronze Age treasure in Kostelec

Radio Prague |
14 September 2018

While on a walk with his owner in the northern Bohemian village of Kostelecké Horky, a dog dug up more than 20 unique Bronze Age objects. These have since been analysed by archaeologists and, from Thursday, the pieces are on display at a special exhibition in the local town of Kostelec nad Orlicí.

Police launch investigation after synthetic drug kills one and leaves several poisoned

Radio Prague |
14 September 2018

Police in Ostrava have launched an investigation after one person died and several more were poisoned after taking a synthetic drug similar to marijuana. While arrests have been made, it is unclear how many doses of the drug may be in circulation in the city.

Czech pilot celebrates centenary of Czechoslovakia by round-the-world flight

Radio Prague |
14 September 2018

Czech pilot Roman Kramařík has completed a flight around the world in a small Cessna airplane marking the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia. Over the course of 46 days, the one-time aerobatic pilot crossed three oceans and three continents, covering over 40,000 kilometres.

Online grocer Rohlík pledges to cut down single use plastics by end of year

Radio Prague |
14 September 2018

Czech online grocer Rohlík.cz has made a pledge to get rid of all single-use plastics by the end of the year. The shop has also introduced a filter option which allows its customers to buy only plastic-free products, spokesman Pavel Kučera said on Wednesday.

Church in Prague receives relic of Czech Marco Polo

Radio Prague |
13 September 2018

On Tuesday evening a special delegation from Italy delivered a relic to the Church of Our Lady of the Snows in central Prague. The holy object in question is a fragment of the remains of a Czech Franciscan missionary, who was among the first recorded Europeans to visit the Far East.

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