Saturday, 1 August 2015

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Czechs get taste of cider

Radio Prague |
16 July 2015

Czechs are growing increasingly fond of cider. Nearly two million litres of the alcoholic beverage was sold in the Czech Republic last year and Czechs spent nearly CZK 130 million on the drink.

Prague station closed after train smashes through buffers and lands 25 metres inside main building

Radio Prague |
16 July 2015

Services were interrupted at one of Prague’s biggest railway stations on Wednesday after a train failed to brake properly, derailed and came to a stop inside the main building at Masarykovo nádraží – around 25 metres beyond the end of the track. An investigation into the incident has been launched and regular services are gradually resuming.

Number of cyclists up by quarter in Prague last year

Radio Prague |
15 July 2015

The number of cyclists in Prague rose by a quarter last year, according to a city transport yearbook quoted by the Czech News Agency.

Prague-based musician Stan “the Man” dies

Radio Prague |
15 July 2015

Blues musician Stan “the Man” Wolarz, a long-term fixture on the Prague music scene, died on Monday, according to a posting on his band’s Facebook page.

Tramping to freedom

Radio Prague |
15 July 2015

A new Czech documentary called Amerika, which has recently premiered at the Karlovy Vary International Festival, explores the unique Czech pastime known as tramping, inspired in part by the vision of the American Wild West.

Prague streets showcase acrobatic talent

Radio Prague |
15 July 2015

A helium balloon carrying an acrobat rose in the air above Prague's Industrial Palace on Monday, marking the start of the city’s annual street festival Za dveřmi or Behind the Door.

Taiwanese electronics giant eyes Czech expansion

Radio Prague |
15 July 2015

The Taiwanese electronics supplier Foxconn is considering an investment project in the Czech Republic worth billions of crowns, the Ministry of Industry and Trade announced on Monday.

Country to open new facilities and hire hundreds of additional personnel to handle influx of illegal migrants

Radio Prague |
15 July 2015

The Czech Interior Ministry said on Monday it expects up to 7,000 illegal migrants to try and enter the country next year - double the amount who entered the Czech Republic so far in 2015.

James Ragan – the “Czechoslovak” US poet who spends every summer at Václav Havel’s old flat

Radio Prague |
14 July 2015

James Ragan is a US poet, screenwriter, playwright and teacher with extremely strong Czechoslovak ties.

JTEKT steers significant investment into Plzeň plant

Radio Prague |
14 July 2015

A Czech daughter company of Japanese car giant Toyota produces steering systems for a range of European small cars. After a modest start, JTEKT now has three Czech production sites and it is targeting it’s Plzeň facility for a CZK 700 million investment over the next three years.

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