Saturday, 29 November 2014

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Doctors warn of higher incidence of whooping cough

Radio Prague |
21 November 2014

The health authorities warn that there has been a significant increase in the number of patients with whooping cough around the country.

Finance Ministry files criminal complaint against Teaching Hospital in Ostrava

Radio Prague |
21 November 2014

The Finance Ministry has filed a criminal complaint against the Teaching Hospital in Ostrava over what is describes as the overpriced purchase of a cyber-knife.

Police crack down on people smuggling ring

Radio Prague |
21 November 2014

The Czech police have detained five Vietnamese nationals suspected of smuggling their compatriots to European countries within an international raid against people smugglers, Pavel Hanták, spokesman for the Czech police unit fighting organised crime, said on Thursday.

Czech students top in computer literacy tests

Radio Prague |
21 November 2014

Czech eighth-graders have come out top in the ICILS international test in computer literacy, the Education Minister Marcel Chládek said at a press briefing in Prague on Thursday.

Tackling the Czech Republic's poor air quality

Radio Prague |
21 November 2014

November saw the release of an annual government-commissioned report on the state of the environment in the Czech Republic.

Ex-PM Nečas's wife goes on trial over abuse of power

Radio Prague |
21 November 2014

The wife of ex-prime minister Petr Nečas has gone on trial in Prague in a case that last year led to the collapse of his government. Mrs Nečasová, formerly his chief of staff Jana Nagyová, is charged with abuse of power along with three former military intelligence officers whom she allegedly ordered to spy on the then prime minister’s wife.

Tax change set to make food donations much easier for producers and retailers

Radio Prague |
21 November 2014

In what will no doubt be a boon to charities in the Czech Republic, it should soon become much easier for producers and retailers to give away unwanted foodstuffs, the Czech News Agency has reported.

Václav Havel gets space amongst greats in US Congress

Radio Prague |
21 November 2014

The late Czech president, dissident and playwright Václav Havel was honoured by members of the US Congress on Wednesday.

Jan Němec receives EU Prize for Literature

Radio Prague |
20 November 2014

Czech writer Jan Němec was given the EU Prize for Literature for 2014 at a ceremony in Brussels on Tuesday night.

Zeman: Europe, US, Russia and China should unite against Islamic terrorism

Radio Prague |
20 November 2014

Czech President Miloš Zeman says Europe, the US, Russia and China should join forces to combat Islamic terrorism. Speaking in an interview in Wednesday’s edition of the German daily Bild, Mr. Zeman said Islamic terrorism was a bigger problem than the Ukraine crisis,

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