Sunday, 26 October 2014

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Hard questions remain over Žďár attack

Radio Prague |
17 October 2014

Police on Wednesday formally charged a 26-year-old woman in a brutal knife attack at a high school in Žďár nad Sázavou this week which claimed the life of a 16-year-old boy, and left three people injured.

Second Signal light festival aiming for even bigger impact on viewers

Radio Prague |
17 October 2014

This year's festival is a bit smaller, in terms of number of installations, but features more foreign artists, says founder Martin Pošta.

Poll: Almost 70% of Czech firms agree with sanctions against Russia

Radio Prague |
17 October 2014

A new poll conducted by the ČSOB bank for the Czech News Agency suggests that a majority of Czech companies – just under 70% – consider sanctions against Russia by the European Union and the US the right course of action. In mid-September ČSOB questioned more than 500 domestic companies. The same percentage, as it happens, agreed that losses as a result of Russian repercussions were not drastic.

Pelhřimov: a town that attracts extraordinary people

Radio Prague |
17 October 2014

Just as the town of Plzeň is associated with great beer and the town of Pardubice with gingerbread, the town of Pelhřimov brings to mind amazing feats, records and curiosities.

Medics must wait two months longer to receive pay rise than other state employees

Radio Prague |
16 October 2014

Health workers will receive a pay rise in January not at the same time as other state employees at the start of November, says Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka.

National Archive to receive valuable photography collection

Radio Prague |
16 October 2014

The Czech National Archive on Wednesday took possession of a valuable collection documenting 20th century photography in the then Czechoslovakia.

Psychiatric hospital head resigns in wake of school attack in Žďár

Radio Prague |
16 October 2014

The director of a psychiatric hospital in Opava, Ivan Drábek, has resigned from his post in the wake of Tuesday's knife attack at a secondary school in Ždár nad Sázavou.

TOP 09 leaders in Prague quit party

Radio Prague |
16 October 2014

Prague Mayor Tomáš Hudeček of the TOP 09 party, and the head of the group's Prague organization, Jiří Vávra, have both quit the party. The officials, who have become bitter rivals, offered their resignations just days after the party failed to win local elections in Prague, and will most likely lose the post of the mayor for the next four-year term.

Police charge former Prague 11 deputies over public property sales

Radio Prague |
16 October 2014

The police have charged 40 former deputies of the Prague 11 district and a former employee of the local town hall with abuse of power and breach of trust over allegedly disadvantageous sales of public property.

Government to review mental health care, school security following Ždár knife attack

Radio Prague |
16 October 2014

The Czech government will review the system of mental health care and school security rules after Tuesday's deadly knife attack at a secondary school in Žďár nad Sázavou, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said.

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