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Bedřich Hrozný – re-discoverer of the Hittite language

Radio Prague |
14 May 2009

The Czech orientalist deciphered the forgotten language of the Hittites and became the first to hear their words in 3000 years.

1970s plan to build Czechoslovak island revealed

Radio Prague |
13 May 2009

According to a newspaper report from Tuesday, engineers in modern Czechoslovakia planned to build an underground rail tunnel all the way to the Adriatic Coast – and to create an artificial island that would have belonged to Czechoslovakia.

Treason? Politicians scrap over whether Klaus must sign Lisbon Treaty

Radio Prague |
13 May 2009

Three Civic Democratic senators who went to see President Václav Klaus on Tuesday said they now have the required seventeen signatures necessary to send a new complaint over the Lisbon Treaty to the Constitutional Court. This they will do, they said, within two months.

Prague metro 35 years down the line

Radio Prague |
12 May 2009

In the course of its short existence, Prague's metro has become one of the busiest underground systems in all of Europe.

Czech celebrities refuse to take the tabloids

Radio Prague |
12 May 2009

A celebrity cast of top Czech writers and actors has taken a high profile public stand against the practices of the Czech tabloid press. Around a dozen top names have signed a petition denouncing what they describe as the publications’ dirty practices.

Court rejects government's petition to ban extremist Workers' Party

Radio Prague |
5 March 2009

The Worker's Party first made headlines last year when its supporters staged a march on a Romany ghetto. (ČTK)The Workers' Party first made headlines last year when its supporters staged a march on a Romany ghetto. (ČTK)

The Supreme Administrative Court said the cabinet had not provided sufficient evidence that the small far-right group posed a real threat to democracy.

The Jewish Quarter in Třebíč

Radio Prague |
7 May 2009

The historic Moravian town of Třebíč is known for having perhaps the best preserved Jewish quarter in the country.

Anniversary of Prague uprising marked by commemorative ceremony

Radio Prague |
6 May 2009

It was a now famous appeal broadcast from the Czech Radio building on 5 May, 1945, which sparked the Prague rising against the continued Nazi occupation. The 64th anniversary of the event was marked at the radio building on Tuesday at the precise time of the original broadcast.

Government moves to stamp out homophobia in schools

Radio Prague |
4 May 2009

Research conducted by the Czech charity People in Need two years ago suggested that nearly three-quarters of school-age boys in this country had a 'negative attitude' towards homosexuality. A recently published European study indicates that that situation is not improving, and that homophobia is still a widespread problem in Czech schools.

Wilson monument to be restored to Prague 70 years after being torn down by Nazis

Radio Prague |
4 May 2009

For just under 15 years, from 1928 until 1941, a monument to the American president Woodrow Wilson stood in front of Prague's main railway station. Now, almost 70 years later, a group called the American Friends of the Czech Republic is spearheading a campaign to restore it.

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