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Association warns ATM card users to be vigilant in light of new thefts

Radio Prague |
15 December 2010

The Czech Bank Card Association has warned ATM card users that fraudsters in Prague have come up with a new method of ripping-off bank accounts: it has come to the light that there were several incidents in the capital in November when a taxi driver quietly switched a customer's bank card he had been handed, for someone else's, later making a withdrawal.

Lada's grandson discusses artist's Christmas cards and more

Radio Prague |
15 December 2010

Cards featuring the work of Josef Lada are an integral part of Czech Christmas. His grandson, also named Josef Lada, says the artist's images of snow covered villages and nativity scenes capture something everyone can relate to.

A new position on the Czech media market

Radio Prague |
14 December 2010

CzechPosition, or ČeskáPozice, believes it can pull in pay per view subscribers through a mix of inside and exclusive news and business stories.

The longest day: An ecstasy of Czech poetry

Radio Prague |
13 December 2010

Last month the Czech Republic enjoyed its annual celebration of poetry, the "Den poezie". Literally this translates as "poetry day", although in reality the event lasts a good deal longer than a mere 24 hours. This year there was a particular reason to celebrate.

Melting snow causes almost five hour halt on Prague metro line

Radio Prague |
10 December 2010

Prague residents have long been used to the city's efficient metro system but efficiency wasn't the word that came to mind for many commuters on Wednesday, when a part of the oldest line in the system was closed off for more than four hours.

How Petr became Pedro and forged a conexion with Cuban musicians

Radio Prague |
10 December 2010

In our increasingly globalised world, cross-cultural musical collaborations are becoming ever more common, and you couldn’t find a better example of this trend than the work of Pedro Rodriguez.

Creators say Czech equivalent of Wikileaks should begin releasing sensitive data next week

Radio Prague |
8 December 2010

The Czech Republic is set to get its own internet forum for material the authorities would prefer to keep under wraps, with the launch of a similar site by the small political grouping the Czech Pirate Party.

Govt signals readiness to deliver on pensions reform

Radio Prague |
7 December 2010

The Czech Republic has so far moved slowly to reform its pay as you go pensions system. But the pressures of a growing imbalance between working people and those who have retired is forcing politicians to grab the nettle with a final reform proposal expected early in 2011.

New tome maps history of comics in Czechoslovakia

Radio Prague |
7 December 2010

Fans of Czech comic books or series have a fascinating new tome to pore over, the just released Encyklopedie komiksu (The Comics Encyclopaedia). The book covers series and strips published in Czechoslovakia between the years 1945 to 1989.

Beetles, gravediggers and a familiar face from Radio Prague

Radio Prague |
7 December 2010

Radio Prague's Pavla Horáková has just had a novel for children published with glowing reviews. Her book is set in a cemetery.

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