Saturday, 3 December 2016
Prague | Prague TV

Prague has been named the best region in the Czech Republic to live in, followed by the Pardubice region and Plzeň region. The worst region is the Moravia-Silesia region. The survey was carried out by Datank, with 1,400 respondents who rated 54 criteria.

National | The New York Times

Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka has rejected terror charges that two Czech nationals face in Turkey. Miroslav Farkas and Marketa Vselichova were arrested Nov. 13 in Sirnak province while trying to cross the border to Iraq, and charged with belonging to a terror group.

National | ČTK

The UNESCO special committee added Czech and Slovak puppetry to the list of world intangible heritage at its meeting in Addis Ababa on Thursday.

National | ČTK

Czech designer Viktorie Beldova has made a set of crown jewels for the King of Cambodia, Norodom Sihamoni, who studied in Prague in the past and still speaks excellent Czech.

National | ČTK

Sixty percent of drivers violated traffic regulations when using railway crossings and most drivers killed by a passing train were locals who knew the crossing well and did not respect it despite the red flashing light, road safety expert Roman Budsky said.

National | Radio Prague

Socialist leaders from around Europe are meeting in Prague on Friday. UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, PM Robert Fico of Slovakia's Smer and German SDP vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel are among those due to speak at the Party of European Socialists gathering at the city's Congress Centre.

National | Foreign Policy

This year, Czech lawmakers proposed two amendments: one that threatened free speech, and one that might help protect it during and after 2017.

National | ČTK

The Czech Chamber of Deputies approved the Protocol on the Accession of Montenegro to NATO on Thursday, and only lawmakers for the opposition Communist Party (KSCM) voted against it.

National | ČTK

U.S. President Barack Obama has failed to markedly progress towards achieving a world free of nuclear weapons, an idea he mentioned in a Prague speech at the beginning of his presidency in 2009, Angela Kane, former head of the U.N. programme for disarmament, said at a conference in Prague on Thursday.

Politics | ČTK

Former Czech prime minister Jiri Paroubek is considering returning to politics and to the Social Democratic Party (CSSD) whose leader he was in 2006-2010, dailies Lidove noviny (LN) and Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) write on Thursday.

National | ČTK

Forty percent of Czech ten-year-old students were victims of school bullying, daily Pravo writes on Thursday, citing the TIMSS 2015 international survey.

National | ČTK

Some Czech politicians who criticise the human rights violation by China seem to use the issue merely as an empty word within the domestic political struggle, regardless of humanist ideals, which is undignified, Antonin Rasek writes in daily Pravo on Thursday.

National | ČTK

The risks arising from Islamist radicalism and activities of international terrorist groups are rather low in the Czech Republic at present and a possible terrorist attack would rather be perpetrated by a lone individual, a national security audit, published by the Czech Government Office on Thursday, has found.

National | ČTK

The Senate has asked the Czech government to better coordinate contact of the authorities with Czechs living abroad, the chairman of the Senate Commission For Foreign Czechs, Tomas Grulich (Civic Democratic Party, ODS), told journalists on Thursday.

National | ČTK

The Senate distanced itself from the mid-October pro-China statement of four high constitutional officials, including Senate head Milan Stech, in a resolution passed on Wednesday, which says Stech's stance did not represent the upper house's position. The resolution was proposed by the opposition Civic Democrats. It was passed after a three-hour debate by the votes of 38 of 69 senators present.