Thursday, 25 August 2016
National | Radio Prague

Vladimír Eisenbruk will be appointed a Czech ambassador to Cuba, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed on Wednesday. Mr Eisenbruk, who previously served as an ambassador in Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru, will be the first Czech ambassador to the country after 27 years. Until now, both the Czech Republic and Cuba have been represented in the other country by a charge d'affaires.

National | ČTK

A district court did not qualify the hanging out of red boxer shorts at Prague Castle, the Czech president's seat, by the Ztohoven artistic group as a crime on Wednesday and it sent the case to the Prague 1 Town Hall to deal with it as a suspected misdemeanour.

Prague | Prague TV

The city is going to have one of the biggest shutdown of its water system for many years. Due to the renovation of a water main, water will not flow from 8 am on Aug. 25 to 10 pm on Aug. 29.

National | Newstalk ZB

A foreign tramper has been waiting for nearly a month at a remote South Island hut to be saved after her partner was killed falling down a slope in the South Island.

Prague | Radio Prague
National | ČTK

A group of Ukrainian activists put up large Ukrainian flags at three towers in Prague on Wednesday to warn of the continuing war in eastern Ukraine.

National | ČTK

Vienna's position in European and world politics would be weakened if Norbert Hofer from the Freedom Party of Austria (FPOe) wins the repeated Austrian presidential election in autumn, former Czech foreign minister Karel Schwarzenberg told the Austrian paper Profil on Wednesday.

National | Prague TV

There is no reason for the Czech Republic to adopt a new civilian protection concept along the model the German government approved on Wednesday, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, CSSD) has said.

National | ČTK

President Milos Zeman talked about problems with migration from Islamic countries to the EU and he again criticised the Western sanctions against Russia in his speech for the heads of Czech diplomatic missions abroad at Prague Castle, the presidential seat, on Wednesday.

National | ČTK

President Milos Zeman talked about problems with migration from Islamic countries to the EU and he again rejected the Western sanctions against Russia in his speech for the heads of Czech diplomatic missions abroad at Prague Castle, the presidential seat, on Wednesday.

Politics | ČTK

The Czech cabinet wants to preserve the condition of 50,000 people's signatures for candidates to enter the presidential election race, but the signatories will be newly obliged to add their ID number, according to an amendment to the presidential election law that the cabinet approved on Wednesday.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

The Czech Senate passed on Wednesday a bill enabling the e-verification of EU citizens' identity in situations such as cross-border e-transactions, and facilitating administrative proceedings in accordance with the relevant EU directive.

National | ČTK

It has repeatedly happened that Czech social workers take children away from a loving parent and place them in institutions so that the children would learn to love the other parent, daily Pravo wrote and condemned such practice.

National | ČTK

People from ten European countries gathered outside the Chinese Embassy in Prague on Wednesday and called on China to stop persecuting members of the Falun Gong movement and especially to release Wang Zhiwen.

National | ČTK

Hillary Clinton as US president would probably be a higher guarantee of security than Donald Trump, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka told Tuesday's issue of daily Hospodářské noviny. "Considering the pre-election statements made by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, from the point of view of guarantees for the allies I see more security in the election of Clinton," Sobotka told the paper.