Friday, 31 October 2014
National | Radio Prague

Two Czech soldiers have been awarded Bronze Star Medals, the fourth-highest individual honour in the US military, for their service in Afghanistan, the spokeswoman for the Czech General Staff confirmed on Thursday. Jiří Pazděra, commander of a military company that has guarded the Bagram allied base over the past six months, and David Lavička, a warrant officer, received the Bronze Stars from US Major General Stephen Townsend. Other Czech soldiers received lower level honours.

National | Radio Prague

Eyebrows were raised when the Czech president, Miloš Zeman, returned from a state visit to China not on a government plane but on a private jet hired by the Czech Republic's richest man, Petr Kellner.

National | Radio Prague

Two communist-era secret police officers, Petr Beran and Kamil Líbal, have received suspended sentences for beating up a youth of 17 during an interrogation in January 1989. The incident occurred in connection with demonstrations in Prague marking the anniversary of the death of Jan Palach.

National | Radio Prague

The World Economic Forum's Gender Gap Equality report which reflects the changing patterns of gender equality around the world has seen the Czech Republic slip to 96th place on a ladder of 142 countries.

Prague | Real Estate | The Prague Post

The Quadrio building complex at Národní třída will finally open at 11:11 a.m. on Oct. 31. when Prague 1 Mayor Oldřich Lomecký and representatives of developer CPI Property cut the ceremonial ribbon. The complex will have 66 shops on four floors, in addition to offices and apartments.

Politics | Radio Prague

A new poll released by the CVVM agency suggests that Czechs most trust Finance Minister Andrej Babiš of leaders in Parliament.

National | Radio Prague

A new study conducted by the Allianz technology centre suggests that out of more than 180 countries the Czech Republic ranks 36th when it comes to the number of road deaths per 100,000 inhabitants and 17th in Europe.

National | Radio Prague

A five-year-old boy who suffered permanent brain damage and damage to other organs when his delivery was botched when he was born at Prague's Vinohrady Hospital in 2009, died last week Czech Radio reports.

National | Radio Prague

The nation's Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by commercial broadcaster TV Prima which had fought to overturn a CZK 400,000 fine for questionable images broadcast in 2008, the Czech News Agency reports.

National | Radio Prague

The Czech foreign minister, Lubomír Zaorálek, has told ethnic Czechs in Ukraine that his country supported changes that would help bring Ukraine closer to the European Union.

National | Radio Prague

Almost a fortnight after a devastating explosion at a munitions depot in Vrbětice, south Moravia, pyrotechnics teams are still struggling to bring the situation under control. Live munitions scattered about the site have been triggering further explosions day and night, and people living in the close vicinity of the accident are calling for the army to get involved. The army is willing to provide whatever assistance may be needed, says minister.

National | Radio Prague

Speaking to a gathering of around 130 foreign diplomats in Prague, President Miloš Zeman said we must kill terrorists, by which he defined anybody who deliberately killed civilians.

National | Radio Prague

The son of a Russian woman who protested the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 says the Czech president, Miloš Zeman, must call on Russia to release political prisoners.

National | Radio Prague

Film director Jan Němec has returned a Medal of Merit he received from then president Václav Havel in 2002 in protest at the selection of people who got a similar award from current head of state Miloš Zeman on Tuesday.

National | Radio Prague

The Czech Republic ranks 96th in this year's global gender equality index compiled by the World Economic Forum, a Swiss-based NGO. Last year, the country ranked 83rd while in 2006, it was 53rd in the world.