Wednesday, 28 June 2017
News | ČTK

Today's wave of cyber attacks, whose perpetrators demand ransom for deciphering IT equipment, hit also the Czech Republic, which was the ninth most afflicted country, the Eset anti-virus company told ČTK last night. The attacks, which appeared in Ukraine in the afternoon, started spreading to other countries later yesterday.

Prague | Prague TV

Prague will have to change its land-use planning documentation so that a tunnel section between Dejvice and Veleslavín can be built on the proposed railroad line to Kladno with a branch to Václav Havel Airport Prague. A commuter train link to the airport is now the favored solution for connecting the airport with the city.

Prague | Prague TV

Prague will launch a public WiFi network in the Prague Zoo and nearby Botanical Gardens. It should should start operating in about five months. City Hall approved the project and will spend about CZK 11 million on it.

National | Reuters

The Czech Republic has detected African swine fever (ASF) in two wild boars, Agriculture Ministry said on Tuesday.

National | ČTK

The Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of parliament, passed today a bill that would introduce three new significant days, including the day in memory of the victims of the Nazi obliteration of the Lidice village on June 10.

National | ČTK

The Czech Chamber of Deputies passed again an amendment introducing stricter rules for foreigners' stay and curbing economic migration despite the opposition of the Senate and human rights activists yesterday.

Politics | ČTK

Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek called for fighting terrorism, racism, xenophobia and populism in his speech at the plenary session of the Parliament Assembly of the Council of Europe (CE) yesterday.

National | ČTK

It is still unknown what the communist regime did with the bodily remains of the executed Czech democratic politician Milada Horakova (1901-1950), even 67 years after her death, Czech Senate deputy head Miluše Horská said at a commemorative meeting yesterday.

Politics | ČTK

Presidential candidate Michal Horáček is ready to collect signatures for his two rivals, Jiří Drahoš and Marek Hilser, because he wants them to run for the head of state in the 2018 election, his representative has told ČTK.

National | ČTK

The new Czech protest group Justice and Innovation (SPIN) published the manifesto Several Sentences 2017 criticising the current situation in the Czech Republic and calling for social and political changes yesterday.

Politics | ČTK

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) will leave for a five-day visit to Japan on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of resumption of Czech-Japanese relations during which he will discuss economic and defence cooperation between the two countries.

News | ČTK

The Czech Republic and Japan signed an agreement under which young people from both countries will be able to travel to the other one for a "working holiday" in the presence of their prime ministers, Shinzo Abe and Bohuslav Sobotka, yesterday.

Politics | ČTK

President Miloš Zeman and his Austrian counterpart Alexander Van der Bellen discussed economic cooperation, migration and nuclear energy at their meeting yesterday, they told journalists.

Politics | ČTK

The opposition right-wing Civic Democrats (ODS) issued a certificate with poor marks to the Czech centre-left coalition government at the end of this school year, ODS deputy chairman Martin Kupka told reporters yesterday.

Politics | ČTK

The pressure on North Korea within the framework of the international community to make it drop its arms tests should be stepped up, the Japanese and Czech prime ministers, Shinzo Abe and Bohuslav Sobotka, said yesterday.