Sunday, 5 July 2015
National | ČTK

Events marking the anniversary of the martyr death of Czech church reformer Jan Hus will culminate during the weekend and on Monday, July 6, when 600 years will pass since his burning at the stake.

National | ČTK

Interior Minister Milan Chovanec wrote on Twitter on Thursday that the police should explain why they did not intervene against opponents of immigration at a Wednesday demonstration, saying they must know that the gallows does not belong in democracy.

National | ČTK

An increasing quantity of medicines is flowing from Poland to the Czech Republic where high-quality pervitin (metamphetamine) is produced and sold in Germany, Supreme State Attorney Pavel Zeman told ČTK Thursday.

National | ČTK

Some 300,000 out of over 0.5 million foreigners living in the 10.5-million Czech Republic work, mainly in manual professions, and other 80,000 have a business licence, Právo wrote on Thursday.

National | Radio Prague

The public has been warned to brace for a severe heat wave in the coming days. Currents of hot air moving from Africa, which have driven up temperatures in Spain, Portugal, France and parts of Great Britain, has hit the Czech Republic.

National | ČTK

The story of Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved 669 mainly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia before WWII, shows how one person with courage and imagination can do something exceptional, U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Andrew Schapiro told CTK Thursday, in reaction to Winton's death.

National | ČTK

The Czech Republic will be striving for Montenegro to receive an invitation to NATO this year, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, CSSD) said after a meeting with his Montenegrin counterpart Milo Dukanovic Thursday.

National | ČTK

Czech medieval religious reformer John Huss, burnt at the stake for his teachings in 1415, is one of the most outstanding figures of Czech history, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, CSSD) said Thursday.

Prague | ČTK

A total of five young of the rare and endangered peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) have hatched on two chimneys in Prague this year, representatives from the Czech Society for Ornithology (CSO) told CTK on Wednesday.

National | Radio Prague

A court in London has ruled in favour of extraditing the runaway Czech businessman František Savov, who has sought refuge in the British capital.

National | Radio Prague

A study by Prague's University of Technology and Chemistry has found that the same branded foods and drinks in Germany and the Czech Republic often have a dramatically different composition. Some producers said the different content was a response to different national tastes but the overwhelming impression was that costs were cut when selling to the Czech market.

National | Telegraph.co.uk

Sir Nicholas Winton, who organised the rescue of Jewish children from the Holocaust in 1939, has died aged 106, his family said. Winton earned himself the label "Britain's Schindler" for saving the lives of 669 children by sending them from Prague to London by train.

National | ČTK

Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek said Wednesday that he would welcome the emergence of camps in the north of Africa in which the European Union would process refugees' asylum applications.

National | ČTK

The police in Uherské Hradiště detained members of a dancing group from Benin, guests to the International Folklore Festivals in Strážnice, since they probably confused them with illegal immigrants, the Blesk tabloid reported on Wednesday.

Politics | ČTK

The Czech government rejected Wednesday a draft amendment raising women's share on the lists of candidates for the general and regional polls to at least 40%.