Monday, 27 April 2015
National | ČTK

Czech humanitarian organisations have launched fund-raising in aid of the victims of the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal and neighbouring countries on Saturday and they have released money for those in dire need of help, their representatives told ČTK Sunday. People can send money to the accounts of the Czech Red Cross, People in Need, Caritas Czech Republic and ADRA. Several dozens of Czechs were in Nepal at the time of the earthquake.

National | ČTK

Pope Francis accepted an invitation to visit the place of pilgrimage at Velehrad, south Moravia, President Miloš Zeman said after a meeting with the Pope on Friday.

Politics | ČTK

The initiative We do not Want Islam in the Czech Republic is thinking about setting up a political party, its leader Martin Konvička said on Saturday, adding that it is not possible in the long run to influence political developments from the street in the form of letters or elementary activism.

National | ČTK

The Czech Republic has the lowest infant mortality within the first week of life in Europe, Petr Velebil, scientific secretary of the Czech Gynecological and Obstetrical Society, told ČTK, adding that it amounted to 4.7 per mille in 2014.

National | Radio Prague

More than 60 percent of people applying for a job with the Czech police force fail to pass psychological tests, the Czech Radio reported on Saturday, citing the annual report released by the Police Presidium.

National | The Prague Post

The Czech Republic came in 31st place on the 2015 edition of the World Happiness Report, while Switzerland was first of 158 countries covered. Still, the Central European country was the leader of the Visegrád Four group.

National | ČTK

The Czech Republic will help Nepal, hit by a powerful earthquake, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka told journalists on the sidelines of an event commemorating the burning out of Javoricko by the Nazis on May 5, 1945.

National | ČTK

The situation of women in Islamic State (IS) is like the worst horror film that combines elements of the Stone Age and sci-fi, Middle East expert Lamis Khalil Bartuskova, a Czech Palestinian, a part of whose family lives in Syria, said in an interview with CTK.

National | ČTK

The Russian Night Wolves bikers, who set out on a trip from Moscow to Berlin on Saturday, will have problem completing their planned action because Poland has banned them from crossing its territory, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said Sunday.

National | ČTK

Malenovice, North Moravia, April 25 (CTK) - Around 2000 Czech scouts and others commemorated the scouts who were executed for their participation in the anti-Nazi resistance during World War Two at the Ivancena stone mound at the altitude of 925 metres in the Beskydes Mountains Saturday.

National | ČTK

Czech President Milos Zeman said Friday he can see nothing bad about the Russian Night Wolves bikers' planned ride across the Czech Republic and that the reactions to it are hysterical.

National | ČTK

The Liberation Convoy of historical U.S. military cars arrived in Prague Friday as a symbolic fulfilment of the then U.S. General George Patton's wish at the end of World War Two, watched by dozens of people including viewers wearing period costumes.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

The European Commission is launching an information campaign on consumer rights when buying goods and the rights associated with consumer loans, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Vera Jourova told journalists Friday.

National | ČTK

The Oil Guzzler for 2014, a Czech mock prize bestowed for the worst environment-unfriendly act, goes to Industry and Trade Minister Jan Mladek for his poor state energy strategy and his effort to have the coal mining limits lifted in north Bohemia, the organising Children of the Earth group said Friday.

National | Radio Prague

The number of Czech citizens still unaccounted for in earthquake stricken Nepal has is fifty, according to the information from the Czech embassy in India. There were around 166 Czechs travelling in the area at the time of the disaster, the ambassador to India, Miloslav Stašek, said on Sunday.