Saturday, 31 January 2015
National | ČTK

The Czech military may join a possible NATO mission with a focus on the training of Iraqi and Kurdish, and perhaps also Syrian forces, Chief of Staff Petr Pavel told CTK after meeting President Milos Zeman Wednesday.

Prague | ČTK

The police have uncovered a five-member group of pickpockets from Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina who were stealing in the Prague centre, having caused the damage of over one million crowns, the Prague police said online Wednesday.

Prague | Radio Prague

Archeologists says they have found a rare burial site in Prague dating from the seventh or eighth century BC. The two graves apparently belonged to highly placed members of society given the rich hoard of effects found in the burial chambers.

National | ČTK

Dozens of European parliaments' officials and the survivors of the Nazi terror attended a ceremony honouring victims of the Holocaust at the former Terezín concentration camp on Tuesday.

National | Radio Prague

Czech President Miloš Zeman has called on the world to deal with Islamic radicalism the same way it ultimately had to deal with Nazism in the 1940s.

National | ČTK

A half of the real estate that belonged to Prague Jews and that its owners had to give up before joining the infamous Jewish transports in World War Two has never been returned and is owned by the city of Prague, Lidové noviny reports.

Politics | ČTK

Finance Minister Andrej Babiš's ANO, the most popular Czech party and the second strongest in parliament, still has no foreign policy of its own, which it wants to change by appointing a shadow chief diplomat, Kateřina Šafaříková writes in Lidové noviny on Tuesday.

National | ČTK

Registered partnership was signed by 233 homosexual couples in the Czech Republic last year, 32 more than in 2013. Some 1291 gay and 638 lesbian couples have entered such unions since mid-2006.

National | ČTK

The number of Czechs who received a new body organ within a transplant surgery in 2014 for the first time exceeded the number of those who newly appeared on the waiting list, Health Minister Svatopluk Němeček said on Tuesday.

Prague | Radio Prague

A famous villa on Prague's Kampa is set to become the Voskovec and Werich Arts and Social Centre in honour of the great Czech actors Jan Werich (who lived there) and Jiří Voskovec.

National | ČTK

Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek is opposed to the joint military action against terrorists which President Milos Zeman promoted Tuesday when marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp in Oswieciem (Auschwitz), Poland.

National | ČTK

Human silhouettes have been drawn by an unknown person on the walls of a pig farm in Lety in remembrance of those who died in the WWII Romani internment camp that used to be where the pig farm is situated now.

National | ČTK

Forty-nine percent of Czechs are satisfied with the country's healthcare system while 18% aren't, a CVVM poll shows.

National | Radio Prague

Remembrance events marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, organized by the European Jewish Congress in the Czech Republic have strained relations between Prague and Warsaw.

National | ČTK

Jews are close to a new exodus from Europe where they face economic pressure and radical Islam in some countries, European Jewish Congress (EJC) President Moshe Kantor said in Prague on Monday.