Monday, 22 September 2014
National | Radio Prague

Cowardice is rampant in the Czech society, according to President Miloš Zeman. Speaking at a gathering of Czech WWII veterans at Prague Castle on Wednesday, Mr Zeman said there were few Czech people willing to risk their health or lives in defence of their country.

National | Radio Prague

The Czech military will provide training to 31 helicopter pilots from Iraq, the Czech Ministry of Defence said on Wednesday, adding that Czech and Iraqi officials signed the respective contract on Wednesday.

National | Radio Prague

Deputy head of the opposition TOP 09 party Miroslav Kalousek has refused to apologize to fellow MP, Zdeněk Ondráček of the Communist Party, for calling him a "communist cop" in a lower house debate.

National | Radio Prague

The situation in Ukraine should be resolved by a diplomatic treaty between Ukraine, Russia, the European Union and the US based on the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity, the Czech Chamber of Deputies said in a resolution passed on Tuesday evening.

National | Radio Prague

A major conference in Paris on Monday called by French President Francois Hollande has seen 30 countries pledge to help fight militants from Islamic State by "all means necessary". Most recognized as grave the threat to the region by militants who seized large parts of Iraq in recent months. The Czech Republic, participating in the conference, pledged support for Iraq and the Kurds in this time of crisis. Besides, providing ammunition, Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek said, the Czech Republic would provide humanitarian aid and would offer training of civil defence forces.

National | Radio Prague

An exhibition of photographs taken by American Paul F. Goldsmith in Prague during the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia is being held in the city.

National | Radio Prague

Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine are reported to have entered the Czech consulate in the eastern city of Donetsk on Sunday. The diplomatic office has been closed since June.

National | aktuálně.cz

For a long time, NATO has been discussing plans to create spearhead forces capable to make an airborne landing anywhere in the world. Prague has offered to NATO 150 men from its special forces including helicopters.

National | Radio Prague

In an appeal hearing, a Prague court has increased Roman Janoušek's jail sentence for grievous bodily harm to four and a half years.

National | Radio Prague

Czech expats from around the world gathered in Prague last week for a conference on maintaining their native language skills abroad.

National | The Prague Post

Štefan Füle, the European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, gave a speech Sept. 16 praising Ukraine's efforts to create ties to the European Union. He condemned the actions of rebels whom he said were supported by Russia.

National | Radio Prague

Almost 1,400 illegally held weapons have so far been handed in to the police as part of an amnesty that began in July and runs until the end of the year.

National | Radio Prague

Police have charged 18 people with manipulating public tenders in river basin management, the daily Lidové noviny reports.

National | Radio Prague

Five-year old British cancer patient Ashya King underwent his first treatment at Prague's Proton Therapy Centre on Monday. The therapy that he is undergoing uses beams of protons rather than high energy X-rays as in conventional radiotherapy.

National | Radio Prague

The Czech Republic will offer Iraq help in training the country's security forces, Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaorálek said at a conference in Paris aimed at coordinating international action in tackling the threat from Islamic State militants.