Thursday, 23 October 2014
News | Radio Prague

A rare northern white rhinoceros owned by the zoo in Dvůr Králové, east Bohemia, has died of old age at a sanctuary in Kenya.

National | Radio Prague

Police pyrotechnics experts on Monday were able to guide a remote-control device to the epicenter of a munitions depot in Vrbětice, which was destroyed by an explosion last Thursday.

Czech Republic and the EU | Reuters

External risks to the Czech economy, mainly the situation in the euro zone and also the Russia-Ukraine conflict, have been on the rise in recent weeks, Czech central bank Governor Miroslav Singer said on Tuesday.

Politics | Radio Prague

The Czech centre-left coalition government has conserved a comfortable majority in the Senate after 18 of their candidates won seats in the upper chamber of Parliament over the weekend. Among ideas agreed, is the construction of a new “D” metro line.

National | Radio Prague

The country's chief hygiene officer, Jiří Valenta, issued a directive on Monday introducing checks at international airports in the Czech Republic as a preventive measure to stop the spread of Ebola.

Politics | Radio Prague

ANO, the Social Democrats and the Three-Party Coalition (The Greens, Christian Democrats, STAN) have agreed on key issues in negotiations on a possible coalition at Prague City Hall.

National | Radio Prague

German President Joachim Gauck, Hungarian President Janos Ader, Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski and Slovak President Andrej Kiska, along with President Miloš Zeman, will mark the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, which led to the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia, together at a special event in Prague.

News | Radio Prague

The government has approved foreign military missions for 2015 and 2016. According to the proposal agreed, personnel should continue to serve, for example, in Afghanistan, Mali or the Balkans.

News | Radio Prague

The Czech foreign minister, Lubomír Zaorálek, confirmed on Monday that the Foreign Ministry had accounted for the whereabouts of 346 Czech nationals in Nepal; none of the Czechs are in danger.

National | Radio Prague

Deputy leader of TOP 09 and former finance minister Miroslav Kalousek slammed the government’s state budget proposal for 2015 on Monday, calling it the “worst budget draft in five years”.

Politics | Radio Prague

Czech President Miloš Zeman rated the Czech government favorably in an interview on Sunday, telling commercial broadcaster TV Nova that Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka had been successful in keeping the coalition together, which he saw as crucial.

Prague | Radio Prague

A blackout hit parts of the Czech capital a minute after midnight on Monday, affecting some 100,000 homes.

Politics | Radio Prague

Three parties in the country's centre-left coalition won 18 out of 27 seats up for grabs in the Senate elections. The coalition will enjoy a majority of 46 in the 81-member upper chamber of Parliament. The Social Democrats clinched 10 seats, the ANO movement four, and the Christian Democrats four.

National | Radio Prague

President Miloš Zeman and Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka on Friday paid tribute to a student killed in Tuesday's knife attack at a secondary school in Žďár nad Sázavou.

Politics | Radio Prague

Political analysts are characterizing the elections to the Czech Senate as mainly a win for the country's ruling coalition.