Monday, 20 April 2015
National | ČTK

The Prague City Court permitted Wednesday the extradition of three suspected terrorist aides to the USA, which says they wanted to sell weapons and cocaine to US agents who passed themselves off for members of the Colombian FARC terrorist organisation.

National | The Prague Post

Police are looking for three young women in connection with the violent homicide of a 72-year-old man in the Letňany district in Prague 9. Two of the three recently escaped from a live-in educational institution.

National | ČTK

Anna Bohata, who had been hiding a Jewish girl, Mindla Svarc, during World War Two in their home in Ukraine and saved the girl's life in this way, has been included among the Righteous Among the Nations, in memoriam, public Czech Radio (CRo) reported Wednesday.

National | ČTK

The Czech government coalition will seek a mechanism to prevent the possibility of state firms influencing the media owned by Finance Minister and ANO movement chairman Andrej Babis, Social Democrat (CSSD) deputy head Lubomir Zaoralek said after a Coalition Council meeting Wednesday.

National | ČTK

Polish and Czech environment ministers, Maciej Grabowski and Richard Brabec, will sign a cooperation agreement on waters forming the borders between the two countries on Monday, at a meeting of Polish and Czech governments in Prague.

National | ČTK

A Czech regional court sent six people charged in one branch of the "methanol case" of the lethal bootleg spirits distribution to prison for 5.5 to 8.5 years for endangering health due to defective food, while the seventh suspect was acquitted Wednesday.

Prague | The Prague Post

Due to the strengthening dollar, travel to Europe has become cheaper for Americans to visit. Prague is now the fifth-cheapest major city in Europe for a one-week trip from the United States, and some 11 percent cheaper than last year according to travel website TripAdvisor's TripIndex. The same travel website also recently named Prague the top destination to visit in the European Union and number five in the world, based on site user reviews of restaurants, hotels and other attractions.

Prague | Radio Prague

This Thursday, cyclists in Prague will have a unique opportunity to take a ride through the Blanka tunnel, before it gets filled with cars. The organizers of the annual Velká Jarní Cyklojízda or Critical Mass Bike Ride, the NGO Automat, expect thousands of people to turn up for the event.

National | The Prague Post

Former adviser to Václav Havel, Jan Švejnar, has been recognized by Germany-based Institute for the Study of Labor for his work on economic issues in labor, development and the transition from socialist to market economies.

Prague | ČTK

The International School of Prague (ISP), supervised by the United States, has an account with the Czech branch of Sberbank, the largest state-controlled Russian bank that is subject to Western sanctions in reaction to Moscow's involvement in the Ukrainian crisis, Právo wrote Tuesday.

National | ČTK

Czech President Miloš Zeman will bestow the Medal for Heroism on student Petr Vejvoda and the Order of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk on Fratišek Kriegel, both in memoriam, on October 28, he said on his visit to the Karlovy Vary Region on Tuesday.

National | ČTK

Jana Nečasová, wife of former Czech PM Petr Nečas, whose government fell in 2013 amid scandals in which she was involved, offers consultancy on partnership and career problems on her website, Právo reports.

National | Radio Prague

Seven months ago, a deadly explosion rocked a munitions depot in Vrbětice near Zlín, killing two on-site employees and destabilising the entire complex. The police and eventually the Czech Army were called in to secure the area as random uncontrolled blasts continued. This Tuesday, Police President Tomáš Tuhý visited the site and offered an update.

National | ČTK

Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek had talks with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal and his counterpart Ramtane Lamamra Tuesday.

National | ČTK

The Czech Chamber of Deputies foreign committee expressed sympathy for and compassion with Armenians on the centenary of their mass killing in then Ottoman Empire, in a resolution proposed by Robin Boehnisch (Social Democrats, CSSD), which repeatedly describes the then events as genocide.