Wednesday, 17 July 2019
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Google Maps has started showing its users information about how full the Prague metro and other means of public transport means are, and whether seats are likely to be available. The service relies on input from the public.

National | Radio Prague

Linguist and budding historian Martin Neudörfl is on a mission to codify and save two languages from extinction: Sercquiais, a Norman dialect from the Channel Island of Sark only four people speak as natives, and Šumava Bavarian, the West Germanic language of his ancestors from Český Krumlov.

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On July 20, 1969, history was made when the Apollo 11 Lunar Module touched down and Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon. This year marks the 50th anniversary of mankind's giant leap, and a unique event will take place in Prague's Žižkov to celebrate the mission.

Czech Republic and the EU | Business | Council of Europe

The Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) published on Thursday the report on its October 2018 periodic visit to the Czech Republic.

National | Business | Brno Daily

Recently, Brno City Council approved for a new cycle path to be built, in order to connect three of Brno's suburban districts, Žebětín, Bystrc and Kohoutovice, together.

National | Star Tribune/AP

The Jewish community in the Czech Republic says there was an increase in the number of anti-Semitic incidents in the country last year. In a report on Wednesday, the Federation of the Jewish Communities said there were 347 anti-Semitic attacks in 2018, up by 221 from 2015 when the last equivalent report was published. Most of the attacks — 93% — appeared on the internet, often on far-right, anti-liberal and pro-Russian media.

Politics | The Guardian

By refusing to expel a Taiwanese diplomat, the Prague mayor has joined the ranks of local politicians confronting contentious national policies.

Czech Republic and the EU | Radio Prague

Czech PM Andrej Babiš has hailed the EU compromise on nominations for the bloc's top jobs as a big success for the Visegrad Four grouping which fiercely opposed the system of Spitzen candidates and particularly the candidacy of Frans Timmermans for EC president. But, while the prime minister is cheering, there have been mixed reactions from Czech MEPs.

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This June was the hottest one ever recorded at Prague's Klementinum since record keeping began in 1775, with an average of 24.5 degrees Celsius. This was two degrees warmer than the previous record holder, June 1811.

Czech Republic and the EU | Radio Prague

After failing to reach a decision during over 18 hours of talks on Sunday and Monday, EU leaders reconvened in Brussels to try to agree who should lead the bloc's institutions for the coming five years. Dutch socialist Frans Timmermans, a frontrunner for European Commission president, faced strong opposition from the Czech Republic and fellow Visegrad Four states.

National | Business | UNIAN

Ambassador of Ukraine to the Czech Republic Yevhen Perebyinis has said the Czech Republic is probing almost 20 Czech citizens who could take part in hostilities on the Russian side in Ukraine's Donbas.

National | Business | The Real News Network

Prof. Petr Just discusses the mass demonstration in Prague calling on Prime Minister Andrej Babiš to resign. How does he stay in power, despite his lack of popularity and multiple scandals, and how does this fit into the rise of right-wing populism?

Politics | Radio Prague

As Europe labours under a scorching heatwave, the Czech government is feeling the heat for very different reasons. The fate of the Babiš administration, which recently survived a second no-confidence motion in Parliament since taking office, once again hangs in the balance.

National | Yahoo News/AFP

The Czech Republic registered its hottest June since monthly averages have been compiled, with a peak of 38.9 degrees Celsius recorded on June 26, the weather service said Monday.

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Sites in Prague not surprisingly dominated the list of most-visited Czech tourist attractions, taking six out of the top 10 spots on CzechTourism's annual ranking. Prague Castle again was in first place, with 2,444,900 visitors in 2018, and increase of 2.8 percent over the previous year.