Monday, 20 October 2014
Prague | Radio Prague

The police have charged 40 former deputies of the Prague 11 district and a former employee of the local town hall with abuse of power and breach of trust over allegedly disadvantageous sales of public property.

National | Radio Prague

The director of a psychiatric hospital in Opava, Ivan Drábek, has resigned from his post in the wake of Tuesday's knife attack at a secondary school in Ždár nad Sázavou.

National | Radio Prague

The Ministry of Transport is planning to bar Segways from pavements in the Czech Republic, according to a draft amendment sent to other ministries for review.

National | Radio Prague

The small town of Žďár nad Sázavou in the Vysošina region of the Czech Republic was thrown into deep shock on Tuesday morning following a savage knife attack on a secondary school that left one student dead and two others injured.

National | Radio Prague

After four suspected cases, none of which proved to be Ebola, the Health Ministry has proposed introducing screening for passengers from affected countries at Prague's international airport and has requested activating the Defense Ministry's Biological Protection Centre in Těchonín.

National | Radio Prague

Speaking at the Forum 2000 conference in Prague, the Russian former oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky said the West ought to decide whether it should do business with certain Russians rather than imposing sanctions on the whole country.

Prague | Radio Prague

The guerrilla art group Ztohoven have opened a so-called institute of crypto-anarchy. Situated in a former factory building in Holešovice, the Paralelní Polis or parallel world will serve as a hacker space, a hub and a bitcoin café.

National | Radio Prague

Two well-known Czech actors have received suspended sentences for their part in a Candid Camera-style prank during which a motorist had a heart attack.

National | Radio Prague

A hunter accidentally shot a woman near Holešov in south Moravia at the weekend, the police said on Tuesday.

National | Radio Prague

An appeal by the film actress and producer Deana Horváthová-Jakubisková, wife of director Juraj Jakubisko, will be heard by the country's Supreme Court. Horváthová-Jakubisková was given a suspended sentence of 2.5 years in prison with a four-year probation period and four year ban on driving as the result of an accident in which, at the wheel of her car, she struck and killed a pedestrian at a crossing.

National | Radio Prague

A gas explosion in a three-floor apartment building in Plzeň injured four people in the early hours of Tuesday morning, including a tenant and a gas works employee.

National | The Prague Post

The 18th annual Forum 2000 Conference is taking place this year under the theme Democracy and its Discontents – A Quarter Century after the Iron Curtain and Tiananmen. The opening ceremony keynote speaker Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russian businessman and former prisoner of conscience, spoke of the need for dissidence in the face of authoritarian regimes.

Prague | The Prague Post

On the occasion of the opening of the 18th Forum 2000 conference, at noon on October 12 on Wenceslas Square, a happening took place with the name Havel Forever, which aimed to pay tribute to Václav Havel.

Politics | Radio Prague

Negotiations on the formation of local councils are being held around the country in the wake of the weekend elections. The outcome has led many to consider whether the established parties are losing their grip on Czech politics.

National | Mirror.co.uk

The 105-year-old World War 2 hero, who saved 669 Czech Jewish children from the Nazi Holocaust, was initially thought too ill to travel. Sir Nicholas will fly from London to Prague to receive the Order of The White Lion from Czech President Miloš Zeman on October 28.