Friday, 19 September 2014
National | Radio Prague

This Sunday marked two years since prohibition was temporarily introduced in the Czech Republic in reaction to widespread methanol poisoning which eventually claimed almost 50 lives.

National | Radio Prague

The head of Czech expat associations in Ukraine Ludmila Muchinova has said she knows of only four families who are interested in repatriation to their old homeland.

National | Radio Prague

Police in Liberec pursued a speeding driver going at nearly 200km/h on Monday and were forced to fire several warning shots into the air before making the car draw to a halt.

National | Radio Prague

Romany women in the Czech Republic generally have a low level of education, make on average 10,000 crowns a month and live in a rented flat with their family, according to the outcome of a Charles University survey on the life of Romany women.

National | Radio Prague

Police are reported to have detained a young man with a kilogram of crystal methamphetamine at the main railway station in Olomouc. The twenty-one-year old had the drugs stuffed in a backpack and claimed he had no idea what he was carrying.

National | Radio Prague

Czech Railways has announced that the rail connection from Chlumec nad Cidlinou to Velky Osek in north-Eastern Bohemia has had to be closed for repairs after a freight train derailed on that route on Sunday night.

National | Radio Prague

The strike by Air France pilots will affect a number of Paris-Prague flights, according to the press department of Vaclav Havel International Airport. Monday's evening flights Prague- Paris, Paris –Prague have both been cancelled as well as an early morning flight on Tuesday.

National | Radio Prague

A project aimed at presenting the history and culture of Islam to Czech students in view of building a multicultural, tolerant society has hit the rocks. The Education Ministry has announced it was withdrawing its support for the project after receiving numerous complaints from parents. The project Muslims Thorough the Eyes of Czech Students took experts and students from the Philosophical Faculty of Charles University two years to prepare.

Prague | Radio Prague

A candidate for the post of mayor for Prague 5 has come forward with a novel idea to try and improve public transport in the congested city centre: water trams which would cross from one side of the Vltava River to the other, stopping off at several points.

Czech Republic and the EU | Radio Prague

PM Bohuslav Sobotka repeated his objections to EU sanctions against Russia. Speaking at the meeting of the central executive committee of the Social Democratic Party on Saturday, Mr Sobotka said that toughening economic sanctions against Russia won't change its attitude towards Ukraine.

National | Radio Prague

Heavy rain triggered a landslide in the region of Břeclav in southern Moravia on Sunday. The incident happened at a campsite by the river, leaving one caravan buried under the debris.

National | Radio Prague

Some 2,000 people attended the unveiling of the first Buddhist stupa in the Czech Republic on Sunday in the village of Těnovice in the Plzeň region.

National | Radio Prague

The Czech National Gallery is returning some of its most valuable objects to the Catholic Church in line with the church restitution law. Among those is a set of unique panel paintings by Vyšebrod Altar Masters from the 14th century and two Baroque paintings by Peter Paul Rubens.

National | Radio Prague

The number of Czechs over the age of 85 almost doubled over the past ten years, according to the figures released by the Czech Statistical Office in Friday.

National | Radio Prague

An event to mark the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Czechoslovak Legions is held at the gardens of Prague's Czernin Palace, the seat of the Czech Republic's Foreign Ministry, on Sunday.