Saturday, 24 September 2016
National | Yahoo News/AFP

Outspoken Czech President Milos Zeman announced Tuesday he is backing US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, pitting himself against his country's prime minister who favours Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. "I'd vote for Donald Trump if I were a US citizen," Zeman said, quoted by the Dnes Czech daily. Branded a populist by his critics, the ex-communist leftist Zeman shares Trump's staunch anti-migrant stance and a fondness for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Prague | Radio Prague

A four-star hotel opened at Prague's landmark Dancing House building on Tuesday. Most guests at the city's best-known building of the post-1989 era can enjoy views of Prague Castle from the two-storey part of the structure that has been converted into the hotel.

National | Radio Prague

Addressing the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants in New York Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek said a greater effort was needed to address the root problem of migration in countries such as Syria and Iraq.

National | Radio Prague

From next year car drivers in the Czech Republic will not need motorway vignettes to use certain sections of motorway, the minister of transport, Dan Ťok, announced on Tuesday.

National | ČTK

Young Czechs, aged 16, smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol and use drugs less than in 2011, but their consumption is still above the European average, according to a European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs from 2015.

National | ČTK

Many Czech students trust all kinds of disinformation that they read on social networking sites and their schools do not teach them media literacy, daily Právo reports.

National | ČTK

Czech President Milos Zeman invited Pope Francis to the Czech Republic again, through Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, before the opening of a debate of the 71st Regular Session of the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday.

Politics | ČTK

The opposition TOP 09 party will propose that the Czech centre-left government reduce the and expenditures and deficit of the next year's state budget by 30 billion crowns, its leader Miroslav Kalousek told a press conference on Tuesday.

National | ČTK

Military history fans will mark the anniversary of the Czechoslovak mobilisation from 1938 by illuminating hundreds of concrete bunkers in the border regions in the Czech Republic and Slovakia on September 24, Pavla Dluhoschova has told CTK on behalf of the organisers.

National | ČTK

Many Czechs do sport in order to keep physically and mentally fit, daily Pravo writes on Tuesday, citing a survey initiated by the Kooperativa Foundation, and adds that 22 percent of Czechs go regularly cycling and one in seven go jogging.

National | ČTK

The Czech Republic does not recognise the results of the Sunday Russian parliamentary election in Crimea as it was illegal and it does not consider the candidates elected in the local election district to be members of the Duma, the Foreign Ministry said in its press release on Monday. The Sunday election gave a majority to the United Russia government party, close to President Vladimir Putin.

National | ČTK

Czech authorities may extradite Oleg Vorotnikov, a member of the Russian dissident art group Voina, for prosecution to Russia, as he was detained in Prague on Sunday, his wife Natalya Sokol said, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported on Monday.

National | ČTK

Czech police have levelled accusations against five young men who are suspected of spraying Nazi symbols and threats on the walls of Prague cafes and shops that participate in the HateFree campaign.

National | ČTK

Young Czechs have invited tens of Germans deported from Czechoslovakia in the aftermath of World War Two to Prague within the Reconciliation project, organiser Hana Spirkova told journalists on Monday.

Prague | Prague TV

It has been a year since the Blanka tunnel opened in Prague, the longest road tunnel in the Czech Republic and longest urban tunnel in Europe. But traffic still remains a problem in parts of the city, and putting traffic underground is being considered as a solution.