Sunday, 14 February 2016
National | Radio Prague

More and more Czech motorists are turning to alternative fuel vehicles, from plug-in electric cars to hybrids to compressed natural gas. Over the last two years alone, an additional 500 electric cars have joined regular traffic in the Czech Republic, bringing the total use of electric cars in the country to around 1,000.

National | ČTK

The National Security Office (NBU) will deal with possible information leak from the Czech National Security Council (BRS) and its board, as demanded by Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, NBU spokesman Radek Holy told the server Echo24.cz on Tuesday.

National | ČTK

The influx of refugee to Turkey is unlikely to be fully stopped because most of them are ready to set out for Europe at almost any cost, Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek said during his visit to the Turkish port of Izmir on Tuesday.

National | ČTK

British, German and Russian clients dominate among foreigners seeking treatment at Czech healthcare facilities, mainly plastic surgery, and the number of foreign patients in the Czech Republic has been rising by 10-15 percent yearly, according to the data of the Health Ministry.

National | ČTK

A 33-year-old Czech woman gave birth to a boy by caesarean section in the 31st month of pregnancy while she was in a four-month coma in mid-January and the baby has already been released from the hospital where it spent three weeks in an incubator, Dagmar Seidlova told CTK on Tuesday.

National | ČTK

Eleven prisoners nearly poisoned themselves in the Pardubice prison and they were taken to hospitals on Tuesday, Prison Service spokesman Robert Blanda told CTK, but he has not confirmed the information of the Czech TV (CT) about the death of one of the inmates.

National | ČTK

President Milos Zeman said on Tuesday he has recently pardoned a long-time ill person who committed a petty crime, as he put it, and added that this is the first pardon he has granted in his office.

National | ČTK

The first group of Iraqi pilots completed training in the Czech firm Aero Vodochody, where they were flying the L-159 aircraft that the Iraqi military buys from the firm, its director Ladislav Simek told CTK on Tuesday.

National | The Prague Post

During the whole year 2015, the number of guests in the Czech Republic increased by 10.2 percent and the number of overnight stays by 9.6 percent. Tourists, both residents and from abroad, went up 13.3 percent and 7.3 percent respectively.

National | The Prague Post

One of the cases involving Czech parents and Norway's Child Welfare Service of Norway (Barnevernet) has been resolved, according to media reports. A 9-month-old girl with a kidney ailment has been returned to her Czech birth mother and Norwegian father. The Norwegian authorities have informed the Czech Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs about the move, which was the result of a local court decision handed down on Feb. 5.

National | ČTK

The Jizerské hory mountain range was declared a "dark sky area" as the first locality in the world in 2009, but its prestigious status has been undermined now that several giant shining greenhouses have appeared across the border in Poland, Mladá fronta Dnes wrote on Monday.

National | ČTK

The Czech Government Office has asked the relevant institutions to look into possible leaks of classified information from the National Security Council and its leadership, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka told reporters on Monday.

National | ČTK

The police failed when they had not intervened against the masked men attacking a march of leftist activists heading for Prague Castle on Saturday and responsibility should be determined to the commanders of the action, Justice Minister Robert Pelikán said on Monday.

National | ČTK

The stabbing of Syrian Isaac T. by a masked man in Prague on January 30 has been the first attempt at a racially motivated murder of a Muslim in the Czech Republic since the outbreak of the refugee crisis, the weekly Týden writes.

National | ČTK

The Czech cabinet approved on Monday Health Minister Svatopluk Němeček's draft package aimed to simplify doctors' postgraduate training, prevent their departures abroad and harmonise the Czech system with the EU's.