Thursday, 27 November 2014
National | Radio Prague

A 26-metre-tall pine has been felled in Nespeky, near Benešov to serve as this year's Christmas tree on the Old Town Square.

National | Radio Prague

The editorial board of the Washington Post published a scathing editorial on Friday slamming leaders in the former eastern bloc, specifically Czech President Miloš Zeman and Hungary's PM Viktor Orban. The daily, reflecting on notable pro-Russian statements in the face of EU sanctions and the crisis in Ukraine, described Zeman as a "virtual mouthpiece for Russian President Vladimir Putin" and maintained as worrying that the current Czech government had distanced itself from a human rights agenda laid out in the 1990's by the former president Václav Havel.

Prague | The Prague Post

Portraits of murdered musician and peace activist John Lennon, as well as a walrus and a yellow submarine, are among the new spray-painted pieces on the Lennon Wall, a major tourist attraction in Prague's Malá Strana district. The wall was painted completely white save for the words "Wall Is Over" on Nov. 17, the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution.

Politics | Radio Prague

Public trust in President Miloš Zeman has fallen sharply, according to a survey by the CVVM agency released on Friday. Some 37% of people who took part in the poll said they trusted the president, down from 58% recorded last month, a record one-month decline.

National | Radio Prague

Czech police have revealed and returned to the original owners two priceless wooden statues dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. The statues, of two saints, Jan Nepomuk and Vojtěch, were stolen around 20 years ago, from a church and a historic monuments depository.

National | Radio Prague

Czech consumers, as well as firms and internet users, on Saturday donated 173 tonnes of food in the second annual food donation drive for people living in poverty.

National | Radio Prague

Ukraine's Foreign Ministry summoned Czech Ambassador to Kiev on Thursday to ask for an explanation regarding unspecified statements by Czech President Miloš Zeman. In a recent interview for Russian television, the head-of-state described the situation in Ukraine as a civil war and criticised EU sanctions against Russia.

Prague | The Prague Post

While the weather in Prague has already turned chilly, the Christmas Markets can warm it. Once more the cheer spreading with little wooden booths are popping up all over Prague.

National | The Prague Post

Czech tabloid site Extra.cz did some editorializing about a British beauty pageant when rather than show a picture of the winner, they pixellated the face and wrote an article claiming the winner would not have made it into the semi-finals in a Czech contest.

National | The Economist

The two halves of the former Czechoslovakia are both angry at their political establishments.

National | Radio Prague

A Czech motorist was lucky to escape with her life on Sunday at a railway crossing in the Kolín area. Witnesses said the driver, at the wheel of a small car, showed impatience and drove ahead a line of waiting cars just as barriers on the tracks were coming down.

National | Radio Prague

Defence Minister Martin Stropnický has made clear that planned legislative changes should make it possible for the Czech Republic to create a military reserve force capable of being called up in times of war or severe crisis.

National | Radio Prague

Skeletal remains found buried in a field in the area of Prostějov on Saturday by a local have been estimated at being over 100 years old.

National | Radio Prague

An investigation by Foreign Ministry officials have found no evidence of wrongdoing at the Czech Embassy in Kiev, the country's foreign minister has said. Speaking on a Sunday TV debate programme, Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek maintained, on the contrary, that representatives at the embassy may have been slandered.

National | Radio Prague

Eighty-seven-year-old Jiří Soukup took part in a marathon run in Srch on Saturday, becoming the oldest Czech man to complete such an event, ie. a 42.1 kilometre course.