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Debate ahead of US troop convoy seen as boosting public support

30-03-2015 14:30 | Ian Willoughby

Photo: CTK

Photo: CTK

Thousands of Czechs have been lining roads and motorways to welcome US soldiers passing through the country after manoeuvres in the Baltics. This public support has reportedly been more enthusiastic than on other stages on their trek – evidently in response to anti-American rhetoric heard in recent weeks. More

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Czech women released after two years in captivity say it is hard to believe they are finally free

30-03-2015 12:00 | Daniela Lazarová

Antonie Chrástecká, Hana Humpálová, photo: CTK Two Czech women who were kidnapped in Pakistan in 2013 returned home on Friday after the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation IHH secured their release. The good news reverberated around the country, but even 48 hours later, no details have emerged as to who held the young women captive or where they spent the past two years.  More

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Sports News

Sports News

30-03-2015 15:23 | Chris Johnstone

Czech Republic - Lithuania, photo: CTK In Sports News this week: Czech football team loses winning ways in European Championship qualifiers; Petr Čech’s long reign comes to an end; Litvínov and Třinec take early leads in the play-offs; and Africans again dominate Prague Half Marathon. More

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Czech Books

Lucie Lomová: no bounds to reality

28-03-2015 02:01 | David Vaughan

Lucie Lomová, photo: Robert Sedmík Comic books and graphic novels are rapidly becoming a popular and recognized form of Czech literature and they build on a tradition in this country that goes back well over a century. Lucie Lomová is one of the foremost representatives of the art form here and her books both for children and adults are hugely popular. A testimony to her talent is the fact that her books have made an impact even in France, the spiritual home of the comic strip. More

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An American foodie goes to Prague

The trials and tribulations of Czech "polední" menus

28-03-2015 02:01 | Halley Crane

Photo: Halley Crane My mother always told me that breakfast was the most important meal of the day, but in Prague, that statement has some real competition against the mid day meal that reigns supreme. In contrast to the customs back in America, lunch is a time to eat out, enjoy a beer, and take a break from the office for a hot meal. Lunchtime is the best time to experience traditional Czech fare.  More

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Arts

Days of European Film will offer top titles, a look at European comedy

27-03-2015 16:38 | Jan Velinger

Photo: archive of Radio Prague The 22nd inception of the respected Days of European Film is still two weeks away but now is the time to start thinking about tickets. This year the festival promises a number of titles, not only in Prague but also Brno and other cities. Radio Prague took the opportunity to discuss European cinema, art house theatres and more with the one of the festival’s main organisers, Zdeněk Blaha.  More

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One on One

Zeman’s support for Russia aimed at Czechs who don’t feel part of EU, says Jakub Janda of European Values

23-03-2015 13:54 | Ian Willoughby

Jakub Janda, photo: Czech Television Why have Czechs evidently lost some faith in Europe in recent years? Does the Czech Republic have core foreign policies? And are there any consequences for the country’s president and other officials not singing from the same hymn sheet on Russia? These are just some issues I discussed the other day with Jakub Janda, who is deputy head of the think tank European Values. More

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Business

Exports advance helps Philip Morris ČR to higher sales, profits

30-03-2015 14:45 | Chris Johnstone

Illustrative photo: Filip Jandourek The Czech Republic’s biggest tobacco company, employing around 1,000 at its main plant at Kutná Hora, upped its sales and profits for 2014. But its share on its Czech home market continued to slide under competition from cheap rivals and bootleg sales...  More

Closely observed trains

27-03-2015 14:11 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: Jiří Němec The Czech prime minister says the state rail passenger and freight companies should be at the centre of expanding international and domestic services with the disruptive impact of competition restrained.   More

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Sunday Music Show

Czech music for children: from folk music to rock

29-03-2015 03:01 | Ruth Fraňková

Photo: Štěpánka Budková Lots of Czech musicians of the younger generation have recently turned their attention to children.   More

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Czech Life

Pavlov animal rescue centre successfully breeds & raises European mink

28-03-2015 02:01 | Jan Velinger

European mink, photo: CTK Stanice Pavlov, a recognised animal rescue station in the Czech-Moravian highlands, succeeded after several years of set-backs in successfully breeding a litter of European mink. The European mink, an endangered animal, has disappeared from most of continental...  More

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Current Affairs

US convoy to begin closely-watched journey through Czech Republic at weekend

27-03-2015 15:25 | Jan Velinger

Photo: CTK A US military convoy will arrive in the Czech Republic at the weekend and is expected to be met by both supporters as well as demonstrations in areas, divided over NATO membership over Russian intervention in Ukraine. Critics charge that opposition to...  More

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Panorama

A Slovenian's passion for food results in dynamic culinary concept

26-03-2015 16:04 | Halley Crane

Nenasyta, photo: archive of the restaurant Many foreigners who settle down in Prague are opening their own small restaurants and food specialty shops, bringing their country’s food culture to the Czech Republic. The Slovenian couple Meti and Primoz run a Deli and Diner in Prague 6 which offers...  More

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Marketplace

Czech audiovisual sector gets picture of how it is doing

25-03-2015 16:15 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: Miloš Turek What is believed to be the biggest ever survey of Czech cinema visits and overall audiovisual habits has just been completed by the business body that groups producers of films, documentaries, adverts, and tv serials - the Audiovisual Producers’ Association...  More

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