A statue of the Soviet Marshal Ivan Konev in Prague was daubed with the
dates of 1956, 1961, 1968 and 2017 in red paint, the police reported
It is the latest of a number of incidents surrounding the controversial
statue of the
Former West Ham manager Slaven Bilič could be lined up as the new coach of
Sparta Prague, Czech news sites reported Thursday.
The web site Seznam reported that Bilič’s agent is due in Prague next
week for talks with club bosses about the
Brno is cool again. The second city of the Czech Republic is finally
shedding its somewhat shabby image and finding healthy self-confidence. Its
streets are filling with smart shops and there is a lot to do and see. As
our reporter Vít P
A Czech court has found Jana Nečasová – the former mistress of ex-prime
minister Petr Nečas – guilty of misusing her position to gain
intelligence in order to spy on her lover’s then wife. Nečasová, who
denies the charges, is now conside
ANO leader Andrej Babiš has said that he expected party members elected to
parliament who are also regional governors to choose between one or other
of the functions. Babiš said he would give them some time to make the
Unions at Volkswagen’s Czech manufacturer Škoda Auto are threatening to
go on strike, claiming that the company doesn’t show enough interest in
its employees, the daily Hospodářské noviny reported on Thursday.
The Czech Republic’s football team has slipped down the FIFA rankings.
The top men’s team dropped two places to stand at 48th.
The team failed to qualify for the World Cup being hosted by Russia next
year. The team won two friendlies du
Electricity producer ČEZ said Thursday that the unscheduled shutdown of
its Dukovany-4 nuclear reactor had ended early in the morning.
The 510 MW capacity reactor should be at full power during the evening of
November 23. That would mea
Three Plastic Rooms, a new English translation of the novel Umělohmotný
třípokoj by Petra Hůlová, has just been published. Marking the book’s
official launch, the author spoke at an event attended by local aficionados
of Czech literature
Czech president Miloš Zeman should name ANO leader Andrej Babiš prime
minister on December 6, public broadcaster Czech Television reported on
Thursday. The cabinet should be appointed on December 15, the broadcaster
Babiš has been
The Czech Republic’s main motor sport event, the motorcycle Grand Prix at
Brno, made a slim profit of 4 million crowns this year.
The figure was revealed Thursday by Brno mayor Petr Votřál. The event,
part of the world championships and
Veterinary inspectors have discovered an illegal warehouse with 2.6 tonnes
of meat, the deputy spokesman of the Czech Veterinary Authority, Petr
Majer, told the Czech News Agency on Thursday.
The warehouse stored frozen fish from Vietna
Czech President Miloš Zeman is set to open an exhibition presenting Prague
Castle treasures in the history museum in Moscow’s Red Square on
Thursday, the fourth day of his official visit to Russia. In the afternoon
Mr Zeman will travel to
Russian Prime Minister Dmitriv Mededev has distanced himself from the
article published on the website of Russian state-wide television channel
Zvezda on Tuesday, maintaining that Czechs should be grateful that
Soviet-led forces invaded C
ČTK The Czech National Centre against Organised Crime (NCOZ) has recently shelved the investigation of the case of five Czech men who were abducted in Lebanon in 2015, Aktualne.cz news site wrote on Wednesday.
ČTK The lives of the five kidnapped Czech citizens were a priority during the negotiations about their exchange for Lebanese agent Ali Fayad whose extradition the USA demanded, Arabist Petr Pelikan, brother of Justice Minister Robert Pelikan, has tol
ČTK The Russian army Zvezda TV has apologised for its mendacious web article praising the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 and it will punish its editor-in-chief, Jiri Ovcacek, spokesman for Czech President Milos Zeman who is visiting Ru
ČTK Czech President Milos Zeman awarded four Russian personalities at a reception he and his wife Ivana held at the Czech embassy in Moscow on Wednesday as a way to thank Russian war veterans who took part in the liberation of Czechoslovakia from the