Saturday, 18 April 2015
National | Radio Prague

Stanislav Gross, who became the Czech Republic's youngest prime minister aged just 34-years-old, has died following a short battle with ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease. Mr. Gross served as Prime Minister for a mere nine months from 2004-2005. Once viewed as the "golden boy" of Czech politics, Gross’s tenure was marred by a scandal surrounding how the PM had managed to finance a 4.2 million crown apartment in Prague.

National | ČTK

Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek considers the planned ride of the Russian motorcycle club Night Wolves to Berlin via the Czech Republic to be a provocation, he wrote on Twitter.



National | Radio Prague

The minister of foreign affairs, Lubomír Zaorálek, has rejected a claim made in a radio interview by European Commissioner Věra Jourová that the first Czech citizen has gone to fight for a radical Islamic terrorist group.

National | BBC News

Vít Jedlička, a member of the Eurosceptic, conservative Party of Free Citizens, has declared that a 7-sq-km patch between Serbia and Croatia is now the sovereign state of Liberland.

National | ČTK

Terezie Kaslová, granddaughter of Czech journalist Ferdinand Peroutka, is going to sue the Czech state over President Miloš Zeman's comments about her grandfather, Lidové noviny wrote on Thursday.

National | Radio Prague

After a nearly 40-year ban, recreational vessels can return to most of the rivers and reservoirs around the Czech Republic.

Prague | The Prague Post

The current management of Parkhotel Praha, which is owned by real estate developer Daramis Group, has decided to embrace the building's roots and restore it to its 1967 glory days. They are using the tag line "Park yourself in the 60's" to promote the hotel.

Life | Malay Mail Online

Award-winning Czech designers Petr Novague and Marek Hoffmann joined forces to fulfil their dreams of revamping a Czech icon.

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Opinion | ČTK

Stanislav Gross, who died at the age of 45 after a long serious disease, was a crucial player for the Czech Social Democratic Party which he opened for young people, political analysts Petr Just and Jan Outlý told ČTK.

Sport | The West Australian/AFP

Memories of a spectacular comeback against Italy two months ago will propel France as they face holders the Czech Republic in the Fed Cup semi-finals at the weekend.