Monday, 8 February 2016
National | Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Media reports claim the Czech government paid a USD 6 million ransom to kidnappers to secure the release last year of two Czech women abducted in Pakistan. The weekly Respekt magazine reported on February 7 that negotiations with the kidnappers on the payment of a ransom were carried out by the Czech State's Security Council.

Prague | Radio Prague

Prague commuters last week were able for the first time to try out the new EVO 1 a rounded, beautifully-designed new low-floor tram already affectionately nicknamed "Evička" (Little Eva).



Prague | The Prague Post

Several anti-immigrant rallies took place in Prague, with a large gathering near Prague Castle at Hradčanské náměstí and smaller ones at Wenceslas Square and Loretánské náměstí.

National | Radio Prague

MP Petr Gazdík of the Mayors group has called on Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka to apologise to the United States after the Czech authorities freed a Lebanese man Washington wished to extradite.

National | ČTK

Firmly set fines for the most serious violation of traffic rules will be raised from 2,500 to 5,000 crowns under the joint proposal of the Transport Ministry and traffic police, Transport Minister Dan Ťok said on Sunday.

National | The Prague Post

Five alpine skiers from the Czech Republic died in an avalanche in the Tyrol ski region in Austria on Saturday.

Business | Prague Leadership Institute

This quote from former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson, in the mid-twentieth century, is as true today, if not more so, than it was then.

Arts | ČTK

The Slav Epic cycle of 23 paintings depicting the history of ancient Slavs by Art Nouveau artist Alfons Mucha will be displayed in Japan in the first three months of 2017 and move to China by mid-2017.

Life | Prague TV

Are lisping dogs, crazy pranks and spot-on impersonations the foundation of Czech Humor?

Dining | Prague TV

Six restaurants in Prague that will make you fall deeper in love on Valentine's Day.

Sport | ABC News/AP

Defending champion Czech Republic beat host Romania 3-2 Sunday to advance to the semifinals of the Fed Cup.