Saturday, 23 September 2017

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MfD: Czechs implicated in Azeri money laundering

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18 Sep 2017

The Czech Republic was one of the destinations of the money from a corruption fund with which Azerbaijan bribed EU politicians into lobbying for it, daily Mladá fronta Dnes wrote on Friday, publishing a graft story of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).

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Marian column not to be re-erected in Prague centre

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18 Sep 2017

The Column of Virgin Mary, a copy of the original 17th-century baroque sculpture destroyed by a mob in 1918, will not return to Old Town Square in Prague's centre, the Prague assemblymen decided in a resolution adopted on Thursday night after debating two petitions on the issue.

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Deputy minister disciplined for calling Roma jellyfish

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18 Sep 2017

Czech Deputy Industry and Trade Minister Karel Novotny will be stripped of his regular bonus for three months because he wrote that the Roma are like jellyfish, being "a nuisance, good for nothing," the Industry and Trade Ministry said in a press release on Friday.

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Police, firefighters' pay rise to cost 2.9 billion in 2018

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18 Sep 2017

A 10-percent rise in the Czech police and firefighters' wages as of November will cost some 451 million crowns this year and 2.9 billion in 2018, according to the government order prepared by the Interior Ministry and released to CTK.

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Zeman to meet South Korean president, Trump's ex-wife in USA

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18 Sep 2017

President Miloš Zeman will meet his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and General Assembly head Miroslav Lajčák, and have lunch with President Donald Trump's Czech-born ex-wife during his upcoming visit to the USA.

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Bob Dylan's graphics on display in Plzeň

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18 Sep 2017

An exhibition of 51 graphics by singer-songwriter and Nobel Prize for Literature 2016 winner Bob Dylan, called On the Road, opened at the West Bohemian Museum in Plzen on Friday and it will last until November 12.

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Taxi drivers protest against rival Uber at Prague airport

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18 Sep 2017

The Czech immigration police were settling a dispute between drivers for the Uber passenger transport company and drivers from taxi firms, 50 of whom gathered outside the Prague airport on Friday and put stickers on the arriving Uber cars to label their operation illegal.

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Photo exhibition shows Prague sites, events linked with Havels

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18 Sep 2017

An exhibition of photos showing Prague buildings linked to the family of the late Czech president Václav Havel and events that occurred in them was opened in the historical Werich Villa garden in Prague's Kampa island on Friday. The exhibition is based on a book by architecture historian Zdeněk Lukeš.

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Foreign minister suffers injury in car accident

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18 Sep 2017

Lubomir Zaoralek, the Czech foreign minister and Social Democrat (CSSD) election leader, suffered a head injury in a car accident in Moravia on Friday, but his condition is good and he has been released from hospital, the ministry's spokeswoman Irena Valentova told CTK.

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MfD: Czechs have no respectful ex-PM to choose for president

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18 Sep 2017

An optimal candidate for Czech political parties to field in the direct presidential election would definitely be a widely respected and dignified former prime minister, but none is available, unfortunately, Miroslav Korecky wrote in daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) on Saturday.

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