Wednesday, 18 October 2017
National | Egypt Independent

An Egyptian-Czech archaeological team uncovered the ruins of King Ramses II Temple during an excavation carried out by the mission at Abusir archaeological site, a statement for Antiquities Ministry said Sunday.

Politics | ČTK

Recent public opinion polls released by various agencies have all shown billionaire Andrej Babiš's ANO movement as the clear winner of the October 20-21 general election, in spite of a recent popularity decline, and the Social Democrats or the Communists coming second.

National | Radio Prague

Police are searching for two children who were kidnapped by their parents from a children's home in Strakonice, South Bohemia on Friday. The two brothers, aged four and 10, were removed from the parents by the court.

Prague | Prague TV

Electric trolleys buses have returned to Prague after almost 45 years. The official launch was on Oct. 15 on a route from Palmovka and Letňany, with a one mile overhead cable on Prosecká Street.

Prague | Prague TV

The area near Strahov Monastery and leading to Prague Castle should become friendlier to pedestrians, once traffic is further reduced. The Prague City Council decided to make a study of transportation options for Pohořelec and its surrounding area.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

European Parliament Vice-President Pavel Telicka (unaffiliated) told reporters on Friday that he can see no reason why he should give up his MEP's mandate after ending cooperation with the Czech ANO movement for which he had been elected.

National | ČTK

Former Czech deputy health minister Lenka Taie Kolarikova has filed a lawsuit against the state over her dismissal from the post, which she finds at variance with the civil service law in force since 2015, Czech Television (CT) reported on Sunday.

National | ČTK

Europe needs both U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to help solve the Syrian crisis, since it is incapable of solving it by itself, and the same goes for the relations between Ukraine and Russia, Czech ANO movement leader Andrej Babis said on Prima TV on Sunday.

Prague | ČTK

The design of a memorial to mark the wartime Jewish transports from Prague's former Bubny railway station will be put on display in the nearby Chemistry Gallery in Prague-Holesovice on October 16-17, Pavel Stingl has told CTK on behalf of the Shoah Memorial group, the project's organiser.

National | ČTK

The participants in the Trailmaniacs run to be held south of Prague next Saturday, when Czech general election is also taking place, can cast their ballots on the track and the time they spent voting will be deducted for them in the finish, Ondrej Kutis has told CTK.

Politics | ČTK

Some 75 percent of young Czechs mistrust politicians, who, they believe, are doing nothing for them, but at the same time, about 80 percent of them are interested in politics and support democracy, a survey of youth groups in the Visegrad Four (V4) states showed, Sona Polak has told CTK.

National | ČTK

The Czech Republic must remain tied to democratic Western European countries, presidential candidate Marek Hilser has told CTK, saying that this would be a priority for him as president, together with emphasising civic society as a means to bar political power monopolisation.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

The Visegrad Group's (V4) four presidents supported the EU accession by the West Balkans at a summit on Saturday, with Czech President Milos Zeman backing the position but mentioning Kosovo, still unrecognised by some EU members, as a question mark in the West Balkans question.

National | ČTK

The memberships of the European Union and NATO guarantee independence and sovereignty of the Czech Republic and this is also why the country should adopt the euro, presidential candidate Michal Horacek has told CTK.

National | ČTK

Czech presidential candidate Jiri Drahos, former head of the Czech Academy of Sciences, ended the petition campaign in support of his candidacy last week. He said that he gathered over 110,000 signatures from people, or far more than the required 50,000.