Friday, 19 September 2014
National | The Wall Street Journal

Landlocked Czech Republic may not look like a sport fishing destination of choice for serious anglers when looking from abroad. But world-record holding Czech fisherman Jakub Vagner, known for his National Geographic TV show 'Fish Warrior' and the 2010 appearance on the NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno, is determined to change his homeland's standing on the global fishing scene.

Business | The Prague Post

Škoda's brilliant premiere in China: both of the Škoda classics participating in Škoda's first classic car rally in China have won in their respective categories.



National | Global Post

The Czech government will provide CZK 3 million in humanitarian aid and material help to Doctors Without Borders (MSF) to fight Ebola in Africa, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka announced Thursday.

National | Radio Prague

The first shipment of Czech military aid to Kurdish forces fighting against Islamic State radicals in northern Iraq was sent from the military airport in Pardubice on Thursday.

National | Radio Prague

As of this week the Czech Republic has a third dark skies reserve in the Manětín region, in western Bohemia. Its opening on Monday attracted amateur astronomers from around the country as well as the mayors of the ten villages located in the area.

Business | Radio Prague

The market in home deliveries of foodstuffs – at present dominated by UK retailer Tesco – looks set to hot up, with relative newcomer Rohlí preparing to expand beyond Prague and supply consumers in other Czech cities, the news website Aktuálně.cz reported.

National | Radio Prague

The Czech authorities are planning a major clampdown on fraudulent taxi drivers in order to curb the wide-spread practice of resetting taximeters, the news website reported. The authorities believe that resetting taximeters allows taxi drivers to only tax part of their earnings.


A different spin on a walk in the woods

Cinema | The Prague Post

The Czech Film and Television Academy (ČFTA) has selected Andrea Sedláčková's Fair Play as the Czech Republic's official entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 87th Academy Awards, scheduled to take place Feb. 22, 2015.

Arts | Radio Prague

The first opera by Antonín Dvořák, Alfred, was performed for the first time ever with the original German libretto on Wednesday night at the Dvořák's Prague festival, which is currently underway in the Czech capital.

Cinema | The Prague Post

Czech director Zdeněk Jiráský didn't set out to make one of the most unconventional films of the year, but that is exactly what his first feature since the release of the award-winning Flower Buds (Poupata) ended up as.