Thursday, 16 August 2018

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"You Must Change Your Life": the friendship between Rilke and Rodin through the eyes of a Czech American

Radio Prague |
23 July 2018

In 1902 the 26-year-old Rainer Maria Rilke went to Paris to write a monograph of the French sculptor, Auguste Rodin. Their brief but intense relationship is the subject of "You Must Change Your Life", a lively portrait of the two men during those years.

Czech scouts to highlight danger of totalitarianism at World Jamboree

Radio Prague |
23 July 2018

Czech Scouts and Guides attending the international movement's World Scout Jamboree next summer will rally under the motto "Unbreakable". The aim is to both highlight the suppression of scouting under totalitarianism and to celebrate the Czech movement's revival 30 years ago in their newly democratic country.

Unipetrol posts net profit of CZK 2.9 billion in second quarter

Radio Prague |
23 July 2018

Czech petrochemical giant Unipetrol announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2018 on Friday. The company recorded a net profit of 2.9 billion crowns, down 687 million crowns in annual terms. The group's total revenues reached 31.1 billion crowns, a year-on-year decrease of 44 million crowns.

Deputy PM: Babiš is entitled to chair government's anti-corruption council

Radio Prague |
20 July 2018

Deputy Prime Minister Jan Hamáček of the Social Democrats has said he will not challenge the fact that Prime Minister Andrej Babiš is to chair the government's council for coordinating the fight against corruption.

Thousands throng Ostrava post-industrial site for 2018 Colours

Radio Prague |
20 July 2018

This year's edition of the Colours of Ostrava music festival is now underway. The four-day extravaganza is bringing pop stars as well as noteworthy names from countless other genres to a spectacular post-industrial venue in the capital of the Moravian-Silesian Region.

Liberec Zoo makes astronomical bird clock to help save endangered species

Radio Prague |
20 July 2018

Many songbirds in Southeast Asia are now on the list of threatened bird species, having been decimated largely due to incessant capture for trade. Liberec Zoo is coordinating an EAZA conservation campaign involving some 200 European zoos which are striving to save these species from extinction.

Four new ambassadors to Czech Republic to assume office

Radio Prague |
19 July 2018

Four new ambassadors to the Czech Republic are set to present their credentials to President Miloš Zeman on Wednesday. The new diplomats include Argentinian ambassador Roberto Alejandro Salafia, Morocco's Hanane Saadí and Patricio Alberto Pradel Elqueta of Chile and New Zealand's ambassador Rupert Thomas Holborow, who will be stationed in Berlin.

Police investigate collapse of building in central Prague

Radio Prague |
19 July 2018

Police are investigating the cause of Tuesday's collapse of a building in the centre of Prague, which left a number of workers trapped inside. The building on Mikulandská street, just off Národní, has been undergoing renovation work.

Filmed in Prague: the Instagram capturing the Czech Republic's cinema city

Radio Prague |
19 July 2018

Prague's old-world beauty and relatively low production costs have made it a popular destination for filmmakers. Amateur photographer Musa Bektash is going behind the lens to put the scenes of many famous movies in context.

Chinese company Huajie to open European centre for e-shops near Prague

Radio Prague |
18 July 2018

Chinese company Huajie plans to establish a logistics base for online stores in the village of Pavlov, some 20 kilometres west of Prague. The company has leased 25,000 square metres of warehouse space built by the developer Panattoni, news site E15 reported.

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