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New Film Critics' Awards recognise best in Czech cinema

Radio Prague |
17 January 2011

Thursday evening saw the awarding of the first-ever Czech Film Critics Awards at Prague's Archa Theatre.

Broken bones and dreams for most Czech drivers at Dakar rally

Radio Prague |
14 January 2011

They started out with dreams of positions on the winners’ podium but for many the most tangible souvenirs are broken bones and trips to the hospital.

Seznam disputes claims Google has supplanted it on local market

Radio Prague |
13 January 2011

Czech Internet search engine Seznam has long been a rarity on the world wide web by beating global leader Google into second place on the local market. But figures just out suggest that the US giant could have overtaken the Czech company at the start of the year.

Authorities release list of gas stations fined for selling low-quality fuel

Radio Prague |
13 January 2011

The index shows that around 50 filling stations landed fines for breaching Czech fuel standards in 2010.

Shopping mall boom at an end

Radio Prague |
12 January 2011

Recent years in the Czech Republic saw a major boom in new shopping centre development throughout the country. Now the boom is at an end. According to the daily Lidové noviny, 2011 will be the first year in two decades which will not see the opening of a single new large retail centre. "The development of large-scale shopping centres will not cease entirely but will be very, very specific and opportunity-driven," says Richard Curran of real estate advisor CB Richard Ellis.

Shock therapy capitalism marks 20th anniversary

Radio Prague |
12 January 2011

Twenty years ago, in January 1991, Czechoslovakia began a crash course in capitalism as the old system of central economic planning that had been in place for the previous four decades was dismantled.

Sáblíková crowned European Speed Skating Champion

Radio Prague |
11 January 2011

Martina Sáblíková has been crowned the women's European Speed Skating Champion for 2011, winning two of four events at the championship at Collalbo, Italy last weekend.

Keeping your distance - or not - on Czech roads

Radio Prague |
10 January 2011

The case of a Czech driver who apparently 'punished' other drivers for overtaking too slowly on the motorway has highlighted a troubling phenomenon in the country: the general lack of awareness of keeping a safe distance, especially at high speeds.

First ever café for dog-owners opens in Plzeň

Radio Prague |
10 January 2011

The place is a combination of a cafe and dog parlour where dog owners can meet and chat while their pets get a haircut, bath, massage or manicure.

Viktor Janiš and the art of jumping through linguistic hoops

Radio Prague |
10 January 2011

Why did the communists ban comics? Why is it so hard to translate the 19th century English novel into Czech? And what does this have to do with a 17th century battle in Prague?

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