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Police investigate latest attack against Roma

Radio Prague |
7 April 2010

Late on Saturday night, two bottles containing an unknown substance were thrown into the doorway of a block of flats inhabited by Romani families in Opava. The police are investigating the incident as a threat to public safety.

Petr Nečas – safe pair of hands whose reign as party leader could be brief

Radio Prague |
6 April 2010

It would be hard to find a greater contrast to outgoing ODS leader Mirek Topolánek. Petr Nečas, 45, church-going, a father of four, is unlikely to leave his wife for one of his party colleagues, or stick his middle finger up at rivals in parliament.

Preparations in full swing for signing of landmark US-Russian treaty in Prague

Radio Prague |
6 April 2010

Almost exactly a year after US President Barrack Obama declared his commitment to seeking a world free of nuclear weapons in a keynote speech in Prague – he is due to return to the Czech capital to sign a landmark nuclear disarmament treaty with his Russian counterpart, Dimitry Medvedev.

Age-old Easter traditions alive and well in Hlinsko

Radio Prague |
7 April 2010

For many Czechs, Easter goes much further beyond the Christian tradition of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The popular pomlázka, or whipping of women with braided willow sticks, is just one of the customs that have survived around the country from before the arrival of Christianity.

What do you mean teddy hasn't been?!!

Radio Prague |
7 April 2010

A couple of months ago a Czech firm came up with an idea so wacky, when most people first heard of it, they thought it was something like an April Fool's joke.

DVD series resurrects 1950s Czechoslovak Socialist Realist films

Radio Prague |
6 April 2010

Filmy patří lidu (Films Belong to the People) is the title of a series of Socialist Realist pictures that have been released on DVD in the Czech Republic in recent months.

Chopin and Bohemia

Radio Prague |
6 April 2010

As elsewhere, Chopin's anniversary year is being celebrated in the Czech Republic – and with good reason. Although in the course of his short life Chopin spent just a few weeks in Bohemia, his links to the Czechs are far from superficial.

Foreign Ministry closes embassies to cut costs

Radio Prague |
2 April 2010

The Czech Foreign Ministry this week put to work an extensive cost-cutting plan, and closed down the embassy in Angola, the consulate in Montreal and the cultural Czech Centre in the German city of Dresden.

Exhibition highlights benefits of recycling

Radio Prague |
2 April 2010

Yesterday saw the opening of a new exhibition in Prague focusing on the benefits of recycling.

Popular marionette theater reopens in Prague

Radio Prague |
2 April 2010

After two years of reconstruction, Prague's famed marionette theatre "Divadlo Spejbla a Hurvínka" reopened its doors yesterday.

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