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Sat, 29 Oct 2016 10:41:56 GMT
Two from two for Ireland u-17s  -  Meath Chronicle
Top spot in the group will now come down to next Monday night's clash with Iceland in Turner's Cross, but the team has taken a big step towards next summer's finals tournament in Czech Republic. However, going into the Elite Round as top seeds is ...
Sat, 29 Oct 2016 09:43:46 GMT

'Classic Orwellian 1984': Czech Republic to Establish Anti-Propaganda Unit  -  Sputnik International
The Czech Interior Ministry plans to create a unit tasked with countering misinformation allegedly spread by Moscow. This initiative appears to have come straight out of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, Petr Hajek, Editor-in-chief of the ...
Sat, 29 Oct 2016 09:31:15 GMT

Award snub of Canadian Holocaust survivor sparks political firestorm in Czech Republic  -  CBC.ca
The decision by the Czech president to withdraw a state honour for a Czech-born Canadian Holocaust survivor has set off a political firestorm in the country and sparked outrage that the action might have been triggered by an effort to appease China. It ...
Sat, 29 Oct 2016 05:10:11 GMT

Iran, Czech Republic stress expansion of power, water co-op  -  Tehran Times
TEHRAN- In the first meeting of Iran-Czech Republic Energy Taskforce, held in Prague on Thursday, the two sides emphasized expansion of cooperation in electricity and water sectors, IRNA reported. In the meeting, chaired by Iranian Deputy Energy ...
Sat, 29 Oct 2016 01:19:44 GMT

Schindler's Czech factory moves closer to becoming museum  -  The Times of Israel
As the only remaining Nazi concentration camp site in the country, it is one of the best-known buildings in the Czech Republic, said Jaroslav Novak, the head of the foundation. The organization believes the memorial would attract more visitors to the ...
Sat, 29 Oct 2016 00:01:00 GMT

Stand-up comedy takes centre stage in Prague  -  Radio Prague
Stand-up comedy does not have a terribly deep tradition in the Czech Republic although that is changing. Now, a new festival called PRAHAha, to launch on Monday, November 3, is bringing more than 50 performers over 10 days to six venues in the capital.
Sat, 29 Oct 2016 00:01:00 GMT

The greatest Czech spy and traitor of all time - Karel Zbytek?  -  Radio Prague
The Czech Republic and Czechoslovakia has had its fair number of top spies before the Second World War, during the conflict as well as in the post war and Cold War era. There is FrantiĊĦek Moravec, who created one of the most successful espionage ...
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 18:33:29 GMT

Musical notes of their own  -  Daily Pioneer
Dressed up like a European woman in the fifties, Katerina Steinerova radiates happiness around her as she speaks like the heroine of a romantic movie. A renowned swing vocalist from the Czech Republic, her performance took us back to the classical era ...
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:59:10 GMT

Auschwitz Survivor Honors 'Snub' Prompts Political Scandal in Czech Republic  -  Newsweek
A scandal following Czech President Milos Zeman's decision not to award a medal to a Holocaust survivor has overshadowed celebrations on one of the country's biggest national holidays, public broadcaster Radio Praha reported Friday. Holocaust survivor ...
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:28:45 GMT

Ian Duncan MEP: Brexit must not hush our voice for tolerance in Europe  -  PinkNews
A further six of these states do not formally recognise gay relationships in any form whilst seven have a constitutional interdiction on gay marriage. Last month I found myself on a journey that took me to Italy and to the Czech Republic. Wherever I ...