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December 7, 2012
ČTK American Gilbert Ferguson McCrae will serve a 16-year prison sentence for killing a man in a Prague tram, as his request for an appellate review of the court verdict was rejected by the Supreme Court.
December 7, 2012
ČTK The defence counsel of the two Czech men detained in Greece on suspicion of espionage will ask for their release on bail again on Friday and the respective commission should deal with the request the following week, he told CTK by phone...
December 7, 2012
ČTK The Czech opposition Social Democrats (CSSD) and Communists (KSCM) are opposed to Deputy Prime Minister Karolina Peake (LIDEM) being possibly appointed defence minister, they told journalists Wednesday, adding that this is horse-trading in...
December 7, 2012
ČTK Czech senator and presidential candidate Tomio Okamura pays his election campaign mostly from his own means and he has published sponsorship gifts on his account, head of Okamura's election team Jaroslav Novak Vecernicek told journalists...
December 7, 2012
ČTK Deputy PM Karolina Peake (LIDEM) would become defence minister if the Civic Democrats and LIDEM agreed on the merger of the Transport Ministry and the Industry and Trade Ministry that would be led by the ODS, Peake...
December 7, 2012
ČTK The LIDEM party will get the post of defence minister, while the Industry and Trade Ministry, headed by Martin Kuba, will be merged with the Transport Ministry, LIDEM leader Karolína Peake told journalists Tuesday. Peake has declined to...
December 7, 2012
ČTK The Czech Republic will reduce the staff of its embassy in Syria over the security situation, but ambassador Eva Filipi will stay on the spot, Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg told journalists in Brussels Tuesday...
December 7, 2012
ČTK A map of criminality in the Czech Republic the ProPolice NGO has drawn on the basis of police data on its web pages will be available online as of Monday, project manager Michal Tosovsky told CTK Tuesday.
December 7, 2012
ČTK The lower house of Czech parliament Tuesday stripped deputy Roman Pekárek of immunity to enable his prosecution on suspicion of corruption.
December 7, 2012
ČTK The use of drugs, mainly cannabis, by young Czechs declined in 2011, while in the overall population the drugs use rate remained stable, according to the annual report the national drug and drug addition monitoring centre released Tuesday.

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