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May 3, 2013
ČTK The list of nine Czech significant days will be extended by addition of January 16 as Jan Palach Memory Day and March 28 as Jan Ámos Komenský Birth Day, both of which were unanimously approved by the Senate Thursday.
May 3, 2013
ČTK The Norwegian police on April 20 detained three Czechs, including two coach drivers working for Student Agency, on suspicion of drug delicts.
May 3, 2013
ČTK The upper house of Czech parliament Thursday opposed the plan for the extension of the strictest protected area of the Sumava national park that the Environment Ministry proposed.
May 3, 2013
ČTK The police at London's Heathrow airport on Wednesday detained a group of Slovaks and Czechs heading for the USA over a suspicious, detonator-like device uncovered on one of the Slovaks, who still remains in British detention.
May 3, 2013
ČTK Former supreme state attorney Marie Benesova (CSSD) will be President Milos Zeman's aide for judicial affairs and she wants to focus on controversial laws, nominations of constitutional judges and possible presidential pardons, she told CTK...
May 3, 2013
ČTK Justice Minister Pavel Blazek is considering taking steps against lawyer Pavel Hasenkopf, an aide to the Presidential Office, over his having said the New Year amnesty was drafted by the Justice Ministry although it was not so, Blazek told...
May 3, 2013
ČTK No people died in Monday's gas explosion in a house in the centre of Prague, the city fire corps' spokeswoman Pavlina Adamcova told CTK, definitively confirming the information after the removal of the debris ended Wednesday.
May 3, 2013
ČTK A new centre aimed to promote Czech culture abroad has opened in Seoul. The first event the centre will host will be an exhibition of photographs by Jan Saudek.
May 3, 2013
ČTK Dalibor Blažek, a scientist from the Brno-based Central European Technological Institute CEITEC, has won a prestigious grant of USD 75,000 for ovary tumour research from the US Marsha Rivkin Center foundation.
May 3, 2013
ČTK Czechs consider corruption and unemployment the most thorny problems in the country that must be urgently solved, according to 95 percent of them, shows a poll conducted by the Public Opinion Research Centre (CVVM) in March and released to...

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