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April 27, 2013
ČTK President Miloš Zeman said in an interview for the APA Austrian press agency yesterday that the postwar expulsion of Sudeten Germans from then Czechoslovakia was a more moderate punishment for their high treason than...
April 27, 2013
ČTK The state will lose ownership of one of its most significant sights, Jan Santini's UNESCO-listed Baroque church in Zelená hora, south Moravia, which is to be returned to the Catholics within church restitution, daily Lidové noviny (LN)...
April 27, 2013
ČTK President Miloš Zeman's bodyguards will be using a Raman spectrometer, a state-of-the-art portable device that can detect explosives but also poisoned food or drinks, weekly Týden writes in its latest issue out yesterday.
April 27, 2013
ČTK The recent rift paralysing the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes threatens to thwart the last chance of Czechs to objectively map the period of communist rule, Luděk Navara writes in yesterday's issue of Mladá fronta Dnes (MfD...
April 27, 2013
ČTK The National Gallery's (NG) prospects under the new director who will replace the sacked Vladimír Roesel are bleak especially now that Culture Ministry has scrapped Roesel's vision of a reform aimed to boost the NG's budget, Jan H. Vitvar...
April 27, 2013
ČTK Twenty years after receiving a life sentence for double murder, the chances of convict Jiří Kajínek being freed have increased now that President Miloš Zeman has began dealing with the case, weekly Týden reported...
April 27, 2013
ČTK Two rescue workers died in a mine in Karviná, Silesia on Sunday night.
April 27, 2013
ČTK Some two-thirds of Czechs are convinced that foreigners increase unemployment and crime rates in the Czech Republic, according to a poll conducted by the Public Opinion Research Centre (CVVM) in March and released to ČTK yesterday.
April 27, 2013
ČTK The head of the police's anti-corruption force, Tomáš Martinec, has announced that he is to quit the post next month. Martinec said he was quitting over his dispute with Prague High State Attorney Lenka Bradáčová who accused the anti-...
April 27, 2013
ČTK Prime Minister Petr Nečas said yesterday he wants Former Health Minister Tomáš Julínek (both Civic Democrats, ODS) to take a stand on his criminal prosecution over an allegedly disadvantageous contract on the operation of the air rescue...

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