Posts Tagged ‘czech’

Bust Found in Czech Republic Reflects Irish Druidic Customs

The word ‘Celt’ refers to the people who spoke Celtic languages across Western and Central Europe between 1,200 BC and the 3rd century, and every Celtic nation had its own unique crafts,  Read more Section:  Artifacts Other Artifacts News Read Later 

A Czech Castle Had a Moat of Bears… And Still Does!

Popular depictions of castle moats in film and television usually involve hungry crocodiles, flesh-eating piranhas or dangerous sharks. While most of these depictions are fanciful, one medieval castle in the Czech Republic Read more Section:  News Weird Facts Read Later 

New Czech governing coalition wins confidence vote

The Czech Republic’s new conservative-led government won a vote of confidence in the lower house of parliament on Thursday in a mandatory ballot that every administration must win to govern. Lawmakers voted 106-87 in favour of the government led by Prime Minister Petr Fiala, which was formed after October’s general election, ending the reign of […]

Czech Tennis Pro Voracova Joins Djokovic In Australian Immigration Detention, Leaves Country

By Tyler Durden A Czech tennis player joined Novak Djokovic in immigration detention after having her visa canceled, in a sweep by authorities on players entering the country with vaccination exemptions. Czech Republic doubles specialist Renata Voracova had played in Melbourne earlier this week but was informed by Australian Border Force officials that she had […]

Czech Republic and Slovenia report H5N1 bird flu outbreaks

The Czech Republic has started disposing of 80,000 laying hens after the country reported an outbreak of bird flu of the H5N1 type at a poultry farm in Libotenice last week. Out of the 188,000 birds from the farm, located some 60 kilometres north of Prague, more than half of them died over the Christmas […]

Hungary gives visa to Belarusian official expelled from Czech Republic

Hungary has admitted that it granted a special visa for a Belarusian official expelled from the Czech Republic. The Hungarian foreign ministry confirmed to Euronews it had been issued to Vladimir Bazanov, the president of the Belarusian football federation. Bazanov and his wife were reportedly detained by Czech authorities last week, accused of illegally entering […]

Czech President Milos Zeman leaves hospital, to name new prime minister on Sunday

Czech President Milos Zeman left hospital on Saturday and will name a new prime minister on Sunday, his spokesman has confirmed. Jiri Ovcacek told the AFP news agency that “the president left the University Military Hospital (UVN) for Lany Castle,” his official residence. “He plans to appoint (centre-right leader) Petr Fiala as head of government […]

Czech President Miloš Zeman leaves hospital after six weeks

Czech President Miloš Zeman has been discharged from a military university hospital after more than six weeks. The Prague hospital said on Thursday it would have preferred Zeman to remain at the facility, but accepted his decision to leave due to a “significant improvement”. The 77-year-old was admitted to intensive care on October 10, one […]

Stunning 5th Century Bohemian Jewelry Discovered in Czech Republic

Archaeologists from the Czech Republic’s Rakovník Museum have announced the discovery of a rare Bohemian gold ring and clasp or buckle dating back to the 5th century. Unearthed last summer by amateur metal detectorists working near the west Bohemian town of Rakovník, the stunning set of jewelry is ablaze with exotic precious stones. According to […]

Czech Republic: Thousands Protest Against New Covid Lockdown For The Unjabbed

Thousands of angry people took to the streets of the Czech capital Prague on Wednesday to protest against new Covid restrictions against unvaccinated The Czech government introduced the draconian measures in a bid to drive up vaccination rates after a rise in cvid cases. The lastest restrictions will ban unvaccinated people from public places starting […]

Italy, Germany, Slovakia & Czech Republic Move To Impose Austrian Style Lockdown Rules On The Unvaxxed

Germany Germany is preparing to follow the example of Austria by imposing new lockdown measures that will exclusively apply to the unvaccinated. As highlighted yesterday, Austrian authorities are enforcing the new measures by having police patrol supermarkets and highways, stopping people, and checking their vaccination status. Similar scenes could now be about to unfold in […]

Slovakia & Czech Republic To Impose Lockdown Rules On The Unjabbed

The Czech Republic and Slovakia both plan to impose lockdown restrictions on the unjabbed in a bid to drive up covid vaccination rates and following the example set by Austria. From Monday, unvaccinated people in the Czech Republic will be banned from public events, bars and restaurants. Thousands of people took to the streets in […]

Czech President Milos Zeman leaves intensive care unit amid political stalemate

The president of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman has left intensive care at a Prague hospital, officials say. Zeman has now been transferred to a rehabilitation unit, according to the hospital where he is being treated. His release from intensive care comes as Czech senators consider declaring the president unfit for office. Under the Czech […]

Cable car crashes in northern Czech Republic, killing one person

A cable car crashed in northern Czech Republic on Sunday, killing one person, officials said. The accident occurred Sunday afternoon when one of the two cabins of the cable car crashed to the ground. The only person onboard, a staff member, was killed, said head of the regional government Martin Puta. Rescuers said none of […]

Six takeaways from the Czech Republic’s historic election

1. Babis loses the popular vote and likely the election At a general election hailed as a victory for liberal democracy in the Czech Republic, incumbent Prime Minister Andrej Babis’ ruling party was defeated in the popular vote by a new centre-right alliance that looks set to form the next coalition government. The ruling ANO […]

Czech scandal-tainted PM Andrej Babis favorite in Czech vote

Czechs voted in a parliamentary election for a final day Saturday, with polls suggesting Prime Minister Andrej Babis, a populist billionaire, has a good chance of retaining power despite a turbulent first term featuring numerous scandals. Two days of balloting to fill 200 seats in the lower house of the Czech Republic’s parliament took place […]

Philadelphia Museum Returns Stolen Shield to Czech Republic

This striking Renaissance ceremonial shield was intended to feature in Adolf Hitlers Mega-Museum in Linz, Austria. Now, this highly-symbolic piece of ancient armor will be returned to the Czech Republic where is was held for centuries before the Nazis attacked in the 20th century. Created around 1535 AD by Italian sculptor and painter Girolamo di Tommaso da […]

Czech workers given extra holiday for having COVID jab

Fully vaccinated Czech state workers will be able to claim an additional two days in paid holiday before the end of the year, the Prime Minister has announced. Source

Czech Beach Volleyball Player, Cyclist Test Positive for COVID-19; Team Launches Investigation

PRAGUE—Two more members of the Czech Olympic team have tested positive for COVID-19, taking the total to six, and the country’s Olympic Committee has launched an investigation into a charter flight bringing athletes to Tokyo. The Czech Olympic Committee (COV) said on Thursday women’s beach volleyball player Marketa Nausch-Slukova and cyclist Michal Schlegel were the […]

Russia rejects Czech appeal for damages over deadly 2014 ammunition depot blasts

Russia said it had rejected a request from the Czech Republic for financial compensation for deadly explosions at an ammunition depot in 2014. Prague has blamed Russia for the blasts, which killed two people and destroyed the depot near the village of Vrbetice. On Monday, the Czech foreign ministry summoned the Russian ambassador to discuss […]

‘Czech your racism’: Hundreds of Romanians protest Stanislav Tomas death

More than a hundred people gathered outside the Czech Republic’s embassy in Bucharest Tuesday to protest the death of a Roma man following an incident with Czech police earlier this month. Video footage of the detention of the Roma man, in the northern Czech city of Teplice on June 19, shows a policeman kneeling on […]

Expelled Russian diplomats leave Czech Republic amid depot blast row

More Russian diplomats and their families flew out of the Czech Republic on Saturday amid a dispute between the two nations over Russian involvement in an ammunition depot explosion in 2014. In April the Czech Republic ordered 18 Russian diplomats to leave in a tit-for-tat move after Russia expelled Czech diplomats from Moscow over the […]

Fourth Czech health minister since pandemic began sparks controversy

The Czech health minister has come under fire after allegations that he had withheld information about supplementary income. Petr Arenberger – who only took office on 7 April – has been asked to explain alleged substantial irregularities in his tax returns, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has said. National media have reported that Arenberger had […]

The Blind Bohemian General: Czech Hero Jan Zizka and the Hussite Wars

Jan Zizka is best remembered for his involvement in the Hussite Wars, during which he became the leader of the Taborites. A Bohemian general, who lived between the 14 th and 15 th centuries, Zizka has gone down in history as one of the finest military strategists of all time. Despite being at the head of a […]

Czech president ‘casts doubt over’ Russian involvement in deadly blast

Czech President Milos Zeman has cast doubt on Russia’s involvement in a 2014 explosion at an arms depot. President Zeman has suggested the deadly blast could have been caused accidentally due to the mishandling of explosives and says there is no conclusive evidence to charge Russia over the alleged sabotage. Prague caused an unprecedented diplomatic […]

Czech Republic excludes Russian energy giant from nuclear tender

The Czech government has excluded Russian energy giant Rosatom from a multi-billion euro tender for a new unit at a nuclear plant amid a diplomatic row with Moscow. It comes just days after Prague expelled 18 Russian diplomats and announced that it was hunting two Russian nationals wanted over a deadly explosion at an arms […]

Czech Republic expels 18 Russian embassy staff for ‘spying’ in 2014 explosion case

The Czech Republic is expelling 18 Russian diplomats who authorities say have been “clearly” identified as spies, in a case related to a huge ammunition depot explosion in 2014. Prime Minister Andrej Babis said the move is based on “unequivocal evidence” provided by Czech intelligence and security services that Russian military agents were involved in […]

Wreckage of helicopter crash which killed Czech Republic’s richest man found in Alaska

The US National Transportation Safety Board announced on Friday that it had recovered the wreckage from a helicopter crash in Alaska that killed five people – including a Czech billionaire – and is sending a team of investigators to examine the evidence, according to local media report. On March 27, the helicopter carrying guides and […]

Light beyond the Shadows: The Legacy of the Czech Torah Scrolls

March 18, 2021 by Rabbi Jeffrey Cohen Read on for article Book Review: Rabbi Jeffrey Cohen reviews Light beyond the Shadows: The Legacy of the Czech Torah Scrolls by Sheila Pallay and Julius Muller. When this book first arrived, I looked at it with a little trepidation. This looked like one of those nice coffee table […]

Israeli, Czech, Hungarian Premiers Meet in Jerusalem to Discuss Vaccine Cooperation

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban delivers his annual state of the nation speech in Budapest, Hungary, February 10, 2019. Photo: REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo/File Photo. JNS.org – The prime ministers of Israel, Hungary and the Czech Republic met in Jerusalem on Thursday for a summit on the research, development and production of COVID-19 vaccines. Israeli Prime Minister […]

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