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  1. Arsenic and Lace's last survivorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Albany Times Union

    A photo from World War II of veteran Milton Klarsfeld, back left, and and his crew. Klarsfeld is now 92 and the last surviving member of Arsenic & Lace, a B24 that was eventually shot down on December 17, 1944, over Olomouc in what is now the Czech Republic.

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  2. Sports News 15.12.2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Radio Prague

    In Sports News this Monday: Czechs come third at World Floorball Championships after turning around final game - coach Cepek is eyeing gold in two years' time; hockey goalie Vokoun calls time on career at 38; and Sparta reportedly considering sacking LaviA ka after Europa League exit. The Czech national team have finished a creditable third in the men's World Floorball Championships in Sweden's Gothenburg.

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  3. More explosions at munitions depot siteRead the original story

    Saturday Dec 13 | Radio Prague

    Police and pyrotechnics experts are investigating the source of two more explosions heard overnight at the Vrbetice munitions depot in Moravia. The fact that more blasts have been taking place means that the process of cleaning up the grounds in the wake of October's devastating explosion will have to be further delayed.

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  4. Thirty Czechs take Polar Bear dive into the Vltava RiverRead the original story

    Saturday Dec 13 | Radio Prague

    Around thirty members of the Czech Association of Czech Hardy Men and Women took their annual Polar Bear dive into the Vltava River this weekend, while admitting five new members. The dive usually takes place in sub-zero temperatures, but this year the temperature of the water was 5 degrees Celsius, the temperature of the air 6 degrees.

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  5. Czech defense minister pays unannounced visit to AfghanistanRead the original story

    Friday Dec 12 | Radio Prague

    Czech Defense Minister Martin StropnickA1 2 paid an unannounced visit to Czech troops in Afghanistan over the weekend, bringing them Christmas gifts and letters from their families. The Czech defense minister also met for talks with Afghan top officials to discuss the security situation in the country amidst intensified attacks by Taliban radicals.

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  6. Daily news summary 13.12.2014Read the original story

    Saturday Dec 13 | Radio Prague

    The Social Democratic Party leadership has scrapped one of the party's local branches over cooperation with extremists. The party's executive leadership on Saturday voted to abolish the party's local branch in Duchcov, north Bohemia in reaction to the fact that following local elections in October it formed a coalition with the ultra-right Workers Party of Social Justice.

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  7. Czech press survey - December 13Read the original story

    Saturday Dec 13 | Czech Happenings

    It is the right decision to finally abolish the Brdy Military District, central Bohemia, and return it from the military to civilian administration after 90 years, Zbynek Petracek writes in daily Lidove noviny today. Setkani hejtmana Plzenskeho kraje Vaclava Slajse se starosty podbrdskych obci k problematice vojenskeho ujezdu Brdy se konalo 25. unora ve Strasicich na Rokycansku.

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  8. Light of Bethlehem comes to the Czech RepublicRead the original story

    Friday Dec 12 | Radio Prague

    The light of Bethlehem, traditionally brought to the Czech Republic from Vienna by a group of scouts, is due to arrive in Brno just after 6.30 pm on Saturday. In the course of next week it will be taken to key destinations around the country and placed in churches and institutions from which people can take it to their homes.

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  9. Pope approves process of beatifying Czech nunRead the original story

    May 12, 2014 | Radio Prague

    Pope Francis on Sunday approved the process of beatifying the Czech nun VojtA>cha HasmandovA , by recognising the decree of her heroic virtues, which is the first step in a long path to sainthood. HasmandovA , who was born in 1914 and died in 1988, was imprisoned by the Communist regime in the 1950s.

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  10. Daily news summary 6.12.2014Read the original story

    Saturday Dec 6 | Radio Prague

    Some 2000 people had to be evacuated from their homes over explosions at a munitions depot at VrbA>tice in eastern Moravia on Saturday. The inhabitants of the villages in close vicinity of the depot had to leave their homes for safety reason, after pyrotechnics found a damaged building with grenades inside at the site.

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  11. Biathlon: Moravec wins silver in 10 kilometre sprintRead the original story

    May 12, 2014 | Radio Prague

    The Czech biathlete OndA ej Moravec won the silver in the men's 10 kilometre sprint in Ostersund, Sweden, on Saturday. Another Czech, Michal A lesingr, came in the fourth place.

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  12. Staromestska metro station reopenedRead the original story

    May 12, 2014 | Radio Prague

    The StaromA>stskA station on the A line of Prague's metro was reopened on Saturday after an inspection detected no defect on the station's escalators. SatromA>stskA , located in Prague's Old Town district, was closed after three people suffered injuries last week when an escalator at the MA stek station suddenly went into reverse.

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  13. Veronika Vitkova gets silver in women's biathlon sprintRead the original story

    May 12, 2014 | Radio Prague

    The Czech biathlete Veronika VA tkovA got the silver in women's 7.5 kilometre sprint in Ostersund on Saturday. VA tkovA has not missed a single target and finished only 4.6 seconds behind the winning Tiril Eckhoff of Norway, who covered the track in a time of 21:35,5.

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  14. People evacuated over explosions at munitions depot in MoraviaRead the original story

    May 12, 2014 | Radio Prague

    Some 1400 people are being evacuated from their homes on Saturday morning over explosions at a munitions depot at VrbA>tice in eastern Moravia. A series of blasts occured at the site during Friday.

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  15. Parts of Moravia plagued by smogRead the original story

    May 12, 2014 | Radio Prague

    A smog alert remains in effect for parts of Moravia, particularly the Moravia-Silesia, Olomouc and ZlA n regions, the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute said. The alert was declared earlier this week over dust emission values that in some places twice exceed the permitted norms.

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  16. Rail transport still significantly curtailed due to ice stormRead the original story

    Feb 12, 2014 | Radio Prague

    Rail transport in the Czech Republic is still significantly curtailed due to an ice storm that began two days ago. A frozen rain alert is set to remain in place until Wednesday evening.

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  17. CR gets better placing on corruption perception index but still among 'worst' in EuropeRead the original story

    Feb 12, 2014 | Radio Prague

    The placing of the Czech Republic on a regular global list assessing perceived corruption in the public sector has improved slightly. In the latest rankings released by corruption watchdog Transparency International on Wednesday, the Czech Republic is in 53rd position, compared to 57th last year.

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  18. Daily news summary 2.12.2014Read the original story

    Tuesday Dec 2 | Radio Prague

    The Czech Republic is planning to contribute 150 soldiers to NATO's new Spearhead Force next year, the country's foreign minister, LubomA r ZaorA lek, said after a meeting in Brussels on Tuesday. The government will decide on their deployment in concrete operations and inform Parliament if it does so.

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  19. Zaoralek: Czech Republic to contribute 150 soldiers to new NATO Spearhead Force next yearRead the original story

    Jan 12, 2014 | Radio Prague

    The Czech Republic is planning to contribute 150 soldiers to NATO's new Spearhead Force next year, the country's foreign minister, LubomA r ZaorA lek, said after a meeting in Brussels on Tuesday. The government will decide on their deployment in concrete operations and inform Parliament if it does so.

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  20. Black ice causes Czech transportation calamityRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2014 | Radio Prague

    The Czech transportation infrastructure suffered a partial collapse on Tuesday as a result of a severe cold snap, which caused black ice to impact roads, rail and tram lines across the Czech Republic. Sub-zero winter temperatures are nothing new in the Czech Republic, but a confluence of rain, rapid freezing and subsequent thawing crippled transportation infrastructures across the country overnight Tuesday.

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