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Last man on the moon Eugene Cernan remembered

US astronaut Eugene Cernan, the last person to set foot on the Moon, died
on Monday at the age of 82. Cernan was the commander of the Apollo 17
mission in 1972, who brought a Czechoslovak flag with him on the 325,000
kilometre journey in honour of his family’s roots.

Published: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
(Slovakia News)
Czech scientists find tapeworm in salmon in Alaska

An expert team from the Czech Science Academy's Biological Centre in Ceske Budejovice, headed by parasitologist Roman Kuchta, has found a tapeworm that might attack humans in salmon in Alaska, Daniela Prochazkova, from the centre, told CTK on Monday. "In 2012, I and my colleague Mikulas Oros, from the Institute of Parasitlogy of the Slovak Science Academy in Kosice , went to Alaska to find larvae of this parasite in the Pacific salmon.

Published: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
(Slovakia News)
Last man on the moon, US astronaut with Czech roots, dies aged 82

The last man on the moon, US astronaut Eugene Cernan – who never forgot
his Czech and Slovak roots – has died at the age of 82. Cernan led the
last manned mission to the moon, Apollo 17, in December 1972 and was the
last man to stand on the moon. He took a Czechoslovak flag with him and
brought back...

Published: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
(Slovakia News)
Visegrad and migration: Few prospects for a change in position

Despite the refugee crisis continuing, particularly in camps in Greece and Italy, the V4 countries remain opposed to mandatory relocation. Despite the refugee crisis continuing, particularly in camps in Greece and Italy, the V4 countries remain opposed to mandatory relocation.

Published: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
(Slovakia News)
Czechs marking Palach anniversary with chain hunger strike, debates and remembrance acts

Czechs are marking the 48th anniversary of the self-immolation of student
Jan Palach, a brave protest against the loss of freedom and gradual apathy
following the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia. One of the most
painful moments of the country’s modern history, Palach’s suicide
remains a powerful memento that democracy must be nurtured and defended.

Published: 
Monday, January 16, 2017
(Slovakia News)
Bernard breaks brewing record in 2016

Mid-sized Czech brewer, Bernard, has reported record production figures for
2016. The brewer produced just6 over 315,000 hectolitres of beer last year
with around a fifth of it destined for export. The biggest export
destinations are Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Russia. Exports were
renewed to the...

Published: 
Monday, January 16, 2017
(Slovakia News)
Czechs marking Palach anniversary

Czechs are marking the 48th anniversary of the self-immolation of student
Jan Palach in protest against the nation’s growing apathy to the
Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia. Palach set himself ablaze at the top
end of Wenceslas Square, suffering burns to 95 percent of his body, on
January 16, 1969....

Published: 
Monday, January 16, 2017
(Slovakia News)
Nadiya Savchenko calls on Czechs to keep contact with Ukraine, lobby for prisoners

Ukrainian member of parliament and former air pilot prisoner of the Russians, Nadiya Savchenko, met with Czech opposition lawmakers on the last of her three-day visit to the Czech Republic on Friday. She encouraged Czech leaders to keep in contact with their Ukrainian counterparts and called for them to lobby Moscow over the fate of ongoing Ukrainian prisoners from the conflict in East Ukraine.

Published: 
Friday, January 13, 2017
(Slovakia News)