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Daily news summary 23.7.2017
UK Anthropoid monument, Pilný-Babiš-Zeman budget talks, babybox twins? (Radio Praha)
Pilný and Babiš discuss 2018 budget with Zeman at Lány
The minister of finance, ANO appointee Ivan Pilný, and his predecessor in the post, ANO chief Andrej Babiš, discussed next year’s state budget in a meeting with the Czech president, Miloš Zeman, at his Lány residence outside Prague on Sunday. The three also discussed other aspects of the Czech economy,… (Radio Praha)
Monument to Kubiš and Gabčík unveiled in UK village
The Czechoslovak parachutists who carried out Operation Anthropoid have received their first monument in the United Kingdom, where they were based before assassinating Nazi Reinhard Heydrich in Prague in 1942. The stone memorial to Jan Kubiš and Jozef Gabčík was unveiled at the Church of St. John the… (Radio Praha)
Possible twins placed in Plzeň babybox
Two new-born babies were left in a babybox in a health clinic in Plzeň within hours of each other on Sunday morning. Officials at the hospital said the baby boys may be twins. One was reported to be well while the second is in a critical condition. They are the fourth and fifth infants placed in the… (Radio Praha)
Weather forecast
Bright spells should alternate with rain in the Czech Republic on Monday, with temperatures of up to 23 degrees Celsius expected. There should be similar weather throughout most of the week. (Radio Praha)
Lower than average temperatures expected in next month
Temperatures in the Czech Republic should be lower than average for the time of year over the next month, the Czech Hydro-Meteorological Institute said in a regular four-week forecast. Daytime highs can typically be expected to reach a maximum of about 22 degrees Celsius until the middle of August, they… (Radio Praha)
Motocross rider dies after fall
A competitor died following a bad fall in a motocross world championship event in the West Bohemian town of Loket on Saturday. The 13-year-old rider has been named as Igor Cuharciuc from Moldova. Doctors attempted to resuscitate him for 45 minutes but he succumbed to his injuries at the race venue. Organisers… (Radio Praha)
Zeman regional visits not part of re-election campaign, says spokesman
President Miloš Zeman will continue touring the regions of the Czech Republic from September but such visits do not represent part of a campaign to win re-election next January, his spokesman Jiří Ovčáček said. However, Jan Outlý from the state agency that oversees party financing says that Mr. Zeman… (Radio Praha)