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Weather forecast
Monday should bring a slight warming with partly cloudy skies and day time highs between 12 and 16 degrees Celsius. Although Monday should be dry, more rain is expected in the course of the week. (Radio Praha)
Czech presidential campaign on the roll
The former head of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Jiří Drahoš will start collecting signatures in support of his presidential candidacy on Monday, the ctk news agency reported. President Miloš Zeman, who announced on Friday that his wife Ivana would personally head his presidential campaign, will start… (Radio Praha)
Over two and a half thousand French voters casting their ballot in Prague
Over two and a half thousand French citizens residing in the Czech Republic have registered to vote in the French presidential election. Voting is taking place at the French consulate in Prague amid tight security. Voters will be able to cast their ballot until 7 pm on Sunday. The French presidential… (Radio Praha)
Czechs tie against US on first day of Fed Cup semifinals
The Czech Republic tied against the US on the first day of the Fed Cup semifinals in Florida. Seventeen- year-old Marketa Vondroušova lost to Coco Vandewegh 1:6, 4:6, but Katerina Siniaková evened the score with a 6:3, 6:3 win over Shelby Rogers. The top-ranked and three-time defending champions Czech… (Radio Praha)
Judoka Krpálek wins bronze at European Championship
Czech heavyweight judoka Lukáš Krpálek won the bronze in the 100+ category at the European Championship in Warsaw on Saturday. Krpálek is a former world champion (2014), former European champion (2014) and current Olympic Champion (2016) in the U100 category. He is the most successful judoka in Czech… (Radio Praha)
Mňága & Žďorp mark 30 years on Czech music scene
One of the Czech Republic’s most popular band, Mňága & Žďorp, have recently released a new album marking thirty years on Czech music scene.. Founded in 1987 in Valašské Meziříčí, the alternative rock band shot to fame already with their first album called “Made in Valmez”, which was awarded Czech album of the 1990s. The band’s thirteenth album is called Třínohý pes or Three-legged dog and features a number of guest musicians, including autoharp and banjo player Fanda Holý and singer Nikola Mucha. (Radio Praha)
Daily news summary 22.4.2017
Civic Democrats promise higer wages,March for Life, Prague warming up (Radio Praha)
5,000 people protest against abortion law
Some 5,000 people joined in the March for Life through the centre of Prague on Saturday. The demonstrators held up banners reading Children Bring Hope and Scrap the abortion law. The march was attended among others by Cardinal Dominik Duka and a number of Roman Catholic priests. As the demonstrators made… (Radio Praha)