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Billa Czech Republic To Cease Sale Of Plastic Bags At End 2018
Billa Czech Republic has announced that it will cease the sale of plastic bags at the end of 2018, replacing them with recycled paper bags and degradable polypropylene bags. The retailer, which is part of Rewe Group, added that in the spring of next year, it will also expand its assortment of jute a
Czech MoD plans to buy new CZ Bren 2 assault rifles as part of massive contract
The Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD) plans to procure a 14,000 CZ Bren 2 assault rifles for the Army of the Czech Republic (ACR), according to Euro.cz. On Monday, December 17, the Czech government to discuss the purchase of new small arms for country’s defense forces, including newest assault rifles
Vaclav Havel Biopic Receives $635,000 From Czech Film Fund
Czech director Slávek Horák, who was chosen as one of Variety’s 10 Directors to Watch three years ago, has received 14.5 million Czech Koruna ($635,000) from the Czech Film Fund for his second feature film, a biopic of Václav Havel, the Czech writer and dissident, who became President of Czechoslova
Profit of Czech forest enterprise Lesy CR down 60% to CZK1.62bn in 3Q18
Czech state enterprise Lesy CR (Forests of the Czech Republic) sees profits fall due to bark beetle infection. Gross profit of the Czech state enterprise Lesy CR (Forests of the Czech Republic, LCR) dropped by 60% y/y to CZK1.62bn (€62.7mn) in 3Q18, due to the fall in timber prices, LCR spokesman Ev
Stanislav Kolíbal Will Represent the Czech Republic at the 2019 Venice Biennale
The National Gallery in Prague has selected Stanislav Kolíbal to represent the Czech Republic at the 2019 Venice Biennale, with art historian Dieter Bogner set to curate the artist’s project.
EU Lawmakers Take Aim at Czech PM Babis Over Conflict of Interest
STRASBOURG/PRAGUE—European Union lawmakers backed a resolution on Dec. 13 calling on the EU’s executive to act against suspected conflicts of interest involving Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis and halt funding to his former business empire, Agrofert.
Qatar riders ready for Longines Global Champions Tour in Czech Republic
DohacTypeface:> Qatar showjumping riders are due to participate in the Super Cup – the final round of the prestigious Longines Global Champions Tour 2018 to be held in the Czech capital of Prague from December 13 to 16. Qatar’s team consists of Sheikh Ali bin Khalid al Thani , Basim Hassan Mohammed
Czech and Slovak Scholars, Public Figures Call on China to Close Political Re-education Camps in Xinjiang
A group of 115 Czech and Slovak scholars and public figures have appealed to China’s government to shut down political re-education camps in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) and commit to the protection of human rights in the country.
Czech Republic, Timor-Leste to Lead Process on UN Organs’ Alignment with 2030 Agenda
The permanent representatives of Timor-Leste and the Czech Republic will lead intergovernmental consultations seeking to enhance synergies and coherence and reduce overlap between the agendas of the UNGA, ECOSOC and their subdidiary bodies, the HLPF and other related forums "in light of the 2030 Age
YES! CZECH REPUBLIC leaders considering placing a complete ban on Islam
Political leaders in Czech Republic have previously condemned Islam in strong terms. Now, politicians in the Czech Parliament are discussing a complete ban of the Islamic religion, because Muslims try to colonize and Islamize every country into which they have immigrated.
Rare photography portfolio showcases Czech avant garde
Though the Memorial Art Gallery doesn’t actively collect photography, its curatorial team has brought in a rare and powerful portfolio. Modern Czech Photography, which includes work by several giants in the history of modernism, reflects a concerted effort to use new imagery, materials, and techniqu
Czech Republic's Lucie Pudilova announces fight vs. Liz Carmouche for UFC Prague
Lucie Pudilova will get a home game when the UFC debut’s in her native Czech Republic in February. Pudilova (9-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) is set to meet former UFC title challenge Liz Carmouche (12-6 MMA, 4-4 UFC) in a women’s flyweight matchup at UFC on ESPN+ 3. She announced the fight on social media (via Tw
Xiaomi becomes No 3 smartphone brand in Czech Republic in Q3
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi ranks third in sales in the Czech Republic and wants to challenge Samsung and Huawei, reports MobilMania.cz, citing a recent Gartner report on sales of smartphones in the third quarter. In global scope, the numbers are similar to those published earlier by IDC
U.S. Falls to Russia, 4-3, at World Junior A Challenge
BONNYVILLE, Alberta – The United States Junior Select Team suffered its first regulation loss of the 2018 World Junior A Challenge on Friday afternoon when it fell to Russia, 4-3, at R.J. Lalonde Arena.
Team USA Edges Czech Republic, 4-2, in World Junior A Challenge Play
Janicke tallied two goals and Pietila made 32 saves in the win. “Tonight was a good bounce back for our guys,” Anthony Noreen, U.S. Junior Select Team head coach said. “We felt there was growth throughout our lineup and it was good to see some guys step up. We will have to take another step and be b
Online Gambling in Slovakia Comes Closer
Good news for Slovakia as plans for online operators drive forward. Despite recent advancements, Europe is still not as forward with online gambling as you might think, as countries such as Slovakia demonstrate.
European court rejects Czech Prime Minister Babis's complaint, leaves him on StB spy list in Slovakia
Czech prime minister Babis remains on Slovak StB spy list after the ECHR rejected his complaint. Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis will remain on the list of the former Communist secret police StB agents in Slovakia, after a complaint he filed against the Slovak Republic with the European Court of H
"Imagine Prague" City-Game & Exhibition Helps Citizens Build Their Imaginary City of the Future
Prague’s Center for Architecture and Metropolitan Planning (CAMP) celebrates its second season with an interactive city-game & exhibition: Imagine Prague / Pře(d)stav si Prahu. The exhibition encourages the citizens "step into the shoes of city planners to build the city of the future" as it is nice
This New $5,800 Headset is the Rolls Royce of Virtual Reality
The future of VR is bright. Virtual reality headsets are becoming increasingly affordable, and the technology has come a long way over the last eight years. And today, we get to experience the newest and greatest the VR world has to offer —if you can afford it: the $5,800 XTAL headset by VR startup
Tourists are flooding Asian cities, and 15 of their favorite hotspots now rank among the most-visited in the world
Fifteen of the 20 most popular cities in the world for tourists are in Asia. That's according to Euromonitor International's annual list of the biggest cities for international tourism released last week.