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26-09-2016 15:55

Current Affairs

Winton children plan to honour their parent’s courage

26-09-2016 14:59 | Ruth Fraňková

Visualisation of the memorial, photo: CTK

Visualisation of the memorial, photo: CTK

There are plans to build a memorial dedicated to the parents of the so-called Winton children, who escaped death in Nazi gas chambers when they were sent abroad from Czechoslovakia shortly before the outbreak of WWII. A group of surviving “Winton children” want to pay tribute to their parents, who had the courage to let them go in order to save their lives.  More

One on One

František Janouch, part 1: My work with Charter Foundation like wartime solidarity when dad was in concentration camps

26-09-2016 15:50 | Ian Willoughby

František Janouch, photo: Petra Čechová A nuclear scientist, František Janouch is perhaps best-known for the Charter 77 Foundation, which he set up in exile in Sweden to provide dissidents in his native Czechoslovakia with financial support and technical equipment in the latter years of the communist regime. In this the first half of a two-part interview, Mr. Janouch – who turned 85 last week – recalls the war, his years in the Communist Party, his forced emigration and the beginnings of the Charter 77 Foundation.  More

Sports News

Sports News

26-09-2016 14:32 | Ian Willoughby

Photo: CTK In Sports News this Monday: Slavia win at Sparta for first time in eight years; coach Ščasný leaves club in wake of defeat; Koukalová retires from tennis; and Chomutov continue to impress in Extraliga while Plzeň throw away solid lead.  More

Czech Books

Markéta Goetz-Stankiewicz: of unknown origin in a strange wood without leaves

24-09-2016 02:01 | David Vaughan

Markéta Goetz-Stankiewicz, photo: David Vaughan This year’s George Theiner Prize, which honours people who have helped to promote Czech literature abroad, went to Markéta Goetz-Stankiewicz. At the University of British Columbia she has devoted decades to promoting, translating and writing about modern Czech literature. It was also thanks to Markéta that many Czech playwrights, banned back home, managed to have their work performed on stages in Canada during the 1970s and ‘80s. She has worked just as hard to promote interest in the rich legacy of German writing from what is now the Czech Republic. More

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Arts

Glass works by winners of the Stanislav Libenský award, as well as other finalists, on view at DOX

23-09-2016 14:19 | Jan Velinger

Natsuki Katsukawa - Micro World Specimens, photo: archive of Prague Gallery of Czech Glass The Stanislav Libenský Award, founded eight years ago, is an international competition recognizing outstanding works in glass by art college graduates. This year’s winners were announced just recently and their work (as well as that of other finalists) is on now on view in a must-see exhibition at Prague’s DOX Centre for Contemporary Art. More

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Business

Aircraft factory to remain in Kunovice after talks with Russian owners

26-09-2016 15:25 | Ian Willoughby

Aircraft Industries, photo: CTK An aircraft factory in the Moravian town of Kunovice is to remain in the Czech Republic. There had been fears that it would be moved to Russia but after talks with its Russian owners on Monday morning, the Czech minister of industry announced that the...  More

Business News

23-09-2016 14:49 | Jan Velinger

Photo: Barbora Kmentová Round-up of business news this week: The government approved the draft budget for 2017; Foreign debt rose to over 3.350 trillion crowns in second quarter; Škoda Transportation completed the first part of a major German contract; Bělobrádek apologised...  More

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Magazine

Magazine

24-09-2016 02:01 | Daniela Lazarová

Photo: Kristýna Maková In Magazine: To shave or not to shave? Firefighters lobby against the no-beards rule. Wine-makers in Moravia celebrate the ancient tradition of young girls crushing grapes with their bare feet. Nationwide celebrations of Czech beer are in full swing...  More

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Panorama

Prague’s Nostitz Palace houses priceless collection of books

22-09-2016 15:38 | Daniela Lazarová

Nostitz Palace Library, photo: archive of National Museum One of the city’s most precious book collections is to be found in the Nostitz Palace Library in Prague’s Lesser Town. The Early Baroque building, former residence of the noble family of Nostitz-Rieneck, is now home to the Czech Ministry of Culture....  More

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In Focus

Performance sheds new light on life and work of Gideon Klein

20-09-2016 16:04 | Ruth Fraňková

Terezín, photo: Denisa Tomanová Gideon Klein has been known mainly as a Czech Jewish composer who was interned in Terezín and later died in Auschwitz. A new international performance, which has its Czech premiere at the Prague Conservatory on Tuesday evening, wants to present Klein...  More

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