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Dramatic rescue of baby girl poses serious questions about child trafficking

14-07-2006 14:15 | Daniela Lazarová

Photo: Policie CR The dramatic arrest on Thursday of three men who were allegedly trying to sell a ten-month-old baby girl to Great Britain has shocked the nation. Child activists have called for greater vigilance and tougher legislation, while the Czech branch of UNICEF says this particular case is no exception.   More

Gay marriage legalized

03-07-2006 14:26 | Daniela Lazarová

Pavel and Miloslav from Kladno, photo: CTK It was a long time coming, but on Saturday July 1st of 2006 gay and lesbian couples across the Czech Republic were finally free to tie the knot. Dozens of them seized on the opportunity to seal their relationship with a civic ceremony on the very first day that this was made possible, others called registry offices to inquire about a date for the wedding.   More

Czech football aid to Africa continues

08-06-2006 14:41 | Linda Maštalíř

The Czech football star Tomas Ujfalusi is a tough defender who takes no prisoners on the pitch. But - inspired by his aid-worker cousin Robin Ujfalusi - Tomas has lent support to a project in which football is being used to help children on the streets of the Kenyan capital Nairobi.   More

Magazine

20-05-2006 | Daniela Lazarová

James Bond discovers the dangers of Czech cuisine: too many dumplings make you fat. Once scorned -now admired -the Trabi is riding on a wave of nostalgia and Czech scientists get an award -by mistake! Find out more in Magazine with Daniela Lazarova.   More

Eurostat: Czech Republic has highest divorce rate in Europe

17-05-2006 14:10 | Pavla Horáková

This week the European Union's Statistical Office, Eurostat, published a report on the state of the family in the 25 member states. From the survey, the Czech Republic comes across as average with one exception - the divorce rate - which was found to be higher than in all other EU members except Lithuania.   More

Magazine

06-05-2006 | Daniela Lazarová

Photo: CTK A group of students training to be car mechanics in the town of Tisnov have created something unique in the motoring world - a car with two steering wheels. Convicts and police officers play their annual "friendly" football game. And, why do Czechs fear weddings in the month of May? Find out more in Magazine with Daniela Lazarova.   More

Czech children put on weight due to fast-food lifestyle 'high in calories'

02-05-2006 12:37 | Jarka Hálková

More than half of Czech adults are overweight with the number rising every year. Obesity most often occurs among those 45 and over. They jeopardize their health and also set a bad example to their children who are getting fatter and fatter.  More

Baby boxes remain controversial

24-04-2006 14:23 | Daniela Lazarová

President Vaclav Klaus, photo: CTK It took years to convince the Czech health ministry to allow the setting up of a baby box which would enable mothers to give up their unwanted child anonymously. After lengthy negotiations the first baby box appeared in Prague just a year ago and a second opened in Brno last November. Three children were placed in the Prague baby box in the past year and although time has shown that they are not being abused, there is still plenty of controversy surrounding the project.   More

Celtic music benefits Czech children

11-04-2006 15:04 | Brian Sabin

Ceolta si, photo: www.youghalchamber.ie The Czech Republic today is without a Children's hospice, but a multi-million dollar effort is now underway to change that. Since 1991 The Klicek foundation has sought to establish such a care center. They recently got a boost from some talented visitors.   More

A misleading baby boom

26-03-2006 | Dita Asiedu

The Czech Statistical Office presented us with optimistic news on Thursday and the Czech papers were full of it. The number of children being born in the Czech Republic per year is on the rise. Last year, they totalled 102,211; that's 4,500 more than the year before and the highest number in over a decade.   More

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