The Czech pair Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková have won the
women's doubles final at Wimbledon, defeating Czech-US duo Květa
Peschkeová and Nicole Melichar 6-4, 4-6 and 6-0.
They are only the second ever Czech female doubles pairing to take a trophy at Wimbledon, following Jana Novotná and Helena Suková who won in 1989 and 1990.
Krejčíková and Siniaková, who are both 22, have also won the women’s doubles title at this year’s French Open in Paris.
General Secretary of the OECD, Ángel Gurría, is set to arrive in Prague
on Sunday. Mr Gurría will present the organisation’s regular economic
survey and the environmental performance review of the Czech Republic.
OECD’s Secretary General is scheduled to hold meetings with PM Andrej Babiš, as well as with several other high-level officials on Monday. He will also meet with the representatives of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic and with the leaders of the unions.
Tomio Okamura was re-elected chairman of the anti-immigrant and anti-EU
Direct Democracy and Freedom Party (SPD) at a party congress on Saturday.
Mr Okamura, who was the only candidate to run for the post, received 150
out of 152 votes. Radim Fiala was re-elected first deputy leader of the
In his opening speech to the party conference on Saturday, Mr Okamura said that the Czech Republic succumbs to dictate from Brussels and Berlin. He also said the country was threatened by totalitarianism spread by NGOs supported by foreign funds.
The Czech government cannot give its consent to illegal migration, the
Czech Foreign Ministry said on Saturday in reaction to the migration pact,
drawn up by the United Nations on Friday. The ministry also pointed out
that the pact is a non-binding agreement.
The pact, approved by all 193 member nations except the United States which quit the talks last year, aims to improve ways to handle the global flow of migrants. Formal adoption of the pact is set for December in Morocco.
Meanwhile, Hungarian media reported on Friday that the country's foreign minister may propose that Budapest pull out of the pact, because it could aid the flow of migrants to Europe.
The Czech capital has been placed 50th in the annual index of the richest
cities in the world, put together annually by Swiss Bank USB, the website
Novinky.cz reported on Friday. The index has ranked 77 metropolitan areas
according to prices of basic goods and services, incomes and purchasing
According to the study, Switzerland’s Zurich is the most expensive city in the world, followed by Geneva, Oslo, Copenhagen and New York, while Kiev, Lagos and Cairo are the cheapest cities.
A Prague court has delivered verdicts concerning the case of rhino horns
smuggling into the Czech Republic, the Czech News Agency reported on
Saturday. A group of 16 men were accused of offering to bring back trophies
from South Africa for clients as part of luxury safari trips between 2011
One of the accused, Mao Nguyen Hue, has been found guilty of illegal handling of protected animal, receiving a two year conditional sentence and a fine of 600,000 crowns. The rest of the group were cleared of charges.
A boat carrying two adults and three children sunk in the Baťa canal near
Uherské Hradiště in South Moravia on Friday evening. All of the people
on board managed to escape the sinking vessel by jumping on another boat.
The boat was pulled out of the canal in the early hours of Saturday.
The Baťa canal, built in the 1930s by Tomáš Baťa, founder of the world famous Baťa shoe company, is the only navigable man-made waterway in the Czech Republic. Formerly used to transport coal, the canal is now used for water tourism.
Czech javelin thrower Jakub Vadlejch won the bronze medal at a Diamond
League in the Rabat on Friday. He threw 85.31 metres at the event at the
Moroccan capital in his last series of throws.
The 27-year-old athlete, who was the overall winner of the Diamond League in 2016 and 2017, has reached the podium for the first time this season.
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Restaurant tells visitors to “clear their plates” or pay a 50 crown fine for wasting food
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