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Cyber-attack causes major disruptions to small-town Czech hospital

The danger of cyber-attacks on key infrastructure was made clear in the Czech Republic on Wednesday, when one left a small-town hospital largely immobilised, forcing staff to move some patients to other facilities. But what kind of attack was it? And can such threats place lives in genuine danger?

 
 
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Czech firefighters being trained in…

There are currently just over 700 electric-powered cars on Czech roads, but as their number grows, Czech firefighters…

 
 
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Czech teenager builds second-largest…

Seventy thousand: that’s the number of LEGO bricks used by a Czech teenager to build the second-largest ever LEGO model…

 
 
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Gunman kills six patients in Ostrava…

A gunman killed six people in a waiting room in Ostrava’s Faculty hospital on Tuesday. The motive of the attack is…

 
 
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One in four cars on Czech roads exceed…

Nearly one in four vehicles on Czech roads exceeds permitted emissions limits, an inspection carried out by the…

 
 
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Recidivist large-scaled marijuana…

One of the Czech Republic’s best-known earliest promoters of legalising marijuana and promoting its medicinal use has…

 
 
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Museum in Cedar Rapids traces the…

Sitting in a living room during World War II; lying on a bunk in a steam ship on your way to America or standing in…

 
 
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Language exams for foreigners seeking…

Foreigners from non-EU states are obliged to undergo a Czech language exam to secure permanent residency in the country…

 
 
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Veronika Čáslavová: sex trafficking…

According to official data, around ten Czech women fall victim to sex trafficking each year, but the real number could…

 
 
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HistoryLab: Czech app aims to foster…

A group of historians, educators and archivists – including from Czech Radio – has rolled out a digital app designed to…

 
 
 
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