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Ostrava district officials, Food Not Bombs at odds over homeless outreach

The international volunteer group Food Not Bombs has been providing free food to the homeless and hungry since 1980, and now has branches throughout the Czech Republic. In recent weeks, police and inspectors in an Ostrava district have been preventing volunteers from distributing food on orders from City Hall officials.

 
 
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‘Dry February’: Beer-loving Czechs find…

The organisation Liga otevřených mužů, or League of Open Men, is currently running its seventh “Dry February” campaign.…

 
 
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Massive queues as eager collectors wait…

To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the introduction of the crown, the Czech National Bank has issued special…

 
 
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Criminal offences down overall by 5…

Crime rates continue to sink in the Czech Republic, going down by 5 percent in 2018, and trust in the police is at a…

 
 
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Officials approve return of trams…

After an absence of nearly 40 years, trams are set to again run up and down Prague’s Wenceslas Square. The city council…

 
 
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Researchers study impact of air quality…

A unique, five-year project is currently underway in the Czech Republic, focusing on the long-term impact of air…

 
 
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Bill legalising gay marriage to be…

The Czech Republic could become the first post-communist country to legalise same sex marriage. An amendment to the…

 
 
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Exhibition organiser: Anniversary shows…

A great many events have been held in the Czech Republic on Wednesday commemorating the 50th anniversary of the self…

 
 
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Pensioner jailed on terror charge over…

A pensioner has been convicted of terrorism after causing rail crashes intended to resemble jihadist attacks. A…

 
 
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Foreigners make up 11 percent of Czech…

Foreigners now account for nearly 11 percent of the Czech workforce, despite making up just 5 percent of the population…

 
 
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Government agrees “Lex Brexit…

Much uncertainty still remains about the form the UK’s departure from the European Union will take. However, Czech…

 
 
 
 
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