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  • Czech billionaire Andrej Babis named new prime minister

    12/06/2017 2:16:13 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 13 replies
    The 63-year-old Andrej Babis was officially tasked with naming the new Czech cabinet on Wednesday, with President Milos Zeman designating him prime minister in the Prague Castle ceremony. "Our country should be more active towards solving illegal immigration," Babis said after accepting his appointment. Babis' ANO movement won 78 deputy seats in the October vote, putting it far above any other of the eight remaining parliamentary parties in the state. Even so, ANO remains well short of a majority in 200-seat chamber. The populist Babis has so far failed to ensure support of any of the other factions. Babis is...
  • Populist billionaire’s party wins big in Czech Republic

    10/22/2017 3:32:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 10/22/17 | KAREL JANICEK
    The centrist ANO movement led by populist Andrej Babis decisively won the Czech Republic’s parliamentary election Saturday in a vote that shifted the country to the right and paved the way for the euroskeptic billionaire to become its next prime minister. With all votes counted, the Czech Statistics Office said ANO won in a landslide, capturing 29.6 percent of the vote, or 78 of the 200 seats in the lower house of Parliament. “It’s a huge success,” the 63-year-old Babis told supporters and journalists at his headquarters in Prague. Babis is the county’s second-richest man, with a media empire including...
  • Billionaire Babis scores big in Czech election

    10/21/2017 11:18:52 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 21 Oct 2017 | Jason Hovet, Robert Muller
    PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech billionaire Andrej Babis won a thumping victory in Saturday’s parliamentary election, giving the anti-establishment businessman facing fraud charges a strong mandate to cut taxes, lift public investment and fight immigration. Babis's ANO movement held an unbeatable 30.04 percent of the vote with 94.4 percent of voting stations having reported -- almost three times any other party and giving it a chance to rule with just one partner in a coalition. (Graphic ANO is the first party to break a quarter century of dominance by two mainstream center-right and center-left parties, highlighting a shifting political landscape...
  • The Infant of Prague [Catholic Caucus]

    07/27/2017 6:04:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies ^ | 07-27-17 | Fr. William Saunders
    The Infant of PragueFr. William Saunders Q: My grandmother has always had a statue of Jesus as a child dressed up like a little king with a crown. She even has different outfits for him which are very elaborate. Can you tell me anything about this?From the description given in the question, the statue is one of the Infant of Prague. Devotion to the Holy Child Jesus is a long-standing tradition in our Catholic spirituality. The early Church Fathers, like St. Athanasius and St. Jerome, had a special devotion to the Holy Child Jesus. Some of the later great saints,...
  • Czech Republic parliament recognizes Armenian Genocide

    05/03/2017 6:52:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    ANSA ^ | 26 April, 2017
    The Czech parliament approved on Tuesday a resolution recognizing the fact of the Armenian Genocide in 1915 in Ottoman Empire, Arka news agency reports. Czech President Milos Zeman called the killing of Armenians genocide as well. On the occasion of the anniversary, on 24th April, the president sent a letter to Barsega Pilavchian, the leader of the Armenian community in the Czech Republic.
  • Czech Government Considers Constitutional Right to Arms

    03/11/2017 4:22:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Is the Czech Republic taking a hint from the American Constitution? The Interior Minister, Milan Chovanec, has authored a proposal for an amendment. He says that it would not be as strong as the Second Amendment is in the United States. From The right to be armed could be included in the Czech constitution. This controversial proposal was discussed by the Czech government this week, with the proposed EU Firearms Directive being mentioned frequently in the debate. The amendment was backed by the Social Democrats, the main coalition party. The position of other coalition members was not so...
  • Composer and conductor Karel Husa dies at 95

    12/16/2016 12:31:36 PM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Cornell Chronicle - Cornell University ^ | December 16, 2016 | Daniel Aloi
    Influential and internationally acclaimed composer and conductor Karel Jaroslav Husa, who taught at Cornell for 38 years and conducted major orchestras as well as campus ensembles, died Dec. 14 at his home in Apex, North Carolina. He was 95... Husa was born in Prague on Aug. 7, 1921... Husa became an American citizen in 1959... Husa won the Pulitzer Prize in Music in 1969 for his String Quartet No. 3, and the 1993 Grawemeyer Award for his Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, and many other composition prizes over his career. His best known work is the four-movement “Music for Prague...
  • Czech President Declares During Interview ‘Muslims Will Never Integrate(tr)

    11/15/2016 6:16:55 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 15 replies ^ | 11/15/2016 | Andrew Bieszad
    Full title: Czech President Declares During Interview ‘Muslims Will Never Integrate And We In The East Will Never Accept Them- They Are Part Of A Muslim Brotherhood Plot To Invade And Take Over Europe’ The experience of western European countries which have ghettos and excluded localities shows that the integration of the Muslim community is practically impossible,” Zeman said in a televised interview. “Let them have their culture in their countries and not take it to Europe, otherwise it will end up like Cologne,” he added, referring to the mass New Year’s Eve assaults on women in Germany and elsewhere....
  • Ivana wants to be Trump’s ambassador for Czech Republic

    11/13/2016 5:31:30 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 13, 2016 | Dana Schuster
    Now that her ex-husband is president-elect, Ivana Trump is ready to serve her country. “I will suggest that I be ambassador for the Czech Republic,” Ivana told The Post on Friday. “[That] is where I’m from and my language and everybody knows me. I’m quite known all around the world. Not only in America. I have written three books, and they were translated in 40 countries in 25 languages... “We need the immigrants. But what is wrong is when an 18-year-old Mexican girl goes over the wall — which is the height of my chair, four feet — she gives...
  • Russian Hacker Sought by US Arrested in Prague

    10/20/2016 10:55:54 AM PDT · by 1curiousmind · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/19/2016
    PRAGUE – Czech police have arrested a Russian hacker suspected of cyberattacks in the United States, officials said on Wednesday. Police said an international warrant for the man, who was not named, was issued by Interpol and that officers cooperated with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation on the case. Hours after the arrest was made public, the professional networking service LinkedIn suggested that the arrest was tied to a 2012 breach of member information. A spokesman for the U.S. Justice Department declined to confirm that or comment on a possible connection. "Following the 2012 breach of LinkedIn member information,...
  • Serbia And Czech Republic Join Call To Reject Migrants In Wake of Hungary's Decisive Vote

    10/04/2016 8:41:22 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 15 replies ^ | 3 October 2016
    Now Serbia, which hopes to join the bloc in the future , has threatened to shut down its borders entirely - even if it means incurring the wrath of Brussels. The number of migrants in Serbia has risen to 3,000 since last July and many are unable to leave as neighbouring countries have shut the borders, leading to mounting tensions and violence in refugee camps. "If Serbia becomes a funnel from which water cannot drain because others further along have shut their own borders, Serbia must shut down its own (borders) regardless of its convictions," Tomislav Nikolic, the Serbian president,...
  • Czech Republic calls for increasing its Emergency Food Reserves (title translated & shortened)

    08/24/2016 10:51:40 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 5 replies ^ | 08/02/2016 | Katerina Adamcova
    Czech Republic calls for increasing its Emergency Food Reserves (title translated & shortened) Food supplies lasts Czech Republic is still a little over a day. The state has a problem getting emergency food 1st 8th 2016 21:35 (updated: 2. 8. 2016 11:31)  Katerina Adamcová Read more: Food | food | strategic stocks | milk      State still fails to obtain the required emergency food for three days.      Do tenders for milk powder came forward only two firms.      Now milk powder, according to the Chairman of the State Material Reserves Paul's brother in law the right nutritional value and should have...
  • Czech President Urges Citizens To Arm Themselves, Fight Terrorists, Close Borders

    08/03/2016 6:40:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 3, 2016 | Oliver JJ Lane
    Speaking in an interview in the wake of a fortnight of terror attacks in Europe, the president of the Czech Republic has said the only solution to terrorism is removing the cause — deporting failed migrants — and has said in the meanwhile citizens need to be armed and ready to defend themselves and others.
  • Should We Fear Islam?

    05/25/2016 9:05:32 AM PDT · by SteveH · 34 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | May 24, 2016 | Klara Samvoka / Xanthippa / Baron Bodissey
    Should we fear Islam? This Czech lawyer says: “We should fight against Islam and beat it” Posted on May 24, 2016 by Baron Bodissey The following speech was given last Wednesday (May 18, 2016) in Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament by a lawyer and activist named Klára Samková. Her presentation was part of a discussion forum on the topic “Should We Fear Islam” organized by the Czech MP Zdeněk Soukup. Ms. Samková’s strong words concerning Islam have gained widespread attention on the Internet, and will presumably earn her a death fatwa, if they haven’t already. This is one...
  • Czech Politician: West Will Have To ‘Crush’ Islam

    05/23/2016 11:07:24 AM PDT · by wtd · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 May 2016 | James Delingpole
    Czech Politician: West Will Have To ‘Crush’ IslamIslam is a “criminal” ideology which deserves to be ranked with “Nazism, fascism and communism”, is “incompatible with the principles of European law” and, like its totalitarian predecessors, must inevitably be defeated. So argues Czech lawyer, activist and politician Klára Samková in a hard hitting lecture she delivered earlier this week in the Czech Parliament to an audience including (some rather bemused) ambassadors from Muslim countries – including the Turkish ambassador who, with several others, walked out half way through.
  • Czech leader calls migrant wave in Europe an 'organised invasion'

    12/27/2015 6:59:03 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies
    AFP ^ | Dec. 27, 2015
    Czech leader calls migrant wave in Europe an 'organised invasion' Prague (AFP) - Czech President Milos Zeman called the current wave of refugees to Europe "an organised invasion", adding young men from Syria and Iraq should instead "take up arms" against the Islamic State (IS) group. "I am profoundly convinced that we are facing an organised invasion and not a spontaneous movement of refugees," said Zeman in his Christmas message to the Czech Republic released Saturday. He went on to say that compassion was "possible" for refugees who are old or sick and for children, but not for young men...
  • Video: Czech doctor reveals horrific reality of Muslim migrants in Germany

    A Czech doctor working in Germany has threatened to leave the country over what is happening with the flood of Muslim migrants. The story she relates is horrific, and it’s one that needs to be heard — or read. Since the press is forbidden from reporting on the true situation and social media giants like Facebook are working to stifle stories like this, she relayed the story in an email letter read by an independent Czech television host. An English translation of that letter follows the video below.
  • Video: Czech doctor reveals horrific reality of Muslim migrants in Germany

    10/09/2015 6:31:11 AM PDT · by Popman · 42 replies
    A Czech doctor working in Germany has threatened to leave the country over what is happening with the flood of Muslim migrants. The story she relates is horrific, and it’s one that needs to be heard — or read. Since the (German) press is forbidden from reporting on the true situation and social media giants like Facebook are working to stifle stories like this, she relayed the story in an email letter read by an independent Czech television host. An English translation of that letter follows the video below. ..... "Many Muslims are refusing treatment by female staff and, we,...
  • ive Czechs missing in Lebanon: Kidnapped for money or politics?

    BEIRUT, LEBANON — Five Czech nationals went missing in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley over the weekend in a case that has puzzled investigators and focused suspicions on their taxi driver. --- snip --- The apparent abduction grew more intriguing when it turned out that the missing Lebanese driver, Saeb Taan-Fayyed, is the brother of Ali Taan-Fayyed, one of three people arrested last year in the Czech capital Prague on drugs and terrorism charges. Ali Taan-Fayyed was accused of attempting to sell cocaine and weapons to two undercover US agents pretending to be members of the militant Colombian group FARC. A US...
  • World War II's Forgotten Battle [Video]

    05/10/2015 12:34:26 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) ^ | 6 May 2015 | Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)
    Events are being held in many countries to mark 70 years since the end of World War II in Europe on May 8, 1945, but in fact the last large-scale engagement of the conflict began three days after the Nazi capitulation. More than a thousand people, mostly German soldiers, were killed in a largely forgotten battle against U.S. and Soviet troops plus Czech irregulars on May 11-12, 1945. (RFE/RL)