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39 min ago | Brandon Sun

"Corn Island" by Georgia's director George Ovashvili wins top award at Czech film festival

"Corn Island" by Georgia's director George Ovashvili has won the top prize at the 49th edition of an international film festival in the Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary.

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39 min ago | Bellingham Herald

"Corn Island" wins Karlovy Vary film festival

The movie, a coproduction of Georgia, Germany, France, the Czech Republic and Kazakhstan, is a psychological drama with sparse dialogues about an old farmer and his granddaughter living on a tiny island in a river that forms a natural border between Georgia and its breakaway region of Abkhazia.

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1 hr ago | Radio Prague

ANO candidate for EU commissioner says she is up to the challenge

Regional Development Minister VA>ra JourovA , whom the coalition party ANO last week put forward as its nominee for EU commissioner, says that while regional development is her main area of interest she feels up to the challenge of accepting other portfolios.

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5 hrs ago | Customer Interaction Solutions

Juice in the Czech Republic - New Market Study Published [ClickPress (UK)]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) [ClickPress, Fri Jul 11 2014] Czech consumers continued to save on juice in 2013 under continuing unstable purchasing power and they continued to choose soft drinks cautiously.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Seattle Times

On the absinthe trail in Switzerland and France

La Fontaine Froide, the "cold fountain" said to have perfect water for diluting absinthe, on a mountain trail near Motiers, Switzerland Sunbeams shot through the forest, lighting up the wispy fog on the path ahead.

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CPI Hotels is expanding its activities into the European market.

The portfolio of one of the largest Czech hotel groups has as of 1 July 2014 grown by the addition of Mamaison Hotels & Residences operating in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and Russia.

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AVHerald

Jet2 B733 near Norwich on Jul 11th 2014, cabin temperature control lost

A Jet2.com Boeing 737-300, registration G-CELK performing flight LS-195 from Leeds,EN to Prague , was enroute at FL350 about 25nm northeast of Norwich,EN when the crew decided to return to Leeds reporting the cabin temperature was no longer controllable.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

US soccer planning November exhibition in Ireland

The Independent in Ireland reported the game Friday. The U.S. Soccer Federation has not announced the match yet because all the paperwork has not been signed.

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Radio Prague

Poll: 45 pct of Czechs support gay marriage

Some 45 percent of Czechs support gay couples' right to marry, according to a poll by the CVVM agency released on Friday.

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Weekday Magazine

Now Accepting Applications For The Jiri Dienstbier Journalism Fellowship

RFE/RL is pleased to accept applications for the 2014 - 2015 Jiri Dienstbier Journalism Fellowship, a joint initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and RFE/RL that is inspired by Dienstbier's outstanding work in the fields of journalism, foreign policy, and human rights, and RFE/RL's legacy of promoting more just and ... (more)

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Radio Prague

Supreme Audit Office: Czech Republic might lose up to 62 billion in EU subsidies

The Czech Republic could lose up to 65 billion crowns in EU subsidies earmarked for the country in the financial period 2007-2013, according to a report by the country's Supreme Audit Office released on Friday.

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Southland Times

Welcome mat is far wider

Columnist Pat Veltkamp Smith was Southland Times women's editor until 1997 and is a former president of the Southland Justices of the Peace Association.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

BayStreet.ca

Less Mess Storage Inc. Announces Filing of Business Acquisition Report

Vancouver, BC / ACCESSWIRE / July 10, 2014 / Less Mess Storage Inc. is pleased to announce that it has today filed a Form 52-102F5 - Business Acquisition Report respecting its purchase of a mature portfolio of self-storage businesses in Poland and the Czech Republic, which closed on April 28, 2014.

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Nine O'Clock

Bucharest becomes more expensive for expats

Bucharest gained 10 places in the ranking of the most expensive cities in the world for expats made by human resources consultancy company Mercer Bucharest moved up to 159, from 169 in 2013, but still remains one of the cheapest cities in the ranking, which is based on the cost of living for expats in 211 cities around the globe, a press release ... (more)

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Weekday Magazine

British Ambassador To The Czech Republic Visits RFE/RL

British Ambassador to the Czech Republic Jan Thompson visited RFE/RL's Prague headquarters July 8 for a foreign policy roundtable discussion with RFE/RL journalists, editors and service directors.

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Radio Prague

Zdenek Sverak awarded president's prize at Karlovy Vary festival

Czech film actor, scriptwriter, director, and writer ZdenA>k SvA>rA k ws awarded the president's prize at the International Karlovy Vary Film Festival on Thursday for his lifetime contribution to cinema.

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Radio Prague

Czechs honour four soldiers killed in Afghanistan suicide attack

Sirens sounded and bells tolled across the Czech Republic at midday on Thursday in homage to the four Czech soldiers who were killed in a bomb attack near the Bagram airport in Afghanistan on Tuesday.

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Radio Prague

Czech Republic chastised over failing to carry out air traffic shake-up

The Czech Republic has been criticized by the European Commission along with 17 other countries for failing to take steps for reorganizing its airspace management in line with European rules aimed at establishing more efficient and cheaper routes for planes.

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Radio Prague

Controversial RU 486 abortion pill becomes legally available in the Czech Republic

Last year doctors performed around 23,000 surgical abortions in the Czech Republic, a fifth of them for health reasons.

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RTE.ie

Abbey sees improving confidence in Irish market

House builder Abbey has reported pre-tax profits of 24.1m for the year to the end of April, up from 11.3m the previous year, and said the outlook for the current year is encouraging.

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