Category: Czechs Abroad

Good Read: US-based Czech filmmaker Ivan Passer talks about his friendship with fellow Czechoslovak New Wave director Milos Forman and, for the first time, their amazing escape across the Austrian border in 1969 (LA Times) [Social Media Post] 0

Good Read: US-based Czech filmmaker Ivan Passer talks about his friendship with fellow Czechoslovak New Wave director Milos Forman and, for the first time, their amazing escape across the Austrian border in 1969 (LA Times) [Social Media Post]

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Unlikely Saviour: Computer virus-hit hospital in Benesov, Central Bohemia, able to pay staff only because two employees responsible for payroll were at Slavia football match in Germany, avoiding infection; otherwise, emergency regime continues (Nova) [Social Media Post] 0

Unlikely Saviour: Computer virus-hit hospital in Benesov, Central Bohemia, able to pay staff only because two employees responsible for payroll were at Slavia football match in Germany, avoiding infection; otherwise, emergency regime continues (Nova) [Social Media Post]

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President Zeman’s opening words to Boris Johnson when they first met, in 2017: “I heard that you wrote a biography of Winston Churchill and that it’s complete shit” (HN) [Social Media Post] 0

President Zeman’s opening words to Boris Johnson when they first met, in 2017: “I heard that you wrote a biography of Winston Churchill and that it’s complete shit” (HN) [Social Media Post]

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Milan Kundera becomes Czech citizen, in ceremony at his Paris home; Commie regime stripped 90-year-old writer of his Czechoslovak citizenship in 1979 after he went into exile in France in 1975 (Novinky) [Social Media Post] 0

Milan Kundera becomes Czech citizen, in ceremony at his Paris home; Commie regime stripped 90-year-old writer of his Czechoslovak citizenship in 1979 after he went into exile in France in 1975 (Novinky) [Social Media Post]

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Man in “Czech” truck steals 20 tonnes of Milka chocolate (worth 50,000 euros) from factory in Bludenz, Austria, by posing as driver for Czech firm sub-sub-contracted to drive it to Belgium; thief used falsified papers and truck’s number plates were stolen (DW) [Social Media Post] 0

Man in “Czech” truck steals 20 tonnes of Milka chocolate (worth 50,000 euros) from factory in Bludenz, Austria, by posing as driver for Czech firm sub-sub-contracted to drive it to Belgium; thief used falsified papers and truck’s number plates were stolen (DW) [Social Media Post]

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Russia adds Czech non-governmental organization Clovek v tisni (People in Need) to list of undesirable organizations; ban means Russian citizens who co-operate with Clovek v tisni now face up to 6 years in prison; NGO was mainly working on human-rights issues in Russia (iDNES) [Social Media Post] 0

Russia adds Czech non-governmental organization Clovek v tisni (People in Need) to list of undesirable organizations; ban means Russian citizens who co-operate with Clovek v tisni now face up to 6 years in prison; NGO was mainly working on human-rights issues in Russia (iDNES) [Social Media Post]

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Fotbal: Ahead of tonight’s (Wednesday’s) Slavia Praha-Barcelona Champions League game, the official Barca website tells the amazing story of Jiri “Jorge” Hanke, the only Czech to have played for Barcelona, and the only man to have played for both teams (FC Barcelona) [Social Media Post] 0

Fotbal: Ahead of tonight’s (Wednesday’s) Slavia Praha-Barcelona Champions League game, the official Barca website tells the amazing story of Jiri “Jorge” Hanke, the only Czech to have played for Barcelona, and the only man to have played for both teams (FC Barcelona) [Social Media Post]

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Sport: 37-year-old Czech goalkeeping legend Petr Cech to swap football for ice hockey and play as goaltender for fourth-tier amateur British team Guildford Phoenix (Guildford Phoenix press release) [Social Media Post] 0

Sport: 37-year-old Czech goalkeeping legend Petr Cech to swap football for ice hockey and play as goaltender for fourth-tier amateur British team Guildford Phoenix (Guildford Phoenix press release) [Social Media Post]

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Slovak police clock Audi A7 with Czech plates going 244 kilometres per hour (152 miles per hour) on the D1 motorway in the Bratislava Region; driver fined 800 euros (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Slovak police clock Audi A7 with Czech plates going 244 kilometres per hour (152 miles per hour) on the D1 motorway in the Bratislava Region; driver fined 800 euros (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Czech travel agency CK Neckermann stops holiday sales because of collapse of British parent company Thomas Cook, until questions over its future are resolved; Czech customers currently on holiday with Neckermann or that have already bought Neckermann holidays not expected to have problems (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Czech travel agency CK Neckermann stops holiday sales because of collapse of British parent company Thomas Cook, until questions over its future are resolved; Czech customers currently on holiday with Neckermann or that have already bought Neckermann holidays not expected to have problems (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post]

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