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  • The Infant of Prague [Catholic Caucus]

    07/24/2014 7:04:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    CE.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Fr. William Saunders
    The Infant of Prague Fr. 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...
  • Czech Police: Explosion Which Killed PA Ambassador 'An Accident'

    07/04/2014 7:26:12 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4 July 2014 | Nissan Tzur
    Police end investigation into Jamal al-Jamal's death in a mysterious explosion, say blast the result of explosives 'hidden in a book'. Czech Police have announced their decision to shelve the investigation into the blast that killed the Palestinian Authority ambassador to the Czech Republic, Jamal al-Jamal, after the investigators concluded that no crime or deliberated assassination was committed. The decision to call off the investigation was made in a joint statement issued by the Czech Police Spokeswoman, Andrea Zoulova, and the state attorney Jindra Janacova. According to the statement, the explosion in the Palestinian embassy at the beginning of January...
  • Czech Officials Want PA Embassy Moved Following Blast

    01/04/2014 7:30:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/1/14 | Elad Benari
    The Prague district hosting the embassy of the Palestinian Authority wants it moved after the ambassador was killed in a mysterious explosion this past week, local officials told AFP on Friday. "We asked the Czech foreign ministry for the embassy to be moved out of our district," Petr Hejl, senior councilor of Prague's Suchdol district, said. "The district feels betrayed by the behavior of diplomats who kept weapons and explosives at the embassy, violating Czech and international law," he told the news agency. Police said they found unregistered weapons at the PA’s diplomatic mission, but would not elaborate on the...
  • ‘No explosive device on safe that killed Palestine envoy’

    01/03/2014 2:20:48 PM PST · by robowombat · 21 replies
    Arab News ^ | Published — Friday 3 January 2014
    ‘No explosive device on safe that killed Palestine envoy’  Published — Friday 3 January 2014 Last update 3 January 2014 1:06 am PRAGUE: A safe that exploded at the Palestinian residence in Prague, killing the ambassador, was used almost daily for storing cash, and embassy staff were not aware of any explosive safety device in it, the embassy spokesman said on Thursday. Czech police on Wednesday ruled out what they called a “terrorist attack” and said the likely cause was that a safety device that was part of the safe blew up and fatally wounded Ambassador Jamal Al-Jamal. However,...
  • PA Diplomat in Prague Had Secret Arms Cache

    01/02/2014 9:17:47 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    inn ^ | 1/2/14 | Ari Yashar
    An illegal arms cache was found Thursday in the home of the Palestinian Authority (PA) ambassador to Prague, Jamal al-Jamal, who was killed there in an explosion the day before. Initially the PA claimed his death was a "work accident," that occurred when he opened an old safe that had been untouched for 20 years. Apparently the safe was moved from an older embassy building to Al-Jamal's new apartment in the recently built PA embassy complex. However, the PA later backtracked on its story, as a spokesman stated that the safe "was used on a daily basis at the embassy...
  • Palestinian Authority Ambassador to Prague Killed in Explosion

    01/01/2014 10:56:21 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/1/14 | Ari Soffer
    The Palestinian Authority's ambassador to the Czech Republic has died of wounds sustained in an explosion which rocked his house in the capital Prague. Jamal al-Jamal was rushed to hospital in a serious condition following the explosion, which apparently occurred as he was opening a safe or container of some kind. Contrary to initial reports that his family were unharmed despite being in the building at the time, it has been confirmed that al-Jamal's wife was also hurt in the blast. A spokeswoman for Prague Emergency Services told CNN that the 57 year-old ambassador has been taken to Prague military...
  • Blast kills Palestinian diplomat in Prague

    01/01/2014 9:27:32 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/1/14 | BBC
    A Palestinian diplomat has been killed by an explosion at his home in the Czech capital Prague. Jamal al-Jamal, the head of the Palestinian mission, had been taken to hospital after the explosion but died of his injuries some four hours later. Palestinian officials said the blast happened when Mr Jamal was moving a safe. Czech police say there is no evidence that it was a planned attack. ... Mr Jamal had only recently moved into the property. Palestinian officials have been quoted as saying the blast took place when Mr Jamal attempted to move a safe from an old...
  • Palestinian diplomat killed in blast at Prague residence

    01/01/2014 9:21:04 AM PST · by csvset · 21 replies
    France24 ^ | 1 January 2014 | AFP
    The Palestinian ambassador to Prague, Jamal al-Jamal, was killed in an explosion at his residence on Wednesday in an incident which Czech authorities believe was likely an accident. The Palestinian Foreign Ministry said ambassador Jamal was trying to open a safe that had been recently moved to his new home when the blast occurred. A Czech government source told the Reuters news agency that the explosion was probably caused by a faulty security device on the unit. It was unclear what that was. Some safes can be fitted with mechanisms designed to destroy secret documents in the event of the...
  • Explosion shakes central Prague, as many as 40 injured

    04/29/2013 5:12:05 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:21am EDT | Reuters
    An explosion in central Prague on Monday, probably caused by gas, injured as many as 40 people, officials said, and neighboring buildings - including the National Theatre - had to be evacuated. The explosion, in a building facing the Vltava river just a few dozen meters (yards) from the 19th-century theatre, was heard as far away as Prague Castle about a mile away. A police spokesman said the blast was probably caused by gas and that there had been about 15 people in the building, which included an office of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and an art gallery.
  • Europe spurns the beloved Obama

    03/30/2009 6:41:27 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 70 replies · 3,445+ views
    Financial Times ^ | March 30 2009 | Gideon Rachman
    Europeans have long worshipped Barack Obama from afar. Now the beloved one is paying his first visit as US president to the old continent. Yet there is every indication that Europe’s leaders are about to stiff him. Mr Obama is on a rapid-fire tour that will take him from the Group of 20 meeting in London to a Nato summit in Strasbourg, then on to a US-European Union meeting in Prague and, finally, a state visit in Turkey. But he will be lucky to return from Europe with much more than commemorative photos and some presents for the kids. (“I...
  • NAZIS, COMMUNISTS, ARAB NATIONALIST TERRORISTS: ONE CAMP, ONE KAMPF

    02/15/2005 8:40:00 PM PST · by Calpernia · 14 replies · 721+ views
    Various ^ | Aug 11 2004 | Elliott A Green
    The most striking proof that the Arab anti-Israel cause is a common meeting ground for both Nazis and Communists --and that the Arabs welcomed supporters of both ilks-- lies in the friendship of Carlos, the notorious master terrorist who served the PLO, with Fran*ois Genoud, an old Nazi, one of the leading Nazis in pre-War Switzerland, later a financier who provided funds for Habash's faction of the PLO. "Carlos" (his nom de guerre) was what is called a "red diaper baby." His fabulously rich father, a Venezuelan lawyer and owner of estates, gave "Carlos" the name Ilich, Lenin's patronymic, as...
  • Defenestration - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    07/25/2012 11:03:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 7, 2012 | MerriamWebsterOnline
    The fascinating story behind many people's favorite word.
  • After a last count, (CT) death penalty (repeal) vote likely Wednesday

    04/03/2012 12:39:09 PM PDT · by matt04 · 19 replies
    With Gov. Dannel P. Malloy pledging to sign the bill into law, the state Senate is preparing for a vote as soon as Wednesday on a measure to repeal the death penalty for future crimes. Leaders of the Senate Democratic majority intend Tuesday to canvass their 22 members for a final time, with the expectation of getting a commitment from at least 18 senators, the bare minimum necessary for passage. "We'll make a final decision tomorrow," Senate President Pro Tem Donald E. Williams Jr., D-Brooklyn, said Monday night. "Do we want to move forward one way or the other? Yes."...
  • Ex-communist nations expose Obama 'fraud'

    03/30/2012 4:07:50 AM PDT · by iontheball · 25 replies
    WND ^ | March 29, 2012 | Chelsea Schilling
    First, it was the Russian news website Pravda. Then, it was The Voice of Russia – successor of Radio Moscow, the official station of the Soviet Union. And now it’s the Czech Republic’s Neviditelný pes (The Invisible Dog), a popular news website from Prague, that’s sounding the alarm.
  • Czechs consider banning Communist Party

    07/29/2011 9:33:37 AM PDT · by yoe · 48 replies
    AP ^ | July 29, 2011 | KAREL JANICEK
    PRAGUE (AP) -- They're the Czech Republic's fourth-largest political party, but the hardline Communists could soon be outlawed if the center-right government has its way. It's more than two decades since communism collapsed here, but the survivors and ideological heirs to the party that ruled from 1948 until the "Velvet Revolution" of 1989 are under increasing political pressure. Petr Necas' government has taken the first step toward a possible ban by asking the Interior Ministry to work on a legal complaint to make it happen. A study commissioned by a Senate committee compiled numerous complaints from lawmakers about their conduct....
  • Our Lady of the Butterflies

    07/15/2011 6:38:16 PM PDT · by MDJohnPaul · 199 replies
    The Narthex ^ | 7/14/2011 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    African artists make images of the Blessed Virgin Mary out of butterfly wings!
  • A Former Opponent of the Death Penalty Now Favors Hanging - by the Penis

    05/18/2011 9:17:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 58 replies
    New Haven Advocate ^ | May 17, 2011 | Win Vitkowsky
    It looks like the death penalty will remain an option in the Cheshire home invasion trial, as key lawmakers who supported abolition last year say they will cross over to the other side. Dr. William Hawke-Petit, the sole survivor of a highly publicized 2007 home invasion in which his wife and daughters were followed home, raped and murdered, has led a lobbying effort against abolishing the death penalty in Connecticut. State Sen. Edith Prague, who voted in favor of abolition last year, said she will switch sides this year. She made a strong statement to watchdog website CT News Junkie....
  • Musings from Prague, Why I love being Catholic - Vanity {Catholic/Orthodox Caucus}

    04/26/2011 1:17:14 AM PDT · by Cronos · 19 replies
    Cronos.com ^ | 26-04-2011 | Cronos
    Hello all! Wesołych świąt Wielkanocnych! Happy Easter! Šťastné Velikonoce! Joyeuses Pâques This Easter my wife and I spent Easter in Prague. Normally Poles like my wife spend Easter and Boże Narodzenia (Christmas) with family, but we had a company training in Prague until Maundy Thursday/Wielki Czwartek so decided to spend Easter in Prague. This is a gorgeous city, filled with more beautiful buildings than any other. Paris does not compare, Rome has more history, but less variegated, beautiful buildings and Florence's buildings are beautiful but far less.However, for a Christian this can be a sad place -- and it was...
  • Ex-CIA officer charged with giving reporter secrets

    01/06/2011 3:57:16 PM PST · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    A former CIA officer was arrested on Thursday on charges of illegally disclosing national defense information about Iran to a New York Times reporter who wrote a book. The U.S. Justice Department said Jeffrey Sterling, 43, was charged with six counts of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information and one count of unlawfully keeping national defense information, mail fraud, unauthorized conveyance of government property and obstructing justice.
  • Prague is hell no more [Czech capital is not perfect, but it’s heaven compared to days of Communism]

    07/31/2010 3:57:37 AM PDT · by Clive · 15 replies · 5+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2010-07-31 | Michael Coren
    PRAGUE — I had just left university when I first visited Communist Europe — crossing the wall into East Berlin and immediately being smothered by that choking cloud of oppression that hovered over Marxist states like some clinging miasma. We’re told today that under Communism there was no unemployment, no homelessness and complete equality. It’s true that everybody did work, often in soul-destroying and dangerous jobs. True that everybody had a place to live, usually in an over-crowded apartment without privacy or dignity. As for equality, this is absurd. The elites may have changed under Marxism, but they were still...
  • Quebec Police Crack Down on Alleged Fraud Ring

    05/28/2010 12:39:38 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 338+ views
    KELOWNA.com ^ | Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 | 10:46 am | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Quebec provincial police have arrested four people in connection with an alleged fraud ring that appears to have international ties. Officers with la Sûreté du Québec carried out a handful of search warrants in and around Montreal Wednesday morning. Police said they have seized almost $50 million in assets. While no biker gang members were among those arrested, police alleged the fraud ring is tied to the Hells Angels." SNIPPET: "Police say Wednesday's arrests are also tied to a money-laundering plan. However, in this case, police allege the money being laundered was subsequently lent to companies and individuals based...
  • Prague Surrender

    04/08/2010 4:48:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1,063+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 8, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Arms Deal: President Obama signs away U.S. nuclear security and gives the Russians a veto over whether we can defend ourselves. Our nuclear umbrella is in tatters as another piece of paper proclaims peace in our time. Completing a process of disarmament and appeasement that manifested itself in the dismantling and defunding of U.S. military power that began with his inauguration, President Obama signed a new strategic arms limitation treaty with a grinning and very happy Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday in the Czech capital. How fitting this document was signed in Prague, which isn't far from Munich where...
  • The trouble with 'no-nukes-palooza'

    04/08/2010 3:32:39 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies · 263+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 8, 2010 | Peter Brookes
    On Tuesday, the Obama admin istration released its new nu clear strategy; today, the prez will ink a new nuke treaty with the Russians in Prague. Next week, he'll host an all-world atomic affair in Washington. It's a veritable "no-nukes-palooza." Problem is, not all nuclear cutbacks are wise. Next week's DC summit makes sense: It's focused on securing nuclear materials -- making it harder, for example, for terrorists to acquire an A-bomb. But the other two "events" raise serious concerns. The new nuclear strategy aims to create a smaller nuclear force. But that force is already aging, and thus growing...
  • Statement by President Barack Obama on the Release of Nuclear Posture Review

    04/07/2010 12:28:32 AM PDT · by Cindy · 18 replies · 554+ views
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | April 6, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/statement-president-barack-obama-release-nuclear-posture-review Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release April 06, 2010 Statement by President Barack Obama on the Release of Nuclear Posture Review One year ago yesterday in Prague, I outlined a comprehensive agenda to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and to pursue the peace and security of a world without them. I look forward to advancing this agenda in Prague this week when I sign the new START Treaty with President Medvedev, committing the United States and Russia to...
  • Traveling to Germany Dec. 26. Request Suggestions

    12/23/2009 5:53:54 PM PST · by paul in cape · 91 replies · 1,628+ views
    shameless vanity request | 12.23.09 | self
    My wife and I, and our two teenagers are off on a well-earned vacation to Mittersfeld (Black Forest/Bavaria) and Salsberg on Christmas Day thru New Years. I'd appreciate any feedback from my second family as to what to see (or don't bother to see), as well as some out of the way places to visit.
  • Biden Blasts Back: 'Who Cares' About Cheney?

    10/23/2009 11:40:34 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies · 1,033+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 23rd 2009
    Biden Blasts Back: 'Who Cares' About Cheney? Vice president calls his predecessor "absolutely wrong" on the question of whether the new administration was "dithering" in setting a fresh course for the war. The Washington Times FOXNews.com Saturday, October 24, 2009 PRAGUE - Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. waved off recent attacks from Dick Cheney about President Obama's handling of Afghanistan with a "Who cares?" and called his predecessor "absolutely wrong" on the question of whether the new administration was "dithering" in setting a fresh course for the war. "I think that is absolutely wrong," the vice president said of...
  • Pontiff: Gospel Is Not an Ideology (Says Christians Are Obliged to Remind Europe of Roots)

    09/28/2009 9:47:26 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies · 593+ views
    zna ^ | September 27, 2009
    Pope Benedict XVI leads an ecumenic meeting in Prague September 27, 2009 PRAGUE, Czech Republic, SEPT. 27, 2009 (Zenit.org).- The Gospel is not an ideology, but rather, illuminates the dignity of the human person generation after generation, says Benedict XVI.The Pope affirmed this today in an ecumenical meeting held in the context of his three-day apostolic journey to the Czech Republic. He returns to Rome on Monday.The Holy Father told the representatives of Christian religions that "as Europe listens to the story of Christianity, she hears her own.""Her notions of justice, freedom and social responsibility, together with the cultural and...
  • Papacy is unique in global influence, Vatican analyst says ahead of Czech trip

    09/25/2009 12:56:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 298+ views
    cna ^ | September 25, 2009
    Pope Benedict XVI Prague, Czech Republic, Sep 25, 2009 / 05:39 am (CNA).- Just days ahead of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the Czech Republic, Vatican analyst John Allen is saying in an essay for the Prague Post that the papacy’s social and political influence is one of the most unique and far-reaching in the world today. From the fall of communism to Western-Muslim relations to the AIDS crisis, he says, the Pope is a key international player.Describing the Catholic Church in “purely empirical, sociological terms,” Allen likens the Catholic Church to a “lone superpower” whose involvement is necessary...
  • The Pope and the Child Jesus in Prague [Infant of Prague]

    09/21/2009 10:53:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies · 940+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | September 22nd, 2009 | ACN-USA News
    The Pope and the Child Jesus in Prague September 22nd, 2009 by ACN-USA News Pope Benedict XVI’s upcoming trip to the Czech Republic will include a special visit to the image of the Holy Child Jesus in Prague — one of the most venerated and visited religious images in the country – on September 26, 2009.The Prior of the Carmelite monastery of the Holy Infant of Prague, Father Petr Sleich, spoke last week to international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) about the Pope’s forthcoming visit to the Czech Republic. Its aim, he said, is to...
  • 1000 year old marks in tree found near Prague

    08/28/2009 11:50:37 AM PDT · by BGHater · 14 replies · 1,414+ views
    DiscoveryON ^ | 21 Aug 2009 | DO
    Czech archaeologists have uncovered a unique 1000-year-old mark engraved into an oak tree the remains of which were found near Celakovice in Prague, which is probably the oldest preserved sign of this kind in the world. According to a report from the Czech News Agency, the real meaning of the 10-cm star-shaped mark on the oak trunk is not certain. Experts say it may have marked the territory or serve some iconic purposes. This find is rare as so old engraved signs were not previously mapped and they are not systematically searched for either, archaeologist Jana Marikova of the Academy...
  • Citizens of Prague rally in support of Iranians

    06/28/2009 8:40:14 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies · 992+ views
  • Free boob jobs offered to nurses at Prague clinic

    05/25/2009 4:21:16 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 21 replies · 2,329+ views
    News.com.au ^ | May 25, 2009
    AN understaffed Prague clinic has signed up nurses by offering boob jobs, liposuction and tummy tucks as a bonus. Nurses, doctors and secretaries who sign up with the small private clinic for three years can choose their free plastic surgery. "It has been a success," Jiri Schweitzer, a manager at the Iscare clinic, said, adding the establishment was now fully staffed and had to reject dozens of beauty-hunting job applicants. Petra Kalivodova, a 31-year-old nurse who has been working at the clinic for four years, has had a breast implants - the most popular choice among nurses - so she...
  • Hard Times Give New Life to Prague’s Golem

    05/12/2009 9:24:53 PM PDT · by BGHater · 7 replies · 554+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 10 May 2009 | DAN BILEFSKY
    PRAGUE — They say the Golem, a Jewish giant with glowing eyes and supernatural powers, is lurking once again in the attic of the Old-New Synagogue here. The Golem, according to Czech legend, was fashioned from clay and brought to life by a rabbi to protect Prague’s 16th-century ghetto from persecution, and is said to be called forth in times of crisis. True to form, he is once again experiencing a revival and, in this commercial age, has spawned a one-monster industry. There are Golem hotels; Golem door-making companies; Golem clay figurines (made in China); a recent musical starring a...
  • The Golem in Prague’s Closet

    05/07/2009 12:37:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 1,086+ views
    JTA | May 6, 2009 | Dinah Spritzer
    Just don't mention the golem. According to legend, Prague's most famous rabbi, the 16th-century Judah Loew ben Bezalel, magically made a mute clay being who alternately protected and rampaged through the Prague ghetto where Jews were required to live. But ask Czech Jews about the golem and you most likely will be met with eye rolling and heavy sighs, especially if you’re asking about plans for the upcoming 400th anniversary of the death of Loew (pronounced LEV). “Everyone hates the golem,” said Peter Gyori, a Prague Jew. “Loew was one of Europe's most famous teachers and, sadly, people come here...
  • US first lady falls in love with Prague ('Bow' wow?)

    04/05/2009 7:23:37 AM PDT · by maggief · 181 replies · 5,464+ views
    China Daily ^ | 4/05/09 | (Agencies)
    PRAGUE -- Michelle Obama's whirlwind tour of Prague turned into a love affair with a city and its people. "I'll be back," she said. Crowds of young Czechs and tourists chanting "Obama! Obama!" waved at the first lady as she walked the cobblestones of the Jewish Quarter. She waved right back, and there were no angry faces as far as the eye could see. "She was totally with them," said Michaela Sidenberg, her guide.
  • Obama swoops into Prague for EU-US summit

    04/04/2009 6:44:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 884+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/4/09 | Jan Flemr
    PRAGUE (AFP) – Barack Obama flew into Prague on Saturday for a summit with EU leaders, making his first venture behind the erstwhile Iron Curtain on the third leg of his maiden European tour as US president. Obama will be using his visit to the Czech Republic -- current holder of the rotating EU presidency -- to deliver a keynote speech on nuclear proliferation, as the world awaits a threatened North Korean missile launch. Together with Poland, the Czech Republic is to host elements of a nuclear missile defence shield, initiated by Obama's predecessor George W. Bush, that Russia regards...
  • Archaeologists Keeping Eye on Blanka Tunnel

    01/31/2009 11:52:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 570+ views
    Prague Daily Monitor ^ | 30 January 2009
    The construction of the road tunnel Blanka that is underway in Prague's Střešovice has been under the supervision of archaeologists. The tunnel, which is to be part of the planned Prague ringroad and connect Malovanka with Pelc-Tyrolka, is being built on a site that used to be inhabited in prehistoric times, the news site iDnes.cz reported on Thursday. "Trained colleagues are watching the excavator digging earth, and they halt the work whenever they notice something that does not belong there," archaeologist Kateřina Tomková told iDnes.cz Archeologists expect the site, where a meandering river used to flow some 300,000 years ago,...
  • Danish Experts Ask to Open Astronomer Tycho Brahe’s Grave

    01/22/2009 2:48:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies · 1,886+ views
    Radio Prague ^ | 1/21/09 | Jan Richter
    A Renaissance mystery is beginning to unravel in Prague. A team of experts from Denmark have asked the authorities for permission to open and explore the grave of the Danish-born astronomer Tycho Brahe who died in Prague in 1601. They are hoping to learn more about one of the most famous scholars of the time – and perhaps to throw more light on his mysterious death. Tycho Brahe story of alchemists and assassins might soon be added to the annals of one of the most glorious eras in the history of Prague. A team of experts from Denmark would like...
  • Czech president's meeting with EU lawmakers ends in rift

    12/06/2008 2:19:00 PM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 12 replies · 848+ views
    Monsters and Critics ^ | 5 December. 2008 | Europe News
    Prague - Czech President Vaclav Klaus' meeting with leaders of the European Parliament Friday ended in a rift, a transcript of the meeting released by his office showed. The president, who is an outspoken critic of the European Union and its reform treaty, was angered by questions from Daniel Cohn- Bendit, the head of the European Greens. Klaus' aide told reporters after the meeting that the president considers Cohn-Bendit's behaviour 'a big provocation.' According to the transcript, Cohn-Bendit first presented Klaus with an EU flag, which the president has so far refused to hang at his seat, Prague Castle. The...
  • The Times | August 21, 1968

    08/21/2008 9:17:12 AM PDT · by 1066AD · 1 replies · 142+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | Aug 21 1968 | Various
    Russians March Into Czechoslovakia - go to link, the article desired may be dragged onto the page to see it all, pretty good.
  • MfD: Experts uncover Prague's oldest ramparts

    12/20/2007 7:44:01 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 1 replies · 128+ views
    Prague Monitor ^ | Tuesday, December 11, 2007 | Czech News Agency
    Archaeologists have uncovered parts of Prague's oldest ramparts, dating back to the turn of the 9th and 10th centuries, thus verifying the then Jewish globetrotter Ibrahim ibn Jaqub's description of Prague as "a town made of stone and lime," the daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) wrote Monday... The archaeologists uncovered the remnants of wall in the cellar of the Academy of Performing Arts building, 5 metres underground. A thousand years ago the walls were part of one of Prague's main entrance gates, though which the town was entered from the western and souther directions... Prague, including its ramparts, attracted Ibrahim...
  • Swedish terror suspect extradited from Czech Republic to the United States

    09/25/2007 12:28:10 PM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 19 replies · 394+ views
    AP ^ | Tuesday, September 25, 2007
    PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- A Swedish citizen wanted in the U.S. on suspicion of plotting to set up a terrorist camp there was extradited Tuesday from the Czech Republic, officials said. Czech Justice minister Jiri Pospisil ruled on Sept 18 there was no reason to refuse a U.S. extradition request for Oussama Kassir, spokeswoman Zuzana Kuncova said. Kassir left the country by plane on Tuesday bound for the United States, said Kuncova. Kassir was arrested on Dec. 11, 2005, at Prague's Ruzyne international airport while flying from Stockholm, Sweden, to Beirut, Lebanon. He has been held in a Czech prison...
  • Return of Devil's Bible to Prague draws crowds

    09/23/2007 4:38:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies · 761+ views
    AP ^ | September 21, 2007
    jdkf dkPRAGUE, Czech Republic: Codex Gigas, also known as the Devil's Bible — a medieval manuscript said to have been written 800 years ago with the devil's help — has returned to Prague after an absence of 359 years. And Czechs were eager to see it, officials said Friday.The priceless piece, considered the biggest medieval book, was taken from the Prague Castle by Swedish troops at the end of the Thirty Years' War in 1648. It is in Prague on loan from Sweden's Royal Library in Stockholm. It was put on display under high security at the Czech National Library.Its...
  • Prague 'tourist trouble hotspot' (British tourists "need a large amount of assistance")

    08/03/2007 2:58:48 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 14 replies · 773+ views
    news.bbc.co.uk ^ | 08/02/2007 | news.bbc.co.uk
    The "massive influx" of UK stag and hen parties to Prague has made the Czech Republic a hotspot for British travellers in trouble, figures suggest.
  • Czech Woman Abducts Kids, Czech Press Makes Excuses for Her

    07/31/2007 2:04:30 PM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 139+ views
    GlennSacks.com ^ | 7/31/07 | Glenn Sacks
    The Czech story Custody bill aims to protect kids: Kidnapping cases show a vague interpretation of international law (The Prague Post, 7/25/07)[see article here: http://www.praguepost.com/articles/2007/07/25/custody-bill-aims-to-protect-kids.php] is pro-feminist mainstream journalism at its finest. The mother is wrong in practically every aspect of this case, yet the article portrays her as a heroic victim. Worse--but typical--the case has helped prompt the Czech government to come up with legislation to help mothers in this position, even though she's wrong. In the case, a Czech woman married an Argentine man and they lived in Argentina together. Apparently they became estranged (though they're still married)...
  • Democracy & Security International Conference, Prague -Statement by Reza Pahlavi

    06/16/2007 6:45:33 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 487+ views
    Tuesday, June 5th, 2007 Democracy & Security Conference Prague, Czech Republic Ladies and Gentlemen: I have come to Prague to ask for your solidarity with the people of Iran against a common enemy: Islamist preachers of intolerance who turn young men and women into walking bombs, shouting death to America, death to Israel, death to whosoever resists their murderous ideology. To the realpolitik cynics who say Islamist theocracy is a reality we have to live with, I respond: funny – they never said they can live with YOU! To those who say the theocrats can reform if we are nice...
  • President of Czech Republic Calls Man-Made Global Warming a 'Myth' - Questions Gore's Sanity

    02/12/2007 12:27:01 PM PST · by Neville72 · 66 replies · 2,020+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 2/12/2007 | Drudge
    Czech president Vaclav Klaus has criticized the UN panel on global warming, claiming that it was a political authority without any scientific basis. In an interview with "Hospodárské noviny", a Czech economics daily, Klaus answered a few questions: Q: IPCC has released its report and you say that the global warming is a false myth. How did you get this idea, Mr President?• A: It's not my idea. Global warming is a false myth and every serious person and scientist says so. It is not fair to refer to the U.N. panel. IPCC is not a scientific institution: it's a...
  • Swedish terror suspect arrested in Prague

    12/13/2005 11:38:09 PM PST · by Bushwacker777 · 4 replies · 431+ views
    The Local ^ | Dec. 13 | AFP
    "A 39-year-old Swede accused of terrorism by the United States has been arrested in Prague, Swedish tabloid Expressen reported on Tuesday. The man, who was not identified, is wanted by the US CIA spy agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which accuse him of being terror mastermind Osama Bin Laden's "man in Sweden", Expressen wrote. The US has tried to obtain his extradition for several years, accusing him of setting up Al Qaeda training camps in the US state of Oregon in 1999, but Sweden has refused to hand him over, the paper said. The man was on a...
  • Prague Jews prepare for Sukkot under heavy security

    10/06/2006 5:14:20 AM PDT · by Alouette · 4 replies · 392+ views
    YNet ^ | Oct. 6, 2006 | Dana Weiss
    Security at Czech capital’s streets, Jewish sites beefed up following report on Islamic extremists’ plot to kidnap, murder dozens of Jews in synagogue; Chabad rabbi: Jewish communities in Europe used to threats and actions against them; now it has reached us Tensions are running high among members of the Jewish community in Prague on the eve of the Sukkot holiday, this following the publication of the report on an Islamic extremists’ plot to kidnap dozens of Jews in Prague and hold them hostage before murdering them. “Unfortunately, the Jewish communities in Europe are used to threats and actions as well,”...
  • Extremists plan mass Prague murders

    10/06/2006 2:34:34 AM PDT · by Alouette · 55 replies · 3,253+ views
    YNet ^ | Oct. 6, 2006
    According to Czech paper, Islamic extremists plot to kidnap, then kill Jews in synagogue in nation's capital Islamic extremists planned to kidnap dozens of Jews in Prague and hold them hostage before murdering them, the daily Mlada Fronta Dnes reported on Friday. The Czech Republic's leading newspaper quoted unidentified sources close to intelligence agencies as saying the captives would have been held in a Prague synagogue while the captors made broad demands that they knew could not be fulfilled. When those demands - which were not specified by the sources - were not met, the extremists would blow up the...