5 Things First: The Top Czech News Headlines

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If your day doesn’t start until you’re up to speed on the latest headlines, then let us introduce you to our new morning fix. 

  • A cable car crashed under Mount Jested in Liberec, killing one person, officials said. One of the two cabins of the cable car crashed to the ground in the afternoon. The only person onboard, a staff member, was killed, said Martin Puta, the head of the regional government.

  • Volkswagen’s Skoda Auto will resume production on Sunday at most of its production lines after a two-week outage caused by a shortage of semiconductor chips, a spokesperson said.

  • The cultural parliament of Brno will discuss Brno’s candidacy for the 2028 European Capital of Culture. The debate will take place on November 3rd and is open to the public.

  • Greenpeace will file an administrative lawsuit against the Czech Environment Ministry unless it releases information about the planned Czech-Polish agreement on the operation of the Turow lignite mine situated in southwestern Poland near the Czech border.

  • The first edition of the Billie Jean King Cup, an international women’s team tennis competition previously known as the Fed Cup, starts in Prague on Monday.

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