Morning News: Monday, August 15, 2022

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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. 

 

  • About 60,000 people joined the Prague Pride parade yesterday, crossing the city centre and reaching Letna Plain where the programme continued until the night, Prague police spokesman Jan Rybansky told CTK.

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  • A pilot died after his aircraft crashed into a house during an air show in the Western Bohemian town of Cheb on Sunday. The pilot died and one person was injured, the Czech News Agency reported.

 

  • A Czech Film Week gets underway in Israel on Monday, presenting the best of Czech and Czechoslovak films in cinemas in Tel- Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa. The program will also mark the 90th anniversary of the birth of the Oscar-winning director Miloš Forman,

 

  • Armenian national Norair Tsaturian, who shot at two men outside a shopping mall in Prague in 2016, was sentenced to seven years in prison on the basis of a plea bargain that the Prague Municipal Court approved today, court spokesman Adam Wenig has told CTK.

 

  • The Czech Banking Association (ČBA) has improved its forecast for the growth of the Czech economy from May’s previous estimate of 1.8 percent to 2.4 percent. In an on-line conference, representatives of the ČBA said that this was due to the Czech economy developing better in the first half of the year than was previously expected.

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