5 Things First: The Top Czech and World News Headlines

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  • The coalitions Together and Pirates/STAN want to conduct talks on the Czech government so that they might sign their coalition pact by November 8, the leader of the Civic Democratic Party (ODS), Petr Fiala, told journalists. ODS, the Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) and TOP 09, and the Pirates, Independents and Mayors (STAN), had their first meeting this morning.

  • The Czech Republic and France are preparing an alliance of European Union member states in nuclear energy. Štěpánka Filipová, a spokeswoman for the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade, announced the alliance on Monday.

  • More than half of women in the Czech Republic have experienced some form of sexual harassment or violence, according to a survey for the non-profit group proFem conducted by MindBridge Consulting.


  • Several people have been killed and others injured in Norway after a man used a bow and arrow to attack them. Police first received word of an attack in the town of Kongsberg, south-west of the capital Oslo, at around 18:13. Chief Oeyvind Aas said a suspect had been caught and seemed to have acted alone.

  • The World Health Organisation (WHO) says a new taskforce may be the last chance to find the origins of Covid-19. It has nominated 26 experts to join the body, the Scientific Advisory Group on the Origins of Novel Pathogens (Sago).

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