5 Things First: The Top Czech and World News Headlines

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  • Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis denied any wrongdoing on Sunday in connection with an international investigative report that listed him among current and former world politicians and businessmen that it says have used offshore financial structures.

  • The UN Committee On the Rights Of the Child (OHCHR) expressed concern about Czechia’s rising number of children misused for prostitution and pornography, and an excessive placing of children in institutional care. The recommendations relate to the countries’ fulfillment of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  • September saw 12,890 new COVID cases, which is a significant increase as against summer months when the figures ranged from 5,000 to 6,000 cases per month, the Health Ministry’s data showed.


  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday he would not return to “uncontrolled immigration” to solve fuel, gas and Christmas food crises, suggesting such strains were part of a period of post-Brexit adjustment.

  • Israel on Sunday piled pressure on its vaccinated citizens to get a booster shot by making only those who received their third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine eligible for a “green pass” allowing entry to restaurants, gyms and many other venues.

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