Not just military setbacks and economic sanctions. Russia threatens its own existence with its aggression — ČT24 — Czech Television

“It is increasingly clear that Ukraine will win this war and that the Kremlin faces a historic crisis of confidence,” he wrote in an article for the British newspaper The Telegraph, the former commander of US forces in Europe, Ben Hodges. “I truly believe now that there is a real possibility that (Russian dictator) Vladimir … Read more

Nervousness is growing in occupied Ukraine, they hastily announced a “referendum” on joining Russia — ČT24 — Czech Television

Voting is also to take place in part of the Kherson region in the south of Ukraine and in part of the Zaporozhye region. In her case, it is not yet entirely clear when the local pro-Russian authorities want to hold the vote. Other regions are talking about the fact that the “referendum” should start … Read more

There are more cases of covid than in previous years in the same period, epidemiologist warns — ČT24 — Czech Television

On Monday, 3,786 new confirmed cases were added, which is the most in one day since mid-April and about five hundred more than a week ago. Another 1758 cases are kept as reinfections. According to Pazdiora, there was no significant decrease in the number of cases in the summer months, as in previous years. “A … Read more

Lipavský will speak at the UN Security Council as the first representative of the Czech Republic in almost thirty years — ČT24 — Czech Television

“The fact that I will speak at the UN Security Council is a great success of Czech diplomacy under my leadership. A Czech representative appears in the Security Council after thirty years since we were a member. Our government is putting the Czech Republic back on the world map. Our allies perceive that we are … Read more

Ukraine asks Germany for modern Leopard tanks, Berlin refuses so far — ČT24 — Czech Television

At Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam this week, Vladimir Klitschko accepted the award for bravery and defense of freedom and independence on behalf of the Ukrainian nation. But the former heavyweight boxing champion came with worries and an urgent challenge. “If Ukraine falls and if it doesn’t get the support we need, you will too. These … Read more

Benefit from the problem. Scientists were able to effectively convert carbon dioxide into ethene — ČT24 — Czech Television

Carbon dioxide released by humans is the main cause of the current warming of the planet, rising temperatures also bring hunger, lack of water, more frequent fires and other disasters. Since the beginning of the millennium, scientists have been trying to find a way to turn a negative effect into a positive one. But so … Read more

How to calm and sleep a crying baby. An international scientific team claims to know the recipe — ČT24 — Czech Television

“Prolonged crying, especially at night, is considered one of the main sources of stress associated with parenting,” the British newspaper The Guardian quotes Kumi Kuroda from Japan’s Riken Institute, which deals with brain research. He and his colleagues recommend that parents pick up a crying baby from their crib and walk with them for five … Read more

The Chinese president went to Kazakhstan. The road has symbolic and geopolitical significance — ČT24 — Czech Television

At the airport in the Kazakh capital of Nur-Sultan, the Chinese president was welcomed by his Kazakh counterpart Kasym-Žomart Tokayev. According to Tokayev’s office, energy and global economic changes are on the agenda. Kazakhstan is one of the major producers of oil and natural gas, and China is one of the leading importers of these … Read more

Panic reigned in the Kremlin. Putin is losing legitimacy, he understood that he lost, says journalist Kanakovová — ČT24 — Czech Television

One of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s former speechwriters says that force is his only source of legitimacy. Kanakova thinks that as Putin is now losing military power, he is also losing legitimacy. “We are actually observing panic in Russia after the counterattack by Ukrainian forces. It is also observable in the political talk shows that … Read more

A weak tornado apparently swept through Hrabětice, causing damage in the order of tens of millions — ČT24 — Czech Television

“From preliminary information, it could be a tornado. But really only according to preliminary data, because the field survey is still ongoing. We don’t have a finished classification yet,” said Marie Glofáková from the Regional Forecasting Department of the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (ČHMÚ). According to her, the information obtained will still be evaluated. “Locals saw … Read more