Friday, March 29, 2013

Radio Prague Today 3.29.2013

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Cultural News Roundup: King Tut exhibit, Lucie & AZ Tower

This week we have a roundup of cultural stories making headlines: an exhibition dedicated to Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamen, a new musical inspired by the rock band Lucie, and the completion of the AZ Tower - the country's tallest building.

President and foreign minister clash over appointment of former first lady as ambassador to Slovakia

President Miloš Zeman is pressing for the wife of his predecessor Václav Klaus to be named the Czech Republic's ambassador to Slovakia. However, Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg – who Mr. Zeman beat to become head of state – is opposed to the appointment of Livia Klausová; he says the idea looks like payback for the former first lady's support for Miloš Zeman during the presidential campaign.