Monday, May 13, 2013

Radio Prague Today 5.13.2013

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Sports News 13.5.2013

In Sports News this Monday: The Czech Republic just about hang on at Ice Hockey World Championship – and now need to beat Norway to reach playoffs; defeat for leaders Plzeň allows Sparta to cut gap to two points with three rounds to go in soccer league; Kweuke gets 12-match ban for leg-breaking "tackle"; and Nicholas Kemboi wins Prague Marathon.

Swiss court begins hearing major Czech privatization case

A Swiss court on Monday began hearing a major Czech privatization case. Six former managers of the Czech coal company MUS face accusations of money laundering and other crimes they allegedly committed during the privatization of the firm in the 1990s. The complicated case has been running for years, and is also prosecuted in the Czech Republic.

Corruption universal but corruption tourism unique to Prague, says tour boss Petr Šourek

One of the more colourful news stories out of the Czech Republic last year concerned Corrupt Tour, which started running excursions – in Czech, English and German – to sites linked to graft. These include the villas of dodgy businessmen, Prague City Hall and the spot where the city's "Olympic centre" was projected to stand.

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