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Czechs turn to non-alcoholic beer after govt clamps down

Czech consumption of non-alcoholic beer has surged since stricter rules for drivers were introduced at the start of July, Czech daily <i>Lidove Noviny</i> reported on Tuesday. "Just in July and August we saw sales of non-alcoholic beer in grocery stores rise by 81%," manager of the Staropramen brewery, Martin Novak, told the paper.

Czech journo picks bad time to test airport security

Czech police detained a journalist who tried to test out airport security at a regional airport on Friday, police spokesperson Roman Pittner said. "In the current situation we judge this as stupid," Pittner said, referring to the foiled terrorist attempt to bomb aircraft leaving London's Heathrow airport.

Suppressed Freud makes comeback

After decades under suspicion, Sigmund Freud is making a comeback in the country of his birth 150 years ago, where he left a legacy complex enough to merit a few sessions on the couch. In Prague, seminars, conferences and public exhibitions over his influence on art, as well as smaller events in his birthplace Pribor, all testify to something of a Freud revival in the Czech Republic.

Rising rivers flood German, Czech, Austrian towns

Rivers swollen by recent rain and melting snow flooded towns in the Czech Republic and Germany, and forced evacuations of thousands people from their homes on Saturday. Eight cities in Germany were affected by floods, with 1&nbsp;300 people forced to leave their homes.

Gorilla becomes Czech reality-show winner

Richard, a 14-year old grey-and-black gorilla, was declared the winner of the Prague zoo's alternative reality show on Sunday and can look forward to a first prize of 12 melons (<i>melon</i> meaning million in Czech slang), the zoo said. Richard is the dominant male in the group of four gorillas.

Reality-show contestants evicted for real

The cast and crew of the Czech reality show <i>VyVoleni (The Selected)</i> were cleared from the Prague villa used for filming before dawn on Sunday by about 40 security guards and dogs sent in by the site landowner over a rent disagreement, broadcaster TV Prima announced.

Czech police find 8g of alcohol in driver’s blood

A Czech truck driver who drove into a ditch was found to have 8g of alcohol in his bloodstream, just a month after he was stopped for drunk driving, authorities said on Thursday. "It is the same man we stopped on April 20 with 4,19g" per liter of blood, said the deputy chief of police in the northern town of Lomnice nad Popelkou.

Czech mayor taken for a ride

Tired of hearing reports of visitors paying grossly inflated prices for taxi rides in his city, the mayor of Prague disguised himself as an Italian visitor -- and promptly unmasked a driver whose meter ran at more than six times the normal rate, a newspaper said on Friday.

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