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Harry and Meghan seal it with a kiss

Harry and Meghan seal it with a kiss

Britain’s Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle were pronounced husband and wife on Saturday by the Archbishop of Canterbury in a glittering union that brought a measure of modern Hollywood glamour into the 1,000-year-old monarchy...

Cyprus wants to be a film industry contender

Cyprus wants to be a film industry contender

The Cyprus government wants to cut red tape that keeps film producers at bay, with a new bill in parliament aimed at attracting foreign companies that could choose the island for the next blockbuster...

Opposition parties walk out of Novartis debate

Opposition parties walk out of Novartis debate

Lawmakers of the opposition walked out of a parliamentary debate on Friday ahead of a vote on whether to request the prosecution of 10 prominent politicians named in a bribery scandal involving Swiss drugs manufacturer Novartis....

Eight to ten dead in Texas high school shooting

Eight to ten dead in Texas high school shooting

At least eight people were killed on Friday in a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, and officers had taken into custody a student who was suspected of carrying out the attack...

Drugs behind the cosa nostra of Cyprus

Drugs behind the cosa nostra of Cyprus

Justice Minister Ionas Nicolaou left the possibility wide open that well known individuals and admired businessmen could be taking part in the illegal drug trade in Cyprus, suggesting that competing criminal gangs may be cooperating with each other at a higher level...

Cyprus, Malta, Greece want red tape cut to boost shipping

Cyprus, Malta, Greece want red tape cut to boost shipping

The shipping ministers of Cyprus, Malta and Greece say they want the European Union to cut red tape holding back growth in the sector, which they say provides 2.1 million jobs and 142 billion euros to Europe's economy...

There could be no flights after Brexit

There could be no flights after Brexit

There is a possibility that flights will not be able to take place the day after Britain’s planned departure from the EU next year...

Two Brits get into a fist fight over a dog

Two Brits get into a fist fight over a dog

A British man was sent to the hospital with a head injury after getting involved in an ugly fight with another man over an argument because of a dog that was barking...

Unmarried fathers can now get paid paternity leave

Unmarried fathers can now get paid paternity leave

Members of the House passed a new law extending paternity leave to unmarried fathers, essentially amending legislation from last year that gave paid leave to married dads...

Cyprus can play a role in monitoring climate change

Cyprus can play a role in monitoring climate change

Cyprus has a role to play in issues concerning climate change by building up a new station to monitor the effects, General Secretary of the World Meteorological Organisation, Petteri Taalas told CNA...

Prince Charles to walk Meghan down the aisle

Prince Charles to walk Meghan down the aisle

Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, will walk Meghan Markle down the aisle at her glittering wedding to his son Prince Harry after her own father had to pull out because of ill health...

Ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal discharged from hospital

Ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal discharged from hospital

Sergei Skripal, a former Russian spy who was poisoned by a nerve agent in Britain more than two months ago, has been discharged from hospital, England’s health service said on Friday...

Educator in Stavros’ school under investigation

Educator in Stavros’ school under investigation

An internal probe into a ‘problem teacher in connection with the fatal injury of a 10-year-old student has angered union teachers, who visited the school premises while their colleagues were talking to investigators...

Europe’s walls and Italy

Europe’s walls and Italy

A coalition government between two Italian parties that are ready to challenge core European Union rules and practices will show whether the Union still has reserves of strength or whether decay and fragmentation are inevitable...

Turkey says countries should not follow US on Israel embassy move

Turkey says countries should not follow US on Israel embassy move

Muslim countries must together ensure that other nations don’t follow in the path of the United States and open embassies in Israel’s Jerusalem, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Friday, at the start of a summit to address the issue...

Cyprus hit by mini heat wave

Cyprus hit by mini heat wave

An odd mixture of very hot daytime weather and unexpectedly cooler evenings is set for Friday and over the weekend, with temperatures in the upper 30’s pledging nothing but pure unadulterated heat while the sun is up...

Harry and Meghan's cake will bake with tradition

Harry and Meghan's cake will bake with tradition

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding cake has taken six bakers five days to prepare and breaks with tradition, according to its designer Claire Ptak...

Netanyahu’s son deletes Instagram after ‘F*** Turkey’ post

Netanyahu’s son deletes Instagram after ‘F*** Turkey’ post

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son crudely weighed in on a diplomatic row between Israel and Ankara — posting “F–k Turkey” on his Instagram account, according to reports...

Three killed in two road accidents on same night

Three killed in two road accidents on same night

Three people were killed in two separate collisions Thursday night, with two victims dying in a head on-collision on Paphos-Polis road and another biker in Limassol slamming into a car driven by a man under the influence...

Cyprus energy search – averting a US-Turkey crisis

Cyprus energy search – averting a US-Turkey crisis

Cyprus continues to proceed with offshore oil and gas projects despite Turkey's opposition...

Poll puts conservatives ahead of ruling SYRIZA by 9.5 points

Poll puts conservatives ahead of ruling SYRIZA by 9.5 points

Greece’s conservative opposition maintains a strong lead over the ruling leftist party, according to a new opinion poll published Thursday....

Lidl fined €80,000 for false advertising

Lidl fined €80,000 for false advertising

Cypriot authorities fined Lidl supermarkets €80,000 for misleading advertising, citing unfair commercial practices following complaints submitted by consumers...

Ayia Napa mayor wants to bring the noise down

Ayia Napa mayor wants to bring the noise down

Ayia Napa mayor Yiannis Karousos, who has made a name for himself for trying to turn away ‘low-quality young tourists’ in his town, is asking for a noise pollution law to be repealed so that nightclubs could be fined for playing music too loud...

FYROM PM sees solution to name dispute with Greece in June

FYROM PM sees solution to name dispute with Greece in June

FYROM Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said an agreement between Skopje and Athens to settle a decades-old name dispute could be reached before a European Union summit in June...

Conservation completed on two historic churches in Famagusta

Conservation completed on two historic churches in Famagusta

A ceremony will be held on May 26 in Turkish-occupied Famagusta to mark the completion of conservation works on two historic churches, located in the walled city...

Post-Grenfell review finds UK's building regulations system broken

Post-Grenfell review finds UK's building regulations system broken

A government review ordered after the Grenfell Tower fire that killed 71 people in London in June last year has found that Britain’s buildings regulation system is broken, but has stopped short of recommending an outright ban on combustible cladding...

Treppides Group joins London Hedgeweek Funds panel in Malta

Treppides Group joins London Hedgeweek Funds panel in Malta

George P. Nicolaou, member of the Board of Management of Treppides Group and Head of Operations of Finanz Fund Services Ltd, a regulated Fund Administration Company under Malta Financial Services Authority, will be on the speakers panel at an event organised by Hedgeweek in London on the 23rd of May 2018...

Health minister calls on doctors to support reform

Health minister calls on doctors to support reform

Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou held a press conference to address criticism over his actions and ask state doctors to pay no attention to those who oppose reform in the industry...

Larnaca medics plead not guilty in school boy's death

Larnaca medics plead not guilty in school boy's death

The two Larnaca doctors, who are facing charges of gross negligence in the death of a 10-year-old school boy, pleaded not guilty on Thursday and were set free on bail until their trial in September...

Booming Cyprus breaks more tourism records

Booming Cyprus breaks more tourism records

An influx of Russian and British tourists has helped Cyprus break more records for the number of arrivals this year...