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25 May, 2018
 

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'Moments of Glory' photographic exhibition in London

'Moments of Glory' photographic exhibition in London

The photographic exhibition that focuses on true “Moments of Glory” from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, as captured by Selene Alexia, the accredited photographer of the Cyprus Olympic Committee (COC), will be held in London 12-14 June...

Greece, FYROM name dispute talks narrow, intensify, says UN envoy

Greece, FYROM name dispute talks narrow, intensify, says UN envoy

Talks to resolve a decades-old dispute between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) over the latter’s name have narrowed, and ministers will continue negotiations in Brussels, United Nations envoy Matthew Nimetz said on Friday....

Mirror images of national agony

Mirror images of national agony

When I hear “Macedonia is Greek!” I think of the slogan used by opponents to Irish independence in the early 1900s:“Ulster is British” ...

Greeks control 20% of global merchant fleet

Greeks control 20% of global merchant fleet

Greek shipping remains a global leader, controlling 20 percent of the global fleet in deadweight tons (dwt), according to the Union of Greek Shipowners’ annual report for 2017-18...

Turkey pays Greek Cypriot damages over property in north

Turkey pays Greek Cypriot damages over property in north

Turkey has paid, through the Council of Europe, a Greek Cypriot non – pecuniary damages, plus legal expenses, in addition to VAT in the order of €14,526.75 in line with a European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) judgment...

Search for 'lost brides' of Cyprus digs up painful past

Search for 'lost brides' of Cyprus digs up painful past

Those who witnessed it said a sobbing Fetine Menish had to be physically dragged by each arm to meet her fate; the 14-year-old was being married off to a Palestinian merchant searching Cyprus for a suitable Muslim wife to take back home...

Senator introduces bill to end US arms embargo on Cyprus

Senator introduces bill to end US arms embargo on Cyprus

Robert Menendez, a top Democrat in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has introduced a bill to end the Cyprus arms embargo enforced by Washington since 1987...

Ireland votes in 'once-in-a-generation' abortion referendum

Ireland votes in 'once-in-a-generation' abortion referendum

Ireland began voting on Friday in an abortion referendum that could be a milestone on a path of change in a country that, only two decades ago, was one of Europe’s most socially conservative...

ARIS joins forces with Taurus Aurum to supercharge the Cypriot startup entrepreneurship ecosystem

ARIS joins forces with Taurus Aurum to supercharge the Cypriot startup entrepreneurship ecosystem

ARIS, an early-stage accelerator launched by the Bank of Cyprus and Deloitte earlier this year and Taurus Aurum Global Property Fund Limited, a multicompartamental private-owned self-managed Alternative Investment Fund headquartered in Nicosia, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the 24th of May 2018 in Nicosia...

Cyprus Airways takes delivery of second Airbus

Cyprus Airways takes delivery of second Airbus

Larnaca-based Cyprus Airways has taken delivery of its second Airbus A319...

Suspects in Paphos mayor mother's car bombing head to trial

Suspects in Paphos mayor mother's car bombing head to trial

Three suspects will appear before the Paphos criminal court next month to face charges in connection with the car bombing that belonged to the mother of the town’s mayor...

Film producer Weinstein to surrender on sex assault charges

Film producer Weinstein to surrender on sex assault charges

Film producer Harvey Weinstein was expected to surrender to authorities in New York on Friday, months after he was toppled from Hollywood’s most powerful ranks by scores of women accusing him of sexual assault, a person familiar with the case said....

Wet, cooler weather lurking ahead of holiday weekend

Wet, cooler weather lurking ahead of holiday weekend

Weather will be mostly clear in most areas on Friday but cloudy skies and a chance of rain could develop later in the day, mainly inland and in the eastern parts of the island...

Two men set off bomb in Canada restaurant wounding 15

Two men set off bomb in Canada restaurant wounding 15

Two unidentified men walked into a restaurant in the Canadian city of Mississauga and set off a bomb, wounding more than a dozen people, and then fleeing,...

North Korea still wants to talk after Trump nuked summit

North Korea still wants to talk after Trump nuked summit

North Korea responded on Friday with measured tones to US President Donald Trump’s decision to call off a historic summit with leader Kim Jong Un scheduled for next month, saying Pyongyang hoped for a “Trump formula” to resolve the standoff over its nuclear weapons programme...

IMF, Berlin still divided over Greek debt but progress in sight

IMF, Berlin still divided over Greek debt but progress in sight

A meeting of the so-called Washington Group – representatives of Greece’s creditors as well as the governments of Germany, France, Spain and Italy, the biggest eurozone economies – failed to break a deadlock over the Greek debt as the International Monetary Fund and Berlin remain divided on the length of an upfront extension on bailout loans....

#PoliticsBlog - Healthy’s thunder and a warning

#PoliticsBlog - Healthy’s thunder and a warning

Get the inside scoop on political gossip and other happenings right here, including the ‘Healthy one’ landing on the unions like a sumo wrestler...

Cyprus peace talks in limbo until after Turkey elections

Cyprus peace talks in limbo until after Turkey elections

Negotiations for a solution of the Cyprus problem will not resume before the Turkish elections, which are scheduled for June 24, Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias said...

Police warn public over phone scams

Police warn public over phone scams

Cyprus police are warning the public not to let their guard down, following a number of complaints they say they have received about telephone scams aimed at stealing money and jewelry...

Mediterranean diet is falling out of favour with southern Europeans

Mediterranean diet is falling out of favour with southern Europeans

Recent data found that in Italy, Cyprus, Spain, Malta, Greece and San Marino, one in five boys were obese...

British Bases dismiss allegations over casino hold up

British Bases dismiss allegations over casino hold up

The British Bases say they are not putting obstacles in the path of a building permit application for the casino resort in Limassol, responding to local reports about a hold up due to an environmental impact assessment...

UK soldiers ‘horrifically tortured children’ during EOKA struggle

UK soldiers ‘horrifically tortured children’ during EOKA struggle

British soldiers allegedly tortured Greek Cypriots by stubbing cigarettes out on their rectums, simulating executions and using a metal contraption that caused eyes to bleed, High Court papers have revealed...

Two die, 18 injured in train accident in Italy

Two die, 18 injured in train accident in Italy

Two people died and 18 were injured when a regional train crashed into a truck in the northern Italian region of Piedmont, emergency services said on Thursday...

Paphos mayor says property pillage still rages on

Paphos mayor says property pillage still rages on

Paphos Mayor Phedonas Phedonos believes the “pillage” of Turkish Cypriot properties in the south is still alive and well, just as the government says it is taking action to ensure fairness for all involved...

President urges Turkish Cypriots to choose their own destiny

President urges Turkish Cypriots to choose their own destiny

President Nicos Anastasiades says he is ready to resume talks for a Cyprus settlement, on the basis of the framework submitted by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres last July 4...

Turkish fugitive arrested in Paphos

Turkish fugitive arrested in Paphos

A Turkish fugitive, who managed to break free twice in the past, was arrested a third time, this time in Paphos...

Greek and Turkish armed forces seek ways to reduce tension in Aegean

Greek and Turkish armed forces seek ways to reduce tension in Aegean

Hellenic Armed Forces General Staff (GEETHA) Chief Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis and his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar discussed ways of de-escalating tension in the Aegean to avoid the possibility of an accident, in talks held on the sidelines of recent military conferences in Europe...

Godly giants in kilts: Meet Greece's best-known soldiers

Godly giants in kilts: Meet Greece's best-known soldiers

It might be the short, pleated kilts, tasselled black garters and pompom-tipped shoes, but there's something more endearing than intimidating about Greece's best-known military unit, the Presidential Guard...

Child sex abuse complaints get buried in school

Child sex abuse complaints get buried in school

Disy MP Efthymios Diplaros is defending comments he made publicly about teachers involved in sexual abuse cases who face no consequences, dismissing criticism that he was acting irresponsibly with his remarks...

Yulia Skripal: Attempted assassination turned my world upside down

Yulia Skripal: Attempted assassination turned my world upside down

Yulia Skripal survived an assassination attempt that UK authorities blame on Russia. But the daughter of one of Russia’s most famous spies says she wants to return to her country “in the longer term”, despite the poisoning...