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20 September, 2020
 

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Coronavirus cluster grows to 18 persons

Coronavirus cluster grows to 18 persons

Seven new coronavirus cases were detected on Friday, when 3,039 tests were conducted, raising total known cases in the Republic of Cyprus since the virus broke out in March to 1,565....

NATO keeps France-Turkey probe under wraps as tempers flare

NATO keeps France-Turkey probe under wraps as tempers flare

A NATO investigation into a naval standoff between French and Turkish ships in June has been rated too sensitive to discuss in public and does not apportion blame, as Paris and Ankara wage a war of words, diplomats have told Reuters....

Public transport islandwide free this coming Sunday

Public transport islandwide free this coming Sunday

Public transport islandwide will be free to the public on Sunday in the framework of the European mobility week running from September 16 to 22, the transport ministry said Friday....

Parliament passes bills to streamline asylum procedures

Parliament passes bills to streamline asylum procedures

The House on Friday passed three amendments to the Refugee Law, streamlining asylum procedures....

Commission signs vaccine contract with Sanofi-GSK

Commission signs vaccine contract with Sanofi-GSK

A contract between the European Commission and pharmaceutical company Sanofi-GSK came into force on Friday, allowing for EU member states to purchase up to 300 million doses of the vaccine being developed....

Teacher tests positive for virus, students instructed to isolate

Teacher tests positive for virus, students instructed to isolate

The health and education ministries were on high alert on Friday after a teacher who teaches at two secondary schools tested positive for coronavirus, with several of his co-workers and students from both schools instructed to self-isolate....

Defendants acquitted in teen’s overdose death

Defendants acquitted in teen’s overdose death

A Limassol criminal court has acquitted two more defendants in a teen overdose death back in 2018, saying prosecutors failed to provide sufficient evidence proving them guilty of manslaughter...

France stands behind Cyprus, defends sanctions against Turkey

France stands behind Cyprus, defends sanctions against Turkey

The EU must be ready to activate all its tools, including sanctions, against Turkey, French State Secretary for European Affairs Clément Beaune said Friday during a visit to Cyprus....

Tips trickle in on Paralimni school pranksters

Tips trickle in on Paralimni school pranksters

Police are learning valuable information that could crack wide open a shocking school prank in Paralimni, where animals were killed during a battlefield-style back-to-school display, but investigators say they want a larger pool of witnesses before they can identify perpetrators or even say whether non-students had been involved...

Mixed media coverage over Paphos incident

Mixed media coverage over Paphos incident

Varied reports ranging from a knife attack to a domestic accident involving broken glass emerged on Thursday, after a foreign couple ended up in the Emergency Room in Paphos...

Divorced father breaks in to see his kids

Divorced father breaks in to see his kids

A divorced father was arrested in Limassol in connection with a domestic violence incident under investigation, with reports saying he broke in his ex wife’s home to spend time with his children...

Number of infection chains increasing in Cyprus

Number of infection chains increasing in Cyprus

10 new coronavirus cases were detected on Thursday, when 1,951 tests were conducted, raising total known cases in the Republic of Cyprus to 1,558....

Traffic cameras by early 2021, transport minister says

Traffic cameras by early 2021, transport minister says

The installation of traffic cameras across the Cyprus road network is scheduled to begin in early 2021, transport minister Yiannis Karousos said Thursday....

EP adopts resolution condemning Turkey's EastMed activities

EP adopts resolution condemning Turkey's EastMed activities

With 601 votes in favour, 57 against and 36 abstentions, the European Parliament adopted a Resolution condemning Turkey’s activities in the EEZ of Greece and Cyprus, ahead of next week’s extraordinary European Council summit that will focus on the heightened tensions in the eastern Mediterranean....

Rain cometh with slightly cooler temps

Rain cometh with slightly cooler temps

A weak low pressure system and a warm air mass are expected to break up by the end of the workweek, with more clouds popping up along with chances of rain before the weekend is out...

Transport ministry proposes EU Flight Pass based on local model

Transport ministry proposes EU Flight Pass based on local model

The Cyprus transport ministry sent a non-paper calling for a joint approach by all EU member states in addressing the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic on air transport....

Berlin pushing Greece, Turkey dialogue

Berlin pushing Greece, Turkey dialogue

Berlin’s intense efforts to get talks between Athens and Ankara under way were underlined by Wednesday’s teleconference German Chancellor Angela Merkel had with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a few hours after one with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis....

Law professor takes on manslaughter case

Law professor takes on manslaughter case

The Russian suspect accused of being behind the death of a Ukrainian man in Paphos has appointed a law professor for his defence, a Cypriot attorney with research interests in criminal procedures...

Cop in child porn case back on the job

Cop in child porn case back on the job

Police say they expect to launch a disciplinary probe after reports emerged that a special police officer was back on the job after serving six months in jail for using false pretences to obtain nude photos from a female high school student and then blackmailing her...

Omonoia fans take win to the streets

Omonoia fans take win to the streets

Police went on high alert Wednesday night after Omonoia Nicosia reached the Champions League playoffs, with reports saying supporters from rival clubs were throwing rocks at cars with fans who were celebrating the team’s achievemen...

Eight new cases, coronavirus cluster grows

Eight new cases, coronavirus cluster grows

Eight new coronavirus cases were detected in the Republic of Cyprus on Wednesday, when 2,449 tests were conducting, raising total known cases to 1,548....

Berlin to take in 1,553 refugees from Greece

Berlin to take in 1,553 refugees from Greece

As Germany indicated on Tuesday that it would take in more than 1,500 refugees from Lesvos and other Greek islands, the Greek government welcomed the move, indicating however that it should not be seen as rewarding irregular immigration. ...

Von der Leyen: rule of law violations through 'golden passports' won't be tolerated

Von der Leyen: rule of law violations through 'golden passports' won't be tolerated

The European Commission has prepared the first annual report the rule of law in EU member states, to be published later in September, Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen said Wednesday, indirectly referring to the Cyprus Investment Program....

EU solidarity to go beyond words, Michel tells Anastasiades

EU solidarity to go beyond words, Michel tells Anastasiades

In a meeting with the European Council President Charles Michel on Wednesday, the President of the Republic of Cyprus expressed hope that EU member states will show a united front during next week’s extraordinary European Council summit on Turkey....

Athalassa national park in troubled waters

Athalassa national park in troubled waters

State authorities are warning the public to avoid contact with the water at the lake in Athalassa National park, following reports of dead fish floating upside down at the surface...

Multiple offences in Paralimni school prank

Multiple offences in Paralimni school prank

Police have launched an investigation into a high school prank in Paralimni where animals were abused and/or slaughtered in front of cheering teens but also teachers and shocked schoolmates who were reduced to tears...

Turkey accuses Greece of treaty violations

Turkey accuses Greece of treaty violations

Turkey has issued a navigational telex to mariners accusing Greece of violating the Lausanne Treaty by militarizing the Greek island of Chios just 10 miles from a Turkish port...

Turkey extends Yavuz drillship Navtex in Cyprus EEZ

Turkey extends Yavuz drillship Navtex in Cyprus EEZ

Turkey extended a Navtex for its ultra deepwater drillship Yavuz until October 12, currently floating northwest of Cyprus....

Coronavirus cluster grows to 12 persons

Coronavirus cluster grows to 12 persons

Six new coronavirus cases were detected on Tuesday, when 3,157 tests were carried out, raising total cases recorded in the Republic of Cyprus to 1,540....

The Cypriot aspect of the eastern Mediterranean crisis

The Cypriot aspect of the eastern Mediterranean crisis

A few days ago, the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community made an important statement, involving the future of the Cyprus Problem. At a time when Greek-Turkish relations are highly tense, and just before the withdrawal of the Oruc Reis from the waters of the eastern Mediterranean, Mustafa Akinci announced that a new conference on the Cyprus Problem is imminent....

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