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29 January, 2020
 

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Little US-Turkish progress solving defenses row, Erdogan says

Little US-Turkish progress solving defenses row, Erdogan says

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday Washington and Ankara had done little to solve a row over Turkey’s purchase of Russian defenses and its procurement of US fighter jets despite a November agreement, according to broadcaster NTV....

Greek PM meeting with Macron in Paris

Greek PM meeting with Macron in Paris

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has arrived in Paris for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace. ...

Island sees above average rainfall this winter

Island sees above average rainfall this winter

During the first month of 2020, Nicosia saw 169 per cent of the average January rainfall levels, the Met Department showed on Wednesday. Meanwhile, December saw some striking meteorological events as well, including strong rains and winds, hail, and snowfall, the Press and Information Office said on Wednesday....

Last defendant convicted in Strovolos murders

Last defendant convicted in Strovolos murders

The last of four defendants in the Strovolos double murder trial, the only one who did not admit to any crimes, was found guilty of manslaughter on Wednesday by a criminal court in Nicosia...

EU vessels will no longer have automatic access to UK fishing waters

EU vessels will no longer have automatic access to UK fishing waters

The automatic right of EU vessels to fish in British waters, in accordance with the EU’s common fisheries policy, is to be ended under the fisheries bill introduced to parliament on Wednesday....

Mitsotakis calls for greater European solidarity on Turkey, migration

Mitsotakis calls for greater European solidarity on Turkey, migration

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has called for greater European solidarity in dealing with Turkish provocations against Greek sovereignty and the immigration crisis....

Mother says state ‘dishonest’ in son’s death

Mother says state ‘dishonest’ in son’s death

A woman in Cyprus is accusing the state of a cover-up in her son’s death, saying a recent ECHR judgment reprimanding the Republic over an 'inadequate investigation' was not enough and she was demanding to know the whole truth...

Woman assaulted by handyman imposter

Woman assaulted by handyman imposter

A woman from India says she was attacked in her own apartment by a man who pretended to be a maintenance worker....

Insurers need profound transformation and the right talent

Insurers need profound transformation and the right talent

As insurance industry growth remains stagnant for another year due to low interest rates, the shifts in consumer demographics around the world coupled with heightened expectations for digital experiences present insurers with risks and opportunities...

UNFICYP draft under ‘silence procedure’

UNFICYP draft under ‘silence procedure’

A resolution renewing the mandate of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus for an additional six months is under the “silence procedure” and it is expected to be adopted on Thursday if no member breaks the silence...

Greek Diaspora Minister on first Cyprus visit

Greek Diaspora Minister on first Cyprus visit

The newly-appointed Greek Diaspora Minister, Costas Vlasis, arrived in Cyprus on Tuesday to hold a series of meetings over the next two days in view of strengthening bilateral cooperation on matters relating to the diaspora and missing persons....

Foreign Minister in Rome for working visit

Foreign Minister in Rome for working visit

Cyprus’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Nicos Christodoulides is travelling to Rome, where on Wednesday he will hold a working visit at the invitation of his Italian counterpart, Luigi Di Maio, during which the latest developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East, in the light of Turkey’s aggressive activities in the marine zones of the Republic of Cyprus and Libya, will be discussed....

Tsipras versus the US and Trump's intervention

Tsipras versus the US and Trump's intervention

Opposition leader Alexis Tsipras’ critical stance toward the extension of the defense cooperation agreement between Greece and the United States is a sign of inconsistency, as he is refusing to vote in favor of an agreement that he is effectively responsible for after negotiating its parameters when he was prime minister....

Greece, Cyprus talk defence cooperation

Greece, Cyprus talk defence cooperation

Cooperation on defence and security is main discussion topic between Defence Minister Savvas Angelides and his Greek counterpart, Nicos Panayiotopoulos, in the framework of the 6th Greece-Cyprus Intergovernmental Defence Council taking place in Athens....

Charles De Gaulle to dock in Limassol, demonstrating fortified ties

Charles De Gaulle to dock in Limassol, demonstrating fortified ties

The flagship of the French Navy, aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle, will be docking at Limassol port at the end of February, prior to the wrapping up of its Eastern Mediterranean mission, Ambassador of France to Cyprus Isabelle Dumont told the Cyprus News Agency on Tuesday....

Judge approves Alexoui remand

Judge approves Alexoui remand

Nicosia businessman Alexis “Alexoui” Mavromichalis was remanded in custody on Tuesday in connection with an attempted murder in 2017, following a long and tough court hearing...

EU tells UK it will 'never, never, never' compromise on single market

EU tells UK it will 'never, never, never' compromise on single market

The European Union will “never, never, never” compromise on the integrity of its single market, its chief Brexit negotiator warned Britain on Monday, saying London must now face reality after underestimating the costs of leaving....

French Navy helicopter carrier docks at Piraeus

French Navy helicopter carrier docks at Piraeus

The Dixmude amphibious assault ship, a type of helicopter carrier part of the French Navy, will take part in a Hellenic Armed Forces exercise called "Alexander the Great," which began on Monday....

Turkey, Greece need to resolve East Med issues, Trump tells Erdogan

Turkey, Greece need to resolve East Med issues, Trump tells Erdogan

US President Donald Trump on Monday called Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to talk about developments in Libya and Syria, a spokesman for the White House said on Twitter, adding that Turkey’s differences with Greece were also discussed....

Man critical in Xylofagou hit and run

Man critical in Xylofagou hit and run

A local driver has been charged with fleeing the scene of an accident, while an Indian male remained in critical condition after he was struck in the dead of night in Xylofagou, Famagusta district...

Convicted pedophile gets tougher sentence

Convicted pedophile gets tougher sentence

A convicted child molester's sentence has been increased from four to seven years, after he was found guilty on more charges during an appeal hearing in the Supreme Court...

Cypriot hacker loses extradition appeal

Cypriot hacker loses extradition appeal

A young hacker will be the first Cypriot national to be extradited to the United States and could face up to 20 years in prison after losing his appeal last week...

Tripartite meetings do little to bolster Turkey relations

Tripartite meetings do little to bolster Turkey relations

Tripartite meetings constitute one of the most successful initiatives of the island’s foreign policy, though they do little toward Cyprus’ problems with Turkey, prominent academic and former diplomat to Cyprus Michalis Attalides told Kathimerini in an interview....

Turkish hackers target Cyprus government emails

Turkish hackers target Cyprus government emails

Sweeping cyberattacks targeting governments and other organizations in Europe and the Middle East are believed to be the work of hackers acting in the interests of the Turkish government, three senior Western security officials said. The hackers have attacked at least 30 organizations, including government ministries, embassies and security services as well as companies and other groups, according to a Reuters review of public internet records. Victims have included Cypriot and Greek government email services and the Iraqi government’s national security advisor, the records show. ...

Health Ministry geared up against coronavirus

Health Ministry geared up against coronavirus

Health Ministry officials are fully prepared to implement a coronavirus management protocol that has been drawn up, should the virus affect the local population, Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou said on Monday....

Nicosia inmate dies in hospital

Nicosia inmate dies in hospital

A foreign man who was serving a prison sentence in Nicosia died of liver failure just days after he was admitted in hospital...

Revamped migration policy in the works

Revamped migration policy in the works

A revamped migration policy is currently in the works, Interior Minister Nicos Nouris announced on Monday, reiterating the striking numbers of incoming migrants and refugees compared to the European migration hotspots. ...

Cyprus ratifies Multilateral Instrument

Cyprus ratifies Multilateral Instrument

On 22 January 2020, the Instrument of Ratification of the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Mattersto Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting(“the Multilateral Convention”) were published in the Official Gazette of the Republic in Greek and English, (“Multilateral Instrument”)...

Ayia Napa rape accuser speaks out

Ayia Napa rape accuser speaks out

The 19-year-old British girl, who was convicted of lying to police after she said she was raped last year in Ayia Napa, says her attackers behaved like animals...

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