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30 November, 2020
 

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Scientists warn against rapid test self-checking

Scientists warn against rapid test self-checking

The rapid antigen tests that the health ministry recently stocked up on in its battle against time to detect coronavirus cases among Cyprus employees require careful handling....

Justice Minister highlights government's efforts to fight corruption

Justice Minister highlights government's efforts to fight corruption

The government of Cyprus is making continuous efforts to protect the country from corruption, justice minister Emily Yiolitis said Wednesday, noting that the government has undertaken a series of actions and pushed a bundle of new laws through the pipeline....

Pfizer ends Covid-19 trial with 95% efficacy

Pfizer ends Covid-19 trial with 95% efficacy

Pfizer Inc said on Wednesday that final results from the late-stage trial of its Covid-19 vaccine show it was 95% effective, adding it had the required two-months of safety data and would apply for emergency US authorization within days....

Cyprus experiencing excessive macroeconomic imbalances

Cyprus experiencing excessive macroeconomic imbalances

The European Commission said Wednesday that Cyprus continues to face excessive macroeconomic imbalances, particularly in view of the country’s very high percentage of non-performing loans that continue to plague the financial sector, but also in light of high private sector, government, and external debt....

Prisoners released early as part of RoC 60th anniversary

Prisoners released early as part of RoC 60th anniversary

Fourteen prisoners have been released early after President Nicos Anastasiades moved to reduce the sentence of a number of prisoners to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of Cyprus, the Central Prisons announced Wednesday....

Obama offers piece of the puzzle in Greek debt crisis

Obama offers piece of the puzzle in Greek debt crisis

Apart from providing key insights into a special (in many respects) presidency, Barack Obama’s memoir contains some very interesting references to the Greek debt crisis and the way in which the major European powers chose to deal with the situation....

Minister goes on site to see tests through

Minister goes on site to see tests through

Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou says the government underestimated the number of workers who would rush to get tested to beat movement restrictions, adding that the situation was going somewhat smoothly during morning visits at two testing centres...

Al Jazeera turns attention to Jho Low

Al Jazeera turns attention to Jho Low

Cypriot-naturalized citizen Jho Low, the Malaysian fugitive financier whose golden passports came under scrutiny last year, was back in the news this week after Al Jazeera published a video with actual voice recordings of 'the biggest fish' seeking a way out of the 1MDB colossal scandal...

Cyprus suspends freedom of assembly

Cyprus suspends freedom of assembly

The health ministry in the Republic of Cyprus has issued a ban on public gatherings, including the right to a peaceful assembly, saying high risks of spreading the coronavirus could take a toll on the country’s healthcare system...

Cyprus reports 228 new coronavirus cases

Cyprus reports 228 new coronavirus cases

Cyprus authorities announced that 228 new coronavirus cases were detected on Tuesday, when a whopping 8,887 tests were conducted, raising total cases detected so far to 7,513....

EAC crucial to Cyprus' energy reform, energy minister says

EAC crucial to Cyprus' energy reform, energy minister says

The role of the Electricity Authority Cyprus is crucial to both the implementation of the energy reform in Cyprus and the joint effort for sustainable economic development, which must now be interconnected with green energy, energy minister Natasa Pilides said, addressing an online press conference during which the EAC presented its annual report for 2019. ...

Concern mounts as virus infiltrates Nicosia nursing home

Concern mounts as virus infiltrates Nicosia nursing home

After coronavirus cases began emerging at Limassol nursing homes, with some of the cases eventually succumbing to their infection, coronavirus now appears to have struck nursing homes in Nicosia, and particularly the Timotheio nursing home....

Larnaca gearing up with flood prevention systems

Larnaca gearing up with flood prevention systems

Four meteorological stations were set up in Larnaca this year for better monitoring of the weather, allowing for more effective flood prevention...

PCR deadline at roadblocks pushed back

PCR deadline at roadblocks pushed back

The health ministry in the Republic of Cyprus has pushed back the deadline for enforcing PCR result inspections at roadblocks, giving people affected by Paphos and Limassol lockdowns more time to get tested...

Israeli F-35 jets test Cyprus air defence

Israeli F-35 jets test Cyprus air defence

Cyprus gets to test its air defence systems against American-made F-35 jest, with Israeli pilots flying their cutting edge stealth fighters during a joint exercise this week over Limassol and Paphos...

Turkey and EU fall out over Varosha

Turkey and EU fall out over Varosha

Ankara is accusing the European Union of "ignoring the free will" of Turkish Cypriots, in response to EU High Representative Joseph Borrell, who deplored the latest developments in Varosha and called for them to be undone...

Authorities report 107 new cases

Authorities report 107 new cases

107 new coronavirus cases were detected in the Republic of Cyprus on Monday, when 3,679 tests were conducted, raising the total 7,285....

Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine nearly 95% effective, early data shows

Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine nearly 95% effective, early data shows

For the second time this month, there’s promising news from a Covid-19 vaccine candidate: Moderna said Monday its shots provide strong protection, a dash of hope against the grim backdrop of coronavirus surges in the US and around the world. ...

Ankara focused on getting recognition of north Cyprus

Ankara focused on getting recognition of north Cyprus

Well-informed sources in the Turkish capital and in the Turkish Cypriot community insist on the fact that the messages relayed during Sunday’s celebrations in the north are of particular importance for the future course of the Cyprus Problem. Returning to the well-known rhetoric of the division, Turkey once again brought to the fore strategies and moves for the Cyprus Problem that had been forgotten for several years....

KPMG says it will be net zero carbon by 2030

KPMG says it will be net zero carbon by 2030

KPMG announced its intention to become a net-zero carbon organisation by 2030, as part of its continued focus on delivering growth in a sustainable way and providing climate solutions for member firms, clients and society...

Cabinet approves national framework on smart cities strategy

Cabinet approves national framework on smart cities strategy

The Cabinet approved the development of a national framework on the strategy and promotion of smart cities, after a proposal submitted by the Deputy Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy....

Editorial: The third invasion

Editorial: The third invasion

The first invasion engraved in Cyprus’ collective memory is that of July 20 1974, while the second is that of August 14 1974, when the Turkish army violated the truce agreement and moved its tanks towards Famagusta....

Rescuers moved by injured man's devoted dog

Rescuers moved by injured man's devoted dog

A man who was out hunting with friends ended up being badly injured on Sunday after falling into a deep gorge, with fire fighters rushing to his rescue only to find the real hero was Paola, the hunter’s dog who did not want to leave her owner’s side...

Minister makes roadblock checks random

Minister makes roadblock checks random

Justice Minister Emily Yiolitis on Monday stepped in after reports that highways were backed up for miles due to lockdown roadblocks, saying she instructed police to carry out only random checks during peak hours...

Police feel tricked over Limassol protest

Police feel tricked over Limassol protest

Police say the main organizer of Saturday’s chaotic protest in Limassol “broke his promise” after he reassured officials the demonstration had been canceled, while members of the public landed hard on authorities for not doing enough to clamp down on violent protesters...

Erdogan sets foot on Cyprus’ Varosha

Erdogan sets foot on Cyprus’ Varosha

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Cyprus on Sunday during Turkish Cypriot celebrations in the north, prompting strong reactions from Greek Cypriots in the south at a time when the divided island’s political future hangs in the balance...

Limassol on fire again amid lockdown protests

Limassol on fire again amid lockdown protests

There were battlefield scenes in Limassol once again as residents took to the streets to demonstrate against lockdown measures, with riot police stepping in after hard core protesters caused chaos downtown...

Midnight quarrel in Nicosia turns deadly

Midnight quarrel in Nicosia turns deadly

A man was killed after a midnight quarrel in downtown Nicosia on Friday night, with police saying they arrested a suspect in the morning on murder charges...

Authorities report 207 cases, four deaths

Authorities report 207 cases, four deaths

The health ministry announced four coronavirus fatalities and 207 new cases on Friday....

Erdogan visit to be marked by mass demonstration

Erdogan visit to be marked by mass demonstration

Turkish Cypriot supporters of a bicommunal bi-zonal federation were on Thursday busy mobilizing ahead of the Turkish President’s visit to the north on Sunday, that is expected to be marked by large demonstrations....

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