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19 September, 2018
 

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UK parties declare support for Cyprus reunification

UK parties declare support for Cyprus reunification

The main British political parties, as well as a pro-Cypriot group of MPs, have reiterated their support for the reunification of the island in recent statements addressed to the National Federation of Cypriots in the UK...

Missing person’s funeral on hold pending legal debate

Missing person’s funeral on hold pending legal debate

A recent case involving partial remains of one of Cyprus missing persons is keeping a family from burying their loved one, as the coroner cannot positively confirm their relative’s death to issue a certificate...

Hellenic mulls over selling delinquent loans

Hellenic mulls over selling delinquent loans

Hellenic Bank posted a €35 million net profit for the first half of 2018, with the bank’s CEO Ioannis Matsis stating that the bank is ready to launch a tender for the sale of a portfolio of non-performing exposures within the next six months...

Kotzias sees Lute in Athens

Kotzias sees Lute in Athens

Jane Holl Lute, the special envoy of the UN Secretary General, is set to meet with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Tuesday afternoon as part of her ongoing Cyprus tour...

Week starts off with mixed weather

Week starts off with mixed weather

There is still a chance of rain and thunderstorms in the late afternoon Monday and Tuesday, while weather is expected to clear up by mid-week as temperatures rise slightly...

Two men attempt 'mission impossible' in Nicosia

Two men attempt 'mission impossible' in Nicosia

Two men were seen throwing a rope over a part of the inner-city wall that separates north from south in downtown Nicosia, with bystanders watching in awe as the scene unfolded just like a Hollywood movie...

SPP MEDIA signs Kaniklides for GDPR plan

SPP MEDIA signs Kaniklides for GDPR plan

SPP Media Group has signed a records management agreement with Kaniklides company in order to put together a plan that fully complies with the law on General Data Protection Regulation...

Waterspout appears out of the blue

Waterspout appears out of the blue

An unusual tornado over water appeared in the north, off the Famagusta coast in the northern part of Cyprus, sparking a lively discussion among weather enthusiasts all over the island...

Team launches world’s first ocean cleanup system

Team launches world’s first ocean cleanup system

A first trial of a massive cleanup of plastic in the ocean, an effort that has been in the works for five years, was launched in San Francisco on Saturday...

New company registrations on the climb

New company registrations on the climb

The upward trend in the registration of new companies continued in August, data released by Cyprus` Department of the Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver show...

Kasoulides bestowed Legion of Honour

Kasoulides bestowed Legion of Honour

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian praised Ioannis Kasoulides during a special ceremony in Nicosia, where France awarded the Legion of Honour to the Cypriot former foreign minister...

Obama slums Trump

Obama slums Trump

Former US President Barack Obama assailed President Donald Trump and Republicans on Friday, urging Democrats to deliver a check on the administration’s “abuses of power” and restore a sense of sanity to politics by voting in November’s elections...

Le Drian says France stands ready to help

Le Drian says France stands ready to help

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says Cyprus and France and the presidents of the two countries both wish for further cooperation, while also expressing support for restarting peace talks...

Tourism revenue up first six months of 2018

Tourism revenue up first six months of 2018

Revenue from tourism in Cyprus was up by 4% or €38.5 million on an annual basis in the first half of this year compared with the first six months of 2017, despite a drop in the per capita expenditure of tourists, while in June alone revenue was up by 3%...

Boris and wife file for divorce

Boris and wife file for divorce

Boris Johnson, Britain’s former foreign secretary, said on Friday he had separated from his wife Marina Wheeler and the couple will divorce...

Cop fires shot after smart device flags vehicle

Cop fires shot after smart device flags vehicle

Police in Limassol fired a warning shot after a driver of a vehicle, which was flagged by the new ANPR system, sped away with cops ending up arresting two other people on foot...

Illegal bird trapping season begins with an arrest

Illegal bird trapping season begins with an arrest

Officials and activists team up once again to combat illegal bird trapping in Cyprus, with a recent arrest of a male suspect sending a message against complacency...

Isolated showers on the way

Isolated showers on the way

Clouds and showers are expected during parts of Friday, despite overall clear skies throughout the day, with a chance of thunderstorms and even hail over the weekend and into next week...

Man arrested for cutting down trees in revenge

Man arrested for cutting down trees in revenge

A 56-year-old man was arrested in Paphos following an act of revenge, where he cut down trees because he disapproved of a land transfer...

British Airways suffers embarrassing data breach

British Airways suffers embarrassing data breach

Financial information of potentially hundreds of thousands of British Airways customers has been stolen, during a data breach affecting online payments made through the UK flagship carrier’s website...

Holland cuts CMP a check for €50,000

Holland cuts CMP a check for €50,000

Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok toured the Anthropological Laboratory of the Committee on Missing Persons, handing over a cheque for €50,000 on behalf of The Netherlands...

Officials issue air quality warning

Officials issue air quality warning

State officials warned of bad air quality on Thursday as increased levels of dust particles could pose a health risk to some groups...

Latest inflation figures point up

Latest inflation figures point up

Inflation is on the rise in Cyprus amid hikes in fuel prices with the annual rate reaching 2.5% last month, almost one percentage point compared to last year until August...

Cyprus prepares new tourism body launch

Cyprus prepares new tourism body launch

A deputy tourism ministry is set to start operations by 2 January 2019, a long-awaited move expected to modernise Cyprus’ tourism industry...

Seven thousand fewer jobless in one year

Seven thousand fewer jobless in one year

The number of registered unemployed in Cyprus decreased in August 2018 by 7,137 people or 23%, compared to August last year...

Boy in hospital after swallowing herbicide

Boy in hospital after swallowing herbicide

A six-year-old boy in Paphos is in critical condition after swallowing herbicide, with doctors worrying he might have suffered a serious case of stomach contamination...