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29 January, 2022
 

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Sajid Javid’s axing of all Covid restrictions draws warnings from NHS

Sajid Javid’s axing of all Covid restrictions draws warnings from NHS

The government has pledged to abolish almost every existing Covid restriction over the coming weeks in England and “get life completely back to normal”, a course popular with Conservative MPs but which immediately prompted stark warnings from health groups....

'Some people may not make it': athletes risk failing Beijing COVID-19 tests

'Some people may not make it': athletes risk failing Beijing COVID-19 tests

Strict COVID-19 testing requirements for the Beijing Winter Olympics could see more athletes from high-risk Omicron regions banned from participating, but the system in place will be as flexible as possible, an Olympic medical adviser told Reuters....

Cyprus has not discussed endemicity of COVID, Health Minister says

Cyprus has not discussed endemicity of COVID, Health Minister says

The endemicity of COVID has not been on the table in Cyprus, Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantelas said, noting that what has been discussed is learning how to live with the virus....

Modernization of EAC and more independent energy providers, says Anastasiades

Modernization of EAC and more independent energy providers, says Anastasiades

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said on Thursday that the government will provide all necessary tools to allow the Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) to modernize its operation, as well as to encourage even more independent energy providers to operate in the Cypriot market....

A video from snowy Fikardou is a must see

A video from snowy Fikardou is a must see

The biting cold of winter is unusual on the island of Cyprus, but yet here we are in the midst of it. Even lower-lying villages can't escape the snow, turning them into winter wonderlands that seemingly rival some villages in Austria or Switzerland....

Pope Benedict XVI knew of abusive priests when he ran Munich archdiocese, investigators say

Pope Benedict XVI knew of abusive priests when he ran Munich archdiocese, investigators say

Pope Benedict XVI knew about priests who abused children but failed to act when he was archbishop of Munich from 1977 to 1981, an inquest found Thursday, rejecting Benedict's long-standing denials in a damning judgment....

Redevelopment of Larnaca port and Marina on track for implementation, Minister says

Redevelopment of Larnaca port and Marina on track for implementation, Minister says

The €1.2-billion project for the joint redevelopment of the Larnaca port and the Marina area is on track for implementation, Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, Yiannis Karousos, said on Wednesday....

Cyprus Interior Minister to participate in European Conference on external borders management

Cyprus Interior Minister to participate in European Conference on external borders management

Cyprus Interior Minister, Nicos Nouris, travels on Thursday to Vilnius, Lithuania, to participate in a European conference on the management of external borders being held on January 20-21....

Op-ed: The shooting of a dog and the non pet-friendly destination of Cyprus

Op-ed: The shooting of a dog and the non pet-friendly destination of Cyprus

In mid-November, community authorities found another abandoned dog in the ‘wine villages’ around the mountains of Limassol. This has become an all-to-common sighting usually resulting from unconscientious “hunters” who leave their dogs in the mountains or surrounding ravines....

Minthis wins Leading Golf Sustainability Award

Minthis wins Leading Golf Sustainability Award

Minthis Golf Club has demonstrated its groundbreaking work in sustainability, not only in Cyprus but worldwide, with the most prestigious honour in the golf travel industry: The 2021 IAGTO Award for Outstanding Contribution to Sustainability....

Cyprus still undecided on EUDCC recovery for tourists

Cyprus still undecided on EUDCC recovery for tourists

A certificate of recovery in the Republic of Cyprus will continue to list 180 days as period of validity, but a decision to halve that period starting next month will only affect locals using Safe Pass unless the government decides to extend the measure to incoming visitors as well...

Cyprus to lift entry restrictions in March

Cyprus to lift entry restrictions in March

Tourism-reliant Cyprus will lift all entry requirements on March 1 for inbound travelers who have a valid vaccination certificate showing they received a booster shot, the country’s tourism minister said on Wednesday....

Greece: Tax payment via foreign cards with or without physical presence

Greece: Tax payment via foreign cards with or without physical presence

Greeks and foreigners will finally get the chance to pay their taxes, duties and levies in Greece using cards issued abroad....

Novak vs Australia not over yet with star in talks to sue government for $6 million

Novak vs Australia not over yet with star in talks to sue government for $6 million

Novak Djokovic is reportedly in talks with lawyers about suing the Australian government for millions of dollars on grounds of “ill-treatment”....

Price Index of Construction Materials increases by 17.1% in December 2021

Price Index of Construction Materials increases by 17.1% in December 2021

The Price Index of Construction Materials had a 17.1% increase in December 2021, compared to December 2020, reaching 119.66 units (base year 2015=100), according to data by the Statistical Service of Cyprus....

Cyprus between back-to-back cold fronts

Cyprus between back-to-back cold fronts

A cold front currently affecting Cyprus won’t start going away until Friday, but the island will be hit again with another cooler air mass before the weekend is out...

Turkey's claim for a two-state solution is unacceptable

Turkey's claim for a two-state solution is unacceptable

Cyprus’ Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides was received on Wednesday by the President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou during his official visit to Greece....

Cabinet shortens recommended isolation for contacts

Cabinet shortens recommended isolation for contacts

The cabinet, under President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades, has decided on Wednesday to shorten to 10 days the recommended time for isolation for persons who are contacts of people with COVID-19....

'The situation regarding Cyprus problem is not due to the lack of the UN involvement'

'The situation regarding Cyprus problem is not due to the lack of the UN involvement'

The UN is trying to keep the two sides in Cyprus closer in order to reach an agreement for the benefit of all involved. The situation we are in is not due to the lack of UN involvement, the Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric, has said....

Cyprus will cover the cost for the identification of 2,500 bones of missing persons, Photiou says

Cyprus will cover the cost for the identification of 2,500 bones of missing persons, Photiou says

Presidential Commissioner, Photis Photiou, announced that the Republic of Cyprus will release the amount of €1.2 million, for the identification of 2,500 small bones....

'Cyprus and Greece remain firmly committed to respecting international law'

'Cyprus and Greece remain firmly committed to respecting international law'

Cyprus' Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides met on Wednesday, in Athens, with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias, in the context of his first official visit abroad after assuming his duties....

Blinken urges unity to fight ‘relentless’ Russian aggression, during his visit to Kyiv

Blinken urges unity to fight ‘relentless’ Russian aggression, during his visit to Kyiv

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged western nations Wednesday to remain united in the face of what he called “relentless” Russian aggression against Ukraine and reassured Ukraine’s leader of their support....

WHO says no evidence healthy children, adolescents need COVID-19 boosters

WHO says no evidence healthy children, adolescents need COVID-19 boosters

There is no evidence at present that healthy children and adolescents need booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, the World Health Organization's chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said on Tuesday....

Greece’s first six Rafale jets mark arrival with salute over Acropolis

Greece’s first six Rafale jets mark arrival with salute over Acropolis

The first six Rafale fighter jets Greece has purchased from France as part of a new defense agreement flew over the Acropolis in a salute on Wednesday after making the journey from Istres near Marseilles to Athens....

Tatar: The wealth of the eastern Mediterranean is common

Tatar: The wealth of the eastern Mediterranean is common

The wealth of the eastern Mediterranean is common, said Turkish leader Ersin Tatar, adding that they are obliged to defend their rights to the end....

Germany: Omicron outbreak leads to record high numbers

Germany: Omicron outbreak leads to record high numbers

Germany registered more than a hundred thousand cases of Covid infections within the last 24 hours, according to data released early Wednesday. ...

Defense accuses prosecutor of suborning perjury

Defense accuses prosecutor of suborning perjury

A Limassol criminal court held two defendants in contempt on Tuesday during a hearing in a drug case, after one of them got up and lashed out verbally saying he was being set up...

Spehar appointed Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support at DPPA

Spehar appointed Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support at DPPA

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced the appointment of Elizabeth Spehar of Canada as Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support in the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA)....

Airlines worldwide rush to change flights over US 5G problem

Airlines worldwide rush to change flights over US 5G problem

Airlines across the world, including the long-haul carrier Emirates, rushed Wednesday to cancel or change flights heading into the U.S. over an ongoing dispute about the rollout of 5G mobile phone technology near American airports....

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