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20 October, 2019
 

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Cypriot windsurfer secures Olympic spot

Cypriot windsurfer secures Olympic spot

Cypriot windsurfer Andreas Cariolou secured on Saturday a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, while competing at the 2019 RS:X World Championships, in Torbole, Italy. ...

Greece sends Frontex new request for assistance with inflow surge

Greece sends Frontex new request for assistance with inflow surge

Amid the recent surge in migrant flows to the islands of the eastern Aegean, the Greek coast guard has sent a new request – the second within three weeks – for additional assistance from Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, according to sources. ...

Johnson vows to stay put to hit Oct. 31 Brexit deadline

Johnson vows to stay put to hit Oct. 31 Brexit deadline

Boris Johnson said on Sunday he would not quit as Britain’s prime minister even if he fails to secure a deal to leave the European Union, insisting only his Conservative government can deliver Brexit on Oct. 31. ...

Cyprus resorts to UN Security Council over Varosha

Cyprus resorts to UN Security Council over Varosha

In statements to the press late on Friday after having completed all his meetings on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, President Anastasiades expressed his satisfaction about the outcome of his “interesting and extremely important” meeting with the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the understanding with which Cyprus’ positions were received by the five Security Council permanent members. ...

Two dead in Greek migrant camp fire

Two dead in Greek migrant camp fire

A mother and child died in a fire started by rioting migrants at the identification and reception center of Moria on the southeastern Aegean island of Lesvos on Sunday, the state-run Athens-Macedonian News Agency has reported...

President flies back amid criticism

President flies back amid criticism

The president of the Republic of Cyprus flew back to Larnaca on Monday following a private plane incident in New York, while political opponents are seeking clarification over his travel arrangements...

President’s jet turns back to JFK

President’s jet turns back to JFK

The plane carrying the president of the Republic of Cyprus was forced to turn back to the airport due to a windscreen problem in the cockpit...

Syrian-Cypriot freed from Hungarian prison

Syrian-Cypriot freed from Hungarian prison

A Syrian-born Cypriot who was jailed four years ago in Hungary on terrorism charges has been reunited with his family in Cyprus according to Amnesty International that mounted a campaign for his release...

Impeachment inquiry hits close to home

Impeachment inquiry hits close to home

Congresswoman Maxine Waters says there is “absolutely” enough evidence to draft articles of impeachment against Trump, adding that she and other committee chairs can finish their investigations “before the year is out"...

Anastasiades: A tripartite meeting possible in October

Anastasiades: A tripartite meeting possible in October

Speaking to reporters after a very productive meeting, as he said, with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, the President of Cyprus said he presented the situation as it stands and developed the Greek Cypriot side’s positions. ...

Cyprus fiscal surplus at 4.3% of GDP

Cyprus fiscal surplus at 4.3% of GDP

Cyprus general government surplus was at 4.3% of GDP in the first eight months of 2019, mainly due to the increase in social contributions and revenue from taxes, according to the preliminary General Government fiscal results for the period of January-August 2019 released Friday by the Statistical Service of Cyprus. ...

Family of four locked up on theft charges

Family of four locked up on theft charges

An entire family is in custody in Paphos after law enforcement officers stumbled upon a large quantity of goods that appeared to be stolen property...

Cyprus among Juncker’s big regrets

Cyprus among Juncker’s big regrets

The failure to reunify Cyprus while in office has been one of Jean Claude Juncker’s big regrets, the European Commission President told the Augsburger Allgemeine newspaper in an interview...

Hellenic Bank posts profit of €59.1 million in first half of 2019

Hellenic Bank posts profit of €59.1 million in first half of 2019

The Hellenic Bank has announced that it has posted a profit of €59.1 million after tax in the first half of this year with CEO Yiannis Matsis noting that the results reflect part from the benefits from the acquisition of the operations of former Cyprus Cooperative Bank. ...

''I cannot go to a conference again like I did last time''

''I cannot go to a conference again like I did last time''

Nicosia looks forward to Friday’s meeting between the President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades and the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in the UN headquarters, in New York, in a bid to learn more about the UN Chief’s intentions regarding his next moves on the Cyprus issue. ...

Government to introduce Green Tax Reform by 2021

Government to introduce Green Tax Reform by 2021

Minister of Finance Harris Georgiades said on Thursday that the government would introduce in 2021 a “Green Tax Reform”. Georgiades was speaking to the press on the sidelines of the 20th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation which took place in Limassol...

Youths shot at by police get arrested

Youths shot at by police get arrested

The two youths who were shot at by police in on Thursday have been arrested on multiple violations, with the father of one of the suspects crying foul and giving an entirely different account of what took place...

K.Treppides & Co Ltd: Time Value of Money

K.Treppides & Co Ltd: Time Value of Money

What if a close friend asks today to borrow 1,000EUR with the precondition to repay the exact same amount in five years? Would you take the deal or not?...

Nicosia areas without water due to repair

Nicosia areas without water due to repair

Many areas in the capital will be left without water on Friday due to repair work on the water main in Strovolos, the second big challenge for Nicosia crews this year...

Anastasiades: We accept political equality

Anastasiades: We accept political equality

In this context and following a call from the Secretary General for an agreed basis for the resumption of negotiations, there is an understanding by the leaders of the two communities that the relevant “Terms of Reference” should comprise the following elements: ...

Community on alert after abduction scares

Community on alert after abduction scares

Local authorities in east Nicosia are on high alert following a number of parent complaints about a male suspect who has been approaching boys and girls after school...

Trial for doctors in student’s death pushed back

Trial for doctors in student’s death pushed back

The defence lawyer of one of two doctors accused of gross negligence in the death of a student has asked for time to review evidence, following the completion of a long-drawn medical probe...

US Embargo on Turkish drilling in East Med

US Embargo on Turkish drilling in East Med

Turkish opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet reported yesterday on the reasons for the departure of the drillship Yavuz from Karpasia and the expected departure of Fatih currently off the coast of Paphos. It confirms the difficulties faced by the two Turkish drilling rigs that are related to the reluctance of major firms to cooperate with Turkey in the supply of materials for research and extraction of hydrocarbons. ...

Youths injured after cops fire warning shots

Youths injured after cops fire warning shots

Two young men on a quad bike were injured during a police encounter Thursday morning, after reportedly failing to stop for inspection...

Johnson goads opponents to call election as tempers flare over Brexit

Johnson goads opponents to call election as tempers flare over Brexit

Waving his arms and yelling “come on, come on”, Johnson implored his opponents in a raucous House of Commons session to bring a vote of no-confidence in the government and trigger an election to finally break the Brexit impasse. ...

A first step in an effort to reset Greek-Turkish relations

A first step in an effort to reset Greek-Turkish relations

The Greek government reportedly sees Wednesday’s first meeting between Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the United Nations Climate Change Summit in New York as a first step in the effort to reset Greek-Turkish relations. ...

Syrian loses appeal on national security grounds

Syrian loses appeal on national security grounds

A Syrian asylum seeker suspected of terrorism ties is being held lawfully in Cyprus according to a court ruling, after the suspect had filed an appeal over his arrest and lengthy detention...

Anastasiades to address the UN General Assembly

Anastasiades to address the UN General Assembly

Cyprus President, Nicos Anastasiades, is expected to send on Thursday, during his speech at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, in New York, messages to the United Nations and the international community about the Greek Cypriot side’s readiness for the resumption of the negotiations on the Cyprus problem, with a view to reach a just, viable and functional settlement, on the basis of a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation. ...

Safeguards against climate change

Safeguards against climate change

Climate change has become the main concern of the younger generations, and it seems it is the main issue that can spur them into action. The great majority of young people used to be strangers to politics and protest. Now politics is entering their lives as they realize that the decisions of those who rule the world, whether it is politicians or corporations, will decide their own future. ...

Pompeo warns Turkey to respect resolutions on Varosha

Pompeo warns Turkey to respect resolutions on Varosha

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday assured Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides that any unilateral actions by Turkey to reopen Varosha would be against UN resolutions and would hamper any efforts to resume peace talks, state news agency ANA-MPA reported. ...

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