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22 September, 2020
 

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Climate change adds to plight of endangered sea turtles in Cyprus

Climate change adds to plight of endangered sea turtles in Cyprus

Energy Minister Natasa Pilides gave assurances on Wednesday that the companies active in Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone are moving forward with their planning....

Woman behind infection chains upon returning from US fined

Woman behind infection chains upon returning from US fined

The Larnaca district court on Wednesday imposed an €800 fine on the woman who formed chains of coronavirus infections after returning from US....

Cyprus energy plans sticking to schedule

Cyprus energy plans sticking to schedule

Energy Minister Natasa Pilides gave assurances on Wednesday that the companies active in Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone are moving forward with their planning....

Police probe Brit's courthouse daring escape

Police probe Brit's courthouse daring escape

Escape from lawful custody could be added to the list of charges against an elderly man who jumped out of courthouse window, with reports saying this will depend on whether he was trying to run away or end his life...

Mountains under orange warning in Cyprus

Mountains under orange warning in Cyprus

An orange alert for the mountains has been issued for Wednesday afternoon, with maximum temperatures climbing inland but also rain chances expected later in the week...

AstraZeneca vaccine study on hold

AstraZeneca vaccine study on hold

AstraZeneca Plc said it has paused global trials, including large late-stage trials, of its experimental coronavirus vaccine due to an unexplained illness in a study participant...

Fires erupt at Moria refugee camp

Fires erupt at Moria refugee camp

Thousands of migrants fled a camp under COVID-19 lockdown after multiple fires gutted much of the site on the Greek island of Lesvos, authorities said early Wednesday...

Man crushed to death in boom crane mishap

Man crushed to death in boom crane mishap

The owner of a building supplies store was killed in an accident on Tuesday afternoon, after he was crushed to death by his truck’s boom crane during a delivery...

EU calls on Cyprus to manage migration flows in line with EU law

EU calls on Cyprus to manage migration flows in line with EU law

The EU said Tuesday that it acknowledges the difficulties faced by the Republic of Cyprus in terms of the flow of refugees it is called to deal with, but stressed that basic principles and EU legislation must be respected....

Republic finds one new case as north re-imposes restrictions

Republic finds one new case as north re-imposes restrictions

A single new coronavirus case was detected in the Republic of Cyprus on Tuesday after 2,797 tests, but in the north authorities moved to reinstate several restriction measures after a renewed flare-up of the virus as a result of high numbers of cases imported from Turkey....

Solar panels being installed in over 400 Cyprus schools

Solar panels being installed in over 400 Cyprus schools

Education Minister Prodromos Prodromou said Tuesday that the Cyprus Electricity Authority has begun the process of insulating and installing solar panels at 405 schools across Cyprus, allowing schools to take on the extra electricity load of air conditioners that are desperately needed as the heatwave rages on. Currently, 107 schools have solar panels....

Defendant in child abuse case jumps out of courthouse window

Defendant in child abuse case jumps out of courthouse window

A 72-year-old defendant in a case in which he is accused of sexually abusing two minors and who appeared before the Famagusta district court on Tuesday jumped out of a first-storey window of the courthouse as the hearing was ongoing....

Study to assess coronavirus immunity in Cyprus

Study to assess coronavirus immunity in Cyprus

The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics will be carrying out a study to aiming to assess the level of coronavirus immunity among the Cyprus population. ...

Lavrov says Russia ready to support peace

Lavrov says Russia ready to support peace

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says his country stands ready to help diffuse tensions in the region while criticizing US efforts for fueling conflict rather than promoting peaceful solutions...

Death by kin trial focuses on gun condition

Death by kin trial focuses on gun condition

Gun experts testified on Monday in the Larnaca death by kin trial, where a young man says he killed his sister after firing his military rifle accidentally...

Cyprus defends blocking migrant boats

Cyprus defends blocking migrant boats

A police task force from the Republic of Cyprus is hoping to hash out a plan with Lebanese authorities to deter “economic migrants” from traveling to the island, as government and state officials rush to respond to criticism over a decision to send back undocumented migrants to the neighbouring country...

Cyprus' coronavirus death toll rises

Cyprus' coronavirus death toll rises

The Republic of Cyprus recorded a new coronavirus fatality involving a 76-year-old Nicosia general hospital patient with underlying health conditions, but whose death was ultimately attributed to his coronavirus infection....

Charles Michel reiterates EU support for Greece, Cyprus in East Med row

Charles Michel reiterates EU support for Greece, Cyprus in East Med row

European Council President Charles Michel on Monday reiterated European Union solidarity with Greece and Cyprus during a telephone conversation with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in which the increasingly tense situation in the Eastern Mediterranean was the key topic of discussion, according to sources....

AG announces makeup of new committee to probe passports scheme

AG announces makeup of new committee to probe passports scheme

Attorney General George Savvides announced the members of the newly-established four-member committee tasked with probing the entire length of the Cyprus Investment Program, which was introduced in 2007....

Joint Cyprus-UK SAR exercise conducted off Limassol

Joint Cyprus-UK SAR exercise conducted off Limassol

The first Cyprus-UK joint search and rescue exercise in 2020 was successfully conducted off the coast of Limassol on Monday, a press release by the British High Commission said....

New details emerge in Pournara arrests

New details emerge in Pournara arrests

New details in last week’s Pournara speedy trial suggests a foreign man and five others convicted of trespassing had gone to the camp to confront another individual over sexual harassment allegations involving the perpetrator’s female relative...

Russia’s top diplomat visits Cyprus

Russia’s top diplomat visits Cyprus

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is flying to the Republic of Cyprus on Monday where a new agreement is expected to be signed on the avoidance of double taxation between the two countries...

Mountains under yellow warning in Cyprus

Mountains under yellow warning in Cyprus

Weather officials have issued a heat warning for the mountains on Monday, while temperatures in other parts of the interior are expected to climb once again over 40 starting on Tuesday...

Urgent meeting after weekend refugee arrivals

Urgent meeting after weekend refugee arrivals

Cypriot Interior Minister Nicos Nouris has called for an emergency meeting following a number of arrivals of undocumented migrants over the weekend, with some of them transported back to Lebanon and others facing the prospect of crowding into an already maxed-out facility...

Cyprus to strip seven of citizenship granted through investment scheme

Cyprus to strip seven of citizenship granted through investment scheme

The Republic of Cyprus has begun the process of stripping seven people of Cypriot citizenship granted through the Cyprus Investment Program after a special committee found them in violation of current stricter criteria, President Nicos Anastasiades said in an interview with AFP on Friday. ...

Four new coronavirus cases detected in Cyprus

Four new coronavirus cases detected in Cyprus

Four new coronavirus cases were announced on Friday when 1,810 tests were conducted to check samples for the virus. The cases brought the total detected in the Republic of Cyprus to 1,502....

Period for filing appeals against asylum service decisions slashed

Period for filing appeals against asylum service decisions slashed

The Cyprus Parliament on Friday amended the constitution to allow for a slashing of the time in which appeals can be filed against decisions of the asylum service from 75 days to 15 days....

Scorcher gets high dust levels as cherry on top

Scorcher gets high dust levels as cherry on top

Scorching temperatures on Friday were met with high concentrations of dust, with vulnerable groups urged to avoid going outdoors as much as possible....

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