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1. EU fails to launch membership talks with Balkans hopefuls

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-fails-to-launch-membership-talks-with-balkans-hopefuls

European Union leaders failed Friday to agree on launching membership negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia in an embarrassing climb-down that could risk inflaming the volatile Balkans region....

2. Last straw as Johnson heads to Brussels

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/last-straw-as-johnson-heads-to-brussels

European Union leaders’ two-day summit in Brussels starting on Thursday will be dominated by last-gasp efforts to seal a deal on Britain’s exit from the bloc despite a raft of other pressing issues, from the crisis in the Middle East to the bloc’s budget...

3. Spokesman says Turkey invaded Cypriot waters

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/spokesman-says-turkey-invaded-cypriot-waters

Cypriot government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou has condemned Turkish activities inside Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) describing it as an invasion of the Mediterranean island’s maritime domain...

4. Pompeo opts for diplomacy over Cyprus EEZ

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/pompeo-opts-for-diplomavy-over-cyprus-eez

The new defense deal signed between Athens and Washington will contribute to Greece’s security, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Kathimerini in a recent interview, while staying firm on diplomatic efforts regarding Cyprus' EEZ...

5. Johnson goads opponents to call election as tempers flare over Brexit

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/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. ...

6. Mitsotakis, Erdogan to meet in New York

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/mitsotakis-erdogan-to-meet-in-new-york

A day after Recep Tayyip Erdogan insisted that Turkish troops will remain on Cyprus, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is on Wednesday scheduled to meet with Turkey’s President in New York. ...

7. Mother and daughter released in the north

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/mother-and-daughter-arrested-in-the-north

A mother and daughter, who got arrested in the north on trespassing charges, were released on Monday by a Turkish Cypriot civilian court...

8. Cavusoglu speaks to Kathimerini

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cavusoglu-speaks-to-kathimerini

Our meeting with the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu took place in Famagusta on September 9, 2019, the day the Turkish official entered the fenced-off town of Varosha ...

9. The uncertain landscape to the east

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/the-uncertain-landscape-to-the-east

One of the Greek government’s biggest problems is its inability to get a clear reading of Turkey’s or rather of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s intentions...

10. Johnson's brother quits parliament, torn between family loyalty and national interest

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/johnson-s-brother-quits-parliament-torn-between-family-loyalty-and-national-interest

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s younger brother, Jo, has resigned as a junior minister and said he would also step down as a lawmaker, citing a conflict between family loyalty and the national interest...

11. More US energy companies to operate in Cyprus, US Ambassador says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/more-us-energy-companies-to-operate-in-cyprus-us-ambassador-says

US Ambassador to Cyprus Judith Garber expressed on Wednesday evening her conviction that more US energy companies will operate in Cyprus, joining ExxonMobil and Noble Energy. She was addressing a business dinner of the American Chamber of Commerce in Cyprus, in Nicosia, in the presence of Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides...

12. Escrow account the key to Cyprus EEZ

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/escrow-account-the-key-to-cyprus-eez

Kathimerini reports that President Anastasiades, in an effort to de-escalate tensions in the Cypriot exclusive economic, proposed the creation of an escrow account that would safeguard the Turkish Cypriot community's share from the natural gas proceeds...

13. Singing from the same hymn sheet

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/singing-from-the-same-hymn-sheet

I feel that the success of the New Democracy administration will largely depend on Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ ability to strike a balance between the two camps...

14. Scope rates Cyprus with BBB-

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/scope-rates-cyprus-with-bbb

Scope Ratings affirmed last week the Republic of Cyprus’ BBB- long-term issuer and senior unsecured local- and foreign-currency ratings, along with a short-term issuer rating of S-2 in both local and foreign currency, noting that all outlooks are stable...

15. 1st Energy Ministerial Meeting: Full support for Cyprus' and Greece's stance on regional energy issues

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/1st-energy-ministerial-meeting-full-support-for-cyprus-and-greece-s-stance-on-regional-energy-issues

Full support for Cyprus' and Greece's stance on regional energy issues and for the expansion of security and environmental co-operation is the outcome of the 1st Energy Ministerial Meeting, held in Athens on Wednesday, and participated by Greece, Cyprus, Israel and the United States...

16. Kastellorizo ignored by Turkey in EEZ map

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/kastellorizo-ignored-by-turkey-in-eez-map

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu presented a map Monday of Turkey’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) stretching south of the southeastern Aegean island of Rhodes to a few miles west of Paphos on Cyprus’ western coast. ...

17. Stella Kyriakidou: Climate change and gender equality a priority for the EU

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/stella-kyriakidou-climate-change-and-gender-equality-a-priority-for-the-eu

There have been many who have questioned the EU because of the economic crisis that has emerged in recent years. Today we are coming out of this crisis and we realize that the EU still has a lot to offer....

18. President meets with party leaders in Troodos

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/president-meets-with-party-leaders-in-troodos

President Nicos Anastasiades is meeting with party leaders today at his residence in Troodos, ahead of a meeting with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci on August 9 ...

19. Britain begins escorting all UK vessels through Hormuz Strait

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/britain-begins-escorting-all-uk-vessels-through-hormuz-strait

Britain has started sending a warship to accompany all British-flagged vessels through the Strait of Hormuz, a change in policy announced on Thursday after the government previously said it did not have resources to do so. ...

20. UNFICYP mandate renewal sends message of urgency for resumption of Cyprus talks, US diplomat says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/unficyp-mandate-renewal-sends-message-of-urgency-for-resumption-of-cyprus-talks-us-diplomat-says

US Mission’s to the UN Political Coordinator Rodney Hunter has said that his country believes UNFICYP’s new mandate sends a message that the two leaders, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci "must work with a sense of urgency" to resume reunification talks. He also expressed disappointment with the lack of progress since the Conference on Cyprus in 2017 but expressed the belief that a settlement "remains achievable." ...

21. Lacroix-Anastasiades discuss UNFICYP’s mandate

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/lacroix-anastasiades-discuss-unficyp-s-mandate

Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou said on Wednesday that President Anastasiades had the opportunity to raise the matter of Turkey’s provocations within Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) as well as his efforts for the resumption of reunification talks during a meeting with Jean-Pierre Lacroix, UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations. ...

22. Pyatt calls for stronger defense cooperation

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/pyatt-calls-for-stronger-defense-cooperation

“The United States has spoken very clearly on the question of the S400 and the F-35. We’ve spoken very clearly on the provocative nature of the drilling activities that Turkey has engaged in in waters off of Cyprus. But none of that changes the fact that we, like you, need to find a way to make this work,” Pyatt added....

23. Bloomberg: Turkey has abandoned the West

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/bloomberg-turkey-has-abandoned-the-west

In an opinion piece Bloomberg's editorial board writes that Turkey is an increasingly erratic ally that is no longer worth the risks. ...

24. No time for mixed signals

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/no-time-for-mixed-signals

We are entering a very thorny patch in Greek-Turkish relations. Turkey’s activities within Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ), combined with the standoff with the United States over Ankara’s acquisition of the Russian S-400 missile defense system are increasing the tension further in Greece’s wider region. ...

25. State Department expresses ‘deep concerns’ over Turkish drilling off Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/state-department-expresses-‘deep-concerns-over-turkish-drilling-off-cyprus

Washington expressed “deep concerns” over Turkey’s insistence on conducting drilling operations in Cyprus’ offshore maritime zone ...

26. Turkey will drill for gas until Cyprus accepts plan

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-will-drill-for-gas-until-cyprus-accepts-plan

Turkey will continue drilling for gas in waters off Cyprus if the internationally recognised Greek Cypriot government does not accept a cooperation proposal put forward by Turkish Cypriots, Ankara’s foreign minister said on Sunday. ...

27. Britain says Iran attempted to block its oil tanker

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/britain-says-iran-attempted-to-block-its-oil-tanker

Three Iranian vessels tried to block the passage of a British ship through the Strait of Hormuz but withdrew after warnings from a British warship, the British government said on Thursday. ...

28. UNFICYP mandate extended for another six months

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/unficyp-mandate-extended-for-another-six-months

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has recommended that the Security Council extends UNFICYP’s mandate until January 31, 2020 in recognition of its continued contribution to the maintenance of peace and stability. ...

29. Trump congratulates Mitsotakis, pledges to maintain close cooperation

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/trump-congratulates-mitsotakis-pledges-to-maintain-close-cooperation

The two leaders expressed their mutual interest in working together and continuing strong cooperation between the United States and Greece, the White House said. ...

30. US urges Turkey to halt drilling operations off Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/us-urges-turkey-to-halt-drilling-operations-off-cyprus

The United States has said that Turkey's most recent dispatch of the drillship Yavuz to conduct drilling operations off the Karpas Peninsula of Cyprus is a "provocative step" and has urged Turkish authorities to halt these operations. ...

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