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28 January, 2023
 

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Accountability at last? - Former Lebanon PM charged with homicide

Accountability at last? - Former Lebanon PM charged with homicide

The investigation into the Beirut port explosion has taken a new turn, with the judge overseeing the probe charging a former prime minister and two other former ministers with homicide with probable intent. ...

Stewart categorically denies alleged statements on 'Yeni Duzen'

Stewart categorically denies alleged statements on 'Yeni Duzen'

The head of the peacekeeping force in Cyprus, Colin Stewart, has categorically rejected the references attributed to him following representations by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs....

Deposits up by more than €0.5 billion in December 2022

Deposits up by more than €0.5 billion in December 2022

Deposits in the Cypriot banking system rose by almost €590 million in December 2022 with total deposits in end-2022 amounting to €52 billion....

'My son was killed by army officers,' Thanasis' mother says

'My son was killed by army officers,' Thanasis' mother says

Andriana, Thanasis Nicolaos' mother, appeared furious at the investigations into her son's death....

Petrol sales down by 7.5% in December 2022

Petrol sales down by 7.5% in December 2022

Sales at petrol stations in December 2022 were down by 7.5% compared to December 2021, according to data released on Friday by the Cyprus Statistical Service....

Those born in 20 years will live better, says Gates

Those born in 20 years will live better, says Gates

Bill Gates, the business magnate and co-founder of the Microsoft behemoth, frequently offers his opinions on the existential dangers to the world and humanity, such as climate change and potential future pandemics. ...

Senator links Burisma to Biden classified documents

Senator links Burisma to Biden classified documents

A newly revealed email from Hunter Biden’s laptop regarding Ukraine is raising eyebrows, with critics pushing a theory that the first son had access to classified information at a time when he maneuvered for a seat on Burisma, a Ukrainian gas company based in Cyprus...

US government moving ahead with intention to sell F-16's to Turkey

US government moving ahead with intention to sell F-16's to Turkey

The Biden administration is moving ahead with its intention to supply Turkey with 40 new F-16 fighter jets and upgrade 80 of the country’s older ones....

Erdogan accused of inciting conflict to stay in power

Erdogan accused of inciting conflict to stay in power

The authoritarianism of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as well as his stance with regard to Sweden and Finland’s NATO application, is drawing the ire of an increasing number of international media....

Terracotta roof tiles that act as invisible solar panels

Terracotta roof tiles that act as invisible solar panels

In the historic Italian city of Vicenza, Veneto, a typically-Italian family business of artisans is handmaking not-so-typical solar panels....

30% less passengers between UK and Paris due to Brexit delays

30% less passengers between UK and Paris due to Brexit delays

Eurostar has said that its trains between the United Kingdom and Paris are carrying 30 percent fewer passengers than their capacity....

Cyprus taps into expat travel pros across the pond

Cyprus taps into expat travel pros across the pond

Tourism Deputy Minister Savvas Perdios has concluded a first visit to Washington and New York with a view to gathering information and promoting Cyprus as a tourism destination with a 'positive impression' he told CNA....

Cyprus police probe abortion incident

Cyprus police probe abortion incident

Police are investigating a suspected felony after a woman in Paphos, who aborted a pregnancy, declined a request by doctors to remain in the hospital...

Cyprus appeals use of BBQLOUMI and GRILLOUMI

Cyprus appeals use of BBQLOUMI and GRILLOUMI

The General Court of the European Union is expected to decide in April or May on two appeals submitted by the Foundation for the Protection of the Traditional Cheese named Halloumi against the use of word marks BBQLOUMI and GRILLOUMI by companies in Bulgaria and Sweden, according to a press release by the Luxembourg-based Court of the EU....

More than 100 thousand foreigners waiting for German citizenship

More than 100 thousand foreigners waiting for German citizenship

The number of foreigners on the wait to become German citizens through naturalization has overpassed 100,000, and many of them have been waiting for as long as three years now to obtain their status....

NATO has demonstrated that it is no longer scared of Russia

NATO has demonstrated that it is no longer scared of Russia

According to a CNN analyst, the decision by both Washington and Berlin to send sophisticated attack tanks to Ukraine demonstrates not only the West's willingness to significantly strengthen the Ukrainian effort to retake the occupied territories but also that NATO has overcome its fear of a Russian response....

Strike: Trade unions call for COLA agreement

Strike: Trade unions call for COLA agreement

Hundreds of workers gathered outside the Finance Ministry today calling for the full reinstatement of COLA (Cost of Living Allowance). ...

Greece at the forefront of cutting-edge photovoltaics

Greece at the forefront of cutting-edge photovoltaics

The world’s first factory to produce the new third-generation photovoltaics, which can deliver electricity from almost anywhere the sun shines, will be created in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, as part of a major European project....

Netflix to ban password sharing by end of March, bad news for freeloaders

Netflix to ban password sharing by end of March, bad news for freeloaders

The time Netflix 'freeloaders' have long feared - Password sharing will be banned by the end of March....

Limassol could still have another 8,000 apartments

Limassol could still have another 8,000 apartments

As the demand for real estate in city centers has increased in recent years, Ask Wire's research identifies many parcels of land in the central areas of Cypriot cities that are either underutilized or only partially utilized. ...

38 more illegal immigrants repatriated in January this year

38 more illegal immigrants repatriated in January this year

In 2022, 7.5 thousand third-country nationals who had been living illegally in the Republic of Cyprus were deported, and 38 more people were deported on January 24....

Turkish daily's report on Stewart's statements are 'false and baseless'

Turkish daily's report on Stewart's statements are 'false and baseless'

Everything included in the Turkish Cypriot press article is wrong and unfounded allegations which we absolutely do not confirm, UN spokesperson in Cyprus Aleem Siddique told CNA, asked about YENİDÜZEN's article on what the UN Secretary General's Special Representative in Cyprus, Colin Stewart, had said during a meeting in New York. ...

Labor unrest in the midst of an election - today's strike

Labor unrest in the midst of an election - today's strike

Despite the unions' categorical assurances that the strike on Thursday has nothing to do with the current election period, the three-hour strike measures will de facto be butter on the election agenda of candidates who do not come from the government sector....

Averof received funds from Russian oligarchs, says Nikolas

Averof received funds from Russian oligarchs, says Nikolas

Phedonas Phedonos has mentioned Averof Neofytou in relation to his complaint about Russian oligarchs financing a candidate, says DIKO President Nikolas Papadopoulos....

Concerns emerge over Cypriot porn website age verifier

Concerns emerge over Cypriot porn website age verifier

A new law in Louisiana requiring adults who visit porn websites to verify their age is raising privacy concerns, but a Cypriot firm that collects personal information of those users says privacy is maintained throughout the process...

EU wants to send migrants back to their country of origin

EU wants to send migrants back to their country of origin

European Union migration ministers meet on Thursday to discuss visa restrictions and better coordination inside the bloc to be able to send more people with no right to asylum in Europe back to their home countries including Iraq....

Father who shook preemie gets five years

Father who shook preemie gets five years

A father in Cyprus was sentenced to five years in prison after a criminal court found him guilty in the death of his preemie, following his own admission to police that he shook the newborn to make the baby stop crying...

Suspect in murder of teen girl handed over to north

Suspect in murder of teen girl handed over to north

A male suspect in the death of a teenage girl in the north was handed over to Turkish Cypriot authorities on Wednesday, after he crossed south and identified himself to Greek Cypriot law enforcement...

Cypriot food documentary brings both communities together (trailer)

Cypriot food documentary brings both communities together (trailer)

The premier screening of the EU-funded short documentary “Cypriot Culinary Experiences”, a joint collaboration between the EU Infopoint and The Centre of Visual Arts and Research (CVAR), took place on Tuesday, at the Home for Cooperation....

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