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Billionaire Mark Cuban opens online pharmacy to provide affordable generic drugs

Billionaire Mark Cuban opens online pharmacy to provide affordable generic drugs

Mark Cuban has officially launched his newest venture—the online pharmacy Cost Plus Drugs....

Ukraine crisis: Biden warns Russia may invade next month

Ukraine crisis: Biden warns Russia may invade next month

US President Joe Biden has warned there is a "distinct possibility" Russia might invade Ukraine next month, the White House says....

Subsidy schemes to make Cyprus one of the top 30 tourism destinations

Subsidy schemes to make Cyprus one of the top 30 tourism destinations

The Deputy Ministry of Tourism on Friday presented 12 subsidy schemes aimed at making Cyprus one of the 30 countries with the most developed tourism in the world by helping local authorities, organizations and companies to improve their services and attract more visitors....

Passenger ferries to Greece expected to begin in April or May 2022

Passenger ferries to Greece expected to begin in April or May 2022

The passenger maritime link between Cyprus and Greece is expected to take shape in the coming months as a number of operators have submitted a tender through the e-Procurement System of the Treasury of the Republic of Cyprus, the Shipping Deputy Ministry announced....

Antiviral pill by Pfizer expected in Cyprus by mid-February

Antiviral pill by Pfizer expected in Cyprus by mid-February

Plaxovid, the Pfizer antiviral pill against COVID-19 has been approved by EMA and is expected in Cyprus by mid-February,...

Desperate Afghan families resorting to selling their kidneys and even their own children to buy food

Desperate Afghan families resorting to selling their kidneys and even their own children to buy food

Entire families in Afghanistan have been forced to sell their kidneys so they can buy food, as the country plunges deeper into a humanitarian crisis....

Paris hospitals chief Martin Hirsch sparks debate on whether unvaccinated patients should pay for treatment

Paris hospitals chief Martin Hirsch sparks debate on whether unvaccinated patients should pay for treatment

The head of the Paris hospitals system has set off a fierce debate by questioning whether people who refuse to be vaccinated against COVID-19 should continue to have their treatment covered by public health insurance....

President appoints former Spokesperson Koushios as new Deputy Minister

President appoints former Spokesperson Koushios as new Deputy Minister

President Nicos Anastasiades has decided to appoint former Spokesperson Kyriakos Koushos as new Deputy Minister to the President, following the resignation Thursday of Vasilis Palmas....

Haute cuisine in the mountains of Cyprus? I think so!

Haute cuisine in the mountains of Cyprus? I think so!

If you think haute cuisine is available only in urban centers around the island, well you're wrong! Meze isn't the only grub you'll find in the villages around Cyprus. And here are four restaurants in the countryside that are proof positive that fine dining isn't exclusive to the city at all....

Parents in Cyprus get jabbed to fly sick child to Germany

Parents in Cyprus get jabbed to fly sick child to Germany

The parents of a young child in need of surgery got vaccinated in Cyprus on Thursday after being told they could not fly to Germany for treatment unless they got jabbed, but it was still not clear whether the order was based on medical or travel policy...

Erdogan says Turkey will respond to Greek buildup

Erdogan says Turkey will respond to Greek buildup

Referring to Greece’s recent arms procurements, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Thursday that “Turkey will not sit and watch Greece strengthen, it will be shielded.”...

Attiki Odos sees compensation for 3,500 snowbound motorists

Attiki Odos sees compensation for 3,500 snowbound motorists

An estimated 3,500 motorists are expected to receive compensation in the form of payments of 2,000 euros after they were left stranded for hours in sub-zero temperatures on the Attiki Odos beltway when a severe snowstorm hit the Greek capital Monday....

Security Council renews UNFICYP but scolds both sides

Security Council renews UNFICYP but scolds both sides

The Security Council on Thursday renewed the mandate for the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus for another six months, but not without causing angst in both sides of the divided island...

Calls for calm as twin quakes strike off Cyprus

Calls for calm as twin quakes strike off Cyprus

A low impact earthquake struck off the northwestern coast of Cyprus on Friday morning, with experts looking into the possibility that two separate tremors were aftershock from seismic activity two weeks ago...

Buses in Nicosia and Larnaca go 5G

Buses in Nicosia and Larnaca go 5G

Connecting to a Wi-Fi network with 5G speed will now be possible for passengers of the Cyprus Public Transport buses. ...

Turkish Cypriot leader: Vote endorses 2-state Cyprus deal

Turkish Cypriot leader: Vote endorses 2-state Cyprus deal

The Turkish Cypriot leader in split Cyprus’ breakaway north says his hardline party’s victory in weekend parliamentary elections is an endorsement of his controversial stance on resolving the island’s ethnic division that’s in line with Turkey’s policy....

FM Kasoulides discusses Cyprus problem with UNSG's Special Representative Stewart

FM Kasoulides discusses Cyprus problem with UNSG's Special Representative Stewart

Cyprus Foreign Affairs Minister, Ioannis Kasoulides, met on Thursday morning with the UN Secretary General`s Special Representative in Cyprus, Colin Stewart....

Deputy Secretary to the President Vasilis Palmas resigns

Deputy Secretary to the President Vasilis Palmas resigns

Deputy Undersecretary Vasilis Palmas cited personal reasons when he announced today his decision to resign from the government. ...

Rental prices are soaring in Britain

Rental prices are soaring in Britain

Rents in the UK rose at a record rate last year and are expected to continue to rise in 2022, albeit at a slower pace, according to an analysis by Rightmove....

Strengthening Cyprus' anti-aircraft umbrella high on the Ministry of Defence agenda

Strengthening Cyprus' anti-aircraft umbrella high on the Ministry of Defence agenda

An in-depth study of proposals submitted by various countries for the procurement of a system that will strengthen the Republic’s anti-aircraft umbrella was completed by the Ministry of Defence, according to information obtained by the Cyprus News Agency (CNA)....

Moondog's Bar & Grill hosts the third Virtual Whiskey Experience

Moondog's Bar & Grill hosts the third Virtual Whiskey Experience

In collaboration with the Alasia Shriners Club Of Cyprus and the Cyprus Whiskey Association, Moondogs is hosting the 3rd virtual Whiskey Experience, Live on our Facebook page on Saturday 05.02.2022 at 20:00....

Security Council expected to renew UNFICYP mandate

Security Council expected to renew UNFICYP mandate

The UN Security Council is expected to approve a resolution on Thursday morning (New York time) that will renew the mandate of the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for six months, until July 31st, 2022....

3 year old cannot avail of surgery abroad due to unvaccinated parents

3 year old cannot avail of surgery abroad due to unvaccinated parents

The case of a 3-year-old child suffering from severe heart disease and needing additional surgery abroad is at a standstill due to the fact that the child's parents are unvaccinated and they are the only ones allowed to accompany him....

TEPAK professor loses appeal on unvaccinated ban

TEPAK professor loses appeal on unvaccinated ban

A Cypriot high court has ruled that banning unvaccinated professors from the classroom was a matter of school regulation and not detrimental to their academic career or a right to privacy...

Anti-vaxxers making ‘at least $2.5m’ a year from publishing on Substack

Anti-vaxxers making ‘at least $2.5m’ a year from publishing on Substack

A group of vaccine-sceptic writers are generating revenues of at least $2.5m (£1.85m) a year from publishing newsletters for tens of thousands of followers on the online publishing platform Substack, according to new research....

Anastasiades: 'It is our duty never to forget'

Anastasiades: 'It is our duty never to forget'

The Republic of Cyprus commemorates on Thursday the International Day in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust....

Bill calls for shadowing learner delivery drivers

Bill calls for shadowing learner delivery drivers

A proposed bill on new regulations for drivers of motorcycles in Cyprus introduces measures aimed at boosting safety, but the law would also mean tough restrictions on food delivery guys who work on a learner’s permit...

EuroAsia secures EU funds for Cyprus but Israel left out

EuroAsia secures EU funds for Cyprus but Israel left out

Cypriot Energy Minister Natasa Pilides has welcomed the approval the approval of EU funds for the EuroAsia Interconnector, but the money is not enough for the submarine cable to reach Israel...

Flying car cleared for takeoff, but you'll need a pilot's license (video)

Flying car cleared for takeoff, but you'll need a pilot's license (video)

A car that can transform into a small aircraft has passed flights tests with flying colors in Slovakia, developers say....

NPLs in Cyprus banks down by €32 million at the end of October

NPLs in Cyprus banks down by €32 million at the end of October

Total non-performing loans (NPLs) in the Cyprus banking sector decreased by €32 million at the end of October 2021, compared to the previous month, when total loans increased by €14 million to € 27.91 billion....

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