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20 February, 2020
 

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Defence minister goes ‘behind enemy lines'

Defence minister goes ‘behind enemy lines'

Cypriot Defence Minister Savvas Angelides got up close and personal with special commandos during their winter training high up in the snowy mountains...

Opposition builds against planned quarry zone as thousands of trees may be axed

Opposition builds against planned quarry zone as thousands of trees may be axed

Intense reaction has been building up in recent days in opposition to plans to create a gravel quarry in the Delikipos forest, an extensive green patch in the Larnaca district, part of the network of Natura 2000 nature protection areas....

Military clash with Syria is imminent, Erdogan says

Military clash with Syria is imminent, Erdogan says

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday a Turkish military operation to push back a Syrian government offensive against rebel strongholds in northwest Syria was now “a matter of time” after talks with Russia failed to halt the assault....

85 UEFA red notices received by Cyprus police since 2011

85 UEFA red notices received by Cyprus police since 2011

Cyprus police have received a sum of 85 red notices from UEFA since 2011 over football match fixing suspicions, Chief of Police Kypros Michaelides told the House Ethics Committee, which convened to discuss the urgent matter of establishing a National Action Plan to combat corruption in sports....

New Brexit immigration system to favour high-skilled workers

New Brexit immigration system to favour high-skilled workers

Britain will prioritize access for high-skilled workers from around the world in its post-Brexit points-based immigration system, the government said on Tuesday, setting out its plans to put an end to a reliance on “cheap labor from Europe”....

Greece, US hold live-fire drill after major base deal

Greece, US hold live-fire drill after major base deal

At the foot of Mount Olympus, army aviation forces from Greece and the United States are taking part in a live-fire exercise with attack helicopters, marking deepening defense ties between the two countries....

Cyprus and 8 EU countries object to new rules of mobility package on commercial vehicles

Cyprus and 8 EU countries object to new rules of mobility package on commercial vehicles

Implications of a new rule included in the EU mobility package currently under negotiation, whereby commercial vehicles, lorries, and trucks will be required to return to their licensing Member State every eight weeks, were raised on Wednesday by Transport Minister Yiannis Karousos and several of his counterparts to the Commission Vice President and Commissioner for Transport....

Erdogan says third Turkish drill ship to begin operations in 2020

Erdogan says third Turkish drill ship to begin operations in 2020

Turkey has purchased its third offshore drilling ship which will arrive in Turkey next month, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, adding that the ship will begin operations in 2020. ...

Turkish Cypriot ambulance rushes to Nicosia General

Turkish Cypriot ambulance rushes to Nicosia General

A Turkish Cypriot ambulance received police escort in the south on Wednesday, as it was transporting a patient in a medical emergency...

Residents up in arms over 'virus camp'

Residents up in arms over 'virus camp'

Local residents in rural Nicosia are reacting to government plans aimed at establishing a quarantine facility in their area to treat potential confirmed coronavirus cases in Cyprus...

Hunter shot in the foot in Paphos

Hunter shot in the foot in Paphos

A young man was injured in a gun accident on Wednesday morning in Paphos when a hunting rifle went off by accident...

Suspect denies involvement in Napa shooting

Suspect denies involvement in Napa shooting

New information about the gun used in the Ayia Napa shooting has emerged in court proceedings, with prosecutors still feeling confident about the case and the suspect in custody denying any involvement...

Cyprus in the midst of massive football corruption storm, Justice Minister says

Cyprus in the midst of massive football corruption storm, Justice Minister says

“We’re in the midst of a massive storm,” Justice Minister Giorgos Savvides said on Tuesday, referring to the wave of football corruption allegations that has been sweeping over Cyprus recently....

Port authority crews reportedly harassed by Turkish coast guard off Kastelorizo

Port authority crews reportedly harassed by Turkish coast guard off Kastelorizo

The Turkish coast guard reportedly harassed vessels of the Greek port Authority and military as they prepared on Tuesday to collect migrants and refugees on board a dinghy near the islet of Strongyli off the coast of the southeastern Aegean island of Kastelorizo....

Cyprus Econ Council begins work on future sustainable growth blueprint

Cyprus Econ Council begins work on future sustainable growth blueprint

The Cyprus Economy and Competitiveness Council (CECC) has announced the start of a project aiming to draft a blueprint on Cyprus’ future long term sustainable economic growth....

Dense fog on peaks, rain and storms on the cards

Dense fog on peaks, rain and storms on the cards

Dense fog had set on the mountain regions on Tuesday, with drivers urged to show particular caution due low visibility, by driving at low speeds and keeping a safe distance from other vehicles....

Α defeat in the Cyprus Courts for Promsvyazbank

Α defeat in the Cyprus Courts for Promsvyazbank

Clients of the Russian bank Promsvyazbank, which maintained a branch in Cyprus until the Central Bank revoked its license, won a small victory over the bank by bringing the case to court in Cyprus...

French Defence Minister expresses solidarity with Cyprus

French Defence Minister expresses solidarity with Cyprus

The French Defence Minister, Florence Parly, who met on Tuesday with President Nicos Anastasiades and her Cyprus counterpart Savvas Angelides, expressed France’s solidarity with Cyprus, which she said is under intense pressure when seen from an international perspective....

Cyprus enjoys strong growth prospects but contingent liabilities remain

Cyprus enjoys strong growth prospects but contingent liabilities remain

Strong growth prospects and sustained fiscal discipline places Cyprus on a firm declining path but contingent liabilities, healthcare and public sector wage-related costs, as well as weaker external conditions, pose risks to the fiscal outlook, Scope rating agency said in commentary on Cyprus....

Suspect remanded in Ayia Napa shooting

Suspect remanded in Ayia Napa shooting

A male suspect in the Ayia Napa shooting has been remanded in custody for eight days, as police continue to investigate a botched mob hit in the wee hours Sunday at a pub in the island’s resort town...

Cyprus police weigh in on match fixing

Cyprus police weigh in on match fixing

Cypriot police say they knew last year about a possible involvement of specific individuals rigging the Beautiful Game but could not act citing phone privacy concerns...

Minister says ‘no panic’ over coronavirus

Minister says ‘no panic’ over coronavirus

Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou says the Cypriot government is taking all precautions against the coronavirus threat, adding that the administration is on alert but there is no panic...

Charred body found in Nicosia farmhouse

Charred body found in Nicosia farmhouse

The charred body of an unidentified person was found in a farmhouse in rural Nicosia, following a fire that broke out on Monday night...

Cyprus a central hub of European match-fixing network

Cyprus a central hub of European match-fixing network

An extensive and revealing report published in the Spanish news outfit El Confidencial identified Cyprus match-fixing as a central hub of European football corruption....

38-year-old cuffed for Ayia Napa botched mob hit

38-year-old cuffed for Ayia Napa botched mob hit

A 38-year-old Larnaca resident was arrested Monday afternoon in connection with a botched mob hit in Ayia Napa on Sunday....

Amid tension, Greece, Turkey hold military-to-military talks

Amid tension, Greece, Turkey hold military-to-military talks

A delegation of Turkish military officials is due in Athens to resume confidence-building talks amid tension between the two NATO members over maritime oil-and-gas drilling rights....

Anti-aircraft systems activated in joint military exercise with France

Anti-aircraft systems activated in joint military exercise with France

French Rafale fighter jets put the capabilities of the Cyprus army’s anti-aircraft umbrella to the test during a joint military exercise on Monday....

EIB President in Cyprus to discuss bank’s investment in the country

EIB President in Cyprus to discuss bank’s investment in the country

The European Investment Bank (EIB) President, Werner Hoyer, was in Cyprus on Monday to update President Nicos Anastasiades on recent and future investment on the island, and to review improvements the education sector which has enjoyed significant ECB investment....

Cops recover delivery guy’s stolen motorcycle

Cops recover delivery guy’s stolen motorcycle

A teenage girl was briefly detained for questioning in Limassol following a complaint by a delivery guy, who said he had his motorcycle stolen under knife threat...

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