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20 February, 2020
 

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Health Minister travels to Brussels for extraordinary EU coronavirus meeting

Health Minister travels to Brussels for extraordinary EU coronavirus meeting

Amid growing concerns over coronavirus, Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou will be rushing to Brussels on Wednesday after the European Union called for an emergency meeting of EU Health Ministers on Thursday....

Israeli FM director-general in Athens for talks

Israeli FM director-general in Athens for talks

Israel’s Foreign Ministry director-general Yuval Rotem will visit Athens Wednesday for talks with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and other officials, the Israeli embassy announced....

Yellow warning for thick fog covering Cyprus

Yellow warning for thick fog covering Cyprus

After fog and low clouds blanketed the Nicosia skies on Wednesday, the Met Department issued a yellow warning for dense fog at mountainous and semi-mountainous regions, which will remain in effect until 10am on Thursday....

Turkish delegation to visit Moscow to discuss Syria's Idlib

Turkish delegation to visit Moscow to discuss Syria's Idlib

A Turkish delegation will go to Moscow in coming days to discuss the escalating conflict in Syria’s Idlib region, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Wednesday, adding that around 1 million people had been displaced there due to Russian-backed Syrian attacks....

Potatoes to be brought in from the north after cold blast damages crops

Potatoes to be brought in from the north after cold blast damages crops

Potatoes harvested in the north will be transferred next Monday to government-controlled areas, where potato crops suffered heavy blows after successive days of heavy rain and frost....

Drunk cabbie jailed after speedy trial

Drunk cabbie jailed after speedy trial

A taxi driver in Larnaca was sentenced to 15 days in prison and had his licence suspended by a judge who found him guilty of reckless driving and driving under the influence...

Cyprus 'golden passports' scheme a laundering risk, says watchdog

Cyprus 'golden passports' scheme a laundering risk, says watchdog

A European money laundering watchdog has cautioned that a secretive investment-for-passports programme run by Cyprus was vulnerable to money laundering and fraught with risk...

European Commission to stamp out illegal pet trade

European Commission to stamp out illegal pet trade

The European Commission will boost efforts to stamp out the illegal trade in pets, particularly cats and dogs, in the EU, the Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides said....

Tzitzikostas elected President of the European Committee of the Regions

Tzitzikostas elected President of the European Committee of the Regions

Governor of Central Macedonia region Aspostolos Tzitzikostas has been elected President of the European Committee of the Regions....

Two in custody over Cyprus football corruption

Two in custody over Cyprus football corruption

There were new developments on Wednesday in the world of Cypriot football, with two suspects remanded in custody over suspicions of rigging the Beautiful Game...

Teenage girl dragged 100 feet by bus

Teenage girl dragged 100 feet by bus

Police are investigating a road incident in Famagusta where a teenage girl was dragged by a bus after her backpack got stuck in the door...

WHO: Coronavirus officially named Covid-19

WHO: Coronavirus officially named Covid-19

The World Health Organization says the official name for the disease caused by the new coronavirus will be Covid-2019....

Police announce driving offences that can lead to license revocation

Police announce driving offences that can lead to license revocation

After the first days of February saw the first immediate revocations of the licences of two reckless drivers, the director of Traffic Police Yiannakis Georgiou on Tuesday specified the criteria that may land a driver a referral to the Road Transport Department for license revocation....

Cyprus and Israel Defence Ministers discuss developments in the region

Cyprus and Israel Defence Ministers discuss developments in the region

The current strategic environment and future security developments in the region, as well as their subsequent implications on their respective countries, were discussed on Tuesday by Cypriot Minister of Defence Savvas Angelides and his Israeli counterpart Naftali Bennet....

Bewildering footage of blood-red Caspian Sea strip

Bewildering footage of blood-red Caspian Sea strip

Locals of the city of Aktau in south-eastern Kazakhstan were astounded by the sight of what appeared to be a ‘bleeding sea’, as a stretch of coast turned dark red and flowed over the white snow covering the shore, creating a remarkable but horrific sight....

Cyprus' plan to strip citizenship stalls in legal vacuum

Cyprus' plan to strip citizenship stalls in legal vacuum

A legal technicality has led Cyprus to temporarily halt a process to strip citizenship from 26 individuals who benefitted from a secretive passports-for-investment scheme, lawmakers said on Monday....

Syria displacement is worst since conflict began, UN says

Syria displacement is worst since conflict began, UN says

More people have fled fighting in Syria over the past 10 weeks than at any other time in the 9-year-old conflict and the city of Idlib, where many are sheltering, could become a graveyard if hostilities continue, two U.N. agencies said on Tuesday....

Government ups the ante on Spiftire impasse

Government ups the ante on Spiftire impasse

The Republic of Cyprus has already decided on measures to be taken in the event that the UN fails to resolve the Spitfire Café impasse between the Nicosia Municipality and the Turkish military....

Coronavirus emergency 'holds a very grave threat' for world, says WHO

Coronavirus emergency 'holds a very grave threat' for world, says WHO

China’s coronavirus outbreak poses a “very grave threat for the rest of the world,” the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday in an appeal for sharing virus samples and speeding up research into drugs and vaccines, Reuters reported. ...

Italian Navy frigate departs from Larnaca port after joint military exercise

Italian Navy frigate departs from Larnaca port after joint military exercise

The Italian Navy’s frigate Virginio Fasan departed from the Larnaca port on Tuesday after being docked there from February 8 to 10 as part of patrolling operations in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Italian embassy in Nicosia announced....

37% of energy for heating and cooling in Cyprus from renewable sources

37% of energy for heating and cooling in Cyprus from renewable sources

Renewable energy accounted for 37 per cent of the total energy used for heating and cooling in Cyprus in 2018, which ranked 8th EU-wide....

British comic runs through divided Nicosia

British comic runs through divided Nicosia

British comedian Eddie Izzard is running 28 marathons around European capital cities in a month, in a bid to promote unity and shared humanity across the continent...

Worker critical after fall in Paphos warehouse

Worker critical after fall in Paphos warehouse

A man in Paphos was rushed to the Emergency Room following a work-related accident, where he fell and severely injured his head...

Marios asks for leniency in Strovolos murders

Marios asks for leniency in Strovolos murders

The lawyer of Marios Hadjixenofondos, the last of four defendants in the Strovolos double murder trial, has asked the criminal court to show “maximum leniency” saying his client was also a victim in the case...

Makarios hospital on alert over RSV cases

Makarios hospital on alert over RSV cases

Health officials are warning parents of young infants to be extra cautious with their babies, following a recent rise in cases of the respiratory syncytial virus...

Second virus case tests negative in Cyprus

Second virus case tests negative in Cyprus

A woman from China, who traveled back to Cyprus on Monday and was suspected of being a carrier of the coronavirus, tested negative for the Wuhan bug hours later...

Cyprus slightly above EU average on women scientists and engineers

Cyprus slightly above EU average on women scientists and engineers

In 2018, of almost 15 million scientists and engineers in the EU, 59% were men and 41% women, according to figures released by Eurostat, ahead of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated on 11 February. Cyprus ranks close to the EU average with 42%, followed by Romania (41%), France (40%), and Greece, the Czech Republic and Slovakia (all 39%). ...

Greece to speed up creation of migrant holding centers to ease tension

Greece to speed up creation of migrant holding centers to ease tension

Greece plans to accelerate the creation of detention centers on its outlying islands in the Aegean Sea after a backlash against overcrowded camps by some migrants and nearby residents....

Woman suspected of coronavirus at Nicosia hospital

Woman suspected of coronavirus at Nicosia hospital

A Chinese woman, a permanent resident of Cyprus, is being treated at Nicosia General Hospital on suspicion of being a coronavirus carrier....

Cavusoglu slams Akinci after comment that Turkey-north annexation would be 'horrible'

Cavusoglu slams Akinci after comment that Turkey-north annexation would be 'horrible'

“I’ve never worked with a more unreliable politician,” the Turkish Foreign Minister Melvut Cavusoglu said on Monday, referring to the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci in response to an interview where Akinci said the prospect of Crimea-style annexation with Turkey was “horrible”....

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