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14 May, 2021
 

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 Eight University of Nicosia academics listed among top scientists in the world

Eight University of Nicosia academics listed among top scientists in the world

Eight University of Nicosia academics are included on the annual list of 100,000 top-scientists worldwide and, correspondingly, in the top 2% of scientists in their field, according to a team of researchers at Stanford University in the USA...

Syllouris declines questions in passport probe

Syllouris declines questions in passport probe

A former Cypriot parliamentary speaker secretly filmed in an expose on a now discredited cash-for-passports scheme declined to answer questions on Wednesday into his role in a scandal which rocked the island nation...

Internet wants beloved dog back home

Internet wants beloved dog back home

The town of Ayia Napa says it will take the initiative to find a new home for Bruno, a beloved stray that appeared to be mistreated during capture, but people all over Cyprus are calling on authorities to let the dog get back to home, near an army camp where he is loved...

No common ground in sight in Geneva

No common ground in sight in Geneva

The two Cypriot leaders and media coverage of their separate discussions with the UN chief in Geneva could not be more diametrically opposed, with the parties in the 5+1 meeting called to reflect on their positions before assembling again on Thursday...

Cyprus offers no-hassle holidays for the fully vaccinated

Cyprus offers no-hassle holidays for the fully vaccinated

Cyprus is offering hassle-free holidays to fully vaccinated individuals from 65 countries from May 10 as it seeks to recoup lost ground from the pandemic...

Third lockdown brings new support schemes totaling €120m

Third lockdown brings new support schemes totaling €120m

New support measures to the tune of €120 million to address the effects Cyprus’ third total lockdown on employees and companies were announced by the Finance and Labour Ministers on Wednesday....

US-Turkish alliance at a critical crossroads

US-Turkish alliance at a critical crossroads

The rift between Joe Biden and Recep Tayyip Erdogan runs deep as the American president – in contrast to his predecessor – attaches a great deal of importance to respect for democratic values and does not see his Turkish counterpart as willing to cooperate in the framework of a world order based on shared principles and rules, Ian Bremmer, the head of Eurasia Group, tells Kathimerini in an interview....

KPMG supports 'Adopt a Family for Easter'

KPMG supports 'Adopt a Family for Easter'

Our Corporate Social Responsibility programme forms an integral part of our corporate philosophy around the world. As every year, we aim to implement specific actions with a substantial impact on our society, such as the support for socially vulnerable groups...

Webcam child groomer gets sentence

Webcam child groomer gets sentence

A young man got a suspended sentence after being found guilty of enticing a minor to sexual activity as well as child grooming offences involving a total of three underage girls...

Jam-packed day in Geneva underway

Jam-packed day in Geneva underway

UN chief Antonio Guterres started his day with a full plate on Wednesday, with reports saying efforts could be made to draft a joint statement in Geneva despite the two Cypriot leaders reportedly painting different pictures of their priorities during the 5+1 meeting...

Charges dropped against Brit expat who called mayor 'useless'

Charges dropped against Brit expat who called mayor 'useless'

Charges were dropped on Tuesday against a British woman arrested in front of her child last week after describing the mayor of Mandria village Kypros Michaelides as ‘useless’ in a Facebook comment....

Parents file lawsuit challenging mandatory tests, mask use

Parents file lawsuit challenging mandatory tests, mask use

A group of some dozen parents have filed a joint law suit challenging the state for imposing mandatory weekly coronavirus testing and face mask use on children...

Greek far-right MEP arrested in Brussels

Greek far-right MEP arrested in Brussels

Convicted Golden Dawn lawmaker Ioannis Lagos was arrested in his home in Brussels on Tuesday, shortly after a European arrest warrant was issued for the far-right MEP, according to sources. ...

Cyprus reduces interval between AstraZeneca doses

Cyprus reduces interval between AstraZeneca doses

Cyprus on Tuesday moved to reduce the timeframe between the first and second doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine from 12 to eight weeks....

Couple in child abuse to address court

Couple in child abuse to address court

The parents in a child abuse criminal case in Limassol will address the court next month, after the two defendants made no effort to contest evidence during the prima facie stage...

Larnaca seafront’s last oil tank gone

Larnaca seafront’s last oil tank gone

A video showing the removal of the last oil tank from Larnaca’s seafront was posted online Tuesday, revealing an unobstructed view of the ancient town’s blue waters after years of local and national efforts...

Search for common ground on Cyprus begins

Search for common ground on Cyprus begins

The United Nations are launching in Geneva their latest effort in the Cyprus Problem, with an informal 5+1 meeting starting Tuesday in search for common ground despite the two sides on the divided island having denounced each other’s official position...

SMS not needed for Holy Week churchgoers

SMS not needed for Holy Week churchgoers

Eastern Orthodox churchgoers in the Republic of Cyprus no longer need to send an SMS before attending service during Holy Week, based on an FAQ issued by the government on Monday revising and clarifying the latest lockdown measures...

Christodoulides: Failure in Geneva won’t benefit anyone

Christodoulides: Failure in Geneva won’t benefit anyone

A failure of the informal five-party summit would constitute a negative development for all participants, Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides said in an interview with Kathimerini Cyprus' Marina Economides, just before the new UN-led initiative was set to kick off in Geneva on Tuesday....

Cyprus open to fully vaccinated tourists

Cyprus open to fully vaccinated tourists

The Republic of Cyprus will open for fully vaccinated travelers without additional entry requirements starting May 10, a day after the end of a lockdown, with the tourism minister saying both EMA-approved vaccines as well as the Russian jab will be accepted...

Bishop’s mental fitness raised before rape trial

Bishop’s mental fitness raised before rape trial

The lawyer for former Kition Bishop Chrysostomos, who has yet to be arraigned on rape charges, says his client is not mentally competent to stand trial, as more women speak out against the metropolitan...

Anastasiades sets course for Geneva

Anastasiades sets course for Geneva

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades is flying to Geneva on Monday ahead of an informal five party meeting held by the UN to ascertain whether there is common ground to push for a new round of peace talks for the divided island...

Lockdown begins amid legal challenges

Lockdown begins amid legal challenges

The Republic of Cyprus entered a two-week lockdown on Monday, the start of the Holy Week for the Greek Orthodox community, with critics crying foul over some measures including proof of vaccination...

Cyprus scrambles on eve of third lockdown

Cyprus scrambles on eve of third lockdown

Cyprus' Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou has announced a two-week lockdown starting Monday, including a revision for Holy Saturday midnight mass after Archbishop Chrysostomos cried foul over rules that were 'unacceptable'...

Biden says Armenian deaths were genocide

Biden says Armenian deaths were genocide

US President Joe Biden kept a campaign promise on Saturday, saying massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire constituted genocide, a move vehemently denounced by Turkey amid frayed ties between the two NATO allies...

Cyprus decides lockdown in Golgotha meeting

Cyprus decides lockdown in Golgotha meeting

After a tough debate amongst ministers over how the government ought to respond to a deteriorating pandemic situation, a proposal for a short and partial lockdown was approved at the last minute after the Cypriot health minister ascended his Calvary to secure a lockdown ahead of Orthodox Holy Week...

Flagged down car escorted to hospital

Flagged down car escorted to hospital

A car stopped by police on the highway Thursday night ended up being escorted to the hospital after officers determined the driver was rushing his wife to seek medical care...

Cabinet split as measures gain on lockdown

Cabinet split as measures gain on lockdown

The Cabinet is set to announce later on Friday a new set of measures to curb the COVID-19 spread in the community, as daily cases continue to rise with a situation in hospitals extremely alarming...

Director wants passport probe clear his name

Director wants passport probe clear his name

A civil servant, whose name was dropped by the former House speaker during a secret video recording by Al Jazeera, says he did not get involved with golden passports during his tenure as director of the interior ministry, vowing to take legal action if an investigative committee failed to clear his name...

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