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15 June, 2024
 

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Fidias in 3rd as preliminary election results announced

Fidias in 3rd as preliminary election results announced

The exit poll results from various channels were released shortly after the European elections polls closed at 18:00....

'The fifth phalanx'

'The fifth phalanx'

The coming of age of my generation coincided with Cyprus' first appearance in the European Parliament in 2004. A generation that saw the EU as the vehicle for its hope—hope for change and reunification of the country....

Cyprus prepares for major local government reform

Cyprus prepares for major local government reform

The June 9 elections mark the final step before the significant milestone on July 1, 2024, when a new local government structure will be established in Cyprus, Apostolos Tomaras reports. ...

Body of TV doctor Michael Mosley found

Body of TV doctor Michael Mosley found

The body of British TV doctor Michael Mosley, missing for four days, was discovered on the Greek island of Symi, near a cave complex close to Agia Marina. ...

Voter turnout reaches 38.6% by 3pm this afternoon

Voter turnout reaches 38.6% by 3pm this afternoon

Voter turnout for the elections reached 38.6% of the registered electorate by 3 p.m. local time, Chief Returning Officer Elikkos Elia announced. This translates to 269,727 individuals casting their votes so far....

Bison return to Portugal after thousands of years

Bison return to Portugal after thousands of years

Rewilding Europe is thrilled to announce the arrival of a small herd of bison in a large valley in Portugal....

Four hostages rescued in daring IDF operation

Four hostages rescued in daring IDF operation

Israeli forces have successfully rescued four hostages, Noa Argamani, Almog Meir Jan, Andrei Kozlov, and Shlomi Ziv, who were kidnapped by Hamas during the Nova music festival attack in October....

Social media: Essential but not all-powerful

Social media: Essential but not all-powerful

Social media is undoubtedly a crucial tool in the electoral arena, according to a report by Kathimerini's Hectoras Georgiou....

Search resumes for missing British doctor on Symi

Search resumes for missing British doctor on Symi

Search efforts for missing British doctor and TV presenter Michael Mosley, 67, resumed at dawn Saturday on the Greek island of Symi....

1974 Toyotas stand still in Nicosia’s buffer zone

1974 Toyotas stand still in Nicosia’s buffer zone

In the summer of 1974, amidst the bustling streets of Ledra, Dikran's father, Stefan, welcomed a fleet of untouched Toyota cars, Corolla, Corona......

Fitch upgrades Cyprus to 'BBB+'

Fitch upgrades Cyprus to 'BBB+'

Fitch Ratings has upgraded Cyprus' Long-Term Foreign Currency Issuer Default Rating from 'BBB' to 'BBB+' with a positive outlook....

Frederick University's STEM Camp empowers girls' potential

Frederick University's STEM Camp empowers girls' potential

Frederick University has unveiled its STEM Camp tailored for girls aged 13 to 16, marking the third consecutive year of this initiative within the university's long-term campaign to address the underrepresentation of girls and women in STEM fields....

Greek olive oil producers reject bulk sales, thrive in export market

Greek olive oil producers reject bulk sales, thrive in export market

They knew the easy way. They could have effortlessly sent their oil in bulk to Italy....

US CENTCOM restores Gaza pier for humanitarian aid

US CENTCOM restores Gaza pier for humanitarian aid

The U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) announced the successful reestablishment of a temporary pier in Gaza to facilitate delivery of humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza....

World leaders unite to honor the fallen

World leaders unite to honor the fallen

On the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings, world leaders gathered in Normandy, France to commemorate the pivotal moment in World War II....

Is there a link between coronavirus and cancer?

Is there a link between coronavirus and cancer?

In Rock Hill, South Carolina, Kashyap Patel, the head of Carolina Blood and Cancer Care Associates, grew concerned during a lunch meeting in 2021. ...

Independent investigators seek new leads in cold case

Independent investigators seek new leads in cold case

Independent criminal investigators have urged anyone with information, even anonymously, to come forward in the investigation of the 2005 murder of 26-year-old national guard Thanasis Nikolaou....

Passenger traffic up at Larnaca and Paphos airports amid drop in hotel bookings

Passenger traffic up at Larnaca and Paphos airports amid drop in hotel bookings

Passenger traffic at Larnaca and Paphos airports increased by 4.26% in May 2024 compared to the same month in 2023, according to the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works....

Olive oil prices soar 65% in Cyprus in May 2024

Olive oil prices soar 65% in Cyprus in May 2024

Olive oil prices in Cyprus surged by 65% in May 2024 compared to the same month last year, and increased by 2% from April 2024, according to the Consumer Index table compiled by the Cyprus Consumer Association and released on Friday....

Search for Michael Mosley intensifies with divers in Symi

Search for Michael Mosley intensifies with divers in Symi

Divers have joined the continuing search for British broadcaster Michael Mosley after he went missing while on holiday on the Greek island of Symi....

Eco-friendly farming ideas from Safe-H2O-Farm project meeting

Eco-friendly farming ideas from Safe-H2O-Farm project meeting

Earlier this month, The Cyprus Institute hosted the first annual meeting of the PRIMA Safe-H20-Farm project....

Man falls to death from famous cliff in Norway

Man falls to death from famous cliff in Norway

A man has died after falling from a 1,981 foot (604-meter-high) cliff in Norway that featured in a “Mission Impossible” film....

Tax form deadline extended, no penalties until July 31

Tax form deadline extended, no penalties until July 31

The Department of Taxation has announced an extension regarding the submission of the Tax and Contribution Withholding Statement-TF7. Until July 31, 2024, no administrative penalties will be enforced for failure to submit TF7....

Heatwave forces classes outdoors due to lack of air conditioning

Heatwave forces classes outdoors due to lack of air conditioning

As Cyprus endures a sweltering heatwave with temperatures reaching 45 degrees Celsius, public school teachers have been forced to hold classes outdoors due to the lack of air conditioning. The extreme heat has rendered classrooms unbearable, prompting educators to seek any available shade....

Delivery services halted for 4 hours in extreme heat

Delivery services halted for 4 hours in extreme heat

In response to an orange warning for extremely high temperatures, the Department of Labor Inspection (tee) of the Ministry of Labor and Social Insurance has mandated a halt to all outdoor heavy and moderate work between 12:00 and 16:00....

Heatwave pushes Cyprus' electricity to the limit

Heatwave pushes Cyprus' electricity to the limit

As temperatures soar in Cyprus, the nation is gearing up for a significant spike in electricity demand, officials say....

Cyprus sends trained detection dogs to Paris Olympics

Cyprus sends trained detection dogs to Paris Olympics

Two detection dogs of the Cyprus Police together with their trainers will travel to Paris beginning of July to contribute to the counter-terrorism security measures taken by the French authorities during the upcoming Olympic Games in Paris. ...

Houthi rebels launch ''Palestine'' missile, matching Iranian rapid speeds

Houthi rebels launch ''Palestine'' missile, matching Iranian rapid speeds

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have unveiled a new, solid-fuel missile in their arsenal that resembles aspects of one earlier displayed by Iran that Tehran described as flying at hypersonic speeds....

Nearly 5,000 illegal residents leave Cyprus

Nearly 5,000 illegal residents leave Cyprus

The Cyprus Police have announced that since the beginning of the year, 4,883 people, who resided illegally in Cyprus, have left the country through forced and voluntary return procedures, compared to 3,887 people in the corresponding period last year. ...

Cyprus inflation could offset ECB rate cut benefits

Cyprus inflation could offset ECB rate cut benefits

The European Central Bank (ECB) cut its three key interest rates by 25 basis points on Thursday, marking the first reduction after nearly two years of increases or stasis. ...

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