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1. President: Unnecessary travel strictly prohibited, violators to be fined

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/president-unnecessary-travel-strictly-prohibited

Addressing the nation on Monday night for the second time since the coronavirus pandemic broke out in Cyprus in early March, President Nicos Anastasiades announced that all unnecessary travel will be banned as of 6pm on Tuesday until April 13....

2. Blocked refugees rescued in the north

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/blocked-refugees-rescued-in-the-north

Coast guard officials in the Republic of Cyprus blocked a boat carrying over a hundred undocumented migrants from entering territorial waters, while reports in the north said Turkish Cypriot authorities rescued 175 Syrians including women and children...

3. Migrant camps on Greek islands put on lockdown

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/migrant-camps-on-greek-islands-put-on-lockdown

No visitors, including members of organizations and agencies, will be allowed into the migrant reception and processing centers on the Greek islands for the next two weeks at least, the Migration Ministry said yesterday, announcing a series of measures to prevent a coronavirus outbreak in any of the facilities....

4. Large fire breaks out at Moria migrant camp on Lesvos

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/large-fire-breaks-out-at-moria-migrant-camp-on-lesvos

A large fire has broken out at the Moria refugee and migrant camp on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos, according to local media reports on Monday. ...

5. Cyprus braces for student exodus from Greece

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-braces-for-student-exodus-from-greece

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades outlined the government's plan on Friday to manage the coronavirus pandemic, announcing travel restrictions which some critics said did not go far enough...

6. Turkey announces first coronavirus case

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-announces-first-coronavirus-case

Turkey announced its first case of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, with “patient zero” testing positive after a trip to Europe following some 2000 suspected cases that all came out negative...

7. Berlin to take up to 100 children from Greek refugee camps

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/berlin-to-take-up-to-100-children-from-greek-refugee-camps

Berlin will take in 80 to 100 children from Greek refugee camps, an official in the German capital said on Tuesday, as concern mounts about migrants amassing on the Turkish-Greek border....

8. The north in turmoil after first coronavirus case

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/the-north-in-turmoil-after-first-coronavirus-case

The north was hurled into turmoil on Tuesday after confirming its first coronavirus case, with authorities in the north moving to place hotels in lockdown, health services placing tens of persons in isolation, and the ‘government’ shutting primary and secondary schools until March 16, with universities in the north being the next possible target of intervention....

9. First coronavirus case confirmed in the north

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/coronavirus-case-confirmed-in-the-north

The third case of coronavirus was announced on the divided island of Cyprus, after a foreign visitor was confirmed with the coronavirus infection in the north...

10. EU criticizes Turkey on migration as border clashes resume

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-criticizes-turkey-on-migration-as-border-clashes-resume

Clashes between Greek riot police and migrants attempting to cross the border from Turkey erupted anew Friday as European Union foreign ministers took aim at what they called “Turkey’s use of migratory pressure for political purposes.” ...

11. Cyprus Foreign Minister concludes first official visit to Skopje

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-foreign-minister-concludes-first-official-visit-to-skopje

Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides had by Wednesday night completed his round of talks in Skopje, where he held an official one-day visit to discuss a range of issues with his North Macedonian counterpart Nikola Dimitrov....

12. FM in Skopje to discuss Cyprus, migration and East Med developments

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/fm-in-skopje-to-discuss-cyprus-migration-and-east-med-developments

The Foreign Minister of Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulides was on an official visit to North Macedonia on Wednesday to discuss the Cyprus issue, developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, migration and bilateral relations. ...

13. Cyprus says it cannot cope with migrant influx

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-says-it-cannot-cope-with-migrant-influx

The interior minister of the Republic of Cyprus says the island cannot host more “economic migrants” as another boatload of refugees arrived on Tuesday, clarifying that authorities would not send back those whose lives may be in danger...

14. Guards use tear gas to disperse hundreds of migrants at Greek-Turkish border

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/guards-use-tear-gas-to-disperse-hundreds-of-migrants-at-greek-turkish-border

Guards on Greece’s northeastern land border with Turkey made “deterrent use” of tear gas to disperse some 500 refugees and migrants trying to enter the country and the European Union after Ankara loosened controls on migrant flows....

15. French frigate 'Auvergne' joins Cypriot- French search and rescue drill

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/french-frigate-auvergne-joins-cypriot-french-search-and-rescue-drill

Cyprus and France held a joint Search and Rescue (SAR) exercise on Tuesday off the coast of Cyprus, with the participation of SAR Units and personnel of the Republic of Cyprus and France. The French frigate 'Auvergne' also took part in the drill....

16. Bulgaria wants in on EastMed energy cooperation

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/bulgaria-wants-in-on-eastmed-energy-cooperation

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said on Tuesday that his country wishes to cooperate within the framework of the trilateral mechanism among Cyprus, Greece, and Israel in the energy field, adding that Bulgaria is geographically a natural continuation of these three countries....

17. Greek and French Defence Ministers declare united front

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-and-french-defence-ministers-declare-united-front

Greek and French Defence Ministers, Nikos Panagiotopoulos and Florence Parly, denounced Turkey’s illegal actions in the Eastern Mediterranean during their meeting in Athens on Monday....

18. France stands by Greece and Cyprus, says French Defense Minister

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/france-stands-by-greece-and-cyprus-says-french-defense-minister

France will stand by Greece and Cyprus, supporting both in their disputes with Turkey over maritime zones in the Mediterranean, French Defence Minister Florence Parly was quoted saying in a Greek newspaper on Sunday....

19. Pressed in Syria, Turkey ups the ante in the East Med

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/pressed-in-syria-turkey-ups-the-ante-in-the-east-med

20. Hydrocarbon exploration in Cyprus EEZ on track, minister says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/hydrocarbon-exploration-in-cyprus-eez-on-track-minister-says

A French-Italian consortium between oil giants Total and ENI will start drilling in Block 6 of Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone on schedule in April despite an “escalation” in tension from Turkey, Cypriot Energy Minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis has said....

21. Cavusoglu: Greece must be prepared to share in the East Med

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cavusoglu-greece-must-be-prepared-to-share-in-the-east-med

Turkey is willing to reach a compromise with Greece as long as the latter is prepared to share in the Eastern Mediterranean, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday....

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

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/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....

23. Erdogan says third Turkish drill ship to begin operations in 2020

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/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. ...

24. French Defence Minister expresses solidarity with Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/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....

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

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/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....

26. Greek-US ties and the East Med

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/greek-us-ties-and-the-east-med

By Lieutenant General Thomas Trask On the occasion of his meeting last month with President Donald Trump in Washington, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis remarked how the US-Greece relationship “is the best it ever was. But it can become even better.”...

27. House President continues contacts in Australia

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/house-president-continues-contacts-in-australia

President of the House of Representatives Demetris Syllouris continued his contacts in Australia, in the framework of an official visit heading a parliamentary delegation, during which he discussed the Cyprus issue, developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, Turkey’s military operations, avoiding double taxation, and bilateral cooperation. ...

28. UK 'deplores' Turkey's actions in Cyprus EEZ

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/uk-deplores-turkey-s-actions-in-cyprus-eez

The British Government’s position regarding the Cyprus issue and Turkey’s activity within the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of Cyprus does not change now that the UK has exited the European Union, the Minister for Europe Christopher Pincher said. ...

29. Government welcomes support expressed in US Senate

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/government-welcomes-support-expressed-in-us-senate

The Government Spokesman Kyriakos Kousios welcomed on behalf of the Republic of Cyprus the US position that Turkey is the sole party contributing to rising tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean, and not Greece or Cyprus....

30. Athens drafts package to ease tension with Anakara

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/athens-drafts-package-to-ease-tension-with-anakara

Athens plans to present a package of proposals to ease Aegean tensions in talks with Ankara on confidence building measures on February 17-21....

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