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Mandy Moore’s wedding won’t be “stereotypical”
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 07:03:05 +0000 -

The 34-year-old actress is set to tie the knot with her fiancé Taylor Goldsmith, and has said she’s not stressing herself out when it comes to planning their big day, as she knows they won’t be following the traditional wedding celebrations. She said: “It will just end up unfolding the way it’s supposed to. I […]

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Serena tops Forbes list of highest paid female athletes
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 07:02:07 +0000 -

Serena Williams was the highest paid female athlete for a third consecutive year in 2018, according to an annual list published by Forbes that was dominated by tennis players. Williams, who returned to competition in March after giving birth last September, earned $62,000 in winnings over the past year but received $18.1 million from an […]

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Italy probes Lazio fans who warned women to stay away
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 06:58:06 +0000 -

Police and football authorities in Italy said they were investigating after hardcore Lazio fans warned women to stay away from front row seats at the club’s stadium in Rome, in an incident that has sparked a public outcry about sexism. Ahead of Lazio’s Serie A curtain raiser against Napoli on Saturday, die-hard supporters known as […]

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PSV fight back to win as Benfica and Red Star held
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 06:50:49 +0000 -

Former European Cup winners PSV Eindhoven fought back to grind out a 3-2 win at BATE Borisov on Tuesday in their Champions League playoff round first-leg clash while Benfica were held to a 1-1 home draw by PAOK. Red Star Belgrade, the 1991 European champions, were held to a 0-0 home draw by Austria’s Salzburg […]

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US-Turkey crisis could end “instantly” if pastor freed – Bolton
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 05:58:44 +0000 -

Turkey could end its lira-battering crisis with the United States “instantly” by freeing a detained American pastor, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said, adding that a Qatari cash infusion would not help Ankara’s economy. The Turkish currency has been in freefall since Washington ordered tariffs in retaliation for the detention of Pastor Andrew Brunson […]

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Cohen testifies Trump told him to commit crime by paying off women
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 05:12:15 +0000 -

U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen testified on Tuesday that Trump had directed him to commit a crime by arranging payments ahead of the 2016 presidential election to silence two women who said they had affairs with Trump. Cohen’s voice cracked several times as he pleaded guilty to eight criminal charges in […]

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Our View: Government has recognised oil company deals must be win win
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 01:29:09 +0000 -

Energy Minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis may have prematurely announced the re-negotiation of the contract for the exploitation of the Aphrodite gas finding, but Tuesday’s decision by the council of ministers suggested this was inevitable. Perhaps the minister should not have presumed the cabinet would have sanctioned the new negotiation but he has acquired enough experience, handling […]

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NGO calls for change to ‘inadequate’ asylum seeker allowances
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 01:28:25 +0000 -

Non-governmental organisation Cyprus Stop Trafficking has sent an open letter to the President and the Cabinet, which was published on Tuesday, complaining about the inadequate allowance for asylum seekers in the country. The letter, signed by honorary head of the organisation Androulla Christofidou Henriques, says that under the 2013 regulations applicants receive “a totally inadequate […]

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Nissan fined for misleading ad campaign
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 20:54:08 +0000 -

The consumer protection service has imposed a €50,000 administrative fine on New Nissan Cyprus Ltd for unfair commercial practices. According to a statement, the fine was issued after an investigation revealed false advertisement of Nissan’s Qashqai. It was advertised as a vehicle with parking sensors on the front and rear, which it did not have, […]

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Director Danny Boyle exits latest James Bond movie, producers say
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 19:35:17 +0000 -

British director Danny Boyle has exited the latest upcoming James Bond movie due to “creative differences,” the producers of the multi-million film franchise said on Tuesday. “Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig today announced that due to creative differences Danny Boyle has decided to no longer direct Bond 25,” said a statement on […]

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Turkish Cypriot students in south can now go to uni in Turkey
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 19:27:07 +0000 -

Turkish Cypriot students graduating from schools in the government-controlled areas will now be able to study at universities in Turkey, it was reported on Tuesday. According to media reports in the north, ‘education minister’ Cemal Ozyigit announced that the problem of not accepting students who attended schools in the government-controlled areas at universities in Turkey […]

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Russian firms, vessels hit with U.S. sanctions over N. Korea oil transfers
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 19:16:45 +0000 -

The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions on two Russian shipping companies and six vessels it said were involved in the transfer of refined petroleum products to North Korean vessels in violation of United Nations restrictions. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov called the sanctions as well as other U.S. steps over alleged hacking, groundless, […]

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‘Cyprus regaining investment grade in coming months’
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 18:44:09 +0000 -

Government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou said on Tuesday that Cyprus is on its way to regaining investment grade status. Speaking after a cabinet meeting at the presidential residence in Troodos, Prodromou said that the ministers and President Nicos Anastasiades reviewed the first six months of Anastasiades’ second term. The cabinet, Prodromou added, was also briefed by […]

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Asia Argento denies sexual relations with actor she paid off
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 18:02:32 +0000 -

Italian actress Asia Argento, an outspoken advocate in the movement against sexual harassment, denied on Tuesday ever having had sexual relations with Jimmy Bennett, an actor who the New York Times reported had accused her of sexual assault. The New York Times reported on Sunday that Bennett had accused Argento of sexually assaulting him in […]

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British tourist dies from drowning in Cape Greco
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 17:21:18 +0000 -

British tourist Alan Duk Tien, 28, died from drowning, a post-mortem examination showed on Tuesday after he was pronounced dead on Sunday. The post-mortem was carried out by state pathologist Eleni Antoniou at approximately 10am. The man was on a boat with two friends in the Konnos Bay area of Cape Greco on Sunday when […]

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Britain presses for more EU sanctions against Russia
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 16:47:07 +0000 -

Britain pressed the European Union on Tuesday to increase sanctions against Russia, saying it should stand “shoulder to shoulder” with the United States, which hit Moscow with new economic restrictions this month. Britain’s foreign minister, Jeremy Hunt, said that Russian President Vladimir Putin has made the world “a more dangerous place”, and that after a […]

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Nicosia resumes cooperation with Moscow over Browder
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 16:42:28 +0000 -

Cyprus will resume cooperating with Russia in its probe against Hermitage Capital founder Bill Browder and his associate Ivan Cherkasov after a court dismissed their application, the Ministry of Justice said on Tuesday. “I have been informed that the cooperation will proceed normally,” a justice ministry spokesperson told the Cyprus Mail. On August 3 the […]

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British tycoon killed in seaplane crash leaves £41m to Oxfam
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 16:05:54 +0000 -

A tycoon killed with his family in a seaplane crash in Australia on New Year’s Eve has left a £41m fortune to the crisis-hit charity Oxfam, a British newspaper reported on Tuesday. The bequest comes at a time when Oxfam is trying to find £16m in savings as it grapples with the fallout from a […]

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Responsibility for covering Olympic’s Bulgarian customers unclear (Update)
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 15:44:19 +0000 -

The liquidation of Olympic Insurance, which resulted from its failure to satisfy capital requirements, has raised questions over who is ultimately responsible to compensate victims of traffic accidents caused by drivers insured by the insolvent company, stakeholders said. The company, whose winding up was petitioned at the court on August 10, had its licence stripped […]

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Pope to meet sexual abuse victims in Ireland as scandal jars Church
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 15:25:57 +0000 -

Pope Francis will meet victims of clergy sexual abuse during his trip to Ireland this weekend, the Vatican said on Tuesday, as scandals in several countries mire the Catholic Church in its worst credibility crisis in more than 15 years. Last week a grand jury in the US state of Pennsylvania released the findings of […]

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