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Woman biker killed in Limassol collision
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 11:31:44 +0000 - Photo; CNA

A 30-year-old woman on a motorcycle was killed on Sunday in Limassol when her bike was hit by a car driven by a 79-year-old man near the Limassol hospital. Eftychia Kleomeni died instantly when she was thrown from her motorbike after it was hit by a car coming out of a side road. She had […]

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Anastasiades departing on state visit to India on Monday
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 11:03:58 +0000 - Anastasiades reiterates enosis decision ‘unfortunate’

President Nicos Anastasiades leaves on Monday evening for India on a four-day state visit, heading a delegation of officials and businesspeople. Anastasiades, who will be accompanied by the ministers of finance, energy, transport, agriculture, and the government spokesman, will arrive in Mumba on the morning of 25 April. There he will meet with the Governor […]

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Georgiades to present cabinet with fiscal stability programme
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 10:53:13 +0000 - Finance Minister Harris Georgiades

Finance Minister Harris Georgiades is to present his fellow ministers on Monday with two important economic documents on fiscal policy and public debt management for cabinet approval. Sources from the finance ministry told CNA the Stability Programme for 2017 – 2020 would reaffirm the government`s commitment to reform efforts and maintaining fiscal policy. Fiscally, the […]

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Corbyn says could suspend Syria air strikes if elected
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 10:46:38 +0000 - New Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn

The leader of Britain’s main opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn said on Sunday he could suspend British involvement in air strikes against Syria if he was elected prime minister at a June 8 election. The veteran peace campaigner, whose Labour Party is around 20 points behind the ruling Conservatives in opinion polls, set out his […]

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Our under-used reservoirs
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 10:01:04 +0000 - Dragon boat racing in Yermasoyia reservoir

By Annette Chrysostomou The Cyprus Tourism Organisation and water sport groups both want reservoirs put to greater use Using Cyprus’ many beautifully located reservoirs for organised leisure activities such as water sports would appear to be an obvious way of expanding the island’s tourist attractions for local and foreign visitors alike. Yorkshire Water in the […]

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Construction worker critical after site accident
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 10:01:03 +0000 - Nicosia general hospital

A 47-year-old construction worker was critically  injured early on Sunday in Limassol when a piece of scaffolding fell on him, police said. According to police, the man was working on the ground floor when a piece of metal from the scaffolding on the second floor fell, hitting him on the head. The injured man was […]

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Polling station evacuated in eastern France due to suspicious vehicle
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:46:28 +0000 - Policemen stand near a polling station

A polling station in the town of Besançon in eastern France was evacuated on Sunday after a stolen vehicle was abandoned with the engine running while voting was taking place, French Interior Ministry said. The suspicious car was flagged as stolen and had fake number plates, a ministry official told Reuters, adding that a decision […]

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Israeli attack kills three in at Syria base
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:10:13 +0000 - File photo

An Israeli attack against a military base for the Syrian pro-government National Defence Forces in southern Syria killed three NDF members on Sunday, the NDF militia and a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitoring group, said it remained unclear if the source of the bombardment in Quneitra province […]

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Gunmen shoot, injure Italian conservationist in Kenya (Updated)
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:44:16 +0000 - Kuki Gallmann

Gunmen shot and wounded Italian-born conservationist Kuki Gallmann at her conservation park in northern Kenya on Sunday, a source close to her family said. The 73-year-old author of the memoir ‘I Dreamed of Africa’ was shot in the stomach after the vehicle she was driving in was ambushed by a group of gunmen, the source […]

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Kotzias letter to UN chief says Eide lobbying for Turkey (Updated)
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:22:39 +0000 - Greek Foreign Minister Nicos Kotzias (left) with UN Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide in Athens in early February

Greek foreign minister Nicos Kotzias has written a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to complain about “the conduct” of UN Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide, reports said on Sunday. According to Phileleftheros “the letter bluntly stated” that the UN official was acting to promote the Turkish request for the EU four freedoms to be […]

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Fire service called to extinguish blaze at EAC substation
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 07:48:24 +0000 - imagew (1)

The fire service responded to 24 calls for help that included 18 fires over the past 24 hours, it said on Sunday. One of the main callouts was to an EAC substation near Athienou in Larnaca, which had caught fire on Saturday night. The Oroklini fire station responded to the call with three vehicles and […]

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Bulgarian man critical after road accident
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 06:23:35 +0000 - nicosia_general_hospital08

A 39-year-old Bulgarian man was in intensive care at Nicosia General hospital on Sunday after sustaining critical injuries in a car accident in the early hours. According to police, the resident of Xylofagou in the Famagusta district was driving on the road between his village and Avgorou with two compatriots aged 39 and 20 when […]

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FA Cup will not impact Wenger’s future at Arsenal
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 06:05:23 +0000 - Wembley has a special significance for City boss Pep Guardiola, who picked up two European Cups with Barcelona at the venue - one as a player and one as a manager. Opponents Arsenal and manager Arsene Wenger are under pressure following a poor run of results

Arsenal’s fate in the FA Cup will play no part in manager Arsene Wenger’s decision on whether he stays or leaves the club at the end of the season, the Frenchman said ahead of Sunday’s semi-final against Manchester City at Wembley. Wenger has come under pressure from some former players, supporters and the media after […]

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Barca look to bounce back against eternal rival Real
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 06:00:39 +0000 - Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will take centre stage in one of the sporting world's showpiece events

After sealing their place in the Champions League semi-finals, Real Madrid can take a huge step towards claiming a first La Liga title in five years when they host great rivals Barcelona in El Clasico on Sunday (9.45pm). An injury-time Sergio Ramos equaliser ensured Madrid maintained a six-point cushion over Luis Enrique’s side when the […]

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North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 05:58:43 +0000 - File KCNA picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific. U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean peninsula […]

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France votes in cliffhanger election (Update 2)
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 05:55:10 +0000 - A photo illustration shows a French voter card in front of pictures of the candidates for the French presidential election

France voted on Sunday in the first round of a bitterly fought presidential election that is crucial to the future of Europe and a closely-watched test of voters’ anger with the political establishment. Over 50,000 police backed by elite units of the French security services patrolled the streets less than three days after a suspected […]

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British conservatives on course for sweeping election victory
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 05:46:33 +0000 - Britain's Prime Minster Theresa May delivers a stump speech at Netherton Conservative Club during the Conservative Party's election campaign, in Dudley

Britain’s Theresa May appeared on course to win a crushing election victory in June after opinion polls put support for her ruling Conservative party at around 50 percent, double that of the opposition Labour party. May’s decision to call a June 8 election stunned her political rivals this week and a string of polls released […]

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Liverpool look for points as rivals eye Cup glory
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 05:45:58 +0000 - Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp celebrates after the match with Lucas Leiva and Dejan Lovren

LIVERPOOL have a chance to consolidate their position in the Champions League qualification spots when they take on Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Sunday, while three of the top four are in FA Cup semi-final action. Looking to benefit from any slipup by Juergen Klopp’s side are fifth-placed Manchester United — unbeaten in […]

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Volvo offers retreat in pop-up activity studio
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 05:30:43 +0000 - The 'Escape the City in your City' pop-up studio opened on Edinburgh's popular Castle Street offering a selection of relaxing and complimentary 30-minute sessions, including yoga, Swedish massage, meditation, art classes and guided run clubs. The multifunctional space will also display Volvo's long-awaited new XC60 premium SUV

The automotive market may be picking up, but manufacturers are always trying to come up with new ideas to sell their vehicles. Let’s face it, the average car showroom is a pretty clinical affair: polished floors, a couple of desks and a plethora of new cars parked at an “attractive” angle to entice customers to […]

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Have marina plans run aground?
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:08:28 +0000 - Facilities at the existing Larnaca marina are limited

Latest setback for Paphos marina one of many for Paphos and Larnaca THE rejection this week of what had been the winning tender for Paphos marina has raised concerns over the viability of the government’s commitment to transform Cyprus into an upmarket boating destination for the eastern Mediterranean. The failure of the Poseidon consortium’s €215 […]

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