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Apoel face Lithuania’s Suduva in Champions League qualifying
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:19:13 +0000 -

First qualifying round draw (matches 10/11 & 17/18 July): Torpedo Kutaisi (GEO) v Sheriff (MDA) Shkëndija (MKD) v The New Saints (WAL) Sūduva (LTU) v APOEL (CYP) Olimpija Ljubljana (SVN) v Qarabağ (AZE) F91 Dudelange (LUX) v Videoton (HUN) Winners of the preliminary round v Malmö (SWE) HJK Helsinki (FIN) v Víkingur (FRO) Ludogorets Razgrad […]

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Nicosia square gives it up for jazz
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:48:11 +0000 -

Aglanjazz is one of the best summer festivals around, encapsulating all that’s good about the season. It’s also well organised – a big jazz hand to the Aglangia Municipality. And, to top it all off, the name is singularly superb: Aglangia continues to lead the league in both witty musical monikers and jazzy June celebrations. […]

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Big guns fail to fire as lesser lights shine
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:35:53 +0000 -

Traditionally the stage on which the biggest teams parade their talents, this year’s World Cup has seen the Goliaths of international football stumble when faced with industrious opponents of a lesser stature. Brazil, Germany and Argentina have lifted 11 World Cups between them, but all failed to win their opening games in Russia, prompting questions […]

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Friendly Russians revel in influx of visiting fans
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:32:02 +0000 -

Russians in World Cup host cities – some of them remote or industrial towns where tourists rarely tread – are bending over backwards to help visiting football fans, dispelling some preconceptions and spreading an upbeat atmosphere throughout the tournament. From helping fans navigate public transport to translating Cyrillic restaurant menus, Russians appear to be revelling […]

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Film review: Incredibles 2 ****
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:31:08 +0000 -

By Preston Wilder Say what you like about Incredibles 2 – and what can you say? it’s… incredible – but it’s clearly the work of one man, as opposed to a committee. Some scenes (in the first half-hour, especially) are a little long-winded, and would surely have been trimmed in another movie. The action scenes […]

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Former co-op bosses plead not guilty to fraud
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:23:52 +0000 -

Three former senior co-op bank officials and six others, including two companies, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to fraud in connection with loans worth €3.6m secured in 2007. The case was adjourned for November 5. Former Central Co-op Bank boss Erotokritos Chlorakiotis, former Strovolos Co-op boss Demetrakis Stavrou, and former co-op development commissioner Constantinos Lyras […]

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Flying, anthropology and everything in between
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:08:54 +0000 -

For the man charged with promoting Italian culture in Cyprus, it has been a busy life. THEO PANAYIDES meets someone with enough energy to have known the leader of the Catholic church, canoed down the Amazon and write novels to fund charitable work in the third world There’s a photo on a shelf in Umberto […]

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Tepak launches Baby Buddy programme
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:05:11 +0000 -

Are you pregnant? Are you a new parent? Which topics do you need more information about? Gynaecologists? Midwives? Paediatricians? What is important for parents-to-be to know? The Cyprus University of Technology (Tepak), the NGO Birth Forward and the wide network of their associates announce the launch of the Baby Buddy Forward programme. The aim of […]

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Poland hotshot Lewandowski will have to conquer K2
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:45:06 +0000 -

Poland forward Robert Lewandowski will be faced with a defender ominously known as K2 when, at the age of 29, he finally makes his debut at the World Cup finals in Tuesday’s Group H match against Senegal. Poland rely on Lewandowski for goals but he will first have to find a way past Kalidou Koulibaly, […]

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‘Black Panther’ and ‘Stranger Things’ won big at MTV Awards
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:10:19 +0000 -

The Marvel movie – directed by Ryan Coogler – scooped four of the 14 gongs up for grabs at the glamorous ceremony, held at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, on June 16, but it didn’t manage to come out completely on top as the thrilling Netflix drama also bagged four titles. It was a big […]

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Central Bank tells banks to ditch shell companies
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:56 +0000 -

The Central Bank of Cyprus is tightening rules against money laundering by asking supervised banks to avoid business with “shell and letterbox companies”. “The Central Bank of Cyprus shall incorporate in the forthcoming revision of the directive for the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing, issued to credit institutions (…), certain requirements for business […]

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Hellenic to triple balance sheet with Co-op acquisition
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 07:47:07 +0000 -

Following the formal approval by the Cyprus Cooperative Bank’s (CCB) shareholders of Hellenic’s proposal to acquire parts of its operations, the latter said late on Monday night that its board approved a capital plan submitted to the co-op and subject to the European Central Bank’s (ECB) approval. “The company has offered to pay the CCB […]

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Couch potato syndrome evident
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 07:20:24 +0000 -

Watching RIK2 (CyBC2) coverage, it is an interesting combination screening ‘Pub football’ with World Cup matches. First round of group match stats at a glance: games played so far 16, with ‘square eyes’ forming and obvious symptoms of ‘couch potato’ syndrome evident and only 47 games still to go. The front page headline has to […]

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Wasteful and over-cautious England get out of jail
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 07:07:17 +0000 -

England manager Gareth Southgate’s overly cautious approach and his team’s hesitance in front of goal resulted in a nervy 2-1 World Cup win over Tunisia rather than the comfortable victory their early dominance deserved. Having gone in 1-1 at half-time in their opening Group G game, England came up against opponents clearly playing for a […]

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Buzz kill: Gnats swarm players during Tunisia v England game
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 07:07:06 +0000 -

England and Tunisia players swatted away swarms of gnats that flew into their eyes and mouths during their opening World Cup game in Russia’s riverside city of Volgograd on Monday. The area around Volgograd is known for its swamps and wide rivers, the perfect breeding ground for insects during the hot and dry summer in […]

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Emilia Clarke said an emotional goodbye to ‘Game of Thrones’
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 06:50:35 +0000 -

The 31-year-old actress took to Instagram on Sunday (17.06.18) to reveal she had visited the set of the hit HBO fantasy drama – which will air its eighth and final season next year – in order to officially say goodbye to the show in which she has played mother of dragons Daenerys Targaryen since the […]

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A rub a dub dub performance
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 06:39:17 +0000 -

The Luna Rosa Theatre Company will perform its latest show entitled Patito for babies up to 24 months this week, so get the little ones ready for their first outing into the world of the theatre. The Strovolos theatre company is a pioneer when it comes to baby theatre. It was founded by Anthi Kettiriou […]

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Revved up Colombia look to squash Japan
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 06:30:31 +0000 -

Boosted by 2014 Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez and top scorer Radamel Falcao, a confident Colombia will be looking to demolish low-ranked Japan on Tuesday before moving on to tougher Group H rivals Poland and Senegal. The Andean nation is ranked 16th to Japan’s 61st, and history is on their side too – Colombia beat […]

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Trump ratchets up China trade conflict with fresh tariff threat
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 05:39:15 +0000 -

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods, prompting a swift warning from Beijing of retaliation, as the trade conflict between the world’s two biggest economies quickly escalated. Trump’s latest move, as Washington fights trade battles on several fronts, was unexpectedly swift and sharp. It was […]

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Saudi soccer team land safely in Rostov after apparent engine fire
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 05:33:13 +0000 -

Saudi Arabia’s national soccer team landed safely in Rostov-on-Don, Russia on Monday evening, after an apparent engine fire on the plane carrying the players to a World Cup match. Russia’s aviation watchdog Rosaviatsya said that during the landing there was a brief fire on one of the engines and that it would investigate the incident, […]

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