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Climate-change protesters disrupt London rail services
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:18:45 +0000 -

Climate change activists disrupted rail services in the east of London early on Thursday, sparking a physical confrontation between angry commuters and a protester who had climbed onto the roof of a London Underground train, video on social media showed. British Transport Police said they had responded to incidents at...

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Percentage at risk of poverty up in Cyprus
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:14:55 +0000 -

While the percentage of people at the risk of poverty or social inclusion in the EU has decreased from 23.7 per cent in 2008 to 21.7 in 2018, it has gone slightly up in the same period of time in Cyprus, from 23.3 per cent to 23.9 per cent, Eurostat...

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Owl of frustration
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:08:11 +0000 -

No, it has nothing to do with actual, real-life owls, merely the ones that live in fairy tales and our imagination. The Little Worry People theatre group are holding the first Owl Festival this autumn, presenting the theatrical performance The Owl Who Wanted It All! which, besides being a play,...

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N.Ireland’s DUP says: We cannot support Brexit deal as it stands
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 06:58:27 +0000 -

Boris Johnson has been dealt a major blow shortly before the crunch EU summit after Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster said she could not yet back his Brexit plans. The Prime Minister is hoping to bring back a deal from the Brussels meeting of European leaders while winning the...

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Arrest after car stolen, others damaged
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 06:29:49 +0000 -

Police have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with the theft of a car and damaging two vehicles on Wednesday in Paphos. At 4am, two people were seen getting out of a car with no number plates at a parking of a block of flats and trying to steal a...

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Technical hitch delays Slovenian FM’s visit (updated)
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 06:27:07 +0000 -

A technical problem forced the commercial aircraft on which Slovenian Foreign Affairs Minister Miro Cerar was travelling to Cyprus for a two-day working visit to land in Vienna, postponing his visit until Friday, foreign ministry sources told the CNA. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia Miro Cerar was due...

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Pensioner in intensive care after traffic accident
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 06:17:18 +0000 -

A 71-year-old female resident of Paphos is in critical condition in Nicosia hospital following a traffic accident in Paphos on Thursday evening. According to police, the accident happened at 8.20pm when a car driven by a 62-year-old man hit the woman, who was trying to cross the road. She was...

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Migrants found in Sopaz area of Nicosia
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 06:01:08 +0000 -

Twenty one migrants were found in the Sopaz area of Nicosia by police early on Thursday morning. The migrants, who are believed to have entered Nicosia from the north, were picked up at 4am. Most of them are reportedly from Africa, while one is a pregnant woman. Authorities have been...

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Trump to Erdogan: Don’t be a tough guy. Don’t be a fool!
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 05:17:30 +0000 -

U.S. President Donald Trump warned Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in a letter about Turkey’s incursion into Syria, “Don’t be a tough guy” and “Don’t be a fool!” The Oct. 9 letter was released by the White House on Wednesday as Trump battled to control the political damage following his decision to pull U.S. troops...

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Trump leaves Turkey, Syria ‘to argue it out’ and clashes with U.S. House Speaker
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 05:09:28 +0000 -

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he did not mind Russia helping Syria in a conflict with NATO ally Turkey and rejected criticism of his withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria that exposed Kurdish allies, calling it “strategically brilliant.” In a day of fast-moving events, Trump endured harsh criticism for the withdrawal and...

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Last-gasp Brexit deal set to dominate fraught EU summit
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 04:58:11 +0000 -

European Union leaders’ two-day summit in Brussels starting on Thursday will be dominated by last-gasp efforts to seal a deal on Britain’s exit from the bloc despite a raft of other pressing issues, from the crisis in the Middle East to the bloc’s budget. The meeting will be Boris Johnson’s...

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Cyprus ‘moving in right direction’ on gender equality, but slowly
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 01:28:23 +0000 -

Cyprus ranks below average on gender equality in the EU, despite scoring the second highest in terms of progress since 2005, according to the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). Alexandra Attalides, spokesperson for the office in Cyprus said that according to Cypriot women, they have limited time to deal...

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Making American taxes great again
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 01:23:43 +0000 -

By Edward Hadas Two Frenchmen want to make American taxes great again. Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman are students of Thomas Piketty, whose tome on inequality sold two million copies. Now the pair, both economics professors at the University of California, Berkeley have produced their own much shorter book: “The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich...

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Our View: EU measures against Turkey a moral victory
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 01:13:44 +0000 -

THE government scored a moral victory following the European Foreign Affairs Council’s decision for restrictive measures to be taken against individuals and companies involved in the illegal Turkish drilling in the Cypriot EEZ. The decision now requires the approval of the European Council – meeting on Thursday and Friday –...

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US House overwhelmingly backs resolution condemning Trump’s Syria withdrawal
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 20:01:05 +0000 -

The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to condemn President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northeastern Syria, clearing the way for Turkey’s offensive against U.S.-allied Syrian Kurds. The vote was 354 to 60 for the resolution, as dozens of Trump’s fellow Republicans joined the majority Democrats...

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Fitch revises Bank of Cyprus covered bonds’ outlook to positive, affirms at ‘A’
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 19:44:14 +0000 -

Fitch Ratings has on Wednesday revised Bank of Cyprus Public Company Limited’s (BoC, B-/Positive/B) conditional pass-through (CPT) mortgage covered bonds’ outlook to positive from stable and affirmed the rating at ‘A’. The rating action follows the outlook revision to positive on Cyprus’s Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR)  dated October...

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Woman charged with planning to bomb St Paul’s cathedral
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 19:22:20 +0000 -

A woman appeared in court on Wednesday charged with terrorism offences including scoping out St Paul’s cathedral as a possible bomb target. Safiyya Amira Shaikh, 36, was remanded in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court to appear again at the Old Bailey court on Nov. 1, police said. Shaikh, of Hayes,...

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Pogba out of Liverpool clash, De Gea doubtful
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 19:15:44 +0000 -

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been ruled out of Sunday’s Premier League clash with Liverpool while goalkeeper David De Gea faces a scan and is a major injury doubt. Pogba has been battling an ankle problem and United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that the 26-year-old has suffered a...

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Dark web child porn bust leads to 338 arrests worldwide
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:59:54 +0000 -

By Andy Sullivan and Raphael Satter Law enforcement officials said on Wednesday they had arrested hundreds of people worldwide after knocking out a South Korea-based dark web child pornography site that sold gruesome videos for digital cash. Officials from the United States, Britain and South Korea described the network as...

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MPs urged to pass justice reform bills as soon as possible
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:16:34 +0000 -

Justice Minister Giorgos Savvides appealed to parties on Wednesday to expedite discussion of several bills introducing crucial reforms in the island’s notoriously slow justice system, which he described as a serious national problem. “I hope we can proceed the soonest,” Savvides said after a meeting of the House legal affairs...

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