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SPD leader agrees to talks on joining German government
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:00:22 +0000 -

Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) agreed to open exploratory talks on forming a government with Chancellor Angela Merkel, party leader Martin Schulz said, providing a chance to end a rare period of political deadlock in Europe’s largest economy. The decision is a painful about-face for the centre-left party, whose members fear it risks losing its identity […]

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French investigators piece together deadly train, bus collision
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:36:04 +0000 -

Investigators on Friday reconstructed the seconds before a train ploughed into a school bus at a level crossing in southern France and killed at least five children, an incident the prime minister described as “horrific”. The collision on Thursday afternoon ripped the bus apart and authorities worked into the night to identify the first victims. […]

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Man with knife shot at Schiphol airport, building cleared
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:30:46 +0000 -

A man wielding a knife was shot by military police on Friday at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport and taken into custody, an official said. There were no reports of other injuries. “The man threatened with a knife and the military police shot him,” spokesman Stan Verberkt said. “He was injured and has been taken into custody.” […]

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Defence lawyer in BoC case calls for state to find real culprits
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:29:09 +0000 -

When the state puts the real suspects for the collapse of the economy on the stand due decisions will be taken, the defence lawyer for two suspects acquitted of market manipulation said on Friday. Chris Triantafyllides was the defence lawyer for former chairman of the Bank of Cyprus board Andreas Artemi and former head of […]

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Israeli troops kill 3 Palestinians, wound scores
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:25:16 +0000 -

Israeli troops shot dead three Palestinians and wounded 150 others on Friday, medical officials said, as protests over US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital entered a second week. Most of the casualties were on the Gaza Strip border, where thousands of Palestinians gathered to hurl rocks at Israeli soldiers beyond the […]

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Etyk says government broke a promise (it never gave)
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:15:16 +0000 -

Bank workers union Etyk has criticised Finance Minister Harris Georgiades, citing a government pledge to fully recompense provident fund members whose money was affected by the deposit seizure supposedly made weeks after the 2013 banking crisis. But the union has so far failed to back the claim with evidence. Bank workers who took to the […]

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Shops expect yuletide boom as economy improves
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:10:31 +0000 -

Christmas 2017 is expected to see a retail boom, with people’s thirteenth salaries alone pumping around 90 million euros into the local economy. Stefanos Koursaris, president of small shopkeepers’ union Povek, told the Cyprus Mail that there is a change in the overall climate for the better. “The really hard years were 2013-2015,” he said. […]

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Supporting the Russian-speaking community in Cyprus
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:19:24 +0000 -

On 1 December 2017 Elias Neocleous & Co LLC and the Russian Centre for Science and Culture signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to support Russian-speaking people living in Cyprus and promote bilateral cultural, humanitarian and scientific cooperation between Russia and Cyprus, under which Elias Neocleous & Co LLC will provide legal advice to Russian-speaking residents […]

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Turkish man jailed for love in north
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:12:54 +0000 -

A Turkish man has been handed a two-year prison sentence for illegally returning to north Cyprus to be with his lover. Ayhan Demirci was deported from the north on 4 August for residing illegally, but returned 12 days later using an altered identity card belonging to his uncle. The suspect was found guilty of ‘falsifying […]

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Italian woman jailed in Denmark for ordering murder online in bitcoin
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:02:34 +0000 -

An Italian woman who ordered the murder of her boyfriend through a website and paid a hitman in bitcoin digital currency was sentenced on Friday to six years in a Danish jail. The 58-year-old woman ordered the murder – which was never carried out – in March, transferring 4.1 bitcoin, then worth around $4,000, to […]

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Guardiola and Salah win November awards
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:58:57 +0000 -

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was named November’s Premier League manager of the month for his third straight award while red-hot Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah became the first Egyptian to win the player of the month award. Unbeaten City are top of the table with 49 points and defeated Arsenal, Leicester City, Huddersfield Town and […]

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on May 19
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:51:12 +0000 -

Britain’s Prince Harry and his American fiancée, Meghan Markle, will marry on Saturday May 19, Kensington Palace said. Queen Elizabeth’s grandson, fifth-in-line to the throne, and Markle, who stars in the US TV legal drama “Suits”, announced their engagement last month with the marriage to take place in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. “His […]

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An America for the few, by the few
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:00:19 +0000 -

By Rachel Kleinfeld That the rich and powerful have gained control of Washington is clear. Their plutocratic rule – geared to the interests of a tiny elite – is eroding US democratic institutions, values and global influence. Now is the time for all good Americans to come to the aid of their democracy. In the […]

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Erdogan says seeking to annul Trump decision on Jerusalem at UN
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:59:45 +0000 -

Turkey is launching an initiative at the United Nations to annul a decision by the United States to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, President TayyipErdogan said on Friday. Erdogan was speaking two days after a Muslim leaders meeting in Istanbul condemned US President Donald Trump’s decision, calling on the world to respond by recognising East Jerusalem as […]

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Woman steals from her grandmother
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:50:13 +0000 -

The sum of €800 was stolen from an elderly woman by her granddaughter in Paphos on Friday. According to police, the 19-year-old granddaughter, together with her boyfriend, 36, went to her grandmother’s home and asked for food. Upon leaving, they allegedly took the money which was in an envelope. Police is looking for the couple […]

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Katerina Mina presents a jazzy Christmas
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:20:28 +0000 -

Some of the most famous Christmas songs written by jazz composers will make our spirit bright next week in Limassol when soprano Katerina Mina takes to the Rialto stage with a number of jazz musicians. Mina, who is a graduate of Guildhall School of Music & Drama and has been an award winner in Spain’s contest […]

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Australian abuse report calls for end to sanctity of confession
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:51:32 +0000 -

Australia should introduce a law forcing religious leaders to report child abuse, including Catholic priests told of abuse in the confessional, said a report on Friday which detailed institutional abuse, particularly in the Catholic Church. One the country’s top catholics, Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart, said such a law would undermine a central tenet of Catholicism, the […]

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Russian court jails ex-minister Ulyukayev for 8 years in bribery case
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:45:37 +0000 -

A Russian court sentenced ex-economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev to eight years in prison on Friday after finding him guilty of taking a $2 million bribe from Igor Sechin, the CEO of oil giant Rosneft. Court bailiffs put handcuffs on Ulyukayev and escorted him to a cage in the courtroom after the presiding judge, Larisa Semyonova, had […]

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‘Congratulations PM May’: EU backs new phase in Brexit talks
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:44:40 +0000 -

The European Union agreed on Friday to move Brexit talks onto trade and a transition pact but some leaders cautioned that the final year of Britain’s divorce negotiations could be fraught with peril. On the second day of a Brussels summit, EU leaders agreed “sufficient progress” was made after a deal on citizens’ rights, the Irish border […]

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Unemployment drops to 10% in Q3, Cystat says
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:33:01 +0000 -

The unemployment rate fell at the end of the third quarter to 10 per cent, from 12.9 per cent, in the respective period of 2016, and 10.6 per cent in April to June, the statistical service said citing its quarterly labour force survey. Last quarter’s unemployment rate is the lowest since 2012 when it hit […]

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