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- One dead after man drives into crowd in Germany
- Sun, 26 Feb 2017 07:32:28 +0000 -
A man died and two other people were injured after a 35-year-old German man drove into a crowd standing near a bakery in the southwestern town of Heidelberg on Saturday, but the authorities said there were no indications that it was a terrorist attack. The 73-year-old man who died in hospital from his injuries was […]
- Teen rider killed in collision with bus
- Sun, 26 Feb 2017 07:25:13 +0000 -
A 17-year-old was killed late Saturday when his motorcycle was hit by a bus in Larnaca. Andreas Alexiou form Livadhia was riding along Makarios Avenue at 10.40pm when he was hit by the bus which went to make a right turn as the teen was coming the other way. Alexiou was not wearing a helmet. […]
- Trump decides to skip White House press dinner
- Sun, 26 Feb 2017 07:12:42 +0000 -
U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he would not attend the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, a high-profile event that draws celebrities, politicians and journalists. “I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!”, Trump wrote on Twitter. On […]
- United favourites, but Southampton can harness spirit of ’76
- Sun, 26 Feb 2017 07:00:19 +0000 -
By Martyn Herman FOR Manchester United fans of a certain age the name Bobby Stokes will still induce cold sweats as their team prepare for today’s League Cup final against Southampton at Wembley. With United boss Jose Mourinho enjoying such an affinity with the competition that launched his English trophy collection, United will be favourites […]
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- Drunken driver injures 28 at New Orleans Mardi Gras parade
- Sun, 26 Feb 2017 06:33:43 +0000 -
A pickup truck driven by a man who appeared to be “highly intoxicated” plowed into a crowd of spectators watching the main Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans on Saturday, sending more than 20 people to the hospital, police said. The truck, traveling along the side of the street open to traffic along the Mid-City […]
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- Concept cars are a reality at the London Classic Car Show
- Sun, 26 Feb 2017 06:30:11 +0000 -
A quartet of pioneering concept cars are one of the major highlights at this week’s London Classic Car Show (LCCS) which opened on Thursday and ends tonight (February 26th). Spanning more than 70 years of automotive history, the rarely-seen foursome will form a special showcase curated by two of the UK’s premier monthly motoring titles: […]
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- Eco driving tips to maximise fuel efficiency
- Sun, 26 Feb 2017 06:25:56 +0000 -
British road safety and breakdown recovery organisation, GEM Motoring Assist, has put together a selection of easy-to-follow tips that will save you fuel as well as reduce your risk on the road. “Any driver can make good use of these tips, starting right now,” says GEM road safety officer Neil Worth. “The result should be […]
- Waning trust in Anastasiades by Turkish Cypriot side
- Sun, 26 Feb 2017 03:15:43 +0000 -
Despite President Nicos Anastasiades’ stated belief there is still time to salvage the faltering Cyprus talks, confidence in his commitment to the peace process among the Turkish Cypriot side has been fading, sources with access to the negotiations have told the Sunday Mail. A series of incidents and the president’s overall behaviour has caused Turkish […]
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- Our View: Time for finance minister to heed EC warnings
- Sun, 26 Feb 2017 03:14:27 +0000 -
Finance minister Haris Georgiades was in a defiant mood this week as he appeared on radio shows and in the legislature to explain his big disagreement with the European Commission’s country report on Cyprus. The minister, however, focused on the part of the report that warned of a possible overheating of the economy and recommended […]
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- Tales from the Coffeeshop: Prez Nik electioneering from the moral high ground
- Sun, 26 Feb 2017 03:10:39 +0000 -
THINGS have turned out so well for Prez Nik in the last few weeks he must be thinking that someone up there really likes him. All he could have wished for, apart from standing for re-election unopposed or regaining his lost youth, materialised without him having to lift a finger, everyone appearing to be working […]
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- Bank of Cyprus, the reluctant estate agent
- Sun, 26 Feb 2017 03:07:19 +0000 -
With the Bank of Cyprus (BoC) now being the island’s second-biggest private real-estate agent after the church, it might be seen as a good place to start bargain-hunting for a property in Cyprus. Though mass foreclosures are a new phenomenon in Cyprus, seeking out bargains off the backs of those who have lost their properties […]
- Cypriots are addicted to social media, but not so keen on e-commerce
- Sun, 26 Feb 2017 03:04:03 +0000 -
The increase in social media use has been so huge that Cyprus has the highest percentage of Facebook users in Europe. Nearly all internet users, 94 per cent, are subscribers. Not only that, but in the past year, there has been a 58 per cent increase in active social media users and an increase of […]
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- Steadfast Akel puts the president to shame
- Sun, 26 Feb 2017 03:03:21 +0000 -
PRESIDENT Anastasiades and the leader of Disy Averof Neophytou still appear not to have understood the substance of the problem created by the House’s Enosis vote. The question of whether the Turkish Cypriot reaction was excessive or unjustified is of little relevance. The real issue is that by abstaining Disy became a bridge for Elam’s […]
- Schools would never teach the true tragedy of Enosis
- Sun, 26 Feb 2017 03:02:26 +0000 -
IT SEEMS that in Cyprus we have become addicted to living on a knife’s edge of invasions (Turkish and Greek), of the Turkish army breathing down our necks, of tension in our relations with our Turkish Cypriot compatriots and of economic meltdowns. Confirming this addiction our (I avoid any adjective) deputies, carried away by the […]
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- US and European politics, struggle goes on behind closed doors
- Sun, 26 Feb 2017 03:01:45 +0000 -
Europeans like to call the British and their former white colonies – the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand – the “Anglo Saxons”. No matter that all these states now have an ethnic mix, in which descendants of the Germanic tribes of Angles and Saxons who settled in England are increasingly outnumbered by people […]
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- Famine is back, but why always Africa?
- Sun, 26 Feb 2017 03:00:57 +0000 -
For the first time in six years, there is famine in the world: a real, United Nations-declared famine, with more than 30 per cent of the affected population suffering acute malnutrition and more than a thousand people dying of hunger each day. And there are three more countries where famine may be declared any day […]
- Validity of a will
- Sun, 26 Feb 2017 02:53:01 +0000 -
THE drawing up of a will is an important act through which the testator gives and bequeaths his estate, defining the bequest of each legatee, provided he does so without exceeding the disposable part of his estate. The proper execution of the will relates to its validity and may be contested when the testator is no […]
- Caution needed in the way we treat Chinese buyers
- Sun, 26 Feb 2017 02:50:31 +0000 -
By Antonis Loizou FRICS Part of the foreign interest in Cyprus real estate comes from China, and buyers are mainly interested in visa acquisition (not so much for passports) at the lower end of the budget. They are after the minimum €300,000 residential units and by tradition they direct their interest towards Paphos. Having said […]
- Chelsea surge 11 points clear, Leicester into bottom three
- Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:11:30 +0000 -
By Martyn Herman Chelsea’s processional march towards the Premier League title continued at Swansea City’s expense on Saturday as last season’s champions Leicester City dropped into the bottom three. Antonio Conte’s side were not firing on all cylinders against a resolute Swansea side managed by their former assistant manager Paul Clement, but second-half goals by […]
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- Three police officers suspended after suspects give them the slip at airport
- Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:03:47 +0000 -
Three members of the police force have been suspended in connection with a case where two foreigners managed to escape from Larnaca airport while they were under police custody. Two of the officers work in immigration and the third in security at the airport. According to police spokesman Andreas Angelides the two foreigners were arrested […]
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