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Remains of more than 60 babies, foetuses found in Detroit funeral home
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 09:26:33 +0000 -

The remains of more than 60 infants and foetuses were found stashed in a Detroit funeral home, police said on Friday, calling the discovery “deeply disturbing.” The incident comes about a week after the badly decomposed bodies of 11 babies were found hidden in a false ceiling at a different funeral home in the Michigan […]

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Lack of buses with child-safe seats, MPs hear
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 09:24:00 +0000 -

The lack of buses with three-point seatbelts have made the implementation recently-passed legislation regarding the addition of child seats on buses difficult, the house transport committee heard on Friday. A law amended on July 25 regarding the installation of child seats in buses for the mass transport of children under the age of six has […]

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Thousands stuck at Guatemala-Mexico border
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 09:20:14 +0000 -

Hundreds of Central American migrants bedded down overnight on a bridge separating Guatemala and Mexico, many squeezed against a metal border gate, as efforts to halt a trek north by a caravan of thousands of people gathered pace under U.S. pressure. U.S. President Donald Trump has warned the Central American caravan must be stopped before […]

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Providing a new approach to security
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 08:30:45 +0000 -

How companies can protect themselves from being fooled on the web will be the focus of the upcoming Third Security Project Cyprus conference. “The security models in cities and buildings has changed as a consequence of modern requirements, driving a need (for companies) to adopt new strategies based on concerted actions, updated business processes, multi-faceted […]

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Fitch upgrades Cyprus to investment grade
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 07:32:06 +0000 -

Fitch Ratings has upgraded Cyprus’ sovereign rating to investment grade, ‘BBB-‘ from ‘BB+’, with a stable outlook as the island expects a 2.7 per cent fiscal surplus this year and continuous growth that will boost receipts. The upgrade followed similar action by Standard and Poor’s last month. Finance Minister Harris Georgiades took to Twitter to […]

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A new meeting place for refugees and asylum seekers
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 07:31:03 +0000 -

The Association of Recognised Refugees announced on Friday it had acquired its own space in Nicosia which will operate as a meeting point and a place where refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants can meet each other and express solidarity. The mission of the New Genesis Centre is to create a community among refugees, asylum seekers […]

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Mourinho takes centre stage again as Premier League returns
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 07:15:29 +0000 -

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho’s “it’s not about me” comment after his team’s thrilling comeback win over Newcastle United is unlikely to be heeded on Saturday when he returns to his former club Chelsea. Mourinho’s words, spoken after United fans chanted his name in appreciation of the 3-2 victory, may have reflected a weariness at the […]

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Apoel seek to take points away from undefeated AEL
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 06:30:57 +0000 -

  The weekend serves up several intriguing ties for round 6 of the football championship but the clash between champions Apoel and leaders AEL is the pick of the bunch. Elsewhere Nea Salamina take on Omonia while the two ‘Europeans’, Apollon and AEK, have seemingly easy games against Ermis Aradippou and Doxa Katokopias respectively. The […]

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Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi died in consulate
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 04:40:10 +0000 -

Saudi Arabia said on Saturday that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate and that it fired two senior officials over his death, an account President Donald Trump said was credible but U.S. lawmakers found hard to believe. Saudi Arabia’s acknowledgement that Khashoggi died in the consulate came after two weeks […]

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New crisis looms in health sector
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 01:32:14 +0000 -

By Lizzy Ioannidou A NEW crisis appeared to be rearing its head in the beleaguered health sector on Friday when Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou called out state doctors union Pasyki for what he described as deliberately downplaying his ministry’s efforts to resolve understaffing in A&E units after the union threatened strike action. Pasyki accused the […]

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Our View: Defence spending might be down but army payroll is up
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 01:30:33 +0000 -

ONE GOOD thing President Anastasiades’ government has done is to reduce state spending on arms and military equipment. In the 2019 state budget, total expenditure would be down to €51.867 million, compared to €76.910 million this year. A report in Philelftheros, reported the spending cut rather negatively, pointing out that in the late ‘90s Cyprus […]

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Zimbabwe: broke again
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 01:25:27 +0000 -

  By Gwynne Dyer “ZIMBABWE is open for business” was President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s slogan in the July election that was supposed to show that the long and destructive reign of dictator Robert Mugabe, overthrown late last year, is really now a thing of the past. The country has been getting steadily poorer for decades now, […]

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U.S. prosecutors drop some charges against Manafort
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:40:15 +0000 -

U.S. prosecutors on Friday agreed to drop criminal charges against Paul Manafort that a jury deadlocked on earlier this year, as a federal judge set a Feb. 8 date for Manafort’s sentencing on charges of bank fraud and filing false tax returns. Prosecutors had favored waiting until the former Trump campaign chairman finished cooperating with […]

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Facebook hires former UK deputy prime minister as head of global affairs
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 17:56:31 +0000 -

Facebook Inc has hired former British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to lead its global affairs and communications team, as the social network deals with a number of scandals related to privacy, fake news and election meddling. The appointment makes Clegg, former leader of Britain’s Liberal Democrats and deputy to David Cameron in the 2010-2015 […]

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MPs concerned over works that could damage historical church in north
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 17:29:20 +0000 -

By Evie Andreou MPs on Friday expressed concerns over possible damage to antiquities during the renovation of the medieval church of Ayios Synesios in Rizokarpaso in the north. The House works and transport committee invited Transport Minister, Vassiliki Anastasiadou, and Bishop of Karpasia, Christoforos to discuss problems concerning conservation works at the church. The matter […]

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French lawmaker proposes bill to outlaw mockery of accents
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:54:15 +0000 -

A French member of parliament has proposed that mockery of accents be outlawed, after an irate politician derided a journalist’s southwestern pronunciation before asking if anyone had a question in “understandable French”. Laetitia Avia of President Emmanuel Macron’s ruling party said she was proposing a bill that would classify such mockery with other forms of […]

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BoC chairman warns of risk of new financial crisis
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:44:04 +0000 -

By Annette Chrysostomou Although the European banking sector is safer now than it was 10 years ago, there is always the risk of another financial crisis, Bank of Cyprus (BoC) chairman Josef Ackermann said on Friday “Banks are better regulated now, they have come a long way, but they are not safe enough. The reform […]

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Paphos law firm broken into, documents stolen
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:07:48 +0000 -

Paphos police are investigating a break-in and robbery of a law firm, from where the culprits stole various documents and a computer. The owner of the law firm reported the case to the police on Friday, noting that in addition to the missing documents and computer, the culprits also caused major damage to the offices. […]

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Sarri backs Hazard to become world’s best at Chelsea
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:45:02 +0000 -

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has the potential to become the world’s best player while still representing the Premier League club, manager Maurizio Sarri said on Friday. The in-form Hazard had suggested this month that he may need to join a Spanish club in order to win the Ballon d’Or, which is awarded every year to […]

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Disy MP tables proposal to ditch green restrictions for state vehicles, then withdraws it (Update)
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:30:30 +0000 -

Seemingly out of the blue, ruling Disy MP Giorgos Georgiou has submitted a proposal that removes engine capacity and CO2 emission restrictions governing the acquisition of vehicles for state officials. Several hours later, according to a Disy spokesman on social media, Georgiou withdrew the proposal. The proposal sought to do away with restrictions placed in […]

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