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MTN at Home: New plans with even faster internet speeds at home!
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:30:14 +0000 -

MTN offers complete and reliable communication at home. The MTN at Home plans constitute a high quality and reliable choice that does not limit the communication needs of a family at home. Now, though the new plans everybody can enjoy even faster internet speeds as well we unlimited fixed telephony at home, starting from only […]

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Irish student Ibrahim Halawa freed after 4 years in Egypt jail
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:52:42 +0000 -

Egyptian authorities have released high-profile Irish detainee Ibrahim Halawa following his acquittal last month of charges including murder, in a four-year mass trial criticised by human rights groups. Halawa, a student, and three of his sisters were charged along with nearly 500 others with a host of crimes including breaking into a mosque, killing 44 […]

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Suicide bomber kills at least 30 at mosque in Afghan capital Kabul
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:48:57 +0000 -

A suicide bomber killed at least 30 people inside a Shi’ite mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday night, a security official said, the latest in a string of violent attacks on the country’s Shi’ite minority. The attack occurred at Imam Zaman mosque in the western Dasht-e-Barchi part of Kabul, as Shi’ite worshippers gathered for prayers. […]

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Anastasiades to meet Putin
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:34:08 +0000 -

President Nicos Anastasiades will hold a meeting next week with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin, within the framework of his working visit to Moscow. The meeting, which will take place on October 24, will focus on bilateral relations, the Cyprus problem, EU – Russia relations, and regional and international issues. […]

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May wins Brexit reprieve, faces tough weeks ahead (Update 4)
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:29:30 +0000 -

British Prime Minister Theresa May won a modest reprieve in stalled Brexit talks on Friday, with European Union leaders signalling their readiness to move the negotiations forward in the coming months. But despite a more positive tone, a weakened May now faces a delicate political balancing act as she tries to meet EU demands for […]

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Court to rule on case against former president Christofias
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:14:16 +0000 - Demetris Christofias

The Nicosia District court will make a ruling soon on the lawsuit brought by developer Miltiades Neophytou against former President Demetris Christofias, demanding payment of almost €22 million, it said on Friday. Neophytou, formerly one of Christofias’ closest personal friends, claims he was asked by the former president to take over Omonia – a popular […]

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Justice Minister praises Larnaca’s progress
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:01:55 +0000 -

Larnaca has become a much safer city over the past few years and has come a long way in terms of reducing crime, Justice Minister Ionas Nicolaou said on Friday, while visiting Larnaca police. Nicolaou recalled that the first time he had visited the city after taking his post as minister in 2013, he had […]

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Cystat revises 2016 fiscal surplus upwards to 0.5% of GDP
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:45:11 +0000 -

The government generated a fiscal surplus of €82.5m, or 0.5 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), last year, against a 1.2 per cent deficit in 2015, the statistical service said citing revised figures. Total government spending rose last year 1.6 per cent to over €7bn while total expenditure dropped 2.5 per cent to €6.9bn, […]

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Paphos mayor attracts abuse at lunch
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:40:51 +0000 -

Paphos Mayor Phedonas Phedonos was verbally abused earlier this week while taking EU guests to lunch and has since reported the incident, police confirmed on Friday. The incident, reported in daily Phileleftheros took place at the harbour in Kato Paphos when Phedonos spotted a man selling water sports tickets at the pier. The practise has […]

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Auditor-general probes co-op golden handshake scandal
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:23:18 +0000 -

Auditor-General Odysseas Michaelides said on Friday he is investigating another scandal, this time concerning a former high-ranking official of a co-operative bank who received half a million in 2009 as early retirement compensation only to be re-hired by the same company as a consultant, while his son was appointed to the post he had vacated. […]

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‘Hopeful Eight’ seek starring role in Singapore showdown
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:11:54 +0000 -

All eight women competing at the WTA Finals will go into the tournament believing they have a genuine chance of finishing the season on a high note when round-robin play starts on Sunday without a clear favourite for the title. Three women in the field have topped the world rankings this season, incumbent Simona Halep […]

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Stelios Philanthropic Foundation awards bicommunal prizes
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:11:02 +0000 -

The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation on Friday awarded cash prizes of €10,000 each to 76 bicommunal organisations for various joint ventures, as part of Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou’s endeavour to encourage co-operation between Greek and Turkish Cypriots. Speaking during the ceremony at the Filoxenia conference centre, Haji-Ioannou said the number of applicants since 2009, when the awards […]

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Rashford must look to reach next level, says Giggs
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:53:29 +0000 -

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford must look to step up to the next level after making an impressive start to his career, former player Ryan Giggs has said. Rashford has scored 12 Premier League goals in 51 appearances for the club since being handed his debut by former manager Louis van Gaal two seasons ago. […]

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Auction of 460 square-metre house attracts protestors, no bids
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:15:29 +0000 -

Hellenic Bank was unsuccessful on Friday in selling a foreclosed house in Latsia, a Nicosia suburb, as the auction once more attracted protesters and not a single bid. Members of the movement against foreclosures and the single parents’ association gathered at the auction venue to protest the bank’s intention to foreclose the residence of a […]

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News podcast: childhood obesity
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:09:49 +0000 -

The Cyprus News Digest, in collaboration with the Cyprus Mail brings you an in-depth analysis of some of the latest developments in international and local news – in audio form. Presented by Rosie Charalambous, this week: The EU Commissioner for the Environment visits Cyprus; The Education Minister inaugurates a unique exhibition; We talk about health: […]

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New JAGUAR XE SV Project 8
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:39 +0000 -

Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) has revealed the most powerful, agile and extreme performance Jaguar road car ever – the 200mph, 600PS XE SV Project 8 sedan. The second Collector’s Edition by SVO, following the successful F-TYPE Project 7 of 2014, Project 8 is a hand-built four-door sedan with supercar performance – designed […]

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BAKER TILLY in South East Europe: Supporting EV-ZO Association
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:17:40 +0000 -

In the context of the firm’s Corporate Social Responsibility plan, Baker Tilly in South East Europe has been supporting the EV-ZO Association on an annual basis, by preparing the Association’s audited statements, free of charge. EV-ZO association supports patients suffering from neoplastic disease, whilst all financial revenues arise from friends’ donations, event proceeds and member […]

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De Bruyne expects Manchester duo to fight for title
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:09:32 +0000 -

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne believes his club and rivals Manchester United currently have the edge over their opponents but says it is too early in the Premier League to choose title favourites. Both Manchester clubs remain unbeaten in the league with City atop the standings on 22 points and United two points behind […]

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Jamaica or bust: Merkel launches crunch German coalition talks
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:08:07 +0000 -

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday begins the first full round of talks on forming a three-way ‘Jamaica’ coalition that she needs to work or else risk her time in power coming to an end after 12 years. The talks between Merkel‘s conservative bloc, the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and the Greens are styled as “exploratory”, but negotiators […]

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Former Nazi death camp guard charged with accessory to murder
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:31:36 +0000 -

German public prosecutors have charged a 96-year-old former guard at a Nazi death camp with having been an accessory to murder, as Germany races against time to bring elderly suspects from the Hitler era to trial before they die. The then 22-year-old man, whom the Frankfurt prosecutor’s office did not identify in its statement, is […]

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