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Turkey continues denial of Armenian genocide, Syllouris says at remembrance event
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:56:40 +0000 -

Turkey continues to deny their responsibility in the crime committed against the Armenians, House President Demetris Syllouris said on Tuesday at a ceremony marking the 103rd Remembrance Day of the Armenian Genocide. Cyprus, he said, was one of the ports-of-call for Armenian refugees, who began to arrive on the island in the late 19th century […]

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Anti-Semitic letter by Wagner sold at auction in Jerusalem
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:22:41 +0000 -

A letter written by German composer Richard Wagner that underscored his anti-Semitism was sold to Jewish collector from Switzerland at auction in Israel on Tuesday for $34,000, the auction house said. The letter, written on a yellowing double-spread sheet of paper, was penned by Wagner in Lucerne, Switzerland in 1869. It was apparently intended for […]

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Cyprus cannot afford to become complacent, EU officials tells MPs
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:55:03 +0000 -

Despite the economic recovery, Cyprus cannot afford to get complacent in regard to necessary structural reforms, a senior European Commission official told local MPs on Tuesday. “Cyprus is in a comfortable position, with high growth, new jobs, the fiscal position is under control, non-performing loans remain at high levels but are declining. But the next […]

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‘If Iran threatens us they will pay price like few countries have ever paid’
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:24:20 +0000 -

US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Tuesday to try to resolve US-European differences on Iran but Trump gave no clear signal about whether he would carry out a threat to abandon an international nuclear deal with Tehran. After lengthy talks at the White House, Macron told a joint news conference […]

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Post-mortem on 80-year-old inconclusive
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:53:20 +0000 -

A post-mortem conducted on an 80-year-old woman found dead in Aglandjia on Monday was inconclusive, police said on Tuesday. The examination was conducted by state-pathologists Nicolas Charalambous and Angeliki Papetta at approximately 3pm. According to authorities, the pathologists are awaiting lab results to determine the exact cause of death. Charalambous and Papetta had also examined […]

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Farewell message from BHC Matthew Kidd
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:26:15 +0000 -

Farewell message from High Commissioner to British expats Farewell message to British expats and update on #Brexit from High Commissioner Matthew Kidd who completes his tenure in #Cyprus today. Posted by UK in Cyprus – British High Commission Nicosia on Tuesday, 24 April 2018

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‘Greek Cypriots dodged a bullet’
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:09:50 +0000 -

Greek Cypriots dodged a bullet by rejecting the Annan plan in 2004, the more hardline parties on the Cyprus issue said on Tuesday, the 14th anniversary of the simultaneous referendums on both sides in which Turkish Cypriots voted yes. Diko, whose founder Tassos Papadopoulos was president in 2004 and led the charge against accepting the […]

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COLUMN – What a nuclear deal with N. Korea might look like
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:45:59 +0000 -

By Peter Apps   For much of the last few decades, powerful speakers on the South Korean border have blasted propaganda to nearby North Koreans, everything from Korean pop songs to news about the number of cars in the affluent South. On Monday, they stopped – the latest step in a high-stakes diplomatic dance.   […]

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Israel abandons plan to forcibly deport African migrants
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:36:05 +0000 -

The Israeli government said on Tuesday it was abandoning a plan to forcibly deport African migrants who entered the country illegally. The government had been working for months on an arrangement to expel thousands of mostly Eritrean and Sudanese men who crossed into Israel through Egypt’s Sinai desert. “At this stage, the possibility of carrying […]

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State consultants may have inflated costs estimates for Koshi, court hears
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:27:03 +0000 -

The state’s consultants appear to have inflated their cost estimates for the operation of the waste processing facility at Koshi, a government official said in court on Tuesday. Kyriacos Kapris of the Audit Office was testifying for the prosecution in the ongoing trial concerning the landfills in Koshi, Larnaca and Marathounda, Paphos. Both contracts were […]

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Malta under ‘unprecedented’ EU monitoring
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:54:13 +0000 -

Increased European scrutiny of a police investigation into the killing of a journalist in Malta reveals the degree of international concern about the rule of law on the Mediterranean island, one of the journalist’s sons said on Tuesday. Anti-corruption blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb in October near her house. Maltese […]

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The art of collecting art
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:30:14 +0000 -

If there is anyone who knows about art and collecting it, then it is Executive Director of the Centre of Visual Arts and Research (CVAR) Dr Rita Severis, who will talk about building bridges between the past and the future during a lecture on Thursday. The lecture, which will take place at the Bank of Cyprus […]

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Counter terrorism drill to be staged Wednesday
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:26:36 +0000 -

A counter-terrorism drill will take place on Wednesday at the marina of Limassol, police said in a statement. The drill, named Tritonas 2018, will take place from 8.30am to 12.00pm. Taking part in the exercise – which will involve the firing of blanks – will be police, marina personnel, ambulances and the fire department. The […]

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Fire service determining cause of Limassol blaze
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:45:29 +0000 -

Fire experts were trying to determine the cause of a blaze in Limassol on Tuesday that destroyed the basement warehouse of a shop selling electrical appliances and furniture on Makarios Avenue. No one was hurt during the fire. The fire service, located nearby, responded immediately but due to the location, it took some time to […]

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Tensions rise during opposing demos at sea caves development
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:54:11 +0000 -

VISITING MPs, government officials and members of other bodies were greeted by two simultaneous demonstrations that took place in Peyia on Tuesday, one in support of the development of the protected sea caves area and a second against it. Local councillor Linda Leblanc, a member of the Peyia coalition of Independents, said the situation became […]

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Former France manager Henri Michel dies aged 70
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:41:39 +0000 -

Former France manager Henri Michel, who guided the national team to an Olympic gold medal and third place in the World Cup, has died at the age of 70, the French Football Federation announced on Tuesday. Michel managed the team that won gold at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984. Under him, France made the […]

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Cleaning staff at Limassol hospital to strike
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:36:49 +0000 -

Cleaning and other staff at Limassol hospital said they will be staging a 12-hour strike on Wednesday to protest problems created by lack of staff at the state facility. Unions had planned a strike for last Tuesday but eventually called it off after talks started with the health ministry. Negotiations however, did not yield any […]

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Germany pledges ‘perfect’ Euro 2024 in heart of Europe
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:36:36 +0000 -

Germany on Tuesday submitted its official bid book for Euro 2024, saying the tournament would offer ‘perfect’ organisation and an atmosphere to match as it looks to land its first major soccer event since the 2006 World Cup. Turkey is the only other country bidding but Germany is seen as the clear favourite to stage […]

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Exports on an upward trajectory, led by pharmaceuticals  
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:33:55 +0000 -

Cypriot exports have been on an upward course in recent years, recording a 16 per cent rise in 2016 spearheaded by pharmaceuticals. The value of Cypriot exports in 2016 reached €963m compared with €832m the previous year and last year they reached €1.25bn. The biggest share in 2017 was held by pharmaceuticals with €436m, up […]

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From pasta straws to free beverages, local eateries join anti-plastic battle
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:19:51 +0000 -

By Annette Chrysostomou Around 80 per cent of litter in the sea originates from land-based sources, Xenia Loizidou from Akti research centre said on Tuesday during an event aimed at fighting pollution from plastics. “The plastic from bags never disappears,” she said, “it just turns into microplastics. They slowly fill the stomachs of marine animals […]

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