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Bronze bird stolen again from Paphos statue
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 02:28:31 +0000 -

A bronze bird which is part of a recently installed statue in Paphos old town has been stolen again, just hours after all four of the birds were replaced by the artist after they were stolen in January. Distraught artist Yiota Ioannidou told the Cyprus Mail on Tuesday that she has reported the theft of […]

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Our View: Clubs making a mockery of Cyprus football
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 02:25:34 +0000 -

Cyprus football does not enjoy a very good reputation. Not even fans that follow it every week, going to the ground to support their team, have a very high regard for the game. There are many reasons for this, but the main one is the football clubs and the people that run them. Nobody has […]

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Solid and smart Bayern hold Liverpool at Anfield
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 21:59:45 +0000 -

Bayern Munich showed all their Champions League experience and quality organisation as they held Liverpool to a goalless draw in the first leg of their last 16 match at Anfield on Tuesday. The result leaves it all to play for in the second leg in Munich on March 13, although the German side will be […]

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Toothless Barcelona held to goalless draw at Lyon
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 21:57:10 +0000 -

Barcelona were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw at Olympique Lyonnais in their Champions League last-16 first leg on Tuesday as both sides remained undefeated in this season’s competiton. The La Liga leaders dominated the match at the Groupama stadium but lacked accuracy up front and were grateful to their goalkeeper Marc Andre ter Stegen […]

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Kedipes generates €101 million
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 21:42:00 +0000 -

The state-owned Cyprus Asset Management Company (Kedipes), which was established following the sale of the former Cyprus Cooperative Bank to Hellenic Bank, generated an income of over €101 million in its first four months of operation, it announced on Tuesday. Kedipes was established as a 100 per cent subsidiary of the Coop bank to manage […]

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Four civil servants have docked bonus reinstated
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 20:30:51 +0000 -

Four civil servants have won a court case after challenging the government’s decision to dock their one-off bonus to which they were eligible upon retirement. In a judgment this week, the administrative court found in favour of the plaintiffs, and ruled that the decision by the finance ministry and the treasury, pursuant to a law […]

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Lebanon nominates challenger to Trump’s choice to lead World Bank
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:40:16 +0000 -

Lebanon has nominated investment banker Ziad Hayek as a candidate for president of the World Bank, mounting the first challenge to U.S. President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the development lender, Hayek said in a Twitter post on Tuesday. Hayek, who has served as secretary general of Lebanon’s High Council for Privatization since 2006, also […]

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More money to encourage homes to use renewables
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:12:14 +0000 -

Legislators on Tuesday got a first glimpse of the 2019 draft budget for the Renewable Energy Sources (RES) Fund, discussing ways of further increasing the penetration of renewables into the energy mix. The budget provides for €49.28m in projected revenues, while expenditures are at €64.96m. On the expenditures side, €58.61m are earmarked for commitments to […]

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New programme will see stray cats neutered
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:35:39 +0000 -

The veterinary services announced on Tuesday the third phase of an island-wide stray cat neutering programme will be launched this year. The programme, with a budget of €75,000, is the third phase of actions taken to implement a cabinet decision of August 2017 which called for measures to decrease stray populations of both cats and […]

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Ministers say all measures being taken to protect halloumi
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:48:23 +0000 -

After Cyprus lost the halloumi trademark in the UK, the legal service told the House agriculture committee on Tuesday it will be undertaking new battles to prevent the additional loss of the European trademark. There are currently three requests for the revocation of the European trademark on halloumi in the UK, the legal service said, […]

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Man dies after being crushed by water tanks
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:10:41 +0000 -

A 70-year-old man lost his life on Tuesday after his efforts to perform welding work at his house in Kato Drys in Larnaca led to his death. He was working on a metal water tower holding up two plastic water tanks. The man was crushed by the water tanks after the tower collapsed due to […]

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Bernie Sanders to run for presidency again in 2020
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:02:51 +0000 -

By Susan Heavey, James Oliphant and John Whitesides U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, the progressive populist who mounted a fierce challenge to front-runner Hillary Clinton in the 2016 White House campaign, said on Tuesday he will again seek the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2020. Sanders, 77, a self-described democratic socialist who caucuses with the Democrats, […]

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Factbox: Europeans who joined Islamic State
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:54:34 +0000 -

The fate of foreigners who joined Islamic State has become an increasingly urgent issue as US-backed fighters prepare to capture the militant group’s last stronghold in eastern Syria. The Kurdish-led, US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces say they are holding 800 foreign fighters, with 700 of their wives and 1,500 of their children living separately in camps. […]

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Doctor numbers joining Gesy ‘exceeding expectations’
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:30:08 +0000 -

Around 250 doctors have so far registered to work as general practitioners (GPs) under the National Health Scheme (Gesy), exceeding government expectations, officials said on Tuesday. Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou on Monday evening told students and pupils that attended an informal cabinet meeting that so far 250 doctors had registered as GPs, which is half […]

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German halt in Saudi arms sales hurting UK industry
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:56:08 +0000 -

Britain has urged Germany to exempt big defence projects from its efforts to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia or face damage to its commercial credibility, the German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Tuesday. Germany said last November it would reject future arms export licences to Saudi Arabia over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal […]

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Melodies of Life seeks to raise funds for Telethon
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:30:37 +0000 -

Four world-class artists are coming together on Friday to bring to life some of the best lyrical opera arias and pieces from musicals. Combining a charitable cause with music, The Melodies of Life concert acts as a fund-raising event supporting Telethon. Pianist Tatiana Stupak, violinist Olivera Rialas, clarinetist Durko Zarkovic and soprano Anastasia Maksimova will […]

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President rejects bill giving vote to those not on electoral roll (updated)
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:23:18 +0000 -

The president has sent a bill passed earlier this month that allows anyone with a Republic identity card living on the island to vote in the upcoming European Parliament elections without having to register on the electoral roll back to parliament. In his accompanying letter, President Nicos Anastasiades said the change would cause many practical […]

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Twitter launches political ad tracking tools in Europe
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:50:59 +0000 -

Twitter on Tuesday rolled out tools in Europe which will make it easier for voters to identify political campaign ads tied to crucial European Parliament elections in May amidst fears of Russian disinformation campaigns and threats of regulatory action. Social networks such as Twitter and Facebook have come under pressure to do more to combat […]

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Council of Ministers include youth
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:46:54 +0000 -

President Nicos Anastasiades and his ministers discussed a wide range of issues with youth representatives during an informal cabinet meeting. Hundreds of pupils, students and representatives of youth organisations had the opportunity on Monday evening to discuss with Anastasiades and the ministers issues that concern them, including education, health and the economy. Anastasiades thanked the […]

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Top Digital Trends to Watch Out for in 2019
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:07:49 +0000 -

In the ever-shifting digital marketing landscape, swiftly adapting to current trends is an absolute necessity, or you’ll risk lagging behind the competition. And digital marketers have to be more alert than ever before, responding to major shifts and social media feature roll-outs. Here are some top trends that you’ll need to pay great attention to […]

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