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More young Cypriot men than women still live at home
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 19:22:09 +0000 -

Cyprus has a high number of young people living with their parents, a new Eurostat report has revealed. Around 83 per cent of men and 69 per cent of women aged 16 to 29 live at home on the island. The numbers were high in all EU countries for teenagers aged 16 to 19, as […]

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‘Not all doctors are dishonest’ medical association says
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 18:39:03 +0000 -

Not all doctors are dishonest and under-declare their income to the taxman, while those who do should be found and penalised under the law, the Cyprus Medical Association (CyMA) said on Tuesday. CyMA was responding to a call by President Nicos Anastasiades for doctors to submit their tax returns for the past seven years. Anastasiades, […]

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Row breaks out after Elam donates jackets to school kids
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:46:49 +0000 -

The parent’s association of a Paphos primary school was outraged on Tuesday after the far-right Elam party said it had visited the facility with their cooperation and donated jackets for poor Greek children. A statement posted on the party’s website last Wednesday said members of the party’s Paphos branch visited the First Primary School in […]

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Judge knocks down New York’s nunchuck ban
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:15:14 +0000 -

A federal judge knocked down a New York state law banning nunchucks that dated to the 1970s, when martial arts star Bruce Lee popularized them in his movies by whipping around the twin sticks linked by a chain. U.S. District Court Judge Pamela Chen sided with an amateur martial artist who opposed the ban, reasoning […]

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Fire service to get new status
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:02:16 +0000 -

The fire department is to be rendered a separate body from the police with its own hierarchy, under government bills approved by the cabinet on Tuesday. The aim, justice minister Ionas Nicolaou explained, is to make the fire department more efficient and flexible, able to act immediately and without delay. The relevant bills are to […]

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UK’s P&O re-flagging two vessels to Cyprus ahead of Brexit
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:17:29 +0000 -

British ferry and shipping freight operator P&O is reviewing its UK-registered fleet and is already re-flagging two vessels to keep European Union tax arrangements ahead of Britain’s departure from the bloc, the company said. A P&O spokesman said two of its UK ships operating on the English Channel route to France would be re-flagged to […]

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Rainfall surpasses average for the period
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:12:28 +0000 -

From October 1 until Tuesday rainfall levels across the island reached 108 per cent of the average levels for the period, the met office announced on Tuesday. Since the beginning of December until Tuesday morning, the met office added, rainfall levels reached 96 per cent of the monthly average, while in just one day, from […]

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A month of jazz
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:46:03 +0000 -

To musically round off the year, Ofer Landsberg and Charlotte Storer will host a series of jazz events that will last well into mid-January. Bringing their sounds from the UK, concerts are organised in all four main cities of the island, giving jazz lovers plenty of opportunity to catch a performance. In an almost month-long […]

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Major powers seeking deal on new Syria constitution body
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:44:43 +0000 -

Russia, Iran and Turkey are nearing agreement on the composition of a Syria committee that could pave the way for the drafting of a new constitution and for elections after a devastating civil war, diplomats said on Tuesday. The foreign ministers of the three nations, who support opposing sides in Syria‘s nearly eight-year-old conflict, began talks in Geneva […]

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Chaos on French highways as toll booths torched
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:03:34 +0000 -

French “yellow vest” protesters caused transport chaos on Tuesday after occupying highway toll booths and setting some of them on fire. France’s biggest toll road operator, Vinci Autoroutes , said demonstrations were under way at some 40 sites in its network and that several highway intersections had been heavily damaged, notably in the south of […]

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Pochettino says ‘focused on Spurs’ amid talk of Man Utd interest
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:42:31 +0000 -

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Tuesday that he was committed to delivering results in his current job, in comments that may do little to quell speculation about him replacing the sacked Jose Mourinho at Manchester United. Pochettino has emerged as bookmakers’ favourite to succeed Mourinho, with the Argentine viewed as a suitable long-term […]

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A big winner, and big loser, at Cyprus casino
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:22:04 +0000 -

The most money won by a person at the Limassol casino in one stroke during a game of roulette was €500,000 while the biggest loser so far went home €130,000 poorer, it was revealed on Tuesday. Neither were Cypriot. The two open casinos in Cyprus now employ more than 700 people, the operator said during […]

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Fine for UK Cypriot who threw banana skin at match 
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:02:33 +0000 -

  By George Psyllides A UK Cypriot Tottenham fan was handed a four-year football banning order after he pleaded guilty of throwing a banana skin at Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during a match, it was reported on Tuesday. Averof Panteli, 57, from Norwich, had admitted to hurling the banana skin but strongly denied it being […]

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Man charged with supplying gun to Strasbourg shooter
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:25:16 +0000 -

A man suspected of supplying the gun used in the Christmas market shooting that killed five people in Strasbourg has been handed preliminary terror charges, according to a French judicial official. The official said the man appeared before a judge and was charged with criminal association with terrorists, as well as possessing and supplying arms […]

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Bases police arrest two for illegal entry
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:17:50 +0000 -

British bases police in Dhekelia have confirmed that two men have been remanded in custody after being arrested Monday night near the Ayios Nikolaos crossing point for illegal entry and attempting to facilitate illegal entry. Police revealed that a 50-year-old Turkish mainlander was arrested for facilitation and a 22-year-old Iranian male was also being remanded […]

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OUC explores impact of cultural heritage
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:11:59 +0000 -

Open University of Cyprus (OUC) is now participating in a new research programme titled Exploring European Cultural Heritage for Higher Education and Social Responsibility in Higher Education (EU_CUL), funded by the Erasmus+ programme. The project will study the ways in which, and the extent to which, universities and social partners are active in strengthening and […]

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British government steps up ‘no-deal’ Brexit preparations
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:06:45 +0000 -

Prime Minister Theresa May and her ministers will on Tuesday step up preparations for a “no deal” Brexit, an outcome made more likely by a deadlock in parliament over the British leader’s divorce deal with the European Union. With just over 100 days until Britain is due to leave the EU, May is yet to win the […]

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Christmas carols at Paphos harbour part of eventful holiday programme
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:53:10 +0000 -

By Bejay Browne A popular carol singing event will take place at Paphos harbour on Thursday. Originally slated to take place on Wednesday evening, the annual event was rescheduled due to a forecast of bad weather. Running for close to a decade, the Christmas carolling event attracts hundreds of people, both residents and tourists, and […]

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The last days of Don Juan
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:44:39 +0000 -

Ever wondered why womanisers are often called Don Juan? Your opportunity to discover by stepping into his world arises as this fictional character comes to life in Theatro Ena’s latest production The Last Days of Don Juan. Don Juan’s legend was brought into existence by the Spanish dramatist Tirso de Molina in his play The […]

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Old GSP makeover to start by end of next year
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:23:54 +0000 -

By Lizzy Ioannidou With the signing of the contracts between the Nicosia municipality and four consultants, the planning phase of the makeover of the old GSP stadium is due to start at the end of 2019 or the beginning of 2020. One of the planning consultants, Grigoris Patsalosavvis, told media on Tuesday that if all […]

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