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The lecture, which will take place at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, will present the role of the collector and the putting together of collections. Severis will look at the criteria which determine what a collection really is, what the responsibilities of a collector are, and the importance of collections in ...
Turkey will pursue its interests “from Cyprus to the Aegean, from the Black Sea to Thrace and everywhere”, its president Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday. Speaking at meeting with members of his ruling AK Party (AKP) in Ankara Erdogan said: “We will implement the appropriate policies for the interests of ...

Jenni Vaai, a teacher at Pleasant Green Elementary in Magna, has been named Cyprus Credit Unions April Teacher of the Month! Mrs. Vaai was recognized not only because she takes an interest in her entire classroom but she works one-on-one with her students to ensure both their academic and ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

Limassol, on Cyprus's southern coast, has become Little Moscow. Three-quarters of the 40,000 citizens of Russia and the former Soviet Empire who reside permanently in Cyprus live there. Some 800,000 more come for holidays each summer, swamping the Britons, who once made up the bulk of the ...
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A rare 6th century mosaic depicting the St. Andrew that was taken from a looted church in the Cyprus' breakaway north has been returned after four decades, the head of the island nation's Orthodox Christian Church said Monday. Archbishop Chrysostomos II said that the artistry ...
The island is only 60 miles from Syria at its closest point. Cyprus also has two “Sovereign Bases”, Akrotiri and Dhekelia, which remained British Overseas Territories after Cyprus became independent from the UK in 1960. (An assertion that Saddam Hussein could attack British personnel at the bases with a ...
Flights to Cyprus could be disrupted by the escalating crisis in Syria, an European air traffic control agency has warned, as the West prepares to launch air strikes on the Middle Eastern country. Eurocontrol has issued guidance to airlines operating services to the popular holiday island off the western coast ...
A lot of activity is taking place at Britain's Tornado base in Cyprus, according to the British press, as the world is waiting to see if a military strike from the ... The Nicosia flight information region named in the Eurocontrol statement covers the island of Cyprus and surrounding waters, according to a map on the ...
Graphic on the invasive lionfish, now found in the eastern Mediterranean. The lionfish has also been sighted off the coasts of Greece, Turkey and Tunisia. "The invasion is under way"in the eastern Mediterranean, said Demetris Kletou, director of the Cyprus-based Marine and Environmental Research Lab.
After the completion of all four rotations, Cyprus won the gold medal in the rhythmic gymnastics team final at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday. Malaysia took silver ... Wednesday's gold takes Cyprus' overall medal tally to seven – five gold and two bronze – with the island lying in 10th place overall.
The US President's bi-monthly report on Cyprus for the period August 1 – September 29, released on Tuesday by the Department of State, referred to the positions of the two sides over the collapse of the negotiations in Crans Montana, Switzerland, last year. In the cover letter, Assistant Secretary of State for ...
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for European and Nato policy, Thomas Goffus, will discuss bilateral and regional security issues during his visit to Nicosia on Wednesday, the US embassy announced. According to the statement, Goffus will meet with Defence Minister Savvas Angelides and other ...
Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides is scheduled to have talks with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry in Cairo on Tuesday. ... Nicosia and ways of promoting them in different areas as well as shoring up the work of the tripartite cooperation mechanism involving Egypt, Cyprus and Greece.
The offices housing Cyprus' representative to the UN in New York were evacuated on Tuesday due to a fire. The flames broke out shortly after 1:30pm, US time (9:30pm Cyprus time). The fire is believed to have begun from the basement, from where dense smoke emerged to take over the whole building.

The first payments of student grants for the academic year 2017 to 2018 will be made next week, the student welfare service announced on Friday. The money is paid to those who applied in early February. March 30 was the last day when applications could be submitted at citizens service centres. Any late ...
Taking advantage of the declining cost of market-based financing, Cyprus made an early repurchase to the IMF in July 2017. However, despite a sizable and sustained improvement in macroeconomic conditions, private sector indebtedness remains extremely high and continued weak payment discipline ...
The United Nations peacekeeping mission on ethnically divided Cyprus says it will host an informal meeting between the rival Greek Cypriot and Turkish ... the April 16 meeting between Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci will be held at the residence of UN Chief of Mission to Cyprus, Elizabeth Spehar.
Borrowers should have the first option to buy back their loan at the same price as that for which their creditor would sell it to a fund, according to a joint proposal tabled yesterday by the plenary of Greek bar association presidents, the Economic Chamber of Greece (OEE) and the Technical Chamber of ...
Tourism is booming in Cyprus, despite the island suffering a damaging financial crisis five years ago. But not all areas are reaping the rewards of those seeking sunnier shores. Now, the Cypriot government is launching an initiative to revive tourist villages in the mountains. Al Jazeera's Sami Zeidan reports ...
"For the first time, there is an unprecedented strong condemnation of Turkey's continuing illegal activity in the eastern Mediterranean, which of course includes the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus," Anastasiades told an oil and gas forum in Nicosia. "I would like to express my satisfaction with the strong ...
The Greek Cypriots, who control the internationally recognised government of Cyprus, has signed exclusive economic zone agreements (EEZ) with neighbouring countries Egypt and Israel and handed hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation licences to international companies through the 2000s and ...
Turkey's president says the country's new drillship will "very soon" begin exploratory drilling in the eastern Mediterranean Sea in response to an offshore gas search by the government of ethnically divided Cyprus. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that Turkey would work with the breakaway ...
Size for size that makes Cyprus the second-most deadly bird destination in the Mediterranean, after Malta. A considerable portion of the industrial killing takes place within British military-controlled areas, especially the eastern sovereign base of Dhekelia, outside the south coast resort of Larnaca.
Ankara - Turkey on Friday condemned a statement by European Union leaders bitterly critical of Ankara's policies towards bloc members Cyprus and Greece, raising tensions just days ahead of a key summit. "The statement that was issued contained unacceptable comments against our country that serve ...
ANKARA, Turkey — A long-running dispute between Turkey and Greek Cyprus over gas exploration in the Mediterranean is escalating, but curiously, Ankara has remained silent on Qatar's role in Greek Cypriot exploration efforts, raising questions as to what it might expect from its Arab ally in return.
Turkey announced this week that it intends to send its own drillship into contested waters off Cyprus to explore for offshore oil and gas, upping the ante in its attempt to drive ExxonMobil and Eni out of potentially-lucrative lease blocks in the Eastern Mediterranean. Turkish naval forces recently prevented an ...
Police on British military bases in Cyprus have used drones and night vision goggles to turn the tide in a campaign against illegal trappers catching and killing hundreds of thousands of songbirds. Officers working with forces personnel estimate they have cut the number of migratory songbirds caught in ...
Turkey's president has announced that the country will send a ship to Cyprus to begin exploratory gas drilling, just days after ExxonMobil, a US energy ... over the east Mediterranean's potential as a gas-producing hub after geological surveys pointed to vast reserves around Cyprus,” says The Guardian.
European Union leaders are set to condemn Turkey's efforts to stop natural gas exploration off Cyprus ahead of a meeting next week between top EU officials and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In a draft statement, seen by The Associated Press Thursday, they call on Turkey "to cease these actions and ...
Turkey has strong reasons to step back from sabre rattling and use diplomacy to settle its dispute with the Republic of Cyprus over gas exploration in the eastern Mediterranean, former EU diplomat and Carnegie Europe scholar Marc Pierini wrote in an article published on Tuesday. Turkey has engaged in ...
Dream Travellers at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation comes courtesy of well-known subversive artist, photographer and self-proclaimed dream traveller Athanasios Athanasiou, who has employed a series of alternative methods and techniques to produce works which will transport the viewer to ...
The Parliament Speaker of Cyprus Demetris Syllouris has held his first historic visit to Georgia, as despite the 25-years of diplomatic relations none of the parliament speakers of Cyprus has ever conducted an official visit to Georgia. Omirou held his first meeting with his Georgian counterpart Irakli ...
ANKARA, March 18 (Xinhua) -- Turkey and Greece, two NATO neighbors, have seen their relations soured over extradition of Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece after the coup attempt in Turkey and the thorny issue of Cyprus. A Greek court on Friday rejected a new request from Turkey for the extradition of ...
Russians living in Cyprus voted in Russia's presidential election on Sunday at the polling stations set up in the five districts. Russia's Ambassador to Cyprus Stanislav Osadchiy, said that turnout was high, as voters wanted to send a message of support to their country, in the wake of the poisoning of former ...
A car belonging to the owners of news portal PafosPress was destroyed by fire early on Monday in a suspected arson attack. The car was parked in the garage of the owners when the blaze broke out at around 3.15am. It is registered on journalist Marios Ignatiou's wife, who is also the owner of the portal.
The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC) and World Trade Centre Cyprus (WTCCy) have signed a strategic partnership agreement, whereby the latter will organise specialised events for ICPAC in Cyprus. As part of the strategic agreement, both entities will be co-organising ''The CFO ...
Davis hopes to explore notable places in Cyprus, including the Salt Lake, the birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and a medieval castle in Limassol which is popularly believed to be where Richard the Lionheart, the king of England in the late 1100s, married Berengaria of Navarre, crowning her ...
US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell was briefed on Thursday by Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and Defense Minister Panos Kammenos on Greece's geopolitical challenges and the situation concerning the two Greek soldiers who are being held in Turkey.
US Assistant Secretary of State Wess Mitchell, second right, talks with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and US ambassador in Cyprus Kathleen Doherty, right, during their meeting at the presidential palace in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Friday, March 16, 2018. Mitchell visit Cyprus for talks with the Cypriot ...
A survey ship sailed into the Cypriot port of Limassol to start preparatory work for an ExxonMobil-Qatar Petroleum natural gas exploratory drilling in Cyprus' exclusive economic Zone (EEZ). Cyprus' Energy Minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis said the ship “will carry out an archaeological survey to make sure that ...
The owners of the rights in an Israeli natural gas field next to Cyprus' Aphrodite reservoir have asked the Israeli government to take steps to stop the island signing a gas deal with Egypt as this would affect their interests, reports said. Israeli business news portal Globes said the owners of the rights in the ...
An apartment building in the centre of Nicosia was evacuated early on Wednesday after a fire started at a bar on its ground floor. The fire service was alerted at around 3.20am about the fire inside a bar, located on the corner of Stasandrou and Annis Komninis streets, which was closed at the time.
Pathologists last night completed the fifth autopsy on the body of a 46-year-old Bulgarian woman believed to have been mauled to death by two dogs in Paphos on February 22. Greek pathologist Hara Spiliopoulou and UK-based Cypriot doctor Andreas Marnerides carried out the procedure but did not ...
Recently the company announced the first 500 job opportunities for the Cyprus project for a range of positions including dealers, slot attendants, cashiers, finance and casino operations. Applicants working at the temporary casino will be transferred to City of Dreams Mediterranean in 2021 when the resort ...
Two Exxon-chartered vessels are due in Cyprus this week to begin hydrocarbon exploration in offshore Block 10, an area with high potential in the southwestern corner of the Cypriot EEZ. In addition to its geological suitability, its location may also be politically advantageous: it is far from Turkish and ...
If business visitors come from a non-EU country or a country without visa-free entry to Cyprus, they must apply for a business visa through an overseas embassy. Applicants must provide the embassy with evidence that they have been invited to Cyprus by a company or are participating in a business event, ...
The United States will not interfere with Cyprus' ability to look for oil and gas resources offshore, according to a statement on Wednesday by Kathleen Doherty, the U.S. ambassador to the Mediterranean island country. U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil docked its leased exploration vessel in the Cypriot port of ...


 

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