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Work on Israel-Cyprus-Greece electricity link to start in 2018

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Work on Israel-Cyprus-Greece electricity link to start in 2018


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Cyprus 'selling' EU citizenship to 'super-rich' Russians and Ukrainians

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Katie Price shares sweet family snap from holiday in Cyprus as she ‘prepares to dump’ third husband Kieran Hayler

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Katie Price shares sweet family snap from holiday in Cyprus as she ‘prepares to dump’ third husband Kieran Hayler


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Far-right group's ship held in Cyprus, Sri Lankans on board ask for asylum

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Champions League round-up: Borussia Dortmund held in Cyprus as Spartak Moscow thrash Sevilla
Tottenham have one foot in the last 16 of the Champions League after Borussia Dortmund were held by APOEL Nicosia. Spurs managed to pick up an impressive point in the Bernabeu but Dortmund's failure to win in Cyprus leaves their chances of qualification hanging by a thread. It could have been so much worse for the German side too after more hapless goalkeeping from Roman Burki   Read More ...
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Work on Israel-Cyprus-Greece electricity link to start in 2018
NICOSIA, Cyprus — A Cypriot official said work on an electric cable linking the power grids of Israel, Cyprus and Greece is on track to start in the first quarter of 2018 after Greek and Cypriot regulators approved the project. Nasos Ktorides, who heads the EuroAsia Interconnector project, said Monday that Israeli regulators are expected to give their approval next month   Read More ...
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Romelu Lukaku displays brilliant upper-body strength to flatten Cyprus defender before scoring Belgium's fourth
Romelu Lukaku caught the eye in Belgium's 4-0 demolition of Cyprus in World Cup qualifying on Tuesday night by finding the back of the net with a great goal. The Manchester United forward, who has been nursing an ankle problem, was a doubt ahead of the match, but came on with half an hour left to play. His team already held a commanding three-goal lead thanks to efforts from Eden Hazard (2) and his brother Thorgan, in both halves   Read More ...
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Norwegian dad surrenders after daughter's kidnapping in Cyprus
OSLO: A Norwegian man has turned himself in to police along with his four-year-old daughter nearly six months after she was seized by masked men in Cyprus during a custody dispute, Norwegian authorities said Tuesday. The child was snatched in Nicosia on April 27 as her Greek-Cypriot mother dropped her off at nursery school. Four men were later arrested but the girl could not be found   Read More ...
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EU report: Cyprus' rival air traffic controls increase risks
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Flying over parts of Cyprus is made more dangerous by the fact that rival air traffic control centers on the ethnically split island are giving instructions to planes, creating "confusion and misunderstanding" among pilots, a report by Europe's air safety agency says. The internal 2015 report compiled by the European Aviation Safety Agency and seen by The Associated Press says a statistical analysis shows that overall, the risks are acceptable as the probability of a "catastrophic" accident occurring is very small   Read More ...
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Greece rise to second in their Group after 2-1 win over Cyprus in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier
Greece leapt up to second in their World Cup qualifying group after a crucial 2-1 away win over Cyprus on Saturday, almost certainly eliminating Bosnia in the process. Greece have 16 points from nine games in Group H, nine behind group winners Belgium and two ahead of Bosnia who lost 4-3 at home to the Belgians earlier on Saturday. The Greeks’ final game appears to be a formality at home to Gibraltar who have lost all nine games   Read More ...
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Greece up to second after win in Cyprus
NICOSIA (Reuters) - Greece leapt up to second in their World Cup qualifying group after a crucial 2-1 away win over Cyprus on Saturday, almost certainly eliminating Bosnia in the process. Greece have 16 points from nine games in Group H, nine behind group winners Belgium and two ahead of Bosnia who lost 4-3 at home to the Belgians earlier on Saturday   Read More ...
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Greece up to second after win in Cyprus
NICOSIA (Reuters) - Greece leapt up to second in their World Cup qualifying group after a crucial 2-1 away win over Cyprus on Saturday, almost certainly eliminating Bosnia in the process. Greece have 16 points from nine games in Group H, nine behind group winners Belgium and two ahead of Bosnia who lost 4-3 at home to the Belgians earlier on Saturday   Read More ...
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Russian-inspired party aims to revitalize Cyprus politics
NICOSIA, Cyprus – The vice president of a new political party in Cyprus says Russian Cypriots who inspired the creation of the movement want to mold the country into a progressive European nation. Belarusian Ivan Mikhnevich, who holds Cypriot citizenship, said the "I the Citizen" party seeks to keep the island's politics on a centrist trajectory after its founders saw political discourse drifting toward the "ultra-right and left   Read More ...
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Russian-inspired party aims to revitalize Cyprus politics
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The vice president of a new political party in Cyprus says Russian Cypriots who inspired the creation of the movement want to mold the country into a progressive European nation. Belarusian Ivan Mikhnevich, who holds Cypriot citizenship, said the "I the Citizen" party seeks to keep the island's politics on a centrist trajectory after its founders saw political discourse drifting toward the "ultra-right and left   Read More ...
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Turkish military officer seeks asylum in Cyprus
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — An official says a Turkish military officer is seeking asylum in Cyprus after sailing into a port on the island's southern coast aboard a small sailboat. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he's not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, said Monday the officer was accompanied by his wife when they arrived at Larnaca port in the internationally recognized, southern part of the ethnically divided island   Read More ...
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Boris Johnson tells cringeworthy dad joke to explain how Britain can sell more knickers to Cyprus after Brexit
Britain will be able to sell more knickers to Cyprus because of Brexit, Boris Johnson declared tonight. The Foreign Secretary shoehorned his bizarre claim into a cringeworthy gag - saying people can get "knickers 'ere" in Nicosia. Mr Johnson visited the Cypriot capital in November last year. "Never mind Brexit, we're going to have a fantastic relationship," he boasted to a Conservative Friends of Cyprus reception at the Tory conference in Manchester   Read More ...
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Israel to conduct joint air force drills with Greece, Cyprus, Egypt
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Greece’s defense minister says plans are being drawn up for joint air force drills with Cyprus, Israel, Egypt and European countries as part of efforts to bolster stability in the eastern Mediterranean. Panos Kammenos’ remarks Sunday came after a military parade in the Cypriot capital to commemorate the 57th anniversary of the ethnically divided island’s independence. The parade included the overflight of a pair of Greek Air Force F-16 jets, the first showing of the Greek warplanes at the event in 16 years   Read More ...
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Joint air force drills with Cyprus, Egypt, Israel
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Greece's defense minister says plans are being drawn up for joint air force drills with Cyprus, Israel, Egypt and other European countries as part of efforts to bolster stability in the eastern Mediterranean. Panos Kammenos' remarks Sunday came after a military parade in the Cypriot capital to commemorate the 57th anniversary of the ethnically divided island's independence   Read More ...
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Kane hat-trick seals easy victory for Spurs in Cyprus
NICOSIA: A Harry Kane hat-trick saw Spurs notch their second win in as many games in Group H of the Champions League, beating Cypriot champions APOEL Nicosia 3-0 in Cyprus on Tuesday. With the Premier League side missing the creative spark of both Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli, it was down to the English striker to pick up the slack, and despite a spirited effort from the home side, Spurs ran out easy winners   Read More ...
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Kane's hat-trick seals Spurs victory in Cyprus
Nicosia - Harry Kane scored a hat-trick to lead Tottenham Hotspur to a win over Apoel Nicosia in the Champions League on Tuesday. This took the striker's tally after two Group H games to five goals. After scoring twice in Spurs' 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund, Kane grabbed the opening goal in Cyprus when he finished from the edge of the area in the 39th minute from Toby Alderweireld's defense-splitting pass   Read More ...
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Kane hat-trick seals easy victory for Spurs in Cyprus
NICOSIA (Reuters) - A Harry Kane hat-trick saw Spurs notch their second win in asmany games in Group H of the Champions League, beating Cypriot champions APOEL Nicosia 3-0 in Cyprus on Tuesday. With the Premier League side missing the creative spark of both Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli, it was down to the English striker to pick up the slack, and despite a spirited effort from the home side, Spurs ran out easy winners   Read More ...
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APOEL Nicosia 0-3 Tottenham: Harry Kane's perfect hat-trick seals win in Cyprus - 5 talking points
A Harry Kane hat-trick sealed a 3-0 win for an under-strength Spurs team against APOEL Nicosia in Cyprus. Going into the Champions League clash with no less than seven first-team players unavailable, the visitors toiled until Kane slotted home a Toby Alderweireld pass seven minutes before the break. It was 2-0 just after the hour, when the England man fired a Moussa Sissoko pass into the bottom corner and he completed a perfect hat-trick when he headed a Kieran Trippier cross home five minutes later   Read More ...
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APOEL Nicosia vs Tottenham live score and goal updates from Champions League clash in Cyprus
No excuses, claims Pochettino Mauricio Pochettino insists there are no excuses despite Tottenham’s long list of absentees for their Champions League game against Apoel Nicosia. Christian Eriksen made it a total of seven players who are unavailable for tonight’s match in Cyprus after the Dane fell ill on Sunday, becoming unable to even travel with the Spurs squad. He joins the suspended Jan Vertonghen and Dele Alli in missing out, along with Mousa Dembele, Danny Rose, Victor Wanyama and Erik Lamela, who are all injured   Read More ...
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Cyprus chalks up 'best ever' summer for tourist arrivals
than half a million tourists visited Cyprus in August, pushing summer arrivals on the Mediterranean island to a new record, authorities said Monday. "With the completion of the most successful summer season in the history of Cypriot tourism, the Cyprus Tourism Organisation will focus even more on the winter season," the CTO said. Seen as a regional safe haven, Cyprus boasted a record year for tourism in 2016 with 3   Read More ...
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Multilateralism is pathway forward to a better world, Cyprus tells UN Assembly
Enhancing societal resilience is a key aspect of multilateral endeavours he said, telling the Assembly “our determination to implement the must remain high on our list of priorities, sustainable development is at the heart of dealing with the root causes of forced migration.” The President also pointed to the need for “a just, effective and efficient global governance system,” for which Cyprus is in accord with the Secretary-General’s reform priorities to ensure that multilateralism remains relevant and effective   Read More ...
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UK bases in Cyprus employ drones to catch songbird poachers
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Police at Britain's two military bases on Cyprus say the use of a state-of-the-art drone will greatly boost their ongoing crackdown on the illicit trapping of small migratory birds. British Bases Police Chief Constable Chris Eyre says poachers can no longer use the cover of darkness for trapping because the drone has night vision. He told The Associated Press on Thursday that the drone's use is governed by a legal framework to protect privacy rights   Read More ...
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UK bases in Cyprus employ drones to catch songbird poachers
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Police at Britain's two military bases on Cyprus say the use of a state-of-the-art drone will greatly boost their ongoing crackdown on the illicit trapping of small migratory birds. British Bases Police Chief Constable Chris Eyre says poachers can no longer use the cover of darkness for trapping because the drone has night vision. He told The Associated Press on Thursday that the drone's use is governed by a legal framework to protect privacy rights   Read More ...
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British bases in Cyprus get drone to fight bird trappers
Police on a British military base in Cyprus on Thursday launched their latest weapon in the fight against illegal bird trappers –- a high-tech drone. A recent study by Britain's Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), said Cypriot trappers killed 2.3 million migrating birds in autumn 2016, up from 1.4 million in 2010. Size for size that makes Cyprus the second-most deadly bird destination in the Mediterranean, after Malta   Read More ...
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Cyprus 'selling' EU citizenship to 'super-rich' Russians and Ukrainians
'All countries offering golden visas must make sure the lure of investment doesn’t mean a race to the bottom on values', said anti-corruption group Global Witness According to reports, Russian oligarchs and Ukrainian elites accused of corruption are amongst the hundreds of people who have acquired EU passports under controversial “golden visa” schemes. The government of Cyprus has raised more than €4bn since 2013, by providing citizenship to such individuals, granting them the right to live and work throughout the whole of Europe, in exchange for the investment of cash   Read More ...
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Apart for a year, Syrian family shares kisses through fence
KOKKINOTRIMITHIA, Cyprus (Reuters) - After more than a year of separation Syrian refugee Ammar Hammasho was finally, albeit briefly, reunited with his wife and four children through a chain link fence topped with barbed wire in Cyprus. Hammasho, who is from the war-ravaged Idlib region, fell to his knees and kissed each of his three eldest children through the three meter-high barrier encircling a migrant reception center at Kokkinotrimithia, west of the Cypriot capital Nicosia   Read More ...
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305 Syrian migrants reach Cyprus; 313 are stopped in Turkey
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus police arrested a 36-year-old man Sunday for allegedly driving one of two boats that brought 305 Syrian refugees to the Mediterranean island’s northwestern coast. Police spokesman Michalis Ioannou said the 202 men, 30 women and 73 children arrived about midnight in what is thought to be the largest number of migrants to reach Cyprus in a single day   Read More ...
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305 Syrian migrants reach Cyprus; 313 are stopped in Turkey
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus police arrested a 36-year-old man Sunday for allegedly driving one of two boats that brought 305 Syrian refugees to the Mediterranean island's northwestern coast. Police spokesman Michalis Ioannou said the 202 men, 30 women and 73 children arrived about midnight in what is thought to be the largest number of migrants to reach Cyprus in a single day   Read More ...
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The Latest: Turkey stops hundreds of Syrians on Black Sea
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to the large numbers of refugees and migrants trying to reach the continent (all times local): Turkish authorities say they stopped 313 migrants on the Black Sea attempting to reach Balkan countries in the last two days, suggesting the emergence of an alternative route to Europe. Turkey's coast guard said Sunday it stopped a fishing boat carrying 93 Syrians and one Afghan off the northern coast of Istanbul   Read More ...
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More than 300 Syrian refugees rescued, arrive in Cyprus
NICOSIA (REUTERS) - Two boats crowded with 305 Syrian refugees arrived in Cyprus overnight, police said on Sunday (Sept 10), one of the largest group landings of migrants to the island since the outbreak of the Syrian war in 2011. The vessels were tracked sailing to the north-west of the island and were thought to have set off from the Turkish coastal city of Mersin   Read More ...
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More than 300 Syrian refugees rescued, arrive in Cyprus
NICOSIA (Reuters) - Two boats crowded with 305 Syrian refugees arrived in Cyprus overnight, police said on Sunday, one of the largest group landings of migrants to the island since the outbreak of the Syrian war in 2011. The vessels were tracked sailing to the north-west of the island and were thought to have set off from the Turkish coastal city of Mersin   Read More ...
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More than 300 Syrian refugees rescued, arrive in Cyprus
NICOSIA: Two boats crowded with 305 Syrian refugees arrived in Cyprus overnight, police said on Sunday, one of the largest group landings of migrants to the island since the outbreak of the Syrian war in 2011. The vessels were tracked sailing to the north-west of the island and were thought to have set off from the Turkish coastal city of Mersin   Read More ...
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More than 300 Syrian refugees rescued, arrive in Cyprus
NICOSIA (Reuters) - Two boats crowded with 305 Syrian refugees arrived in Cyprus overnight, police said on Sunday, one of the largest group landings of migrants to the island since the outbreak of the Syrian war in 2011. The vessels were tracked sailing to the north-west of the island and were thought to have set off from the Turkish coastal city of Mersin   Read More ...
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305 Syrian migrants reach Cyprus on 2 boats
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus police say a 36-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly driving one of a pair of boats that brought 305 Syrian refugees to the island's northwestern coast. Police spokesman Michalis Ioannou said Sunday that the 202 men, 30 women and 73 children who arrived at around midnight are thought to be the largest number of migrants to reach Cyprus in a single day   Read More ...
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Police: 305 Syrian migrants reach Cyprus on 2 boats
NICOSIA, Cyprus – Cyprus police say a 36-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly driving one of a pair of boats that brought 305 Syrian refugees to the island's northwestern coast. Police spokesman Michalis Ioannou said Sunday that the 202 men, 30 women and 73 children who arrived at around midnight are thought to be the largest number of migrants to reach Cyprus in a single day   Read More ...
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In search of Famagusta: Wandering in a beautiful Mediterranean island, Cyprus
The mass of land appeared out of nowhere in the Mediterranean waters below as I woke up from a nap and raised the window shield. It was time to land, though I was hoping to see some of Cyprus on my way to the capital city Nicosia, a good 50-odd km away from the Larnaka airport. Though a large portion of it is under Turkish occupation, the tiny island nation of the Republic of Cyprus generates a lot of tourist interest: a 648-km coastline with 49 Blue Flag beaches, the hills with ski slopes, nature trails and wine routes; the mezze platters of local food served with local wine at tavernas — the country promises a lot   Read More ...
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Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber swept up in environmental controversy in Cyprus
Justin Bieber and Christina Aguilera have been caught up in a storm of protest over the Cyprus wedding of a wealthy Russian couple, after bulldozers reportedly encroached on an area used by protected turtle nests while building a stage for their performances. The two singers were due to sing at the three-day wedding of the unnamed couple later this week, according to Cyprus media reports   Read More ...
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Football offers stability for Cyprus High’s Manny Ramirez
Magna • Manny Ramirez will tell you that compared with his days in junior high, his sophomore and junior years at Cyprus High School have provided a measure of stability to his life. And it’s football, a sport he never even played until last year, that just might create the opening he needs to get there. “He was one of the kids I got to know early on, when I first got here three years ago,” Cyprus coach Jed Smith said   Read More ...
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Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber swept up in environmental controversy in Cyprus
Justin Bieber and Christina Aguilera have been caught up in a storm of protest over the Cyprus wedding of a wealthy Russian couple, after bulldozers reportedly encroached on an area used by protected turtle nests while building a stage for their performances. The two singers were due to sing at the three-day wedding of the unnamed couple later this week, according to Cyprus media reports   Read More ...
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RK Raghavan Indian High Commissioner to Cyprus
Former CBI director R K Raghavan, who headed the Special Investigation Team that probed the Gujarat riots, has been appointed as Indian High Commissioner to Cyprus, the Ministry of External Affairs announced Wednesday. This is a political appointment by the NDA government. Ambassadorial posts are usually meant for Indian Foreign Service officers. Earlier, the BJP-led government had appointed another police officer, Ahmad Javed, as India’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia   Read More ...
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