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53 years later, Australia leaves Cyprus peacekeeping force

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53 years later, Australia leaves Cyprus peacekeeping force

- NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — With its flag lowered one final time, Australia on Friday ended 53 years of helping to keep the peace on ethnically divided Cyprus by pulling out its last three police officers serving with a United Nations peacekeeping force. Some 1,600 Australian police officers have served in Cyprus since 1964 following the outbreak of violence between the island's Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities

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Art seeks to heal wounds in divided Cyprus

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Art seeks to heal wounds in divided Cyprus

- Paphos (Cyprus) (AFP) - Inside an art gallery on the divided Mediterranean island of Cyprus, Selma Bolayir draws a large yellow sun on a black-and-white picture of a South Vietnamese soldier who appears to be crying. "When I look (at) this young soldier, I feel so upset, because I am a mother," says the elegant 73-year-old, her eyes outlined with black eye liner

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Cyprus re-unification talks back on in Geneva

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Cyprus re-unification talks back on in Geneva

- Is there still hope for a Cyprus reunification deal? Talks to reunify Cyprus are to resume after the resolution of an impasse at a meeting of the island’s Greek and Turkish leaders. Emerging from a four-hour meeting with Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akıncı in New York on Sunday night, the UN secretary general, António Guterres, said negotiations would recommence later this month

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Tina Malone looks happier than ever as she sunbathes round the pool in Cyprus after body transformation

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Tina Malone looks happier than ever as she sunbathes round the pool in Cyprus after body transformation

- SHAMELESS star Tina Malone was far from mellow as she stripped to a bright yellow bikini to show off her jaw-dropping weight loss on holiday in Cyprus. The actress has dropped to a size 6 and shed an impressive 12 stone after having a gastric band fitted, and was clearly proud of her honed figure as she topped up her tan

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Cyprus' investment-for-citizenship program raises questions

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Cyprus' investment-for-citizenship program raises questions

- Becoming a Canadian citizen can be a lengthy process, requiring years of residency, language skills and a good knowledge of the country. But in Cyprus, it can be as easy as shelling out some cash. Since 2013, Cyprus has had a program that allows people to invest large amounts of money in the country in exchange for citizenship that gives them a passport that can be used to travel throughout the European Union

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UN Cyprus envoy to end shuttle diplomacy as sides fail to agree conditions

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UN Cyprus envoy to end shuttle diplomacy as sides fail to agree conditions

- ATHENS: The United Nations' envoy for divided Cyprus said on Friday he was ending a shuttle diplomacy bid to continue peace talks in Geneva because rival sides had failed to agree on conditions. Failure to agree on further negotiations effectively throws a two-year process of Cyprus peace talks into limbo, though the U.N. said talks had not collapsed. The island was split in a Turkish invasion in 1974 triggered by a brief Greek-inspired coup, and is a key source of tension between Greece and Turkey

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Russian foreign minister mocks media over Trump disclosures

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Russian foreign minister mocks media over Trump disclosures

- NICOSIA, Cyprus — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has mocked U.S. news reports suggesting President Donald Trump shared sensitive intelligence with him about terror threats involving laptops on airplanes. Without directly confirming the details of their conversation, Lavrov told reporters in Cyprus on Thursday that he didn't understand what the "secret" was since the U.S. introduced a ban on laptops on airlines from some Middle Eastern countries two months ago

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U.S. probes banking of ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort

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U.S. probes banking of ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort

- The U.S. government investigation of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, crossed the Atlantic earlier this year to the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, once known as a haven for money laundering by Russian billionaires. Treasury agents in recent months obtained information connected to Manafort's transactions from Cypriot authorities, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to speak publicly

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Illegal, lucrative bird trapping on Cyprus must stop: conservationists

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Illegal, lucrative bird trapping on Cyprus must stop: conservationists

- NICOSIA Cyprus, and the British authorities that still administer parts of the island, must act to end the slaughter of thousands of birds each year, served up as restaurant delicacies, Europe's main bird conservation group said on Thursday. BirdLife says as many as 2.3 million songbirds were killed last year in Cyprus, a stopover on a key migratory route between Europe and Africa

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No let-up in Cyprus bird poaching

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No let-up in Cyprus bird poaching

- British authorities in Cyprus have been criticised for failing to effectively tackle the poaching of songbirds on a military base. Some 1.7 million birds were illegally killed across the Republic of Cyprus in 2016 according to a new report. More than 800,000 were killed on the British military territory that extends for around 100 sq km (100 sq miles). The UK authorities in Cyprus said that their efforts had helped to halt what had been a rising trend

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Electricity cable aims to link Cyprus, Egypt, Greece

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Electricity cable aims to link Cyprus, Egypt, Greece

- NICOSIA, Cyprus: An official says studies are underway for an undersea electric cable that aims to link the electricity grids of Egypt, Cyprus and Greece with the rest of Europe. Nasos Ktorides who heads the EuroAfrica Interconnector project said Wednesday that the 1,650-kilometer (1,025-mile) cable with a 2,000-megawatt capacity will both transmit and receive electricity. Project implementation will take 36 months after studies are completed. Egyptian authorities signed an agreement

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Britain, Turkey, Greece meet to discuss Cyprus settlement

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Britain, Turkey, Greece meet to discuss Cyprus settlement

- GENEVA Foreign ministers of Britain, Greece and Turkey met in Geneva on Thursday in an attempt to thrash out a security deal for a reunited Cyprus, a conflict rooted in Britain's colonial past and Greek and Turkish rivalry. For the first time in decades, the three countries were to tackle a 1960 treaty which allows intervention in Cyprus, a pretext used by at least one of them to intervene

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Cyprus leaders meet in hopes of reunifying long-split island

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Cyprus leaders meet in hopes of reunifying long-split island

- GENEVA: The rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus are meeting in Geneva for a summit aiming at reunifying the Mediterranean island. Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci on Monday were kicking off three days of talks to clear up outstanding issues including the pivotal matter of how much territory each side will control in a federation. The summit will culminate in a gathering of the

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Endgame looms in efforts to reunite Cyprus after 43 years

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Endgame looms in efforts to reunite Cyprus after 43 years

- NICOSIA, Cyprus — The division of Cyprus is now in its 43rd year. Next week may mark the decisive moment when the small eastern Mediterranean island nation starts to be stitched back together again. After 19 months of talks aimed at reunifying the internationally recognized Greek Cypriot south with the breakaway Turkish Cypriot north, the final details of a peace deal are set to be thrashed out, potentially bringing some

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Australian police leave Cyprus ending 'rite of passage' after 53 years
Australian police leave Cyprus ending 'rite of passage' after 53 years Nicosia: With its flag lowered one final time, Australia has ended 53 years of helping to keep the peace on ethnically divided Cyprus by pulling out its last three police officers serving with a United Nations peacekeeping force. Some 1600 Australian police officers have served in Cyprus since 1964 following the outbreak of violence between the island's Greek and Turkish communities   Read More ...
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53 years later, Australia leaves Cyprus peacekeeping force
With its flag lowered one final time, Australia has ended 53 years of helping to keep the peace on the ethnically divided Cyprus by pulling out its last three police officers serving with a United Nations peacekeeping force. Some 1,600 Australian police officers have served in Cyprus since 1964 following the outbreak of violence between the island's Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities   Read More ...
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53 years later, Australia leaves Cyprus peacekeeping force
53 years later, Australia leaves Cyprus peacekeeping force NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — With its flag lowered one final time, Australia on Friday ended 53 years of helping to keep the peace on ethnically divided Cyprus by pulling out its last three police officers serving with a United Nations peacekeeping force. Some 1,600 Australian police officers have served in Cyprus since 1964 following the outbreak of violence between the island's Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities   Read More ...
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53 years later, Australia leaves Cyprus peacekeeping force
NICOSIA, Cyprus – With its flag lowered one final time, Australia has ended 53 years of helping to keep the peace on the ethnically divided Cyprus by pulling out its last three police officers serving with a United Nations peacekeeping force. Some 1,600 Australian police officers have served in Cyprus since 1964 following the outbreak of violence between the island's Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities   Read More ...
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53 years later, Australia leaves Cyprus peacekeeping force
With its flag lowered one final time, Australia has ended 53 years of helping to keep the peace on the ethnically divided Cyprus by pulling out its last three police officers serving with a United Nations peacekeeping force. Some 1,600 Australian police officers have served in Cyprus since 1964 following the outbreak of violence between the island's Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities   Read More ...
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Small blast at British station in Cyprus, criminal motive seen
Small blast at British station in Cyprus, criminal motive seen A small explosion occurred outside a police station at a British base in Cyprus early on Tuesday, authorities said, adding it was being treated as a criminal investigation. British base authorities said one police officer suffered “very minor injuries” and there was superficial damage to the entrance of the station at Dhekelia, known as the Eastern Sovereign Base Area. The area in the south-east of Cyprus is freely accessible to members of the public   Read More ...
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British base in Cyprus hit by explosion
British base in Cyprus hit by explosion The explosion struck the Dhekelia garrison before dawn on Tuesday. The Cyprus Mail reported a grenade had been thrown by a man on a motorbike. Police spokesperson Kristian Gray said investigations were ongoing and authorities are viewing the explosion as a criminal case. "The building suffered no structural damage, just a broken window," he added. A source told the AFP news agency that the attack could be related to the involvement of the base's police in a crackdown on illegal bird trapping   Read More ...
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Official: Small blast at British base police HQ in Cyprus
An explosion at the police headquarters of a UK military base has slightly injured one policeman and caused minor structural damage, a British spokesman said today. Kristian Gray said that authorities are treating the pre-dawn explosion at Dhekelia Garrison near Cyprus' southeastern coast as a criminal matter. Gray said authorities are investigating what caused the explosion and cannot provide further details immediately   Read More ...
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Official: Small blast at British base police HQ in Cyprus
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A British spokesman in Cyprus says an explosion at the police headquarters of a U.K. military base has slightly injured one policeman and caused minor structural damage. Kristian Gray said Tuesday that authorities are treating the pre-dawn explosion at Dhekelia Garrison near Cyprus' southeastern coast as a criminal matter. Gray said authorities are investigating what caused the explosion and cannot provide further details immediately   Read More ...
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Official: Small blast at British base police HQ in Cyprus
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A British spokesman in Cyprus says an explosion at the police headquarters of a U.K. military base has slightly injured one policeman and caused minor structural damage. Kristian Gray said Tuesday that authorities are treating the pre-dawn explosion at Dhekelia Garrison near Cyprus' southeastern coast as a criminal matter. Gray said authorities are investigating what caused the explosion and cannot provide further details immediately   Read More ...
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Small blast at British station in Cyprus, criminal motive seen
A small explosion occurred outside a police station at a British base in Cyprus early on Tuesday, authorities said, adding it was being treated as a criminal investigation. British base authorities said one police officer suffered "very minor injuries" and there was superficial damage to the entrance of the station at Dhekelia, known as the Eastern Sovereign Base Area. The area in the south-east of Cyprus is freely accessible to members of the public   Read More ...
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Small blast at British station in Cyprus, criminal motive seen
ATHENS A small explosion occurred outside a police station at a British base in Cyprus early on Tuesday, authorities said, adding it was being treated as a criminal investigation. British base authorities said one police officer suffered "very minor injuries" and there was superficial damage to the entrance of the station at Dhekelia, known as the Eastern Sovereign Base Area. The area in the south-east of Cyprus is freely accessible to members of the public   Read More ...
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Cyprus peace talks summit set for June 28
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General says a summit aimed at reaching an agreement to reunify the ethnically divided Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus will be held on June 28 in Geneva, Switzerland. Spokesman Stephane Dujarric says the meeting, under the auspices of U.N. chief Antonio Guterres, will bring together the Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders and officials from Cyprus' 'guarantor powers', Greece, Turkey and Britain   Read More ...
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Cyprus peace talks summit set for June 28
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General says a summit aimed at reaching an agreement to reunify the ethnically divided Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus will be held on June 28 in Geneva, Switzerland. Spokesman Stephane Dujarric says the meeting, under the auspices of U.N. chief Antonio Guterres, will bring together the Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders and officials from Cyprus' 'guarantor powers', Greece, Turkey and Britain   Read More ...
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Art seeks to heal wounds in divided Cyprus - Capital Lifestyle
Art seeks to heal wounds in divided Cyprus - Capital Lifestyle Inside an art gallery on the divided Mediterranean island of Cyprus, Selma Bolayir draws a large yellow sun on a black-and-white picture of a South Vietnamese soldier who appears to be crying. “When I look (at) this young soldier, I feel so upset, because I am a mother,” says the elegant 73-year-old, her eyes outlined with black eye liner. “In all the wars, the losers are the soldiers, the mothers and the children,” says the Turkish Cypriot   Read More ...
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Art seeks to heal wounds in divided Cyprus
Art seeks to heal wounds in divided Cyprus Paphos (Cyprus) (AFP) - Inside an art gallery on the divided Mediterranean island of Cyprus, Selma Bolayir draws a large yellow sun on a black-and-white picture of a South Vietnamese soldier who appears to be crying. "When I look (at) this young soldier, I feel so upset, because I am a mother," says the elegant 73-year-old, her eyes outlined with black eye liner   Read More ...
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Cyprus security roadmap to 'help bolster' peace drive
A document outlining a collective vision on security in Cyprus is to be drawn up to help improve chances of a breakthrough in reunifying the east Mediterranean island nation, a government spokesman said today. Nicos Christodoulides said representatives from both sides of Cyprus' ethnic divide will help draft a document outlining a "joint goal" on how to safeguard peace after reunification   Read More ...
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Cyprus security roadmap to 'help bolster' peace drive
Cyprus security roadmap to 'help bolster' peace drive NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' government spokesman says a document outlining a collective vision on security will be put together to help augment chances of a breakthrough in upcoming talks aimed at reunifying the east Mediterranean island nation. Spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said Tuesday that representatives from both sides of Cyprus' ethnic divide will help draft a document outlining a "joint goal" on how to safeguard peace in a post-reunification Cyprus   Read More ...
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Cyprus security roadmap to 'help bolster' peace drive
NICOSIA, Cyprus – Cyprus' government spokesman says a document outlining a collective vision on security will be put together to help augment chances of a breakthrough in upcoming talks aimed at reunifying the east Mediterranean island nation. Spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said Tuesday that representatives from both sides of Cyprus' ethnic divide will help draft a document outlining a "joint goal" on how to safeguard peace in a post-reunification Cyprus   Read More ...
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Cyprus re-unification talks back on in Geneva
Cyprus re-unification talks back on in Geneva Is there still hope for a Cyprus reunification deal? Talks to reunify Cyprus are to resume after the resolution of an impasse at a meeting of the island’s Greek and Turkish leaders. Emerging from a four-hour meeting with Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akıncı in New York on Sunday night, the UN secretary general, António Guterres, said negotiations would recommence later this month   Read More ...
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Portugal 4 Cyprus 0: Moutinho the inspiration in Ronaldo's absence
Portugal 4 Cyprus 0: Moutinho the inspiration in Ronaldo's absence Portugal made light work of Cyprus in Saturday's friendly as Joao Moutinho, Pizzi and Andre Silva gave them a 4-0 victory. Two brilliant free-kicks from Joao Moutinho helped Portugal to a 4-0 friendly win over Cyprus in Estoril on Saturday. The Monaco midfielder swept in two near-identical efforts in the first half to send Fernando Santos' side on their way to victory before substitute Pizzi and Andre Silva netted after the break   Read More ...
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Tina Malone looks happier than ever as she sunbathes round the pool in Cyprus after body transformation
Tina Malone looks happier than ever as she sunbathes round the pool in Cyprus after body transformation SHAMELESS star Tina Malone was far from mellow as she stripped to a bright yellow bikini to show off her jaw-dropping weight loss on holiday in Cyprus. The actress has dropped to a size 6 and shed an impressive 12 stone after having a gastric band fitted, and was clearly proud of her honed figure as she topped up her tan   Read More ...
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Israel observes large scale maritime drill launched in Cyprus
Israel observes large scale maritime drill launched in Cyprus The four-day international Argonaut drill kicked off in Cyprus on Wednesday with 22 countries taking part drilling on scenarios such as dealing with a terrorist hijacking as well as coping with an influx of civilians fleeing a conflict in the Middle East.Israel has sent representatives as observers only and will not participate in the annual maritime search and rescue and non-combatant evacuation exercise which is lead by the Republic of Cyprus and will have navies from Cyprus, Greece, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Hungary, and the United States participate   Read More ...
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Cyprus president warns of potential deadlock in peace talks
Cyprus president warns of potential deadlock in peace talks NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The president of Cyprus on Tuesday warned of a possible impasse in talks to reunify the ethnically divided island after rebuking a United Nations envoy for speaking of a potential crisis over the country's search for offshore oil and gas. President Nicos Anastasiades, a Greek Cypriot, said talks could become deadlocked over an insistence by Turkey and the breakaway Turkish Cypriots to keep Turkish troops deployed on the island even after a peace deal   Read More ...
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Cyprus President Rebukes UN Envoy for Gas Search Comment
Cyprus President Rebukes UN Envoy for Gas Search Comment NICOSIA, CYPRUS — The president of Cyprus on Tuesday rebuked a United Nations envoy for speaking of a possible crisis over the ethnically divided country's search for offshore oil and gas, calling the remark "unacceptable" and a "threat" amid faltering reunification talks. The envoy, Espen Barth Eide, was quoted in the Greek newspaper To Vima as expressing concern about the issue   Read More ...
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Cyprus president rebukes UN envoy for gas search comment
Cyprus president rebukes UN envoy for gas search comment NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The president of Cyprus on Tuesday rebuked a United Nations envoy for speaking of a possible crisis over the ethnically divided country's search for offshore oil and gas, calling the remark "unacceptable" and a "threat" amid faltering reunification talks. The envoy, Espen Barth Eide, was quoted in Greek newspaper To Vima as expressing concern about the issue   Read More ...
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Cyprus' investment-for-citizenship program raises questions
Cyprus' investment-for-citizenship program raises questions Becoming a Canadian citizen can be a lengthy process, requiring years of residency, language skills and a good knowledge of the country. But in Cyprus, it can be as easy as shelling out some cash. Since 2013, Cyprus has had a program that allows people to invest large amounts of money in the country in exchange for citizenship that gives them a passport that can be used to travel throughout the European Union   Read More ...
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Cyprus president rebukes UN envoy for gas search comment
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The president of Cyprus has rebuked a United Nations envoy for speaking of a possible crisis over the ethnically divided country's search for offshore oil and gas. The envoy, Espen Barth Eide, was quoted in Greek newspaper To Vima as expressing concern about the issue. In similar remarks earlier this month, Eide said an "international crisis" could put at risk the ongoing talks to reunify the island   Read More ...
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UN Cyprus envoy to end shuttle diplomacy as sides fail to agree conditions
UN Cyprus envoy to end shuttle diplomacy as sides fail to agree conditions ATHENS: The United Nations' envoy for divided Cyprus said on Friday he was ending a shuttle diplomacy bid to continue peace talks in Geneva because rival sides had failed to agree on conditions. Failure to agree on further negotiations effectively throws a two-year process of Cyprus peace talks into limbo, though the U.N. said talks had not collapsed. The island was split in a Turkish invasion in 1974 triggered by a brief Greek-inspired coup, and is a key source of tension between Greece and Turkey   Read More ...
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U.N. Cyprus envoy says ending shuttle diplomacy bid for new peace conference
U.N. Cyprus envoy says ending shuttle diplomacy bid for new peace conference ATHENS (Reuters) - The United Nations' envoy for divided Cyprus said on Friday he was ending a shuttle diplomacy bid to continue peace talks in Geneva because rival sides had failed to agree on conditions. Failure to agree on further negotiations effectively throws a two-year process of Cyprus peace talks into limbo. The island was split in a Turkish invasion in 1974 triggered by a brief Greek-inspired coup   Read More ...
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UN envoy: aim for final Cyprus summit deal by week's end
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The United Nations envoy to Cyprus says he's working to get the rival leaders of the ethnically divided island nation to agree by the end of the week on holding a final summit that'll aim to conclude an overall reunification deal. Espen Barth Eide said Wednesday following separate meetings with President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci there are "real differences" that still need to be worked out before that happens   Read More ...
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UN envoy: aim for final Cyprus summit deal by week's end
The United Nations envoy to Cyprus says he's working to get the rival leaders of the ethnically divided island nation to agree by the end of the week on holding a final summit that'll aim to conclude an overall reunification deal. Espen Barth Eide said Wednesday following separate meetings with President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci there are "real differences" that still need to be worked out before that happens   Read More ...
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Ajman Free Zone sets up base in Cyprus
Dubai The Ajman Free Zone has opened a representative office in Cyprus and entered an alliance with Freemont Group, a business and corporate consultancy with offices in Nicosia and the UAE. In a statement, it said the alliance with Freemont will help it facilitate investments from Cypriot entrepreneurs keen to create a base in the UAE. Last year, the UAE opened its embassy in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus   Read More ...
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Russian foreign minister mocks US media over reports of Trump intelligence gaffe
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday mocked U.S. news reports suggesting President Donald Trump inappropriately shared sensitive intelligence with him about terror threats involving laptops on airplanes. Without directly confirming the details of their conversation, Lavrov said he didn’t understand what the ‘‘secret’’ was since the U.S. introduced a ban on laptops on airlines from some Middle Eastern countries two months ago   Read More ...
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Russian official slams U.S. media over Trump intel reports
Russian official slams U.S. media over Trump intel reports NICOSIA, Cyprus -- Russian Foreign Minister has mocked U.S. news reports suggesting President Trump with him about terror threats involving laptops on airplanes. Without directly confirming the details of their conversation, Lavrov told reporters in Cyprus on Thursday that he didn't understand what the "secret" was since the U.S. on airlines from some Middle Eastern countries two months ago. He joked that some U   Read More ...
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Barbados and Cyprus sign double taxation agreement 
BARBADOS’ HIGH COMMISSIONER to Britain, Guy Hewitt; and High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus to Barbados, Euripides Evriviades, recently signed a Convention for the Avoidance Of Double Taxation And The Prevention Of Fiscal Evasion With Respect To Taxes On Income. The agreement will facilitate investment, trade and investment flows between the two countries, as well as foster closer social and cultural cooperation   Read More ...
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Russia’s Lavrov mocks U.S. media over Trump disclosures
Russia’s Lavrov mocks U.S. media over Trump disclosures Nicosia, Cyprus — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has mocked U.S. news reports suggesting President Donald Trump shared sensitive intelligence with him about terror threats involving laptops on airplanes. Without directly confirming the details of their conversation, Lavrov told reporters in Cyprus on Thursday that he didn’t understand what the “secret” was since the U.S. introduced a ban on laptops on airlines from some Middle Eastern countries two months ago   Read More ...
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Russian foreign minister mocks media over Trump disclosures
Russian foreign minister mocks media over Trump disclosures NICOSIA, Cyprus — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has mocked U.S. news reports suggesting President Donald Trump shared sensitive intelligence with him about terror threats involving laptops on airplanes. Without directly confirming the details of their conversation, Lavrov told reporters in Cyprus on Thursday that he didn't understand what the "secret" was since the U.S. introduced a ban on laptops on airlines from some Middle Eastern countries two months ago   Read More ...
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Rinkevics to take part in the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers in Cyprus
RIGA - Today and tomorrow, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics will take part in the 127th session of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (CoE) to be held in Nicosia, the capital city of Cyprus, the country currently holding the CoE Chairmanship, BNS was informed by the Foreign Ministry. The CoE meetings at the ministerial level take place once a year, when representatives from the member states are invited to take stock of the work accomplished and to set future priorities   Read More ...
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Germany considering Jordan, Cyprus for anti-IS base
Germany considering Jordan, Cyprus for anti-IS base BERLIN (AP) — Germany's defense minister says her office has drafted a list of eight locations where it could move aircraft supporting the anti-IS mission if Turkey continues to block German lawmakers from visiting troops at the Incirlik base. Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday a team is already in Jordan to assess a site there for its Tornado reconnaissance jets and a refueling plane, and Cyprus is also being considered   Read More ...
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