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Radio listener Alexandra Vella wins a holiday in Cyprus with Emirates

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Radio listener Alexandra Vella wins a holiday in Cyprus with Emirates

- Emirates Malta manager Paul Fleri Soler presenting the gift vouchers to Alexandra Vella in the presence of Daniel Chircop and Sander Aguis Mellieha resident Alexandra Vella, the lucky winner of the ‘Hello Emirates’ competition, won two Emirates Economy Class airfares to Cyprus and a five-night stay at the 5-star Almyra Beach Resort in Paphos. The trip, which includes breakfast, was organised through Cyprus Tourism Organisation with compliments of Thanos Hotels
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Far-right group's ship held in Cyprus, Sri Lankans on board ask for asylum

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

- ATHENS: Authorities in north Cyprus have impounded a ship chartered by an anti-migrant group and held its crew for questioning while the status of a group of Sri Lankans on board is being investigated. Members of the Identarian movement, which says it wants to protect Europe's identity from mass immigration, sailed from Italy last week heading for the Libyan coast with 20 Sri Lankan trainee sailors on board
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Turkey PM warns Cyprus on 'untimely and dangerous' energy moves

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Turkey PM warns Cyprus on 'untimely and dangerous' energy moves

- NICOSIA: Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Thursday warned Cyprus its moves to explore for energy around the eastern Mediterranean were "untimely and dangerous", adding that Ankara would continue to protect the rights and interests of Turkish Cypriots. Ankara has said it will take measures against Cyprus for engaging in gas and oil exploration around the divided island, arguing it has no jurisdiction to explore for hydrocarbons
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Manafort owed millions to pro-Russia interests, Cyprus records show

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Manafort owed millions to pro-Russia interests, Cyprus records show

- NEW YORK (NYTIMES) - Financial records filed last year in the secretive tax haven of Cyprus, where Paul Manafort kept bank accounts during his years working in Ukraine and investing with a Russian oligarch, indicate that he had been in debt to pro-Russia interests by as much as US$17 million (S$23 million) before he joined Donald Trump's presidential campaign in March 2016
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‘Safety’ is key for travellers choosing European destinations

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‘Safety’ is key for travellers choosing European destinations

- Malta and Cyprus saw 2016 growth in double-digit territory and this momentum carried through into 2017 Malta has retained a top five spot in the European Travel Commission’s trending destinations for peak summer months. As temperatures soar on the Mediterranean rock, the island finds itself in the company of Cyprus but also Finland, Montenegro and Iceland as the European travel destination in most demand, according to the ETC’s trends report for 2017
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Turkey calls on Cyprus to refrain from 'unilateral measures'

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Turkey calls on Cyprus to refrain from 'unilateral measures'

- ISTANBUL: Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirm on Monday called on Cyprus to refrain from "one-sided measures" saying that Turkey would protect its own rights and those of northern Cypriot Turks. Speaking at an energy conference in Istanbul, Yildirim also reiterated Ankara's stance that the hydrocarbon resources around Cyprus belong to both sides of the Mediterranean island. "The Greek Cypriot leadership must seek a constructive approach rather than setting an obstacle for peace
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Cyprus talks collapse without a deal

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Cyprus talks collapse without a deal

- CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AFP) - Marathon talks aimed at ending Cyprus' drawn-out conflict collapsed on Friday (July 7) without a deal, despite an 11th-hour bid by the UN chief to rescue them. Cyprus is one of the world's longest-running political crises and the talks that began in the Swiss Alpine resort of Crans-Montana on June 28 had been billed as the best chance to end the island's 40-year division
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'We were so close,' says diplomat as another Cyprus reunification bid flops

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'We were so close,' says diplomat as another Cyprus reunification bid flops

- ATHENS: The best chance in generations to broker a deal over ethnically-split Cyprus collapsed in acrimony early on Friday, throwing the prospect of any reunification into disarray. A week of U.N.-mediated talks in the Swiss Alps culminated in a "yelling and drama" session, leaving unresolved a conflict that keeps Greece and Turkey at loggerheads and is a perennial obstacle to Ankara's hopes of joining the European Union
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No deal to end Cyprus's decades-old division as unification talks crumble

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No deal to end Cyprus's decades-old division as unification talks crumble

- Talks to reunify the divided island of Cyprus collapsed amid anger and recriminations in the early hours of Friday, marking the end of a process seen as the most promising in generations to heal decades of conflict. Cyprus is one of the world's longest-running political crises and the UN-backed talks that began in the Swiss Alpine resort of Crans-Montana on 28 June had been billed as the best chance to end the island's 40-year division since the island was split between its Greek and Turkish Cypriot populations in 1974
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Geen akkoord bij conferentie over Cyprus

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Geen akkoord bij conferentie over Cyprus

- De onderhandelingen om een eind te maken aan het vier decennia durende conflict in Cyprus zijn mislukt. Secretaris-generaal Antonio Guterres van de Verenigde Naties maakte in de nacht van donderdag op vrijdag bekend dat de gesprekken over hereniging in Zwitserland geen resultaat hebben opgeleverd.
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Cyprus' record heat wave claims lives of 2 people

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Cyprus' record heat wave claims lives of 2 people

- NICOSIA, Cyprus — A record heat wave on the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus has claimed the lives of two women, health official said Monday. The two women, aged 75 and 60, are said to have died from heatstroke but had been suffering from serious health problems. Cyprus' Meteorological Service said weekend temperatures across the island were the highest on record for the month of July in 30 years except in the capital Nicosia where a scorching 44
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UN boss strikes upbeat note as Cyprus talks continue

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UN boss strikes upbeat note as Cyprus talks continue

- GENEVA: A "clear understanding" has been reached at talks between Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders and their backers on what is needed to reach a comprehensive agreement to reunite the island, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Saturday. Guterres, who arrived at the negotiations in the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana on Friday, said that he had held a "positive, results-oriented" meeting with Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akıncı, and the foreign ministers of Greece and Turkey that evening
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UN chief urges Cyprus leaders to strike 'historic' peace deal

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UN chief urges Cyprus leaders to strike 'historic' peace deal

- CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland: United Nations chief Antonio Guterres called on Friday on rival Cypriot leaders to seize a "historic opportunity" to bring peace to their island, at negotiations aimed at ending its 40-year division. Cyprus is one of the world's longest-running political crises and the talks in Switzerland have been billed as the best chance for a lasting solution. "This offers a historic opportunity to reach a comprehensive settlement to the conflict that has divided Cyprus for too many decades," Guterres told reporters in the Alpine resort of Crans-Montana
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Radio listener Alexandra Vella wins a holiday in Cyprus with Emirates
Radio listener Alexandra Vella wins a holiday in Cyprus with Emirates Emirates Malta manager Paul Fleri Soler presenting the gift vouchers to Alexandra Vella in the presence of Daniel Chircop and Sander Aguis Mellieha resident Alexandra Vella, the lucky winner of the ‘Hello Emirates’ competition, won two Emirates Economy Class airfares to Cyprus and a five-night stay at the 5-star Almyra Beach Resort in Paphos. The trip, which includes breakfast, was organised through Cyprus Tourism Organisation with compliments of Thanos Hotels   Read More ...
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UK soldier arrested after fatal car crash at Cyprus base
UK soldier arrested after fatal car crash at Cyprus base A British soldier has been arrested following a car crash that killed an infantryman on a UK base in Cyprus. The Royal Military Police said it was investigating the death of Cpl John Fernandez, 32, of the 2nd Battalion the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, who died following an incident on Saturday. The Ministry of Defence said he died in a road traffic incident while walking at a UK military base in Dhekelia   Read More ...
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Italy and Cyprus agree to boost security in Mediterranean
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Italy's defense minister says her country will work with Cyprus to bolster security in the Mediterranean sea. Roberta Pinotti said after talks with her Cypriot counterpart Monday that the two countries agreed to explore strengthening defense cooperation within the European Union. Pinotti said the talks covered "common dangers" that both countries face, including illegal migration, weapons smuggling and terrorism   Read More ...
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Italy and Cyprus agree to boost security in Mediterranean
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Italy's defense minister says her country will work with Cyprus to bolster security in the Mediterranean sea. Roberta Pinotti said after talks with her Cypriot counterpart Monday that the two countries agreed to explore strengthening defense cooperation within the European Union. Pinotti said the talks covered "common dangers" that both countries face, including illegal migration, weapons smuggling and terrorism   Read More ...
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Italy and Cyprus agree to boost security in Mediterranean
Roberta Pinotti said after talks with her Cypriot counterpart Monday that the two countries agreed to explore strengthening defense cooperation within the European Union. Pinotti said the talks covered "common dangers" that both countries face, including illegal migration, weapons smuggling and terrorism. She said energy security within the Mediterranean was also covered. Italian energy company Eni and France's Total are currently conducting exploratory drilling about 103 miles off Cyprus' southern coast   Read More ...
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Italy and Cyprus agree to boost security in Mediterranean
Italy's defense minister says her country will work with Cyprus to bolster security in the Mediterranean sea. Roberta Pinotti said after talks with her Cypriot counterpart Monday that the two countries agreed to explore strengthening defense cooperation within the European Union. Pinotti said the talks covered "common dangers" that both countries face, including illegal migration, weapons smuggling and terrorism. She said energy security within the Mediterranean was also covered   Read More ...
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Moody's upgrades Cyprus a notch to Ba3 on strong growth
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Moody's international rating agency has raised Cyprus' credit grade by one notch to Ba3, citing strong economic growth and the government's solid fiscal performance. The agency said Friday it is also keeping a positive outlook on the east Mediterranean island nation's economy. Moody's says it expects growth to be sustained by private consumption and increased revenue from record tourism that accounts for around 13   Read More ...
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Defend Europe: Ship still off Cyprus over 'security warning'
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A ship chartered by a group that campaigns against migrant arrivals in Europe is staying at sea off Cyprus amid warnings of threats to the vessel from far-leftists, a spokesman for the anti-migrant organization said Friday. Thorsten Schmidt, spokesman for the group Defend Europe, told the Associated Press that authorities from "more than one country" had warned that the security of the C Star is at risk and it should make frequent course changes   Read More ...
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Defend Europe: Ship still off Cyprus over 'security warning'
Defend Europe: Ship still off Cyprus over 'security warning' NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A ship chartered by a group that campaigns against migrant arrivals in Europe is staying at sea off Cyprus amid warnings of threats to the vessel from far-leftists, a spokesman for the anti-migrant organization said Friday. Thorsten Schmidt, spokesman for the group Defend Europe, told the Associated Press that authorities from "more than one country" had warned that the security of the C Star is at risk and it should make frequent course changes   Read More ...
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Moody's upgrades Cyprus a notch to Ba3 on strong growth
The agency said Friday it is also keeping a positive outlook on the east Mediterranean island nation's economy. Moody's says it expects growth to be sustained by private consumption and increased revenue from record tourism that accounts for around 13.2 percent of Cyprus' economy. The agency says Cyprus has also continued to outperform fiscal targets, helping to push down a high debt burden that in 2016 was 108 percent of gross domestic product   Read More ...
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Sri Lankans who left anti-immigrant ship sent back to Cyprus
Sri Lankans who left anti-immigrant ship sent back to Cyprus NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A Turkish Cypriot aid group says 10 Sri Lankans who were among a group of 20 countrymen aboard a ship chartered by an anti-immigrant group have been flown back to north Cyprus after being stranded at Doha airport. Refugee Rights Association advocate Faika Deniz Pasha said Friday authorities are not allowing the men to leave the airport and that an airline official said they will be flown back to Doha   Read More ...
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Sri Lankans who left anti-immigrant ship sent back to Cyprus
Sri Lankans who left anti-immigrant ship sent back to Cyprus A Turkish Cypriot aid group says 10 Sri Lankans who were among a group of 20 countrymen aboard a ship chartered by an anti-immigrant group have been flown back to north Cyprus after being stranded at Doha airport. Refugee Rights Association advocate Faika Deniz Pasha said Friday authorities are not allowing the men to leave the airport and that an airline official said they will be flown back to Doha   Read More ...
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Cyprus Rejects ‘Secretive Tax Haven’ Label
To the Editor: Re “Trump’s Campaign Chief Was Millions in Debt to Pro-Russia Interests” (news article, July 20): In the first sentence Cyprus is described as a “secretive tax haven.” Yet this is inconsistent with article’s reliance on “the Cyprus documents obtained by The New York Times.” Let me respectfully point out that secretive tax havens and jurisdictions typically keep no public records, are not cooperative and are unlikely to grant any information to journalists   Read More ...
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Cyprus: Asylum claims get anti-immigrant group ship ejected
Cyprus: Asylum claims get anti-immigrant group ship ejected NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The captain and crew of a ship chartered by an anti-immigrant group was ordered to leave Cyprus after being detained on suspicion of forging the documents of 20 Sri Lankans on board, a Turkish Cypriot aid group said Thursday . The Defend Europe-chartered ship's captain and his crew were detained after they sailed into a port in Cyprus' breakaway north for refueling and some Sri Lankans on the boat reported they had paid a trafficker to take them to Italy, Refugee Rights Association advocate Faika Deniz Pasha said   Read More ...
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Cyprus: Asylum claims get anti-immigrant group ship ejected
Cyprus: Asylum claims get anti-immigrant group ship ejected NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The captain and crew of a ship chartered by an anti-immigrant group was ordered to leave Cyprus after being detained on suspicion of forging the documents of 20 Sri Lankans on board, a Turkish Cypriot aid group said Thursday . The Defend Europe-chartered ship's captain and his crew were detained after they sailed into a port in Cyprus' breakaway north for refueling and some Sri Lankans on the boat reported they had paid a trafficker to take them to Italy, Refugee Rights Association advocate Faika Deniz Pasha said   Read More ...
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Cyprus: Asylum claims get anti-immigrant group ship ejected
Cyprus: Asylum claims get anti-immigrant group ship ejected A Cyprus aid group says the captain and crew of a ship chartered by an anti-immigrant group has been ordered to leave the island after being detained on suspicion of forging the documents of 20 Sri Lankans on board.   Read More ...
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Far-right group's ship briefly held in Cyprus, Sri Lankans on board seek asylum
A ship an anti-migrant group planned to use as part of its campaign to protect Europe from mass migration was detained in Cyprus and then turned away with its crew, after discrepancies emerged in the status of a group of Sri Lankans on board. Members of the Identarian movement, which says it wants to protect Europe's identity from mass immigration, last week said they had chartered the C-Star which would set sail towards the Libyan coast to monitor humanitarian operations there   Read More ...
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Far-right group's ship held in Cyprus, Sri Lankans on board ask for asylum
Far-right group's ship held in Cyprus, Sri Lankans on board ask for asylum ATHENS: Authorities in north Cyprus have impounded a ship chartered by an anti-migrant group and held its crew for questioning while the status of a group of Sri Lankans on board is being investigated. Members of the Identarian movement, which says it wants to protect Europe's identity from mass immigration, sailed from Italy last week heading for the Libyan coast with 20 Sri Lankan trainee sailors on board   Read More ...
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Far-right group's ship held in Cyprus, Sri Lankans on board ask for asylum
Authorities in north Cyprus have impounded a ship chartered by an anti-migrant group and held its crew for questioning while the status of a group of Sri Lankans on board is being investigated. Members of the Identarian movement, which says it wants to protect Europe's identity from mass immigration, sailed from Italy last week heading for the Libyan coast with 20 Sri Lankan trainee sailors on board   Read More ...
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Far-right group's ship held in Cyprus, Sri Lankans on board ask for asylum
ATHENS (Reuters) - Authorities in north Cyprus have impounded a ship chartered by an anti-migrant group and held its crew for questioning while the status of a group of Sri Lankans on board is being investigated. Members of the Identarian movement, which says it wants to protect Europe's identity from mass immigration, sailed from Italy last week heading for the Libyan coast with 20 Sri Lankan trainee sailors on board   Read More ...
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Maronites can return to Cyprus villages held by Turkish army
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkish Cypriot authorities in the breakaway north of ethnically divided Cyprus said Wednesday they have lifted restrictions on Maronite Christians reclaiming homes and property in villages that have been under Turkish military control for over four decades. The announcement by the office of Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci came three weeks after the collapse of high-level talks in Switzerland that aimed to reunify the island nation as a federation   Read More ...
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Maronites can return to Cyprus villages held by Turkish army
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkish Cypriot authorities in the breakaway north of ethnically divided Cyprus said Wednesday they have lifted restrictions on Maronite Christians reclaiming homes and property in villages that have been under Turkish military control for over four decades. The announcement by the office of Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci came three weeks after the collapse of high-level talks in Switzerland that aimed to reunify the island nation as a federation   Read More ...
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Turkish Cypriots: Maronites can return to army-held villages
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Authorities in the breakaway Turkish Cypriot north of the ethnically divided island of Cyprus say they have lifted restrictions on Maronite Christians from reclaiming homes and property in villages that have been under Turkish military control for over four decades. Wednesday's announcement by the office of Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci came three weeks after the collapse of high-level talks in Switzerland that aimed to reunify the island as a federation   Read More ...
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2 men in critical condition after fatal Cyprus boat accident
A Cyprus police spokesman says two men, a Greek Cypriot and a Chinese national, are being treated in critical condition after a boating accident that killed a Chinese woman. Spokesman Andreas Angelides said Tuesday an investigation is underway to determine the exact causes of the accident, which took place on the island's remote northwestern tip late yesterday. It's believed the boat, driven by the 50-year-old Greek Cypriot man, may have struck some shoals close to shore   Read More ...
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2 men in critical condition after fatal Cyprus boat accident
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A Cyprus police spokesman says two men, a Greek Cypriot and a Chinese national, are being treated in critical condition after a boating accident that killed a Chinese woman. Spokesman Andreas Angelides said Tuesday an investigation is underway to determine the exact causes of the accident, which took place on the island's remote northwestern tip late Monday   Read More ...
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2 men in critical condition after fatal Cyprus boat accident
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A Cyprus police spokesman says two men, a Greek Cypriot and a Chinese national, are being treated in critical condition after a boating accident that killed a Chinese woman. Spokesman Andreas Angelides said Tuesday an investigation is underway to determine the exact causes of the accident, which took place on the island's remote northwestern tip late Monday   Read More ...
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Lankan murdered in Cyprus
Lankan murdered in Cyprus Lankan murdered in Cyprus Cyprus Police are searching for a man who killed a 42-year-old Sri Lankan in Limassol in the early hours of Monday morning, according to a report published by the Cyprus Mail yesterday. It said: According to CID officer Ioannis Soteriades the victim was found in the flat of a relative on the sixth floor of an apartment building on Michal Michaelides Street, off Makarios Avenue   Read More ...
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One Chinese dead, 4 more injured in Cyprus speedboat accident
视频播放位置. 下载安装Flash播放器 A speedboat crashed onto rocks off the northwest coast of Cyprus Monday evening, killing a Chinese woman aboard, Chinese Embassy in Nicosia said Tuesday. The accident, which occurred at around 7 p.m. (1600 GMT) Monday, also injured four other Chinese on the boat and the vessel's Cypriot operator. The four Chinese injured in the accident are family members, the embassy said, adding that all those injured in the incident have been sent to hospital for treatment   Read More ...
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1 Chinese dead, 4 more injured in Cyprus speedboat accident
NICOSIA - A speedboat crashed onto rocks off the northwest coast of Cyprus Monday evening, killing a Chinese woman aboard, Chinese Embassy in Nicosia said Tuesday. The accident, which occurred at around 7 pm (1600 GMT) Monday, also injured four other Chinese on the boat and the vessel's Cypriot operator.   Read More ...
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One Chinese dead, 4 more injured in Cyprus speedboat accident
NICOSIA - A speedboat crashed onto rocks off the northwest coast of Cyprus Monday evening, killing a Chinese woman aboard, Chinese Embassy in Nicosia said Tuesday. The accident, which occurred at around 7 pm (1600 GMT) Monday, also injured four other Chinese on the boat and the vessel's Cypriot operator. The four Chinese injured in the accident are family members, the embassy said, adding that all those injured in the incident have been sent to hospital for treatment   Read More ...
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One Chinese dead, 4 more injured in Cyprus speedboat accident
One Chinese dead, 4 more injured in Cyprus speedboat accident A speedboat crashed onto rocks off the northwest coast of Cyprus Monday evening, killing a Chinese woman aboard, Chinese Embassy in Nicosia said Tuesday. The accident, which occurred at around 7 p.m. (1600 GMT) Monday, also injured four other Chinese on the boat and the vessel's Cypriot operator. The four Chinese injured in the accident are family members, the embassy said, adding that all those injured in the incident have been sent to hospital for treatment   Read More ...
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One Chinese died, 4 more injured in Cyprus speedboat accident
A speedboat accident has killed a Chinese woman and injured four other Chinese as well as a Cypriot off the northwest coast of Cyprus, Chinese Embassy in Nicosia said Tuesday morning.   Read More ...
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Cyprus police: Woman from China killed in boating accident
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus police say a woman originally from China has been killed in a speedboat accident in a remote corner of the east Mediterranean island. A Greek Cypriot man was driving the boat when the accident occurred late Monday afternoon off the coast of the Akamas nature reserve on the island's northwestern tip. The state-run Cyprus News Agency said the boat driver suffered a spinal cord injury   Read More ...
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UN envoy: Cyprus peace talks unlikely to resume anytime soon
UN envoy: Cyprus peace talks unlikely to resume anytime soon NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A United Nations envoy said Monday that he sees little chance that talks to reunify ethnically split Cyprus would restart anytime soon after their collapse in Switzerland earlier this month. United Nations Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide said after separate meetings with the leaders of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities that neither side offered hope for a quick return to negotiations   Read More ...
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UN: No reviving failed Cyprus peace talks anytime soon
UN: No reviving failed Cyprus peace talks anytime soon A United Nations envoy says he sees little chance of failed talks to reunify ethnically split Cyprus restarting anytime soon. Eide said the U.N. remains committed to supporting a process reunifying Cyprus as a federation. He suggested a key element that scotched a deal was disagreement on what should happen to 35,000 troops Turkey has kept in the island's breakaway Turkish Cypriot north since 1974 when it invaded following a coup by supporters of union with Greece   Read More ...
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Turkey's premier: 'Pointless' to revive failed Cyprus talks
Turkey's prime minister today appeared to shut the door on reviving efforts to reunify ethnically divided Cyprus anytime soon after high-level talks earlier this month failed to produce a hoped-for breakthrough deal. Binali Yildirim said it would be pointless to pick up where things left off at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana, where 10 days of intensive, UN-facilitated negotiations collapsed on July 7   Read More ...
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Turkey's premier: 'Pointless' to revive failed Cyprus talks
Turkey's premier: 'Pointless' to revive failed Cyprus talks NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkey's prime minister on Thursday appeared to shut the door on reviving efforts to reunify ethnically divided Cyprus anytime soon after high-level talks earlier this month failed to produce a hoped-for breakthrough deal. Binali Yildirim said it would be pointless to pick up where things left off at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana, where 10 days of intensive, U   Read More ...
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Manafort was in debt to pro-Russia interests, Cyprus records show
Financial records filed last year in the secretive tax haven of Cyprus, where Paul J. Manafort kept bank accounts during his years working in Ukraine and investing with a Russian oligarch, indicate that he had been in debt to pro-Russia interests by as much as $17 million before he joined Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign in March 2016. The money appears to have been owed by shell companies connected to Mr   Read More ...
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Turkey PM warns Cyprus on 'untimely and dangerous' energy moves
Turkey PM warns Cyprus on 'untimely and dangerous' energy moves NICOSIA: Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Thursday warned Cyprus its moves to explore for energy around the eastern Mediterranean were "untimely and dangerous", adding that Ankara would continue to protect the rights and interests of Turkish Cypriots. Ankara has said it will take measures against Cyprus for engaging in gas and oil exploration around the divided island, arguing it has no jurisdiction to explore for hydrocarbons   Read More ...
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Turkey PM warns Cyprus on 'untimely and dangerous' energy moves
Turkey PM warns Cyprus on 'untimely and dangerous' energy moves ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Thursday warned Cyprus its moves to explore for energy around the eastern Mediterranean were "untimely and dangerous", adding that Ankara would continue to protect the rights and interests of Turkish Cypriots. Yildirim was speaking at an event in Nicosia and his comments were broadcast live on Turkish television. Turkey last week sent two ships and a submarine to monitor a drilling vessel in the eastern Mediterranean Sea   Read More ...
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