Cycle lane from Yeri to university

A new cyclist lane will be introduced in Nicosia, linking the University of Cyprus (UCy) and Yeri, it was announced on Monday. A memorandum of understanding was signed between the university and Yeri municipality, which will see the lane going from UCy to the centre of Yeri. The first draft plan has already been made […]

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Sex abuse suspect freed on bail

A 56-year-old man suspected of sexually abusing two eight-year-old boys was on Monday released on bail by Paphos district court. The official court proceedings are set to begin on December 12 and the man will remain free on conditions of an €80,000 bail, present himself to a police station three times a day and hand […]

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Police seize illegal racing cars

Police on Monday announced six cars had been seized in Paphos after receiving a tip off for illegal racing. According to a statement, officers had on Sunday put under surveillance a section of the Paphos-Limassol highway after they were informed cars would be racing there. A total of 10 vehicles were stopped, two of which […]

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Hellenic Bank to cut 200 jobs with retirement scheme

Hellenic Bank, Cyprus’s third largest lender, is offering its workers a voluntary retirement scheme in an attempt to cut cost which could have a €40m short-term impact on profitability, a spokesperson said. The scheme aims at reducing the number of the bank’s workers by 200, the spokesman said in a telephone interview on Monday. The […]

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Turkey stands firm on gas, infrastructure projects and talks

Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci is departing for London on Tuesday for meetings with representatives of the expatriate population and British MPs, according to a statement from the north on Monday. The statement said the meetings will be held on Wednesday, while Akinci will brief Turkish Cypriot representatives of non-governmental organisations on the Cyprus problem. […]

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Russian confesses to murdering Bulgarian flatmate

The Larnaca district court on Monday remanded a Russian man for eight days after he confessed to murdering Daniel Nikolov, 51, from Bulgaria, on November 11 in Larnaca. The 57-year-old, known only by his first name, Andrei, was arrested on Sunday afternoon after police had been searching for him for days. On Saturday, police had […]

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Minor earthquake near Limassol

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A 3.3 magnitude earthquake was recorded on Monday at around 1pm in the villages Phinikaria and Armenohori in Limassol, the island’s geological survey department said. The epicentre of the earthquake was the area of Phinikaria-Armenohori, it said, 12 kilometres north-east of the city of Limassol at a depth of 20 kilometres. The earthquake, that occurred at 12.52pm, […]

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Cypriot family win the hearts of Australian cooking show fans

Cypriot Con Panayides, a fishmonger living in Australia, and his family are rapidly becoming household names in Australia as contestants in a popular cooking game-show, Daily Mail Australia reported on Monday. Twelve episodes into the game-show, the Panayides family has advanced to the final three of Australian Channel Nine’s Family Food Fight. While they are […]

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Security, energy, migration the focus of Sisi visit (Update 4)

  Cyprus and Egypt, two nations with historical ties of friendship, are committed to working together to face regional challenges, particularly terrorism and the migrant crisis, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in Nicosia on Monday. Addressing a special session of the House plenary, also attended by President Nicos Anastasiades, Sisi spoke of a region in turmoil […]

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Committee to search for remains of missing in former landfill

The Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) is to visit a former landfill in Dikomo in the north, where the remains of around 70 people from Assia, who were murdered by Turkish soldiers during the 1974 invasion, are believed to be buried. According to the Greek Cypriot member of the CMP, Nestoras Nestoros, the Turkish Cypriot side […]

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