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    Licence fine is amended
    22 November 2012 09:19
     BRUSSELS - The European Commission has decided to amend its decision referring Cyprus to the European Court of Justice for not fully transposing the Directive on driving licences.

    Since the previous court referral decision in June, Cyprus has notified a measure that partially...
    New downgrade
    22 November 2012 12:18
    NEW YORK - Credit ratings agency Fitch has downgraded Cyprus by two notches to BB- and warned of further slides because of a weakening economy and ongoing uncertainty over how much money it would take to prop up its banks.
    Fitch said in a statement Wednesday that Cyprus' three main banks...
    Stabbing remand
    22 November 2012 12:17
     LIMASSOL - A 22-year-old man has been remanded in custody for eight days at Limassol Court in connection with the stabbing death of
    23 year-old Apostolos Athanasios on Monday evening.
    The defence raised no objection to his detention, but asked that he be seen by a psychiatrist,...
    Monk, 16, killed
    21 November 2012 16:08
     LARNACA - A 16-year-old monk died Tuesday in a tractor accident, on a dirt road west of Avdellero-Athienou.
    Epiphanius Andreas Stavridis, of the Monastery of Saint Epiphanius Palaioimerologiton, was driving his tractor downhill when it overturned and tumbled 30-40m off the road.
    Cyprus in court
    21 November 2012 16:08
     NICOSIA - The European Commission has referred Cyprus to the European Court for operating two landfills in Nicosia and Limassol in defiance of EU law.
    According to Article 14 of Council Directive 99/31/EC of the Council on landfill waste, landfills that were already in operation when...
    Dogs menace
    21 November 2012 12:21
     NICOSIA – A pack of stray dogs are disturbing people living around the Archbishopric in old Nicosia.
    Residents say that the pack attacked and ate a cat at the weekend and are now afraid the next victim could be a child.
    They have complained to the police, who have told them that...
    2am finish
    21 November 2012 12:20
     NICOSIA -- NICOSIA - Negotiations between the negotiating team of the Government and the Troika concerning financial aspects of the Cyprus bailout, will continue after today’s cabinet meeting..
    Yesterday's marathon negotiations at the Ministry of Finance concluded at 2am.
    Fatal stabbing
    21 November 2012 12:20
     LIMASSOL - A man is being hunted by police after a fatal stabbing in Limassol.
    Apostolis Athanasiou, 23, from Kato Polemidia was stabbed in the chest after an argument with a neighbour over parking.
    Polcie sya that following a scuffle the neighbour went to his home to get a...
    Election timetable
    20 November 2012 16:13
     NICOSIA – The Ministry of Interior has set a schedule for the Presidential Elections of February 2013, said Monday Chief of Central Electoral Service Demetris Demetriou.

    The election is set for February 17, followed by a run off on February 24, if no candidate is elected from...
    Enlargement talks
    20 November 2012 16:13
     BRUSSELS --- Foreign Affairs Minister Erato Kozakou Markoullis and EU Commissioner for Enlargement Stefan Fuele will hold a working dinner today in Brussels during which they will discuss issues concerning the EU`s enlargement ahead of the December Foreign Affairs Council.

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