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    No euro ditch
    23 September 2012 12:38
     NICOSIA - Cyprus ruled out on Friday any question of it abandoning the euro zone, hours after the principal backer of its government floated the option if bailout conditions were too tough.

    The island, a euro zone member since 2008, was forced to seek aid from its EU partners...
    Promoting sport and health
    23 September 2012 12:24
    Nicosia - Minister of education and culture George Demosthenous has expressed the will and determination of the Cyprus EU Presidency to promote the important issues of sport and health discussed during the two -day Informal Meeting of EU Sport Ministers held here.

    Speaking at a press...
    Deepening ties
    22 September 2012 10:45
    NICOSIA  - - Cyprus and South Africa signed on Friday a Memorandum of Understanding on bilateral political consultations, making a decisive step towards deepening ties between the two countries.
    The MoU was signed by Cypriot Minister of Foreign Affairs Erato Kozakou Marcoullis and South...
    Hand him over
    22 September 2012 10:39
    NICOSIA  – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will take all necessary steps in the direction of the Kyrgyzstan government as regards the release of Erhan Arikli, one of the suspects for the murder of a Greek Cypriot in 1996, Foreign Minister Erato Kozakou – Marcoullis said on Friday.
    Going down
    21 September 2012 21:49
    NICOSIA -  An average of seven months of work is left in the local construction industry with the current contracts, according to figures gathered so far with an aim to create an index on the course of the construction industry in Cyprus.
    The survey for the index, which is being...
    No to match fixing
    21 September 2012 21:42
    NICOSIA -  A joint declaration aimed at addressing the scourge of match-fixing was adopted late on Thursdayin Nicosia at the EU Sport Forum by the Cyprus Presidency, the European Commission and the participants of the Forum.
    The declaration builds on the Conclusions adopted by sports...
    Talks on ice
    21 September 2012 16:12
    NICOSIA - The circumstances are clearly not right for a multilateral conference on the Cyprus issue at this stage, the UN Secretary General Special Advisor Alexander Downer said on Thursday, fter a meeting he had with the President of the Republic Demetris Christofias.
    Downer, who met...
    Shots fired
    21 September 2012 16:07
    LARNACA: Police are investigating the attempted murder of an employee of the Game Service after shots were fired early on Friday morning as he went to switch off the water at a partridge breeding enclosure at Stavrovouni.
    Police said a number of shots were fired at the 54 year old man’s car...
    Car comes under fire at Ay Dhometios crossing
    21 September 2012 16:13
     NICOSIA - Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle that was apparently shot at by Turkish Cypriot ‘border guards’ as it crossed into the free areas.
    Police at the Ayios Dhometios crossing point heard shots and saw a vehicle speeding towards the roadblock.
    It stopped and a...
    Presidents agree
    21 September 2012 12:48
     BRUSSELS – The Presidents of the EU institutions have expressed their commitment to work for the achievement of an overall agreement on the next Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020 by the end of this year.

    President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso,...
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