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    Nicosia fire
    27 August 2012 08:44
    NICOSIA - A fire that broke out on Saturday afternoon near old Nicosia Airport in the capital's buffer zone is under control, a fire brigade spokeswoman has said.
    Liza Kemitzi also said that the fire, which apparently was sparked from the occupied part of western Nicosia, endangered...
    25 August 2012 17:41
    NICOSIA - The government is reviewing the free energy supply to Turkish Cypriot because of the rising costs on the Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) from this practice, Government Spokesman Stefanos Stefanou said on Saturday.
    Commenting on press reports, Stefanou also said that Cypriot...
    25 August 2012 17:01
    NICOSIA - The Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) offers free transportation to Limassol Wine Festival which opens on Friday, August 31.
    The 51st festival's venue is the Limassol Municipal Garden and the curtains will come down on September 9.
    According to the CTO, two busses will be...
    Diver found dead
    26 August 2012 12:04
    PAPHOS - A 40-year-old diver was killed - probably by a passing boat - at Yeroskipou sea waters, police said on Saturday. The body of Sotiris Talianos was dragged to shore by marine police officers.
    Police said the dead diver was spotted by a British man driving a boat around Yeroskipou's...
    26 August 2012 08:17
    LIMASSOL - A 25-year-old woman from the coastal town died instantly on Friday evening in a quad bike accident.
    The bike was driven by Andrea Sikki's 32-year-old fiancé who was also injured in the accident but is out of danger, police said.
    Police also said the bike crashed into a...
    25 August 2012 11:22
    NICOSIA - Newly appointed chairman of the board of cash-strapped Cyprus Airways Stavros Stavrou has assured that the national carrier will draft a new viable restructuring plan.
    He also said after Friday's first meeting of the new board that they will meet timetables as far the appointment...
    25 August 2012 16:30
     NICOSIA - The Central Bank has ordered an investigation into the conditions that led to the Bank of Cyprus and Laiki Bank requesting bailout aid.
    Thje inquiry starts Friday and will be carried out by Alvares and Marsal (A&M) and international consulting company that offers its...
    25 August 2012 10:37
     NICOSIA - Nicosia conceded Thursday the economy would slip deeper into recession than first projected while the fiscal deficit will fall outside its 3% of GDP target.
    For the first time the government has come clean over an economic slide it is failing to keep in check.
    24 August 2012 12:23
     NICOSIA - One person was injured in clashes between police and sheep and goat farmers outside the Presidential Palace Thursday.
    The unrest occurred as the farmers, protesting against cuts in subsidies, tried to prevent the car carrying the Foreign Minister entering the palace...
    24 August 2012 12:23
     LARNACA - A 20-year-old woman has been charged with causing death by negligence in connection with a road accident this week that claimed the life of a 26-year-old motorcyclist.
    The Greek woman was remanded on bail to appear in court in October.
    George Kamilaris, 25, of...
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