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    Obama congratulated
    08 November 2012 09:16
    NICOSIA - President Demetris Christofias has extended his congratulations to US President Barack Obama for his re-election.
    The full text of his message is:
    “Please accept my most sincere congratulations on the occasion of your re-election as President of the United States of...
    08 November 2012 09:15
    NICOSIA - The troika - representing the IMF, European Commission and the European Central Bank - will arrive in Cyprus Thursday.
    The announcement was made by Government Spokesman Stephanos Stephanou.
    They will resume negotiations on the bailout loan for Cyprus on Friday,he...
    EU green light
    07 November 2012 15:48
    BRUSSELS - Cyprus secured EU regulatory approval on Tuesday for a guarantee scheme for its banks on condition that lenders that get help limit their expansion and provide viability plans to ensure they do not have an unfair advantage over rivals.
    The two largest banks in Cyprus suffered huge...
    07 November 2012 15:48
    NICOSIA – Lawyers on Tuesday began a 24 hour islandwide strike in protest of what they are calling “serious problems threatening the justice system”.
    Speaking to the media, President of the Cyprus Bar Association Doros Ioannidis said that over 165,000 court issued warrants are currently...
    Washington supports UN Cyprus talks
    07 November 2012 15:47
    NICOSIA --  The United States continue to support strongly the Cypriot-led negotiation process under the UN good offices to reunify the island in a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation, the State Department has said in a statement.
    The statement came following a press briefing by State...
    06 November 2012 13:37
    NICOSIA - Cyprus has adopted and implemented a high-level institutional framework aiming at combating money laundering, in full compliance with the EU acquis communautaire, Government Spokesman Stefanos Stefnou said on Monday.
    Commenting on allegations and media reports about Cyprus’s role...
    06 November 2012 12:43

    LARNACA – A three hour strike by Greece’s air traffic control on Tuesday will affect some 1200 passengers on 10 flights to and from Cyprus, airport officials said.
    Hermes Airports spokesman Adamos Aspris said that in total five incoming and five outgoing flights at Larnaca and Paphos...

    No date for Troika visit
    06 November 2012 11:58
    BRUSSELS --- The Troika (European Commission, European Central Bank, International Monetary Fund) is continuing its talks with the Cypriot authorities as regards Cyprus’ request for financial assistance, a Spokesman of the European Commission told CNA.
    The Spokesman of Vice President of...
    New jobless record
    06 November 2012 09:58
    NICOSIA -- Unemployment registered another negative record, with the Statistica Service saying that the number of registered unemployed at the end of October 2012 had risen to 34,572 as the economic crisis continues to take a toll on local business. Seasonally adjusited figures put the nmber of...
    Three Britons remanded
    05 November 2012 23:37
    PARALIMNI - A court in Cyprus remanded three British tourists in custody on Monday on suspicion of fatally stabbing an off-duty British soldier in a nightclub.
    David Lee Collins, 19, died from stab wounds to the chest on Sunday following an altercation at the nightclub in the Ayia Napa...
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