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POMPEO CANCELS CYRPUS TRIP

  United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has canceled his upcoming trip to Cyprus. According to the announcement made by the US State Department, Secretary Pompeo will not visit Cyprus as per his schedule in light of the ongoing tensions with Iraq that...

MOSCOW DENIES PLANS TO RECOGNISE TURKISH CYPRUS

  Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry of Russia has denied all rumors of Moscow having any plans and considerations to recognize Turkish Cyprus. According to several reports, Russia had allegedly planned to recognize the “nation” in exchange...

ROADS CLOSED DUE TO FLASH FLOOD IN XYLOPHAGOU

  Flash floods have been a recurring problem all over Europe, and Cyprus is no exception. The island nation has been suffering the effects of flash floods, and the latest of developments is the closure of part of the Larnaca-to-Paralimni road that lies near...

STATE DOCTORS HAVE CONFIRMED HOSPITAL STRIKES

  The union of State doctors, popularly known as Pasyki has confirmed that its members would be going on a three-hour strike, during which they will not be working. The protest in question is against the lack of change in stance of Okypy (the state health...

GDP HAS GROWN BY 3.4% IN THE 3RD QUARTER, SAY GDP RECORDS

  The records have revealed that the island nation's GDP has increased quite a bit since the last quarter. According to the Cyprus Statistical Service's data, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the fiscal year's third quarter has increased by 3.4 percent since...

2 ARRESTED FOR SHAM MARRIAGE

  The police has arrested two more men in its investigation into a spate of fake marriages that help third-country citizens stay on the island illegally. The men, aged 32 and 43, were the latest among the 27 people who were found guilty in connection to the...

THE US TO LIFT THE ARMS BAN ON CYPRUS

  The American Congress will be sitting to approve the lifting of ban of arms on Cyprus - one that was originally instated 1987. The move comes as a part of the National Defense Authorization Act for the financial year of 2020, in the aftermath of an agreement...

ARTIFICIAL REEF CREATED BY SINKING A CARGO SHIP

  Cyprus has begun the creation of what will be the country's first ever artificial reef by sinking a 63-meter cargo ship off of its coast. The move comes after the island country's concerns of coral reefs being endangered due to climate change; authorities and...

THE HILTON PARK HOTEL HAS BEEN RENAMED HILTON NICOSIA

  The Hilton Park hotel in Nicosia has been renamed as simply 'Hilton Nicosia.' This makes it the single-most hotel of that brand in all of Cyprus. Located in Engomi, the Hilton Nicosia has made renovations to match its change in names - the owners of the...

2 WOMEN WITH FAKE IDS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED

  Two women were arrested in Paphos for staying on the island illegally, in addition to forging documents as well as circulating forged ones. The police revealed in a statement that the immigration police, while carrying out a search in a Coral Bay hotel found...

CYPRUS MUST CLARIFY ITS CITIZENSHIP SCHEME, SAYS EU

  The European Commission is seeking clarification from Cypriot authorities regarding the granting of citizenship to 26 individuals under its newly minted investor scheme. While there were no spokesmen available from the Cyprus government, the European Commission...

POLICE CONDUCT CHECKS AT ENGOMI NIGHTCLUB

  The police rushed to an Engomi nightclub after being alerted of a victim’s relative of an attempted murder being present at the nightclub. According to a statement by the police, officers reached the night club upon being alerted another 30 people besides the...

THE MAN WHO ADMITTED TO 11 BURGLARIES HAS BEEN REMANDED

  The Larnaca district court has remanded a 30-year-old man who was arrested in for conducting multiple burglaries in the Larnaca and Nicosia region. The man is one out of two suspects who were arrested after the police found that the jewelry in their possession...

CYPRUS TO HOLD A SPECIAL CAREER FAIR FOR REFUGEES

  The Cyprus Refugee Council will be organizing the first ever careers fair meant exclusively for refugees, International Protection candidates and asylum-seekers. Known as the ‘Refugees@Work Career Fair,’ the event, which will bring employers and the...

BURGER KING OFFICIALLY OPENS IN TURKISH CYPRUS

  Well-known Burger King will now operate in Turkish Cyprus under its own name in an official capacity, marking the end of the years-long blockade posed by its Greek counterparts. Whilst Burger King has been operating there for as long as 20 years, it has been...

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