Security Council renews mandate of peacekeeping mission in Cyprus

January 29, 2016 by · Comments Off on Security Council renews mandate of peacekeeping mission in Cyprus 

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 29 — The UN Security Council on Thursday extended the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for an additional six months until July 31, 2016, while increasing its force levels by 28 troops to 888 to facilitate ongoing confidence-building measures on the island.

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EU funding should go to post-war Syria, not refugees in Turkey — lawmaker

December 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on EU funding should go to post-war Syria, not refugees in Turkey — lawmaker 

MOSCOW, Dec. 1 — The allocation of EU funds to Turkey to accommodate the refugees and to prevent them from entering the European Union is one of the ways forward until the Syrian war is over, then the funds should be redirected to the emergent Syria, a Cyprus member of the European Parliament told Sputnik Monday.

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Japan tops 'healthy life expectancy' list, Singapore second

August 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Japan tops 'healthy life expectancy' list, Singapore second 

LONDON, Aug. 28 — Japan ranked first in "healthy life expectancy" followed by Singapore in the 2013 study of 188 countries released Thursday by the British medical journal Lancet.

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Roundup: Cypriot banks not in danger of contagion from possible Greek banking crisis

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NICOSIA, July 3 — Cyprus' authorities offered a strong assurance on Thursday that the restructured banks of the eastern Mediterranean island are not in risk of contagion from a crisis in the Greek banking system.

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Israel's Netanyahu urges world to prevent resolution of Iran's nuclear issue

June 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Israel's Netanyahu urges world to prevent resolution of Iran's nuclear issue 

TEHRAN, June 16 — During a meeting with Cyprus’ President Nico Anastasiades on Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the international community to prevent peaceful resolution of Iran's nuclear issue.

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Cypriot economic sentiment indicators rise further in April

April 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on Cypriot economic sentiment indicators rise further in April 

NICOSIA, April 29 — Cypriot businessmen interviewed in a survey said they were more confident in April about the prospects of the Cypriot economy relative to the previous month, a report by the Economic Research Center of the University of Cyprus said on Wednesday.

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Thousands in protest against ECB Governing Council meeting in Cyprus

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NICOSIA, March 5 — Several thousand people gathered outside the venue of a meeting of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Cyprus on Wednesday to protest austerity policies imposed by international lenders.

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Cyprus to offer military facilities to Russia: President

February 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on Cyprus to offer military facilities to Russia: President 

NICOSIA, Feb. 7 — Cyprus will offer Russia military facilities on its soil, President Nicos Anastasiades said on Friday.

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Roundup: Cypriot authorities tighten security at crossing points

January 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Roundup: Cypriot authorities tighten security at crossing points 

NICOSIA, Jan. 21 — Cypriot police have intensified security arrangements at crossing points between government controlled areas and the Turkish occupied part of Cyprus, a police officer said on Tuesday.

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UN worried by impasse in Cyprus negotiations

January 15, 2015 by · Comments Off on UN worried by impasse in Cyprus negotiations 

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 14 – United Nations' Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide expressed concern over the current impasse in Cyprus talks after meeting with the president of the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Dervis Eroglu.

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