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Cyprus president: "historical reference" not a policy change
by Menelaos Hadjicostis - February 14, 2017 - 6:22am
Cyprus' president on yesterday rebuffed claims by breakaway Turkish Cypriots that new legislation making the annual commemoration of a 1950 vote in support of union with Greece compulsory in Greek Cypriot schools...
Cyprus leaders tackle power-sharing in Geneva peace talks
by Menelaos Hadjicostis - January 11, 2017 - 2:44am
The leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus delved yesterday into how power would be shared if the country is reunified as a federation, while a presidential spokesman said swift agreement was not expected on the remaining...
UN envoy: Geneva talks a 'moment of truth' for Cyprus unity
by Menelaos Hadjicostis - January 10, 2017 - 8:00am
A summit meeting between the rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus in this Swiss city will determine whether the east Mediterranean island nation can finally be reunified after decades of failed attempts and...
Cyprus president: No bad peace deal will be put to a vote
by Menelaos Hadjicostis - December 3, 2016 - 4:38am
Talks aimed at reunifying Cyprus were back on track yesterday after the leaders of the ethnically split island ended a two-week stalemate by agreeing to meet next month to tackle the most difficult issues in the...
Israel says Iran building terror network in Europe, US
by Menelaos Hadjicostis - February 24, 2016 - 2:27pm
Israel's defense minister on yesterday accused Iran of building an international terror network that includes "sleeper cells" that are stockpiling arms, intelligence and operatives in order to strike on command in...
Russia's top diplomat agrees to meet with Turk counterpart
by Menelaos Hadjicostis - December 2, 2015 - 1:09pm
Russia's foreign minister said yesterday that he would agree to meet with his Turkish counterpart this week to hear Turkey's explanations on the downing of a Russian air force jet.
UN official: Further progress made in Cyprus peace talks
by Menelaos Hadjicostis - November 25, 2015 - 1:51pm
Talks aimed at reunifying ethnically divided Cyprus have made further progress and the island's rival leaders are confident remaining issues can be resolved soon, a UN envoy said yesterday.
Cyprus: energy deal boosts plans to export gas to Egypt
by Menelaos Hadjicostis - November 23, 2015 - 2:21pm
A move by British oil and gas company BG International to buy a stake in Cyprus' offshore mineral deposits is an important step forward for the country's plans to supply Egypt with natural gas, the east Mediterranean...
Bank of Cyprus CEO disappointed by lawmakers' 'shenanigans'
by Menelaos Hadjicostis - November 18, 2015 - 4:02pm
Lawmakers have let bailed-out Cyprus down at times, the outgoing chief executive of the country's biggest bank said yesterday, adding that "shenanigans" which delayed key laws aimed at helping banks collect on a...
Cyprus monastery renovation unites communities
by Menelaos Hadjicostis - October 24, 2015 - 3:43pm
Work to restore a monastery on the divided island of Cyprus has brought Turkish Cypriots together with Greek Cypriots, and Muslims with Christians.
Cyprus' Christian, Muslim leaders offer peace talks support
by Menelaos Hadjicostis - September 10, 2015 - 10:15am
Talks between the heads of Cyprus' Christian and Muslim communities and the leaders of the ethnically split island's Greek- and Turkish-speaking communities give "great hope" that religion can better contribute to...
Turkish Cypriots halt gas search for peace talks restart
by Menelaos Hadjicostis - March 30, 2015 - 2:04pm
Hopes of a restart to talks to reunify the small Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus swelled yesterday after breakaway Turkish Cypriots said they will halt their own search for gas off Cyprus' coast.
UN envoy sees chance to restart suspended Cyprus peace talks
by Menelaos Hadjicostis - March 18, 2015 - 3:39am
A UN envoy said yesterday that he sees an opportunity to resume suspended talks to reunify ethnically-divided Cyprus amid signs that a clash over an offshore natural gas search may be ebbing.
Cyprus president to seek removal of Central Bank chief
by Menelaos Hadjicostis - March 17, 2015 - 1:48am
Cyprus' president said Sunday that he will seek to have the bailed-out country's embattled Central Bank chief removed from her post over a perceived conflict of interest.
US ambassador's Cyprus-Russia tweet upsets Cypriot President
by Menelaos Hadjicostis - March 3, 2015 - 5:33am
NICOSIA — Cyprus' President on yesterday sharply rebuked the US ambassador on the Mediterranean island for a tweet he claims linked his visit to Russia to the assassination of opposition figure Boris Nemt...
Cyprus aims to become regional search-and-rescue hub
by Menelaos Hadjicostis - January 27, 2015 - 3:04am
Cyprus is setting up a satellite earth station that will anchor a search-and-rescue control center covering Europe's southeastern edge, the defense minister said yesterday.
Cyprus' national airline to shut after breaking EU rules
by Menelaos Hadjicostis - January 11, 2015 - 2:48am
Cyprus' national airline lost its operating license and stopped all flights after the European Union ruled that it had illegally received tens of millions of euros in state aid, officials said Friday.
Migrants rescued off Cyprus' north coast
by Menelaos Hadjicostis - November 24, 2014 - 5:43am
About 228 migrants, apparently refugees from Syria, have been rescued after their damaged ship drifted for hours in rough seas off Cyprus' northern coast, an official said yesterday.
Cyprus president suspends peace talks
by Menelaos Hadjicostis - October 8, 2014 - 4:51am
Cyprus' president on yesterday suspended talks on reunifying the ethnically divided island in response to Turkish plans to search for oil and gas in waters where the Cypriot government has already licensed companies...
Cyprus President trumpets energy boost for Turkey
by Menelaos Hadjicostis - February 18, 2014 - 3:03am
An agreement to end the 40-year division of Cyprus could give Turkey access to ample supplies of gas and reboot its relations with Israel, the president of the small Mediterranean island nation said yesterday. ...
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