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U.S. sets record for new COVID cases third day in a row at over 69,000

  New cases of COVID-19 rose by over 69,000 across the United States on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, setting a record for the...

Borrell will seak mandate to negotiate de-escalation with Turkey, says EU official

    The issue of Turkey will be discussed in detail by the EU Foreign Ministers during the Foreign Affairs Council and the High Representative Josep...

Fifteen centuries, two faiths and a contested fate for Hagia Sophia

A Turkish court on Friday annulled a 1934 government decree that had turned Istanbul's Hagia Sophia into a museum, opening the way for the sixth-century building to...

Yellow alert for extreme high temperatures

The Department of Meteorology issued on Friday a yellow alert for extremely high temperatures on Saturday. The alert is in force from 11 am until...

Three new Covid-19 cases, one a football player who arrived from Serbia

Three more people have tested positive for coronavirus after 1247 tests, bringing the total to 1013, the Health Ministry said on Friday. The two positive...

New Energy Minister Natasa Pilides sworn in

New Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry of Cyprus Natasa Pilides assumed duties on Friday, with the promise to work hard to continue the...

Turkish court paves way to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque

A Turkish court annulled on Friday a 1934 government decree turning Istanbul's Hagia Sophia into a museum, paving the way for the building's conversion back into mosque...

Limassol: Parents charged for child abuse and released on conditions

A 26-year-old Greek-Cypriot and a 24-year-old foreign national, father and mother respectively, suspected of abusing their 19-month-old boy were charged on Friday by the...

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Demonstrations in Athens

A riot police officer extinguishes a fire during a demonstration against government plans to regulate street protests, in front of the parliament building in...

Rehearsal for Bastille Day celebrations in Paris

Military aircrafts fly over the Arc de Triomphe during a rehearsal for the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris, France, July 9, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Hearts for social distancing

Hearts painted by a team of artists from Upfest are seen in the grass at Queen Square, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in...

Bolsonaro tests positive

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he tested positive for the novel coronavirus after months minimizing the severity of the pandemic and defying...

What we know about the origins of the coronavirus pandemic

Scientists are turning a spotlight on China's version of the origins of the coronavirus pandemic as they scrutinise everything from the virus's genetic code...

Is the new Coronavirus ‘seasonal’?

The arrival of warmer weather in the Northern Hemisphere raises the question of whether summer could slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. Here...

What are antibody therapies and who is developing them for COVID-19?

While some potential vaccines have emerged in the global race to find a way to stop the spread of COVID-19, many scientists and researchers...

Higher risk of serious Covid-19 infection for A+ blood type, new study finds

People with A+ blood type are at increased risk compared to other blood types for respiratory failure and death due to a severe Covid-19...

Can you catch COVID-19 from delivered packages?

An outbreak of COVID-19 at a logistics centre run by one of South Korea's largest online shopping companies has raised concerns over whether the...

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Lidl Cyprus supports ‘Save our Food’ programme with more than 3000 breakfasts

  Within the framework of the Save Our Food programme and with a sense of responsibility towards society, Lidl Cyprus has proceeded in providing breakfast ...

Q1 house prices up annual 5.0% in euro area, 1.1% in Cyprus

    House prices, as measured by the House Price Index, rose by 5.0% in the euro area in the first quarter of 2020 compared with...

Cyprus to tap capital markets, reopening existing 2024, 2040 bonds

  Cyprus announced it will tap two existing bonds maturing in 2024 and 2040 for a minimum amount of €500 million, in a bid to...

Moody’s: Payment holidays shield banks in 2020, deterioration very likely in 2021

    The high level of loan payment holiday in Cyprus may shield the banks in 2020 but suggests that asset quality deterioration is “still very...

New property general manager of City of Dreams Mediterranean, Cyprus Casinos

    Melco has announced the promotion of Grant Johnson as Senior Vice President, Property General Manager of City of Dreams Mediterranean and Cyprus Casinos “C2”. With...

EU current account surplus of €59.9 bn in Q1 2020, €0.9 bn deficit in Cyprus

EU seasonally adjusted current account of the balance of payments recorded a surplus of €59.9 billion (1.8% of GDP) in the 1st quarter of...

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Almyra Hotel: A place made in heaven

Almyra, one of the finest hotels in the Mediterranean and a member of the Thanos family of hotels that brought us Anassa and Annabelle,...

History of tourism in Cyprus (video)

The history of tourism in Cyprus video production was developed by the Press and Information Office, in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry...

The Great Lent in Cyprus

In the Byzantine Rite, i.e.the Eastern Orthodox Great Lent (Greek: Μεγάλη Τεσσαρακοστή or Μεγάλη Νηστεία, meaning "Great 40 Days" and "Great Fast" respectively) is...

The glorious story of the Kykkos Monastery

Kykkos Monastery which lies 20 km west of Pedoulas, is one of the best-known monasteries in Cyprus. The Holy Monastery of the Virgin of...

Church of the Holy Cross, Nicosia

The Church of the Holy Cross is a Roman Catholic parish located in the city of Nicosia in Cyprus.  Location  The first church dedicated to...

Trampoline park to open in Nicosia

The first and only trampoline park for all ages at this calibre is opening in Cyprus on Monday, March 16 by the ARC who...

Moungra

Moungra is a traditional Cypriot mezze which consists in cauliflower pickled in fermented bread dough and typically served as an appetizer or meze. It...

Cheesy Eggplant Rolls

Ingredients 4 Eggplants 2 tbsp olive oil 1 chopped onion, 2 grated carrots 1 garlic clove (sliced) ¾ of the cup finely chopped canned tomato, ½ ts sugar 1 ts oregano 2 tbsp...

Black eyed peas with chard (Louvia me laxana)

Ingredients: 2 cups black eyed peas small lemon (juice) + 1 tsp lemon zest 1 bunch Cypriot chards olive oil & lemon for serving salt & pepper Method: Step 1 Put the...

How to make triandafillo ice cream, by UK Cypriot chef Loulla Astin

  Just in time for the scorching heat, UK Cypriot chef Loulla Astin has shared her recipe for refreshing triantafillo ice cream -- or as...