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Local showers, isolated thunderstorms on Thursday

Local showers and isolated thunderstorms on Thursday, according to the island’s Meteorology Service. Winds will be variable, north-easterly to south-easterly, light to moderate, force 3...

292 new cases through PCR tests, three deaths announced on Wednesday

The Health Ministry announced the death of three persons due to COVID-19. Specifically, a woman 83 with underlying conditions who had been treated at...

Employee of Peyia Municipality tests positive to COVID-19

An employee of the Peyia Municipality has tested positive to COVID-19. As the Mayor of Peyia told CNA, all the employees working in the...

Vaccinations against the new coronavirus are expected to start soon

Vaccinations against the new coronavirus are expected to start soon, Dr. Christos Petrou, Associate Professor of the Pharmacy Program at the University of Nicosia,...

Students to abstain from lessons for two hours on Friday

The students’ union sent a statement inviting all students to abstain from lessons for two hours on Friday. In an announcement, the students noted that...

‘We’ll be ready’: Brussels airport runs mock tests for vaccine distribution

Brussels Airport has been running mock tests this week to showcase their readiness to distribute COVID-19 vaccines once they're available, The European Union (EU) is...

Lute optimistic about possibility to convene an informal meeting on Cyprus

Jane Holl Lute, the UN Secretary General’s special envoy, is optimistic about the resumption of the dialogue between the two sides and the convening...

Education Ministry: 555 and not 1,000 COVID-19 cases in schools

The Ministry of Education pointed out that the information broadcast last night by CBC1 television about “1,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in schools” is not...

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SpaceX prepares their super heavy-lift Starship rocket for a test launch

Clouds reflect off the water as they pass over while SpaceX prepares their super heavy-lift Starship SN8 rocket for a test launch this week...

Santa arriving in Queensland on jet ski

People dressed as Santas ride jet skis in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia in this still image obtained from social media video dated November 29,...

Horrific accident at Bahrain Grand Prix

Romain Grosjean's Haas car was ripped in half and engulfed in flames as it shot through protective safety barriers on Sunday, halting the Formula...

Kurdish Ninjas hope for international recognition

'Soran Ninja Team' was founded three months ago in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region and consists of a mixture of acrobatics, combat techniques and includes...

Oxford vaccine can train immune system

AstraZeneca's experimental COVID-19 vaccine was safe and produced an immune response in early-stage clinical trials in healthy volunteers, data showed on Monday. The vaccine, called...

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...

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Cyprus posts €727 million deficit from January to October

Cyprus posted a general government deficit amounting to €727 million for the period of January – October 2020, compared to a surplus of €639...

Limassol to get its first H&M store by end of May

Coastal Limassol will get its first H&M store but the Swedish chain of clothing, accessories and shoes won't come all on its own. The trendy...

Cyprus shipping proved resilient amidst the Covid-19 crisis

The Cyprus shipping industry has proved resilient amidst the coronavirus pandemic and the aim is for the sector to grow even further in the...

NPLs in the Cyprus banking system down by €132 million in July

Non- Performing Loans (NPLs) in the Cyprus banking system dropped by €132 million continuing their downward trajectory, assisted by disposals as well as the...

6.5-million-euro-deal for school in Paphos

APS, on behalf of the Hellenic Bank reached an agreement with a consortium of Cypriot and foreign investors for the sale of school facilities...

Economic sentiment records slight drop in November

Economic sentiment in Cyprus deteriorated slightly in November, a business survey by the Economics Research Centre of the University of Cyprus, published on Thursday,...

Insider's Guide

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People flock to Petra tou Romiou for selfies with Aphrodite

The initiative of the Society for Tourism Development and Promotion of Paphos (STDPP), of the application of "Enriched Reality" created to highlight the myth...

Two women arrested in Paphos on suspicion of theft

A case of conspiracy to commit a crime, burglary, theft and malicious damage is now being investigated by the Paphos Police Department for which...

Paphos brawl over various things not moved in time

A 68-year-old man was arrested in Paphos and then charged formally to be summoned to court in connection with an on-going investigation including grievous...

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...

Kato Drys: the village depicted on the Cyprus £1 note

Kato Drys is a small village in Cyprus, southwest of Larnaca. It is near the villages of Pano Lefkara (4 km), Kato Lefkara (4...

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...