Annie Charalambous

Almost 1.3m PCR and rapid coronavirus tests carried out between March-January 21

Almost 1.3 million PCR and antigen rapid coronavirus tests were carried out in Cyprus between March and Thursday, January 21, according to Ministry of...

Some 3,500 calls made to Hope For Children free helpline since May

Some 3,500 phone calls were made to Hope For Children 24-hour free helpline on 1466 since the humanitarian organisation began its operation in Cyprus...

Hungary buys Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, first in EU

Hungary has signed a deal to buy Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, the first European Union country to do so, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told...

Another postponement to disputed death of soldier case

The Cyprus Law Office has until Tuesday to take a final stand on the request by the family of a soldier whose death is...

Shallow magnitude 4.3 earthquake rattles Crete

A shallow magnitude 4.3 earthquake was reported on Friday morning near the port city of Sitia in the Greek island of Crete. The National Observatory...

Sport shooter Eleftheriou gives names behind alleged sexual abuse to police

Sport shooter and member of Cyprus’ women’s national shooting team Andri Eleftheriou has named the person she accuses of sexually abusing her twice during...

President Anastasiades says slow rollout of EU vaccines a problem

President Nicos Anastasiades has pointed out the problems Cyprus is confronted with because of the slow rollout from the EU of Covid-19 vaccines. This is...

EU, Turkey cautiously eye improved ties after tough 2020

The European Union and Turkey have pressed each other to take concrete steps to improve relations long strained by disagreements over energy, migration and...

TV audience for Biden inauguration tops Trump’s viewership four years earlier

Roughly 40 million people watched live coverage of Democrat Joe Biden's inauguration as U.S. president on six TV networks, according to Nielsen data released...

EU to tighten travel curbs for virus hot spots as third wave fears mount

The European Commission has proposed to EU leaders identifying "dark red" coronavirus hot spots from which all but essential travel would be discouraged after...

Cyprus’ revised 2021 budget approved by marginal majority

Cyprus’ revised 2021 budget was approved by marginal majority on Thursday evening allowing the government to deal with the crucial economic fallout from the...

Mainly fine on Friday with high cloud in the afternoon

Mainly fine on Friday with high cloud developing in the afternoon and light snow falling on  Troodos mountain. Winds will be north-westerly to north-easterly, initially...

Asylum seekers’ children at reception centres live under inhumane conditions-report

A damning report by Commissioner for Children’s Rights Despo Michaelidou–Livaniou points out that children of asylum seekers at two reception centres in Cyprus live...

Mothers pressure Attorney General on hot issue of toxic asphalt production plant

Mothers of pupils at two schools in Dhali area next to Tseri where a toxic asphalt production plant is still in operation are putting...

MPs question imminent buy of building to house Deputy Ministry of Shipping

The House Watchdog Committee has put the brakes on the imminent purchase by the government of an old building in Limassol to house the...

UK refuses to grant EU diplomats full status, sparking row

Britain is refusing to give full diplomatic status to the European Union's ambassador in London, causing a row between the recently divorced parties, the...

World welcomes U.S. return to Paris climate accord, readies wish-list for Biden

Climate-change leaders and campaigners worldwide welcomed U.S. President Joe Biden's move to re-join the 2015 Paris Agreement but said Washington must also cut emissions...

Police arrest 38-year-old suspected sex predator ‘hunting’ minors online

Police have arrested a 38-year-old man suspected of being a sexual predator ‘hunting’ under aged victims online. He had even convinced one to send...

Health experts, Minister to review gradual lifting of covid-19 restrictive measures

Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou on Thursday meets the country’s covid-19 pandemic consultants to review the epidemiological state of play and exchange views on how...

Police issue 149 fines for breach of covid-19 restrictive measures

Police booked 146 individuals and three establishments all across Cyprus over the past 24 hours for violation of measures aiming to curb the coronavirus. The...

Cyprus’ revised 2021 budget set to be approved on Thursday afternoon

Cyprus’ revised 2021 budget which is to be put anew to the vote before parliament on Thursday afternoon will most probably be approved, Philenews...

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122 new cases, one death announced on Friday

The Health Ministry announced the death of one person due to COVID-19. This raises the death toll from the virus in Cyprus to 179,...

Where to get antigen rapid tests on Saturday

The Health Ministry announced the following antigen rapid test sites for Saturday, 23 January 2021: LIMASSOL Grigoris Afxentiou Square 08:30-16:30 Gafkos Clerides Park, Germasoyia 08:30-16:30 Municipal Hall Ypsonas...

Civil servants’ trade union requests psychological support for health professionals

PASYDY, the civil servants’ trade union requested psychological support for health professionals due to the consequences of COVID-19 on their health. The trade union noted...

Scientific advisory committee to convene on Monday under President Anastasiades

Cyprus President, Nicos Anastasiades, will preside on Monday morning over a meeting of the scientific advisory committee on COVID-19. According to CNA information, during the...

Polish medics depart for Slovakia to help mass testing

A group of 200 Polish medics departed for neighbouring Slovakia on Friday (January 22) to help in a week-long testing campaign in the central...