Annie Charalambous

N.Irish Catholic leader and Nobel Peace laureate John Hume dies

John Hume, a key architect of Northern Ireland's Good Friday peace agreement and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, died on Monday at the...

Cyprus downgrades Greece to coronavirus category B country-UPDATED

As from Thursday, Greece will be included in category B of countries whose travellers need to provide negative coronavirus tests upon arrival to Cyprus. The...

95 octane petrol and diesel prices up in July

The price of 95 octane petrol and of diesel in Cyprus was on the rise in the month of July, the Cyprus Consumers Association said...

Greek Sakkari was ready to swap racket for track spikes

Greek tennis player Maria Sakkari says she was so desperate for competition during the COVID-19 shutdown that she considered running in the 100m at...

UK reaffirms “strong support” to Cyprus’ reunification

UK Minister for European Neighbourhood Wendy Morton has reaffirmed her government’s  “strong support" towards the divided Mediterranean island's reunification. In a letter this week to...

Algerian leader secures fugitive officer with Erdogan call

Algeria's president phoned his Turkish counterpart last month to secure the return of a fugitive military official who fled Algeria days after its powerful...

TikTok owners will relocate to London from Beijing

TikTok owner ByteDance will move its headquarters to London from Beijing under a deal approved by British ministers, The Sun newspaper reported. ByteDance’s founders are...

Man in Limassol arrested for possession of cannabis

Limassol police have arrested a 29-year-old man after finding 13 packages of cannabis weighing a total of about 374 grams in his possession, according...

Profits from gambling go towards addiction prevention

One per cent of overall profits from gambling in Cyprus goes back to support mechanisms for young people who become addicted to it, according...

Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

Australia's second-biggest city Melbourne entered its first day of tougher restrictions and the Philippines decided to reimpose a stricter lockdown in and around the...

Sunday’s total number of new coronavirus cases rose to 26-UPDATED

Eleven new Covid-19 cases were detected in Cyprus by Sunday evening in addition to 15  announced earlier in the day bringing the day's total...

Mainly fine on Monday with increased cloud

Mainly fine on Monday with increased cloud and possible isolated showers in the afternoon inland and over the mountains. Temperatures are expected to rise to...

Ruling Disy-backed Constantinou is the new Aglantzia mayor

Ruling Disy-backed Andreas Constantinou on Sunday won the by-election for mayor at Aglantzia, one of Nicosia's largest suburbs, with 104 more votes than runner-up...

Hamilton limps to record British GP win after late puncture

Lewis Hamilton limped to a record seventh home British Grand Prix victory after his Mercedes suffered a dramatic last lap puncture on Sunday. In an...

Police: 1,201 checks on premises across Cyprus over past 24 hours

Police carried out a total of 1,201 checks on premises across Cyprus over the past 24 hours, and reported 22 owners for violations of...

UPDATED-Man dies in motorcycle accident in Limassol (photos)

Yiannis Kolonas, 29 , from Limassol died on Sunday morning after losing control of the high-power motorcycle he was riding on the Limassol to...

‘Cocoon’ actor Wilford Brimley dies age 85

Actor Wilford Brimley, best known for his roles in the Oscar-winning movie "Cocoon" and "The Firm" has died at the age of 85, U.S....

UK considering a coin to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi

Britain is considering minting a coin to commemorate India's independence hero Mahatma Gandhi, amid growing interest in recognising the contributions of people from the...

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 17.85 million

More than 17.85 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 683,767​ have died, according to a Reuters...

Australia’s Victoria declares disaster, sets curfew to curb virus

Australia's Victoria state declared a disaster on Sunday and imposed a nightly curfew for the capital Melbourne as part of its harshest movement restrictions...

Voting begins for Aglantzia’s new mayor, wearing masks mandatory

Voting began early on Sunday for a new mayor at Aglantzia, a large Nicosia suburb, after Charalambos Petrides was recently appointed to the post...

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Five new corona virus cases detected out of 2,581 tests

According to the Epidemiological Surveillance Unit of the Ministry of Health 5 new cases of the SARS-CoV-II virus were detected out of a total...

Ministry of Interior on obtaining a Special Entry Permit to the Republic of Cyprus

The Ministry of Interior announced that the requirement for obtaining a Special Entry Permit to the Republic of Cyprus applies only to persons coming...

Measures taken at Cyprus’ airports to reduce passenger congestion

A number of measures were decided on Monday in order to avoid passenger congestion observed at the airports, Yiannis Karousos, Minister of Transport, Communications...

New yellow alert for extremely high temperatures for Tuesday

Yet another yellow alert for extremely high temperatures for Tuesday issued – in effect from 1pm to 5pm. Temperatures are expected to rise to 40°C,...

Mother who killed 12-year-old son in 2019 acquitted by way of insanity

The 40-year-old woman who stabbed her 12-year-old son to death in August 2019 was found innocent by way of insanity and was acquitted by...