Annie Charalambous

Polish FM flags possibility of national sanctions against Belarus

If the European Union does not impose sanctions on Belarusian officials, EU member states neighbouring Belarus could consider imposing their own national sanctions, Poland's...

Who’s fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh, and why does it matter?

Fierce fighting has broken out between Azerbaijan and its ethnic Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, a new and dangerous eruption of a decades-old conflict. WHERE AND...

Uber wins back London licence

Uber has won a legal bid to restore its London operating licence, a judge decided on Monday after the city's transport regulator stripped it...

Iranian dissident caught between rock and hard place in Cyprus limbo

An Iranian dissident who fled his country fearing arrest has fallen foul of politics and Covid-19 restrictions in divided Cyprus. Since mid-September, Omid Tootian has been...

U.S., Greece call for peaceful resolution of maritime disputes in east Mediterranean

The United States and Greece called on Monday for a peaceful resolution of maritime disputes in the east Mediterranean as U.S. Secretary of State...

Hospital staff in custody for alleged theft of ICU patient’s credit card

Limassol court on Monday remanded in custody for seven days a 35-year-old maintenance assistant at Limassol General Hospital for alleged theft of a credit...

Turkey sees EU summit as chance for reset, says Erdogan spokesman

Turkey sees a European Union summit this week as an opportunity to reset relations between them. But the bloc must produce specific proposals and a timetable...

Latest on the worldwide spread of coronavirus

More than 32.88 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 992,953​ have died, according to a Reuters...

Total of 111 hare breeding permits in Cyprus so far

The Game Service has issued a total of 111 breeding permits for hares while another seven applications are pending, Phileleftheros reported on Monday. The Game...

Armenia-Azerbaijan fighting over breakaway province continues

Fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijan forces over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh continued on Monday morning with the deployment of heavy artillery on both sides,...

Police arrest 68-year-old man for alleged child porn distribution

Police on Sunday arrested a 68-year-old Cypriot man in connection with distributing child pornography following a tip-off from Interpol, according to CNA. Police confiscated a...

Greek FM Dendias meets America’s Pompeo in Salonica

Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias on Monday morning is meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Salonica, according to an...

Portuguese couple on quad bike seriously injured after falling off Akamas cliff

A young Portuguese couple riding a quad bike on Sunday afternoon fell off a cliff in the Akamas region and are both in serious condition...

Cats at Pancyprian Gymnasium area, Nicosia, poisoned again

Cats have been poisoned and abused again at the Pancyprian Gymnasium area in old Nicosia and the Association for the Protection and Welfare of...

British ministers prepare for social lockdown in northern UK, London

The British government is planning to enforce a total social lockdown across a majority of northern Britain and potentially London, to combat a second...

First migrant in Greek camp dies of COVID-19 since the pandemic

A male migrant died of COVID-19 late on Sunday, the first reported death of an asylum seeker since the pandemic broke out in Greece in late...

Greece calls on Turkey to condemn flag incident in Kastellorizo

Greece has called on Turkey to condemn and investigate what it said was an insult to its national flag on the Greek island of Kastellorizo. Greek...

Wealthy Britons step up citizenship shopping to thwart Brexit

The number of British entrepreneurs looking to "buy" citizenship from countries offering visa-free access to the European Union has risen sharply, investment migration firms...

Greece, Cyprus had highest number of dentists among EU states in 2018

Among the EU Member States, Greece and Cyprus had the highest numbers of licenced to practice dentists per 100,000 inhabitants in 2018, according to...

Only Cyprus, Finland, Latvia and Liechtenstein on Ireland’s “green list”

Ireland on Thursday removed Germany, Poland and Lithuania from its travel "green list", leaving just four countries exempt from a 14-day quarantine for arriving...

Committee on aid allocation to Greece’s Attica wildfire victims takes action

A special committee tasked with the implementation of Cyprus’ decision to donate €11m to victims of the devastating wildfire in Greece’s Attica region two...

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France recalls ambassador to Ankara over Erdogan comments

  France condemned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s remarks questioning the mental health of President Macron and recalled its ambassador to Ankara for consultations. The French...

130 cases today, most from private initiative-28 patients in hospital

  One hundred and thirty new Covid-19 cases were announced today, out of 4 thousand 285 tests, taking the total number of confirmed patients to...

Greece approaches four-digit covid cases, 935 today

  The second coronavirus wave is climaxing in Greece as it recorded 935 cases today, the highest number since the second wave begun gathering pace...

Erdogan says Macron needs ‘mental treatment’ over attitude to Muslims

  Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan launched yet another scathing tirade of insults on his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, saying he needed mental treatment over his...

We are independent, Michaelides tells AG over golden passports

  We are not under anyone's custodianship, the Auditor General Odysseas Michaelides told Attorney General Yiorgos Savvides, who earlier called on his office to stay...