Annie Charalambous

Snap election on horizon after UK lawmakers vote to block ‘no-deal’ Brexit

The British parliament has voted to prevent Prime Minister Boris Johnson taking Britain out of the European Union without a deal on Oct. 31,...

Mainly fine on Thursday, possible isolated showers

The weather on Thursday will be mainly fine but local cloud may bring isolated showers in the afternoon - only in the mountains, according...

UPDATED-UN envoy continues shuttle talks with Cyprus leaders

A UN envoy on Wednesday continued shuttle talks in Nicosia  with the leaders of divided Cyprus but efforts to agree on the terms of...

New bank loans decrease by €90m in July

The overall number of new loans at Cyprus’ banks decreased by €90 million in July 2019 compared to June 2019, according to data released...

Number of registered unemployed down 16.7% in August

The number of unemployed persons registered at the  District Labour Office fell by 16.7% in August 2019 reaching a total of 19,883, the Statistical...

Cross-party Cyprus peace initiative officially launched

A cross-party initiative called “Apofasi Irinis” (decision for peace) was officially launched at a press conference in Nicosia on Wednesday aiming at informing public...

British PM Johnson bids for election, as opponents seek to stop no-deal Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will try to call a snap election on Wednesday after lawmakers seeking to prevent him taking Britain out of...

Greek economic growth gains pace, boosted by net exports

Greece's economy remained on the path of recovery in April-to-June, with its pace of expansion picking up from the first quarter thanks to a...

Police are looking for Nicosia man in connection with fraud

Police are looking for Demetris Andreou, aged 58, from Nicosia, in connection with three cases under investigation regarding fraudulent ways of getting money, forgery,...

Police find no ground for criminal offence from Bishop’s anti-gay comments

Police have found no ground for criminal offence from comments made by Morphou Bishop Neophytos who has been accused of inciting hate speech against...

How Italy’s ‘Captain’ Salvini steered his ship onto the rocks

At a closed-door meeting on August 6, Matteo Salvini's advisers told the populist Italian politician he was trapped in an unproductive coalition government and...

Cypriots are big spenders when travelling abroad

Cypriots are not only keen to travel abroad but they are big spenders too, according to latest Eurostat figures. As many as 1.4 million Cypriots...

Estia scheme: Borrowers focus on information

The number of Estia mortgage scheme applications submitted yesterday was smaller compared to Monday’s when it was officially launched, according to insiders. In fact, only...

UN envoy Lute extends stay in Cyprus for more talks with leaders

UN envoy Jane Holl Lute who prolonged her scheduled departure from Cyprus for two days will meet  again both leaders of the divided island...

Great sales in Cyprus’ retail market

Prevailing conditions in Cyprus’ retail trade have prompted great sales in the market in a bid by stakeholders to attract more and more consumers....

Deposit, lending rates in Cyprus on the rise

Deposit and lending rates to non-financial corporations rose in July compared to June, while all other interest rates went down, according to data released...

Opponents of ‘no-deal’ Brexit vote to defeat Johnson

British lawmakers have voted to block Prime Minister Boris Johnson from taking Britain out of the EU without a deal - a move Johnson...

Partly cloudy on Wednesday, but no rain

The weather on Wednesday will be partly cloudy but no rain is on the forecast. Winds will be variable, light to moderate, over smooth to...

T/C murder suspect seriously injured in failed attempt to avoid arrest

Turkish Cypriot national Zahid Masood who is suspected to be the mastermind behind a recent murder in the breakaway north has been arrested in...

Bi-communal exchange of art works in divided Cyprus

The bi-communal Technical Committee on Culture announced that an exchange of art works and audiovisual recordings took place on Tuesday in the divided island's...

Cyprus is now at pre-financial crisis poverty and social exclusion levels

Cyprus has managed to achieve pre-financial crisis poverty and social exclusion levels recording a percentage of 23.9% by the end of 2018 compared to...

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Article that found risks in hydroxychloroquine against COVID-19 retracted

  An influential medical journal article that found hydroxychloroquine increased the risk of death in COVID-19 patients was retracted on Thursday, adding to controversy around...

Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

Latest update: 05/06/2020 08:16 The U.S. government is working with drugmakers to maximize availability of influenza vaccines, worried that a substantial flu season on top...

CBC measures gave economy time to tackle crisis, Governor says

  The measures implemented by the Central Bank of Cyprus (CBC), a nine-month loan repayment moratorium and a €1.4 billion capital release issued to the...

Transport Μinister calls for restoration of air connectivity

  Cyprus, as an island, depends on air transport both for connectivity with the outside world and its economic development  and for this reason, efforts...

15 year old caught behind wheel, in possession of laughing gas

  A 15 year old was caught behind the wheel near Xylophagou yesterday evening and in his car police found laughing gas and offensive weapons,...