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Two men in custody in suspected mask theft case

Two men were remanded in custody for eight days on Saturday as Limassol investigate how a quantity of masks of the same type imported...

Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

Several countries around the world began gradual easing of the coronavirus-led restrictions even as they grapple with the economic fallout from the pandemic. The...

Greeks return to beaches in heatwave, but keep their umbrellas apart

Greeks flocked to the seaside on Saturday when more than 500 beaches reopened, as the country sought to walk the fine line between protecting...

Police book two shops, two house gatherings

Police checking compliance with coronavirus decrees on Friday night booked two shops and issued fines in two cases where a small number of people...

Germany holding teleconference on tourism, Cyprus participating

  Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will hold consultations with counterparts from countries popular with German tourists on how to gradually relax Covid-19 travel restrictions. Taking...

Petition against proposal to ban alcohol in public areas

An online petition has been launched to oppose a proposal by the deputy tourism ministry to prohibit the consumption of alcohol in public places. Earlier...

Drive in movies, open air performances from Rialto

Limassol's Rialto has reshuffled its summer programme so as to make it accessible while complying with social distancing rules. In an announcement, it said it...

Cyprus sizzles as temperatures soar to 41 C inland

Cyprus is set for blistering hot day as temperatures inland soar to 41 C, which is significantly above the seasonal average. The Met Office has...

CFA terminates this year’s football season

The Cyprus Football Association (CFA) Board of Directors at its meeting on Friday decided the permanent interruption of this year's football season. In a lengthy...

EU27 express full solidarity for Cyprus’ sovereign rights

The EU27 Member States express their full solidarity, but also their support for Cyprus' sovereignty and sovereign rights, and their condemnation of the ongoing...

Italy to allow travel to and from abroad from June 3

Italy's government on Saturday approved a decree which will allow travel to and from abroad from June 3, in a major development as it...

Met Office issues extreme high temperature warning for Saturday

  The Met Office has issued an extreme high temperature warning for tomorrow when inland maximum temperatures are expected to rise to around 41 C. The...

Labour inspectors shut down three construction sites

Labour inspectors on Friday closed two construction sites in Paphos and one in Limassol after carrying out 51 inspections on compliance with health protocols...

Forestry Department welcomes baby Aelia (video, photos)

  A baby donkey born yesterday is to be named Aelia at the suggestion of Agriculture Minister Costas Kadis. The name dates back to the age...

Blink or no Brexit deal, both UK and EU tell each other

Britain and the European Union traded threats on Friday over a Brexit free trade deal, warning that unless the other side gave ground there...

New protocols for beauty centres ahead of May 21 reopening

The Health Ministry on Friday unveiled new hygiene rules that will come into force when beauty centres reopen on May 21 to help protect...

Forestry Department on red alert ahead of weekend scorcher

The Forestry Department has issued a ‘red alert’  for the weekend warning of a particularly high risk of forest fires because of the heat...

Banks suspend foreclosures until August 31

Foreclosures have been suspended until August 31, the Association of Cyprus Banks said on Friday. The association had initially suspended any foreclosure procedures on March...

Eurostat: Cyprus economy shrinks annual 1.3% in 1Q 2020

The seasonally adjusted GDP decreased by 3.8% in the euro area, by 3.3% in the EU and by 1.3% in Cyprus during the first...

Baltics open Europe’s first pandemic ‘travel bubble’ as curbs ease

Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia opened their common borders at the stroke of midnight, creating the first "travel bubble" within the European Union in a...

International Museum Day shifts on line amid coronavirus

All events planned within the framework of celebrations for International Museum Day (May 18) and the European Night of Museums have been cancelled, as...

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UK helps employers with slow phase-in of job shield costs

British finance minister Rishi Sunak offered fresh help to employers hit by the coronavirus shutdown on Friday, announcing that future contributions they must make...

One new Covid-19 case from repatriations

There was one new Covid-19 case in Cyprus, the Health Ministry said on Friday, from a total of 2363 tests, bringing the total number...

Limassol: Dead body found in warehouse

  A body has been found in the light shaft of a warehouse on Nicos Georgiou street in Limassol, philenews reports. It said the body of...

Holy Synod to allow weddings during pre-Christmas fasting period

As a result of Covid-prompted wedding postponements, the Holy Synod has decided to allow wedding ceremonies during the pre-Christmas fasting period this year until...

President to discuss phase 3 with scientific advisors on Tuesday

  The team of scientists advising the government on the coronavirus outbreak are due to hold a new meeting with President Nicos Anastasiades on Tuesday...