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UK ready to quit EU on ‘Australia terms’ if no Brexit deal, PM Johnson says

Britain will be ready to quit its transitional arrangements with the European Union "on Australia terms" if no deal on their future relationship is...

Man dies in Paphos labour accident – UPDATE

A 53-year-old construction worker has lost his life in a labour accident in Peyia, philenews reports. The victim, an ironworker named as Almir Toboulides from...

LGBTQ Americans adjust Pride celebrations in a time of pandemic

Diana and Jillian Rosile of Denver this year would have marked their first Pride celebration as an out queer couple since Diana, a transgender...

Limassol €3m theft probe: Accountant’s husband arrested, remanded

The 63-year-old husband of a 49-year-old woman accountant suspected of stealing around €3 million from the Limassol group of companies that employed her has...

UK Cypriots call upon Foreign Secretary Raab to act against Turkey’s illegal drilling

A number of UK Cypriots have written to Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab asking for the British government’s support in stopping Turkey’s illegal activity in...

Cyprus FM – British European Neighbourhood Minister discuss lifting tourism restriction

Lifting coronavirus related restrictive measures in tourism and university tuition fees for EU students from 2021 onward were among the matters discussed between Cyprus...

Man seriously injured in Paphos labour accident

A serious labour accident has taken place on Saturday morning in Ayios Georgios in Peyia, philenews reports. According to preliminary information, a worker at a...

Paphos Municipality and Medochemie install ‘Recyclefish’ at Municipal Baths

The Paphos Municipality in collaboration with pharmaceuticals company Medochemie has installed a fish-shaped structure at the Municipal Baths beach to combat the pollution of...

UK ditches quarantine for arrivals from low COVID-19 risk countries

Britain will ditch a 14-day quarantine period for people arriving from countries it deems to be lower risk for COVID-19 , the government said...

Hellenic Bank posts net loss of €2.2 million following increased provisions due to Covid-19

The Hellenic Bank posted €2.2 million loss after tax for the first quarter of 2020, with the bank affected negatively by increased provisions due...

Deposits decline for fifth consecutive month in May

Deposits in the Cyprus banking system marked a net reduction for a fifth consecutive month in May with total deposits amounting to €47.8 billion. Data...

Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

Last updated: 27/06/2020 10:50 A World Health Organization-led coalition fighting the COVID-19 pandemic is asking government and private sector donors to help raise $31.3 billion...

8 Paphos businesses booked overnight for flouting Coronavirus legislation

Police have booked eight businesses in Paphos overnight for non-adherence to measures put in place to stem the spread of Covid-19. According to a police...

One more wanted for Nicosia murder (photo)

Police announced on Friday that they are looking for one more person in relation to the murder of a 21-year-old following a violent fight in...

TV show ‘The Simpsons’ ditches using white voices for characters of colour

Animated TV comedy "The Simpsons" is ending the use of white actors to voice characters of colour, producers said on Friday. "Moving forward, 'The Simpsons'...

Nurseries to operate from Monday with 2 metres distance between children

The Labour Ministry announced on Friday the mode of operation of nurseries as of Monday, June 29. In an announcement, the Ministry said that it...

Fuel sales bounce back following easing of lockdown

Fuel sales returned to a recovery path in May when the easing of lockdown measures began in Cyprus. According to data published by the Statistical...

Gunman kills two warehouse co-workers and himself in central Illinois

An employee of a coffee-dispenser manufacturer opened fire with a handgun on Friday at the company's warehouse in Springfield, Illinois, killing two co-workers and...

Mainly fine, temperature at 40 C inland

Today will be mainly fine with temperatures reaching 40 C inland, 31 C in the west coast, 33 C in the north, east and...

Economic climate in Cyprus improves following a two-month significant drop due to Covid-19

Economic sentiment in Cyprus marked a 2.3 point increase in June following significant reductions in the last two months, affected by the lockdown measures...

Commission approves Cyprus’ €280 mil schemes to support companies and self-employed affected by pandemic

The European Commission approved under the State aid Temporary Framework two Cypriot schemes providing direct grants and subsidised interest rates to companies and self-employed workers...

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181 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday

The Health Ministry announced 181 new COVID-19 cases on 27 October, out of 3,589 laboratory tests, taking confirmed infections to 3,817. The break-down of new...

President Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader to hold first informal meeting next Tuesday

President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar will hold their first informal meeting on the 3rd of...

FM: Turkey’s actions not conducive to Guterres’ efforts over Cyprus

Cyprus’ Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides said on Tuesday that Turkey’s illegal actions undermine peace and stability in the region and are not conducive to...

State Health Services Organization confirms hiring of nurses

The State Health Services Organization confirmed today to the nurses’ trade unions that the decision for the hiring of new nurses to man Hospitals...

200,000 rapid COVID-19 tests ordered

The Health Ministry announced that 200,000 antigen rapid COVID-19 tests have been ordered within the framework of the measures taken to manage the new...