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Latest on worldwide spread of the coronavirus

More than 62.84 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,464,200​ have died, according to a Reuters...

Do any mink in Poland have COVID-19? New findings raise doubts

Veterinary inspectors say they have found no evidence of COVID-19 among mink at a farm in northern Poland where other scientists reported finding eight...

Mental health in the workplace, saved by bots and apps?

We are all familiar with the challenges of 2020, but we may still be underestimating how deep and wide they go. Seven in 10 employees...

Time is running out for Brexit trade deal, Britain and EU say

Britain and the European Union cautioned each other on Monday that time was running out for a Brexit trade deal as negotiators sparred over...

EU starts debate on how best to improve post-Trump U.S. relations

The European Union will begin discussions on Monday on how best to improve transatlantic relations after the departure of U.S. President Donald Trump, EU...

Britain bans new Huawei 5G kit installation from September 2021

British telecommunications firms must not install new Huawei 5G kit after September 2021, the government said on Monday, as part of a plan to...

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 62.27 million

More than 62.27 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,454,628​ have died, according to a Reuters...

Britain expects “very significant” week for Brexit talks as clock ticks down

  Britain and the European Union are heading into a “very significant” week, British foreign minister Dominic Raab said, as talks over a trade deal...

Iran to give a ‘calculated’ response to nuclear scientist killing, says official

  Iran will give a “calculated and decisive” response to the killing of its top nuclear scientist, said a top adviser to Iran’s supreme leader,...

Argentine prosecutors investigate death of soccer star Maradona

  Argentine justice officials are investigating the death of soccer star Diego Maradona and ordered the search of properties of his personal doctor, a local...

Brexit goes down to the wire: EU and UK say big differences remain

  The European Union and Britain said there were still substantial differences over a Brexit trade deal as the EU chief negotiator travelled to London...

Killing of suspected Iranian nuclear mastermind risks confrontation as Trump exits

  An Iranian scientist long suspected by the West of masterminding a secret nuclear bomb programme was killed in an ambush near Tehran yesterday, an...

‘Reborn with cannabis’: Legal high helps revitalize U.S. cities

An enormous industrial site in Cambridge, Maryland, has been permeated by a rotating cast of scents over the past century - first fruits and...

Britain to curb Google and Facebook with tougher competition rules

Britain will impose a new competition regime next year to prevent Google and Facebook using their dominance to push out smaller firms and disadvantage...

Greek FM tells NATO chief Turkey’s illegal actions destabilise region

Turkish illegal actions in the Eastern Mediterranean region make the NATO-member state a destabilizing factor and undermine cohesion at a crucial time, Greek Foreign...

Scotland wants independence referendum as soon as 2021

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she wants to hold a second independence referendum as soon as next year, The Times newspaper reported. The...

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: More than 60.68 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel...

AstraZeneca CEO expects to run new global trial of COVID-19 vaccine

AstraZeneca is likely to run an additional global trial to assess the efficacy of its COVID-19 vaccine using a lower dosage, its chief executive...

EU fines Teva, Cephalon 60.5 mln euros for delaying cheaper drug

The European Commission on Thursday (November 26) fined pharmaceutical company Teva and its now subsidiary Cephalon 60.5 million euros for agreeing to delay a...

Germany wants ski resorts closed but hard to get deal with neighbour Austria

Germany wants Alpine countries to keep ski resorts closed to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, but reaching an agreement with neighbouring Austria is proving...

Mobile hospital for injured Australian wildlife hits the road

A mobile hospital for injured wildlife such as koalas and kangaroos began a journey on Thursday to its new base in Byron Bay, on...

Top Stories

318 new cases through PCR tests announced on Tuesday

The Health Ministry announced 318 new Coronavirus cases out of 3,233 PCR tests on Tuesday 1 December and another 153 out of 7,729 rapid...

Eight confirmed COVID-19 cases at Athalassa Psychiatric Hospital

Eight confirmed COVID-19 cases have been found at the Athalassa Psychiatric Hospital, five of which are residents and three staff. This became known when a...

Citizens’ Teleservice Center on COVID-19

The Deputy Ministry of Digital Policy announced the operation of the Citizens’ Teleservice Center on issues regarding COVID-19. According to the relevant announcement, the center...

Queen awards Sistema Cyprus volunteers

Her Majesty the Queen joined a video call this week with three winners of the Commonwealth Points of Light award, to celebrate their achievements...

Cypriot elected President of the European Association of Data Protection Professionals

Cypriot lawyer Maria Raphael has been elected as President of the European Association of Data Protection Professionals (EADPP), in the framework of the EADPP genaral assembly that took place...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...