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Iran imposes new curbs as coronavirus toll rises

  Iranians who do not wear masks will be denied state services and workplaces that fail to comply with health protocols will be shut for...

Japan floods kill 14 in pensioners’ home

  Torrential rains have caused extensive flooding in many areas of Japan, more so the west of the country, causing fatalities and major damage to...

More bodies in mass grave after Myanmar jade mine landslide, more than 170 perish

  Dozens more jade miners killed in a landslide in northern Myanmar were buried today, a local official said, after 77 others were interred in...

North Korea says no need to sit down with U.S. for talks

  North Korea does not feel the need to have talks with the United States, which would be nothing more than “a political tool” for...

Covid cases over 11 million, with new record in US and resurgence in some areas

  Global coronavirus cases exceeded 11 million, according to a Reuters tally, marking another milestone in the spread of the disease that has killed more...

US-China escalating tension, as Americans send carriers to disputed area

  Two U.S. aircraft carriers were conducting exercises in the disputed South China Sea  on Saturday, the U.S. navy said, as China also carried out...

Gilead’s COVID-19 antiviral remdesivir gets conditional EU clearance

The European Commission said on Friday it had given conditional approval for the use of antiviral remdesivir in severe COVID-19 patients following an accelerated review process,...

France’s Macron picks new prime minister to reinvent presidency

President Emmanuel Macron named Jean Castex, a top civil servant and local mayor who orchestrated France's coronavirus lockdown exit strategy, as his new prime minister...

Greece reveals more measures to shield jobs, firms from COVID-19 impact

Greece's economy performed better than others in the eurozone in the first quarter but the hit from coronavirus restrictions in the second and third...

Beaches beckon as England to end quarantine for more than 50 countries

England's coronavirus quarantine rules for more than 50 countries including Germany, France, Spain and Italy is to end, the British government said on Friday,...

Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

Last updated: 03/07/2020 08:19 The United States reported more than 55,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, a new daily global record for the coronavirus pandemic,...

British PM’s father travels to Greece despite UK COVID-19 advisory

    The father of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has flown to Greece, despite current advice for British nationals to avoid all but essential international...

At least 126 killed as Myanmar jade mine collapse buries workers

A landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed at least 126 people, with more feared dead, authorities said on Thursday, after a...

Greece urges Turkey to keep Hagia Sophia as museum

    Greece said on Thursday Turkey risked opening up "a huge emotional chasm" with Christian countries if it pressed ahead with a proposal to convert...

Meghan felt ‘unprotected’ by UK royal family while pregnant – court papers

  Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, felt "unprotected" by the British royal family while she was pregnant with her son Archie, according to London High...

Turkish court hears case on turning Hagia Sophia into a mosque

    A Turkish court on Thursday heard a case aimed at converting Istanbul's sixth century Hagia Sophia back into a mosque and will announce its...

UK will ditch travel quarantine for 75 countries, Daily Telegraph says

  The British government will effectively ditch its air bridge plans and simply end the coronavirus quarantine rules for those arriving from 75 countries so...

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

    Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: Suburban checkpoints Police set up suburban checkpoints in new coronavirus hot spots in Melbourne on...

Russians grant Putin right to extend his rule until 2036 in landslide vote

    Russians opened the door to Vladimir Putin staying in power until 2036 by voting overwhelmingly for constitutional changes that will allow him to run...

Turkey asks EU to correct ‘mistake’ of travel list exclusion

  Turkey said on Wednesday it is disappointed by the European Union's decision to exclude it from a list of countries recommended for non-essential travel...

Luxury British department store Harrods to cut nearly 700 jobs

    Luxury British department store Harrods said on Wednesday it plans to cut up to 672 jobs because of the coronavirus crisis, which kept its...

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Covid cases in Cyprus go over the 1000 mark-three today, one a passenger

  Three coronavirus cases were reported in Cyprus today after 1699 tests and following two days of zeros. This means that the number goes up to...

Orange heat warning tomorrow, just one step from red alert-43+degrees

  The Met Office has issued an orange warning for tomorrow as temperatures are expected to reach or even surge beyond 43 degrees inland. One step...

Barcelona’s landmark Sagrada Familia reopens for key covid workers

  Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia basilica reopened today, giving frontline workers the chance to have the usually tourist-packed landmark to themselves in recognition of their efforts...

Apollon Serb football player positive to Covid following Belgrade return

  Serb football player Djordje Denic, currently playing for Limassol football club Apollon, tested positive to Covid-19, following his return from Belgrade. In a statement, the...

Catalonia curbs movement of 200,000 people after new coronavirus outbreak

  Spain’s north-eastern region of Catalonia enforced a new lockdown on more than 200,000 people, after several new outbreaks of the coronavirus were detected. Residents in...

Taste

Cyprus sprouts with cream and prosciutto

In a big, deep frying pan, fry the prosciutto in the olive oil, on medium heat for 2 minutes. Add the onion and garlic...

Pork burger with sundried tomatoes, mozzarella and anchovies

Mix all the ingredients together with the mince in a bowl, and combine well. Divide into 4 balls and form the burgers. Warm a griddle/pan...

Sheftalies

Wash the lamb cauls with plenty of cold water and let them settle in water and vinegar for a little while. Soak the bread crumbs...

Loukaniko Pitsilias – Pitsilia Sausage

Pitsilia sausage is produced in the Pitsilia region from pork minced meat that is “cooked” ( matured) in the dry red wine of the...