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South Korea opens churches, designates seats for faithful

  South Korea’s large churches reopened on Sunday, requiring worshipers to keep their distance and wear masks, after the government relaxed restrictions on religious gatherings...

Spain records lowest number of Covid deaths in over a month

  Spain said on Sunday the number of daily coronavirus-related fatalities fell to its lowest level in more than a month, with 288 deaths in...

Israel reopens some businesses, eyes schools as coronavirus curbs ease

  Israel permitted some businesses to reopen on Sunday and said it would consider allowing children back to school as part of trial efforts to...

UK stand-in leader Raab declines to explain lockdown exit strategy (update)

  British foreign minister Dominic Raab, on his last day of deputising for PM Boris Johnson said that the government must not rush to ease...

Italy to start reopening business on May 4, schools in Sept: PM to paper

  Italy will start reopening its manufacturing industry on May 4 as part of plans to ease its coronavirus lockdown, and schools will reopen in...

UK’s Johnson ‘raring to go’ but faces mountain of problems

  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will come under immediate pressure to set out a plan to ease the coronavirus lockdown when he returns to...

Speculation on Kim rises-Signs of his train

  A special train possibly belonging to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was spotted this week at a resort town in the country, according...

China-no fatalities trend continues

  China reported 11 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, compared to 12 on the previous day, with no fatalities, according to official...

Yemen-threat of renewed fighting amid Covid

  Yemen’s separatist Southern Transitional Council today announced it would establish self-rule in regions under their control, which the Saudi-backed government warned would have “catastrophic...

Greece death toll 134 as four die in past 24 hours (update)

  The Covid death toll in Greece rose to 134 as four people succumbed, three men in Athens and a woman at Alexandroupolis. One of...

Global coronavirus death toll hits 200,000

Global deaths linked to the coronavirus passed 200,000 on Saturday, while confirmed cases of the virus are expected to hit 3 million in coming...

Britain passes milestone of 20,000 coronavirus hospital deaths

Britain passed the grim milestone of over 20,000 COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, as the daily toll rose 813 to 20,319 people who tested positive...

Britain passes milestone of 20,000 coronavirus hospital deaths (update)

  The death toll from the new coronavirus in hospitals across the United Kingdom has risen above 20,000 after English hospitals recorded 711 deaths in...

Spain’s kids prepare for taste of freedom after six-week lockdown

  Spain released guidelines today (Saturday) allowing children to go outside after six weeks living under one of Europe’s strictest lockdowns. Figures showed a daily coronavirus...

Nearly 150 Covid cases on Italian cruise ship in Japan (update)

  The Nagasaki prefecture official said 57 more crew had tested positive, bringing the total infections on board the Costa Atlantica to 148, roughly one...

WHO: No evidence that recovered COVID-19 patients cannot be reinfected

  The World Health Organisation has raised alarm over the possibility of reinfection by Covid-19 of patients who have recovered, saying today that there was...

Germany new Covid cases drop for 2nd day-no further relaxation

  Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases increased by 2,055 to 152,438, data from the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases showed, - a second day of...

Britain nears grim milestone of 20,000 coronavirus hospital deaths

Britain could hit the grim milestone of 20,000 COVID-19 deaths later on Saturday, when the daily count is added to the current toll of...

U.S. coronavirus death toll tops 51,000, some states move toward reopening

With the U.S. coronavirus death toll topping 51,000 and nearly one in six workers out of a job, Georgia, Oklahoma and several other states...

UK to start trials on whether plasma could help COVID-19 patients

Britain is to start trials to see whether plasma collected from donors who have recovered from COVID-19 could be an effective treatment for patients...

China watered down EU report on COVID misinformation

  China sought to block a European Union report alleging that Beijing was spreading disinformation about the coronavirus outbreak, according to four sources and diplomatic...

Top Stories

Paphos: Appeal after 3 dogs stolen from dog shelter

  The PAWS Dog Shelter in Paphos is appealing to the public for help after three dogs were stolen. Hope, Dana and Polly had homes to...

Guidelines for operation of libraries

  Guidelines have been issued by the health services for libraries which are reopening following closure under measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The guidelines...

EU sets up financial crime unit as pandemic poses new risks

    The European Union on Friday set up a unit of investigators to tackle an expected surge in finanial crime in the economic downturn triggered...

Higher risk of serious Covid-19 infection for A+ blood type, new study finds

People with A+ blood type are at increased risk compared to other blood types for respiratory failure and death due to a severe Covid-19...

BirdLife Cyprus invites pubic to join swallow monitoring programme

  BirdLife Cyprus is inviting the public to help their programme to record the island's swallow population. In a post on Facebook, the NGO asked members...

Taste

Poulles (Υoung kolokassi)

Either you thrash the coriander seeds in a mortar, without making them into dust, or you gradually crush them in a blender. Remove the edges...

Pork cooked in wine

Crush the coriander seeds in a pestle and mortar or pulse-blend in a blender, taking care not to over-grind. Put the meat in bowl (not...

Lefkaritikos tavas – O ‘protinos’

Wash and dry the meat and rice separately. In a ‘tava’ (oven proof deep clay pot) first put a layer of five-six pieces of meat...

Local cuisine: An introduction

Rich in fresh ingredients and tasty herbs, offers the very best of Mediterranean culinary delights. Head out to a tavern and feast on a...