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Trump says Beirut explosion seems to be ‘bomb of some kind’

President Donald Trump on Tuesday cast a massive explosion in Beirut as a possible attack, despite statements by Lebanese leaders that it was likely caused by...

Large blast in Beirut port area shakes Cyprus

A large explosion shook the Lebanese capital Beirut and a giant column of smoke was seen rising over the city, Reuters witnesses and local...

Star Wars inspires new smart skin

Researchers at the National University of Singapore have developed an AI device with a sense of touch that can identify objects and textures. Inspired by...

Spain’s former king Juan Carlos is in Dominican Republic

Spain's former king Juan Carlos went to the Dominican Republic after leaving his home country on Sunday, La Vanguardia newspaper reported on Tuesday, without...

EasyJet expands limited schedule as summer bookings rise

British low cost airline easyJet said it planned to fly about 40% of its capacity over the rest of the summer, more than originally...

Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

The World Health Organization has warned that there might never be a "silver bullet" for COVID-19 in the form of a perfect vaccine. And that...

Greece makes masks compulsory on ferry decks after rise in COVID-19 cases

Greece will make mask-wearing compulsory on the decks of ferries sailing to its islands, extending the requirement beyond indoor public spaces, after a sudden...

Malta rescues 78 migrants from Mediterranean

A group of 78 migrants who were rescued by a Maltese armed forces patrol boat in the central Mediterranean landed in Valletta in the...

N.Irish Catholic leader and Nobel Peace laureate John Hume dies

John Hume, a key architect of Northern Ireland's Good Friday peace agreement and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, died on Monday at the...

Greek Sakkari was ready to swap racket for track spikes

Greek tennis player Maria Sakkari says she was so desperate for competition during the COVID-19 shutdown that she considered running in the 100m at...

Algerian leader secures fugitive officer with Erdogan call

Algeria's president phoned his Turkish counterpart last month to secure the return of a fugitive military official who fled Algeria days after its powerful...

TikTok owners will relocate to London from Beijing

TikTok owner ByteDance will move its headquarters to London from Beijing under a deal approved by British ministers, The Sun newspaper reported. ByteDance’s founders are...

Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

Australia's second-biggest city Melbourne entered its first day of tougher restrictions and the Philippines decided to reimpose a stricter lockdown in and around the...

Hamilton limps to record British GP win after late puncture

Lewis Hamilton limped to a record seventh home British Grand Prix victory after his Mercedes suffered a dramatic last lap puncture on Sunday. In an...

‘Cocoon’ actor Wilford Brimley dies age 85

Actor Wilford Brimley, best known for his roles in the Oscar-winning movie "Cocoon" and "The Firm" has died at the age of 85, U.S....

UK considering a coin to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi

Britain is considering minting a coin to commemorate India's independence hero Mahatma Gandhi, amid growing interest in recognising the contributions of people from the...

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 17.85 million

More than 17.85 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 683,767​ have died, according to a Reuters...

Australia’s Victoria declares disaster, sets curfew to curb virus

Australia's Victoria state declared a disaster on Sunday and imposed a nightly curfew for the capital Melbourne as part of its harshest movement restrictions...

Over half of furloughed UK staff back at work

More than half of the roughly nine million British employees who were put on furlough during the coronavirus lockdown have already returned to work,...

Ryanair to fight Irish travel restrictions in court

Ryanair has initiated legal proceedings against Ireland, questioning the legality of travel restrictions that have kept a quarantine policy in place for all but...

UAE want Turkey to stop meddling in Arab affairs over Libya

The United Arab Emirates minister of state for foreign affairs said on Saturday that Turkey should stop interfering in Arab affairs, criticising comments on Libya made...

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Fourteen new corona virus cases detected out of 3,539 tests

According to the Epidemiological Surveillance Unit of the Ministry of Health 14 new cases of the SARS-CoV-II virus were detected out of a total...

Cyprus will stand by Lebanon, FM wrote in Book of Condolence

Cyprus will stand by Lebanon during these challenging times and will provide all possible aid and support in an effort to alleviate the immense...

Cyprus stands ready to offer any help that Lebanon requests, Justice Minister says

Cyprus Justice and Public Order Minister Emily Yiolitis has said that Cyprus is ready to offer any help that Lebanon requests. Yiolitis visited on Friday...

Four-member team of ‘Volunteer Doctors Cyprus’ travels to Beirut Sunday

A four-member team of "Volunteer Doctors Cyprus" departs on Sunday for Beirut to offer assistance at local hospitals. The team will provide help for the...

Cyprus’ Agriculture Minister expects joint meeting with EU Commissioners to discuss halloumi registration

Cyprus’ Minister of Agriculture Costas Kadis said on Friday that he expects a joint meeting to be arranged with competent European Commissioners, in order...

Taste

Octopus ‘Kathisto’ (or Octopus braised in Wine)

Ingredients: 1/2 cup Greek extra virgin olive oil 2 medium onions, chopped fine 1 large octopus, about 2kg (cleaned and kept whole) 3/4 cup dry red wine 1/3 cup...

Homemade lemonade

Ingredients: 1 cup lemon juice 1 cup sugar Method: Thoroughly wash the lemons with soap and warm water. Roll each lemon with the palm of your hand, pressing...

‘Striftaria’ mini cheese pies

Ingredients 1 ½ cup milk 2 tbsps. flour 4 tsps. of butter 3 eggs, slightly beaten + 1 extra with 1 tbs. of milk for spreading 1 pack of...

Mini potato canapes baked on salt

Ingredients Serves: 12 1kg small Cypriot potatoes rock salt, as needed 250g salted butter 300ml full fat cremé frâiche 1 pot cod or salmon roe Method Prep:20min › Cook:35min › Ready in:55min Take...