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Amsterdam’s party district empties as first curfew since WW2 begins

The normally bustling streets of Amsterdam's party district were empty on Saturday (January 23) night as the country imposed its first night-time curfew since...

EU says it will make vaccine companies respect supply contracts

The European Union will make pharmaceutical companies respect contracts they have signed for the supply of COVID-19 vaccines, European Council President Charles Michel said...

Portugal votes for new president at height of pandemic

Masked, socially distanced and each given their own pen to avoid spreading germs, the Portuguese headed to the polls on Sunday (January 24) to...

Flower show themed ‘COVID vaccination drive’ attracts nature lovers

Annual Flower Show-2021 began in Odisha’s Bhubaneswar. It is organised with a theme based on COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination drive. The flower show attracted...

President Biden warns COVID to get worse before it gets better

Fewer than half of the nearly 38 million vaccine doses shipped to date by the federal government have actually made it into the arms...

Larry King dies at 87

Larry King dies at 87. Photo taken at his concert at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida on January 25, 2012. (Reuters)

Russia: Vladivostok police detains Navalny supporters

At least 35 Russians were detained on Saturday (January 23) in the Far Eastern city of Vladivostok at a rally for the release of...

A year after Wuhan lockdown, China sees small rise in COVID-19 cases

China on Saturday reported more new cases of COVID-19 and the financial hub of Shanghai imposed new restrictions, as the country marked the anniversary...

Turkey: Daesh/ISIS suspects carry executed man in wheelchair

A security camera captured the Daesh/ISIS suspects while they were carrying a member of the terror group, who was executed, in a wheelchair in...

Polish medics depart for Slovakia to help mass testing

A group of 200 Polish medics departed for neighbouring Slovakia on Friday (January 22) to help in a week-long testing campaign in the central...

Hungary buys Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, first in EU

Hungary has signed a deal to buy Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, the first European Union country to do so, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told...

Shallow magnitude 4.3 earthquake rattles Crete

A shallow magnitude 4.3 earthquake was reported on Friday morning near the port city of Sitia in the Greek island of Crete. The National Observatory...

TV audience for Biden inauguration tops Trump’s viewership four years earlier

Roughly 40 million people watched live coverage of Democrat Joe Biden's inauguration as U.S. president on six TV networks, according to Nielsen data released...

EU to tighten travel curbs for virus hot spots as third wave fears mount

The European Commission has proposed to EU leaders identifying "dark red" coronavirus hot spots from which all but essential travel would be discouraged after...

UK hits 5m vaccine doses as health minister defends scheduling change

British health minister Matt Hancock on Thursday (January 21) lamented another record daily number of COVID-19 deaths, but hailed the achievements of the UK's...

UK refuses to grant EU diplomats full status, sparking row

Britain is refusing to give full diplomatic status to the European Union's ambassador in London, causing a row between the recently divorced parties, the...

World welcomes U.S. return to Paris climate accord, readies wish-list for Biden

Climate-change leaders and campaigners worldwide welcomed U.S. President Joe Biden's move to re-join the 2015 Paris Agreement but said Washington must also cut emissions...

Latest on worldwide spread of the coronavirus

U.S. President Joe Biden planned to revamp the nation's fight against its worst public health crisis in more than a century. At the same time,...

U.S. President Biden arrives safely at White House

After taking the oath of office and a brief dash to shake some hands, Joe Biden made it safely to the White House in...

Greece optimistic about talks with Turkey but won’t discuss sovereignty

Greece will approach talks with Turkey next week over their disputed territorial claims in a hopeful spirit but will not discuss issues it considers as...

Inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States

Lady Gaga sings the National Anthem during the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States on the West Front...

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Yellow warning for rain and thunderstorms

The Department of Meteorology issued this afternoon a yellow warning for rain and thunderstorms. Specifically, according to the report, local showers and isolated thunderstorms...

Tax Department informs of possible suspension of all systems for two days

The Tax Department is informing the public that due to upgrading of its computer systems all systems might be suspended from Friday 14:00 until...

Finance Minister: Policy priorities remain the same despite the pandemic

Despite the crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic Cyprus’ economic policies remain the same, targeting macroeconomic and financial stability, prudent fiscal policies, and establishing a...

41-year-old sentenced to five-year imprisonment for child pornography

A 41-year-old man was today sentenced to five years in prison for a case of child pornography. The Police’s cyber crime unit had investigated the...

Vaccination Portal for people over 86 to open Friday, 29 January

As part of the implementation of the National Vaccination Plan for COVID-19, the Ministry of Health announces that as of Friday 29 January, 2021 at...

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...