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Belgium may need to return to full COVID lockdown

Belgium could be returning to full lockdown if there is no reversal of the surge in COVID-19 infections and hospital admissions, a senior Belgian...

Final Trump-Biden debate will feature ‘mute’ button after chaotic first clash

The final debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden will feature a mute button to allow each candidate to speak uninterrupted,...

Brexit in limbo: UK says there is no point talking until EU gets serious

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government sees no point in talking with the European Union on a Brexit trade deal until the bloc starts to...

Millennials get little satisfaction from democracy – Cambridge study

Young people are less satisfied with democracy and more disillusioned than at any other time in the past century, especially in Europe, North America,...

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 40.06 million

More than 40.06 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,113,218​ have died, according to a Reuters...

UK lockdowns: Wales and Manchester head towards tougher restrictions

About six million people in the United Kingdom face tougher COVID-19 lockdowns in coming days as Wales and Manchester, the country's third largest city,...

Early voting begins in crucial Florida as campaign enters closing stretch

Early voting for the November 3 presidential election begins in the crucial battleground state of Florida on Monday as a record 28 million Americans...

Global coronavirus cases surpass the 40 million milestone

Worldwide coronavirus cases crossed 40 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, as the onset of winter in the northern hemisphere fuelled a...

A year on, Lebanon’s protests have faded and life has got worse

One year after Lebanese erupted in rage against politicians they blamed for economic collapse, squares once packed with angry demonstrators are empty and camps...

Trump and Biden try to woo early U.S. voters

U.S. presidential rivals Donald Trump and Joe Biden are court early voters as their campaigns step up events ahead of their final debate this...

Former UK PM Blair accused of breaking quarantine rules after U.S. trip

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has been accused of breaking UK COVID-19 restrictions after failing to self-isolate for two weeks following a two-day trip to...

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 39.51 million

More than 39.51 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,105,938​ have died, according to a Reuters...

Armenia and Azerbaijan accuse each other of violating new ceasefire agreement

Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other on Sunday of violating a new humanitarian ceasefire in fighting over the mountain enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, hours after it...

Two foreign ministers test positive for COVID-19 after EU meeting

The foreign ministers of Austria and Belgium have both tested positive for coronavirus after attending a meeting with European Union colleagues this week. Austria's Alexander...

Covid-19 case confirmed in pope’s Vatican residence

A man living in the same Vatican residence as Pope Francis has tested positive for COVID-19 and gone into isolation, the Vatican said on Saturday. The man,...

New Zealand’s Ardern wins ‘historic’ re-election for crushing COVID-19

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern delivered the biggest election victory for her centre-left Labour Party in half a century on Saturday as voters rewarded her...

Britain records 16,171 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

Britain has recorded 16,171 new cases of coronavirus within 24 hours, according to government data published on Saturday, compared with 15,650 the previous day. The...

For a teacher in France, a civics class was followed by a gruesome death

The middle school teacher knifed to death on the street of a Paris suburb on Friday showed his teenage students a cartoon lampooning the...

Moody’s downgrades UK as COVID-19 and Brexit hit debt outlook

Ratings agency Moody's cut the United Kingdom's debt rating on Friday over the huge economic hit from the coronavirus crisis, Brexit and the lack...

Missile fired where Turkey cleared way for S-400 test, prompting U.S. anger

A missile was fired into the sky on Friday on Turkey's Black Sea coast where the military was expected to test its Russian-made S-400 defence...

Dutch king cuts short vacation in Greece after criticism

The Netherlands' King Willem-Alexander and his wife have cut short a vacation to Greece after coming under criticism for travelling during the coronavirus pandemic. "We see...

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181 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday

The Health Ministry announced 181 new COVID-19 cases on 27 October, out of 3,589 laboratory tests, taking confirmed infections to 3,817. The break-down of new...

President Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader to hold first informal meeting next Tuesday

President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar will hold their first informal meeting on the 3rd of...

FM: Turkey’s actions not conducive to Guterres’ efforts over Cyprus

Cyprus’ Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides said on Tuesday that Turkey’s illegal actions undermine peace and stability in the region and are not conducive to...

State Health Services Organization confirms hiring of nurses

The State Health Services Organization confirmed today to the nurses’ trade unions that the decision for the hiring of new nurses to man Hospitals...

200,000 rapid COVID-19 tests ordered

The Health Ministry announced that 200,000 antigen rapid COVID-19 tests have been ordered within the framework of the measures taken to manage the new...

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...