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Georgia affirms Biden’s victory as Trump tries to undermine election

After a painstaking recount, Georgia officials confirmed late on Thursday that President-elect Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump in the battleground state on November...

Colleagues defend “kind” UK minister Patel over bullying report

Colleagues defended British interior minister Priti Patel on Friday after the BBC and other media reported that an inquiry looking into claims of bullying...

Patriarch of Serbian Orthodox Church dies of coronavirus

Patriarch Irinej, the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, has died after contracting the coronavirus, President Aleksandar Vucic said on Friday. Irinej, 90, a conservative who...

A ‘lie’ that locked down South Australia

South Australia officials said on Friday a "lie" led to the harshest coronavirus lockdown yet in the state as contact tracers were initially led...

UK’s Queen Elizabeth and husband Philip celebrate 73rd wedding anniversary

Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip celebrate their 73rd wedding anniversary on Friday, an occasion they will be unable to share with their family...

Latest on worldwide spread of the coronavirus

More than 56.54 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,354,227​ have died, according to a Reuters...

Head of Greek church, Archbishop Ieronymos, tests positive for COVID

The head of the Church of Greece, Archbishop Ieronymos, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is being treated with mild symptoms in a central Athens...

French govt calls on giant retailers to delay Black Friday sales

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has called on supermarkets and on-line retailers to postpone the "Black Friday" sales shopping day due to take...

Post-Brexit UK announces largest military investment since Cold War

Britain pledged to end the "era of retreat" by announcing the biggest military investment since the end of the Cold War, despite the coronavirus...

Greece to build new camps, cut migrant reception stays on islands

Greece, on the front line of migration into Europe, has promised to build new reception centres for asylum seekers and cut the maximum stay...

Turkey to buy 20 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from China

Turkey will sign a contract within days to buy some 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from China's Sinovac Biotech, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has...

Bahrain delegation arrives in Israel on Gulf Air flight

Bahrain sent its first official government delegation to Israel on Wednesday as the two countries look to broaden cooperation that Washington has promoted as...

Santa candles get masked up in Greece in COVID-19 surge

A Greek candle maker has come up with a novel way of highlighting the need to wear a mask to curb the spread of...

U.S. medical establishment rebuke Trump over covid-19 strategy

The U.S. medical establishment on Tuesday urged President Donald Trump to share critical COVID-19 data with President-elect Joe Biden's team to avoid needless, deadly...

Latest on worldwide spread of the coronavirus

South Australia announced a six-day lockdown of the state on Wednesday to stifle a new outbreak, while Tokyo prepared to raise its coronavirus alert...

Turkish parliament approves troop observer deployment to Karabakh

Turkey's parliament has approved the deployment of troops to join Russian forces at an observation post in Nagorno-Karabakh after Armenia and Azerbaijan signed a...

Bulgaria blocks EU accession talks with North Macedonia

Bulgaria refused on Tuesday to approve the European Union's membership negotiation framework for North Macedonia, effectively blocking the official start of accession talks with...

Locked down Greece quietly marks 1973 Polytechnic revolt anniversary

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou laid a wreath at the empty Athens Polytechnic University on Tuesday to honour the dozens killed during a bloody 1973...

UK’s Johnson says giving powers to Scotland was “a disaster”

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called Scottish devolution "a disaster" and ruled out any further powers for Edinburgh just as Scottish nationalists push for...

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 54.59 million

More than 54.59 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,320,446​ have died, according to a Reuters...

Pompeo says Europe, U.S. need to work together to address Turkey

The U.S. administration and Europe need to work jointly on addressing actions led by Turkey in the Middle East over the past few months, Secretary of...

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Eight confirmed COVID-19 cases at Athalassa Psychiatric Hospital

Eight confirmed COVID-19 cases have been found at the Athalassa Psychiatric Hospital, five of which are residents and three staff. This became known when a...

Citizens’ Teleservice Center on COVID-19

The Deputy Ministry of Digital Policy announced the operation of the Citizens’ Teleservice Center on issues regarding COVID-19. According to the relevant announcement, the center...

Queen awards Sistema Cyprus volunteers

Her Majesty the Queen joined a video call this week with three winners of the Commonwealth Points of Light award, to celebrate their achievements...

Cypriot elected President of the European Association of Data Protection Professionals

Cypriot lawyer Maria Raphael has been elected as President of the European Association of Data Protection Professionals (EADPP), in the framework of the EADPP genaral assembly that took place...

Expert: crowds in churches and shops jeopardize effectiveness of COVID-19 measures

The images of citizens crowded in places of worship and shops during the weekend are a great source of concern and endanger both the...

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...