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Authorisation of AstraZeneca and Oxford University’s vaccine by January 29

The assessment of AstraZeneca and Oxford University’s vaccine known as COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca will proceed under an accelerated timeline, the EU’s health authorities said...

Latest on worldwide spread of the coronavirus

Malaysia declared a state of emergency to curb the spread of COVID-19 and Japan will extend that measure to three more prefectures. At the same...

Turkey, Greece to resume suspended talks over disputed waters on Jan. 25

Turkey and Greece will resume long-suspended exploratory talks over territorial claims in the Mediterranean Sea that brought them close to conflict last year on...

Turkey probes Facebook’s move to collect WhatsApp data

The Turkish Competition Board has launched an investigation into WhatsApp and its owner Facebook Inc days after the messaging app asked users to agree...

Spanish military unit pulls stranded cars out of snow, clears airport tracks

Members of Spain's military unit (UME) carried out an operation on Madrid's M-40 highway on Monday (January 11) to pull out stranded vehicles after a...

Most Europeans plan to curb flying, eat less meat for climate – EU poll

A majority of European citizens intend to fly less and already eat less meat to help fight climate change, according to a survey published by...

EasyJet secures new five-year $1.87 billion loan with UK guarantee

British airline easyJet boosted its liquidity through a new five-year loan facility of $1.87 billion, backed by a partial guarantee from Britain, helping to...

Heathrow passenger numbers plunged 73% in 2020

Heathrow Airport, the busiest in Britain, said that passenger numbers slumped 73% during 2020 as COVID-19 restrictions wiped out travel. The airport said on Monday that...

Democrats in Congress start efforts to drive Trump from office after Capitol violence

Congressional Democrats on Monday begin their drive to force President Donald Trump from office, kicking off a week of legislative action that could end...

Greeks escaped lockdown for the beach as winter temperatures soared

Greeks headed to beaches and public parks on Sunday as a rare January heat wave offered a respite from the coronavirus lockdown that has...

UK has vaccinated around two million people so far

Britain has now given around two million people a COVID-19 vaccination, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Sunday ahead of a ramp-up in the...

Indonesia locates black boxes of crashed jet as body parts recovered

Indonesian authorities on Sunday located the black boxes of the Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the sea soon after taking off from the...

Queen Elizabeth and husband receive COVID-19 vaccines

Britain's Queen Elizabeth and her husband Philip, both in their nineties, have received vaccinations against COVID-19, Buckingham Palace said late on Saturday. "The Queen and...

An isolated Trump faces looming impeachment threat

With only days left in his presidency, Donald Trump - silenced by Twitter and shunned by a growing number of Republican officials - faces...

Scottish nationalists demand billions in ‘Brexit compensation’ for Scotland

The pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) demanded on Sunday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson pay billions of pounds in compensation to Scotland for the...

Two die in Spanish storm, troops deployed to help motorists stranded by snow

Two people died in Spain and troops rescued drivers trapped by snow as Storm Filomena caused travel chaos across the country, with Madrid seeing the heaviest...

Greece submits bill on western territorial waters extension

Greece's conservative government has submitted a bill to parliament to extend the western limit of its territorial waters in the Ionian Sea to 12...

Indonesian plane feared to have crashed with 62 aboard

A Sriwijaya Air plane with 62 people on board lost contact after taking off from Indonesia's capital Jakarta on a domestic flight on Saturday and rescuers...

Facebook and Twitter crackdown around Capitol siege is too little, too late

By the time social media companies took action against users and groups spurring on the siege of Capitol Hill this week, culminating in the...

Airbus keeps top spot in coronavirus-blighted jet market

Europe's Airbus posted stronger-than-expected deliveries of 566 jets in 2020, remaining the world's largest plane maker as a year of pandemic-induced upheaval for air...

Democrats plan impeachment, Twitter deletes Trump’s account after Capitol chaos

An increasingly isolated President Donald Trump has sought to stave off a new drive to impeach him and Twitter permanently suspended his account, two...

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126 new cases, two deaths announced on Monday

The Health Ministry announced the death of two persons due to COVID-19. This raises the death toll from the virus in Cyprus to 188,...

Where to get antigen rapid tests on Tuesday, 26 January

The Health Ministry announced the following antigen rapid test sites for Tuesday, 26 January 2021:   LIMASSOL Church of Panagia Chrysaifyliotissa, Agia Fyla 08:30-16:30 Church of Panagia Evangelistria,...

Cyprus government aims at gradual lifting of restrictive measures

The Cyprus government aims at the gradual lifting of restrictive measures against the spread of COVID-19 in the context of a concrete plan, with...

Shot flamingo found in Paralimni lake

Birdlife Cyprus announced that a flamingo was found wounded in the Lake of Paralimni. Members managed to save the bird and take it to a...

Epidemiologists agree to include colchicine in treatment protocol

The scientific team of the Health Ministry is ready to include colchicine in the treatment protocol to face COVID-19, Konstantinos Tsioutis, assistant professor of...

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...