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Deputy Minister stresses need to support Cyprus shipping sector amid Covid-19 pandemic

Cyprus Deputy Shipping Minister Vasilis Demetriades has stressed the need to support the Cyprus shipping sector that has been hit due to the Covid-19...

Imprisonment or fine for spreading the corona virus

As was reported in Philenews, there have been strong concerns following incidents of violations of self-isolation that have come to light in recent days...

Cyprus and UK Defence Ministries agree on bilateral cooperation program

The Defence Ministries of Cyprus and the UK have agreed on a bilateral cooperation program for the period 2020 – 2021 which provides conducting...

Free Covid-19 tests on Cypriots who left before August 2 and return from Greece after August 6

Cyprus' Ministry of Health has announced that Cypriot citizens and residents who departed for Greece from Cyprus up to and including August 2 and...

July records highest average daily maximum temperatures since 1983

In July 2020 temperatures reached or even exceeded 40°C. According to a press release by the Press and Information Office, July was the month with...

De-escalation a priority on Turkey’s drilling in Cyprus EEZ, British Minister says

The UK government sees the de-escalation of the situation with regard to Turkey’s drilling operations as a priority, according to a Foreign Office Minister. In...

State to subsidise more work-suspended hotel employees

The government has decided to increase the minimum amount hotel employees are entitled to in unemployment benefits from €360 to €500 from July onward,...

Cyprus downgrades Greece to coronavirus category B country-UPDATED

As from Thursday, Greece will be included in category B of countries whose travellers need to provide negative coronavirus tests upon arrival to Cyprus. The...

95 octane petrol and diesel prices up in July

The price of 95 octane petrol and of diesel in Cyprus was on the rise in the month of July, the Cyprus Consumers Association said...

Cypriots used to associate summer holidays with sales

Even though the Mediterranean island has no specific sales period, many Cypriots used to associate summer holidays in other European countries with official sales,...

UK reaffirms “strong support” to Cyprus’ reunification

UK Minister for European Neighbourhood Wendy Morton has reaffirmed her government’s  “strong support" towards the divided Mediterranean island's reunification. In a letter this week to...

Man in Limassol arrested for possession of cannabis

Limassol police have arrested a 29-year-old man after finding 13 packages of cannabis weighing a total of about 374 grams in his possession, according...

Profits from gambling go towards addiction prevention

One per cent of overall profits from gambling in Cyprus goes back to support mechanisms for young people who become addicted to it, according...

Sunday’s total number of new coronavirus cases rose to 26-UPDATED

Eleven new Covid-19 cases were detected in Cyprus by Sunday evening in addition to 15  announced earlier in the day bringing the day's total...

Mainly fine on Monday with increased cloud

Mainly fine on Monday with increased cloud and possible isolated showers in the afternoon inland and over the mountains. Temperatures are expected to rise to...

Ruling Disy-backed Constantinou is the new Aglantzia mayor

Ruling Disy-backed Andreas Constantinou on Sunday won the by-election for mayor at Aglantzia, one of Nicosia's largest suburbs, with 104 more votes than runner-up...

Police: 1,201 checks on premises across Cyprus over past 24 hours

Police carried out a total of 1,201 checks on premises across Cyprus over the past 24 hours, and reported 22 owners for violations of...

UPDATED-Man dies in motorcycle accident in Limassol (photos)

Yiannis Kolonas, 29 , from Limassol died on Sunday morning after losing control of the high-power motorcycle he was riding on the Limassol to...

Voting begins for Aglantzia’s new mayor, wearing masks mandatory

Voting began early on Sunday for a new mayor at Aglantzia, a large Nicosia suburb, after Charalambos Petrides was recently appointed to the post...

Mainly fine with possible isolated showers inland and in mountains

Mainly fine on Sunday with possible isolated showers and a thunderstorm inland and in the mountains in the the afternoon, according to the Mediterranean...

Egypt says Turkish seismic survey plans could encroach on its waters

Egypt said on Saturday that part of a seismic survey planned by Turkey in the eastern Mediterranean potentially encroached on waters where Cairo claims...

Top Stories

Five new corona virus cases detected out of 2,581 tests

According to the Epidemiological Surveillance Unit of the Ministry of Health 5 new cases of the SARS-CoV-II virus were detected out of a total...

Ministry of Interior on obtaining a Special Entry Permit to the Republic of Cyprus

The Ministry of Interior announced that the requirement for obtaining a Special Entry Permit to the Republic of Cyprus applies only to persons coming...

Measures taken at Cyprus’ airports to reduce passenger congestion

A number of measures were decided on Monday in order to avoid passenger congestion observed at the airports, Yiannis Karousos, Minister of Transport, Communications...

New yellow alert for extremely high temperatures for Tuesday

Yet another yellow alert for extremely high temperatures for Tuesday issued – in effect from 1pm to 5pm. Temperatures are expected to rise to 40°C,...

Mother who killed 12-year-old son in 2019 acquitted by way of insanity

The 40-year-old woman who stabbed her 12-year-old son to death in August 2019 was found innocent by way of insanity and was acquitted by...

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...