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Cyprus President Reportedly Snubs Archbishop Elpidophoros Over Turkey Event

The President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades on Tuesday cancelled a scheduled meeting with Archbishop Elpidophoros in New York because, according to reports, the Head of the Greek Orthodox Church in America attended a ceremony for the opening of the...

Erdogan Calls on UN to Recognize Turkish-Occupied Cyprus

Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the international community to recognize the international status of Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus during a speech at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday. He said that "a fair, lasting and sustainable solution to the...

President Anastasiades “Not Optimistic” on Cyprus UN Talks

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said on Monday that he is not as optimistic as he would like to be about the informal tripartite meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar, set to take...

Economic Freedom in Greece Improving, Albeit Slowly

Greece has made its way up four positions in the Global Economic Freedom Index since 2019, but this movement establishes the country in just the 78th place out of 165, according to the Fraser Institute's Economic Freedom of the...

Greece Appoints Former Cyprus Commissioner Stylianides to Cabinet

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis appointed Christos Stylianides, a former European Commissioner of Cyprus, to take over leadership of the new Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Ministry on Monday. The new ministry was set up to manage crises and natural disasters,...

Russian Tourist Stuck in Saint Lazarus’ Sarcophagus on Cyprus

A Russian tourist experienced her own resurrection of a sort when she was rescued by her friends after becoming stuck in Saint Lazarus' sarcophagus in Larnaca, Cyprus this week. After inexplicably thinking it would be a fun tourist experience to...

Turkish Cypriot Leader Slams Sen. Menendez for Cyprus Remarks

Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar condemned Senator Bob Menendez' remarks on Monday when he was given the Grand Collar of the Order of Makarios III, Cyprus' highest civilian award, in Nicosia. Ersin Tatar, the leader of the occupied northern part of...

Oil Spill From Syria Threatens Cyprus Shores

An oil spill originating from Syria's largest refinery has proliferated across the Mediterranean Sea and is inching towards Cyprus' Karpas peninsula. The treacherous oil slick, which is nearly the size of New York City, has seeped across international waters...

Iconic Cyprus Cheese Halloumi Receives Coveted PDO Status

Halloumi, the iconic Cyprus cheese that is the ultimate comfort food of that island nation, will hit the market on October 1 with its new PDO label after receiving the coveted protected origin of designation late from the European Union. After...

Greek PM Mitsotakis in USA to Settle Daughter at Yale University

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will be taking a three day trip to the United States to help his daughter, Dafni Mitsotakis, settle in at Yale University in Connecticut. Mitsotakis' trip was announced by the Greek government's spokesman Giannis Oikonomou. "I...