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Kykkos Monastery in Cyprus Strapped for Finances

The Kykkos Monastery of Cyprus is the latest victim of the country's ongoing economic crisis. Reports emerged yesterday that the monastery – historically, the island's wealthiest – has been forced to carry out a series of cutbacks, including layoffs. According...

Greek-Cypriot Footballer Transfers to Turkish-Cypriot Club

The first transfer of a Greek-Cypriot football player to a team located in the Turkish-occupied part of Cyprus has Greek fans shocked. Dimitris Vasileiou, 35, has played for several Cypriot football teams, but has now signed on with Değirmenlik FC,...

Cruise Liner Rescues 300 Syrian Refugees Near Cyprus

A cruise liner returning from Greece has rescued approximately 300 Syrian refugees whose trawler had run into trouble at the sea area off Paphos, Cyprus. The cruise liner had been en route from the Greek island of Syros to Limassol when...

Greek Coffee Chain Among Best in Southern Europe

According to Fortune magazine, the Greek coffee chain Coffee Island ranks among the 10 best coffee chains in southern Europe. The European Coffee Awards are the most prestigious awards in the coffee industry. Organized for the seventh consecutive year by Allegra Group,...

University of Cyprus Creates Confucius Institute

Speaking at a news conference, University Rector Constantinos Christofides said the creation of the Confucius Institute would significantly contribute to the internationalization of the University of Cyprus. “It does not only open a window into the field of education and culture, but...

FM Venizelos Μeets UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

In addition to the Cyprus issue and the "FYROM" name dispute, recent regional and international crises dominated discussions between Greek Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in New York on Sunday, during the Ministerial Week of the...

Anastasiades and Kerry Discuss Cyprus Problem in New York

New developments in the Cyprus problem, bilateral relations and energy issues were on the agenda of a meeting between Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and US Secretary of State John Kerry in New York on Sunday evening. The Cypriot President is in...

UN Envoy Says Cyprus Peace Talks Enter New Phase

AP - A United Nations envoy says talks to reunify the ethnically divided Mediterranean island of Cyprus have moved up a gear with Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders looking to bridge gaps on core issues. Following a meeting with both...

Davutoglu Visits Occupied Cyprus Ahead of Talks

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu visited the northern, occupied sector of Cyprus on Tuesday, ahead of a dinner between the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot leaders in the evening, and on the eve of the launch of talks under the UN’s new Special Envoy Espen...

Hungarian Enterpreneur Plans to Turn Paphos into Dubai

A Hungarian entrepreneur is planning to invest 7.5 billion euros in order to turn Paphos into a luxury tourist destination that resembles Dubai. His ambitious plans include the construction of an artificial island, as well as three or four large...