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After 26 Years, Sir Stelios Loses Control of EasyJet

EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has lost his control over his budget airline, after the company raised £1.2 billion in extra cash. Sir Stelios' blocking stake is now diluted after he chose not to purchase new shares in a...

Cypriot Swimmer Takes Gold, Breaks World Record at Tokyo Paralympics

Karolina Pelendritou, known as the "Princess of the pool," took gold for Cyprus in the 100 meter SB11 Breaststroke event at the Tokyo Paralympics on Wednesday. Pelendritou, who is visually impaired, also broke the world record for her event, finishing...

The Greeks Making Millions Out of Trash in Waste Removal

Three Greek Cypriots based in London -- Aaron Marc Georgiou, Alexie Crassas, and Christos Yiannopoulos -- gave up their stable careers in the bustling city to turn people's trash into treasure with their waste removal business, called LITTA. LITTA, founded...

Identifying the Remains of the Missing After the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus

Over 2,000 people in Cyprus were reported missing after the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, when troops illegally invaded the island.

Cyprus Remembers Brutal Murder of Tassos Isaac by Turkish Nationalists

August 11 marks 25 years since the brutal murder of the Greek Cypriot demonstrator Tassos Isaac inside the United Nations Buffer Zone in 1996.

Grigoris Afxentiou: A True Greek-Cypriot Hero

Grigoris Afxentiou is a national hero for Cyprus as he was one of the prominent fighters in the 1955-1959 EOKA struggle to liberate the island from British colonial rule.

Mikey Poulli: The Blind Cypriot Boy Who Stunned England’s Football World

Blindness can't stop 10-year-old Greek Cypriot Mikey Poulli, who lives in London, from pursuing his dreams of becoming a professional soccer player. After his parents took him for a routine eye exam when he was just six years of age,...

Arrest Warrant Issued for Greek-Cypriot Teen Who Took Down Turkish Flag

Authorities in the Turkish-occupied north of Cyprus have issued an arrest warrant for a 16-year-old Greek-Cypriot boy for allegedly taking down a Turkish flag from a schoolyard in the occupied town of Lysi. The incident, captured on a CCTV camera,...

Greek Cypriot Demands Confiscation of Turkey's Assets in Europe as Compensation

Greek Cypriot professor Andreas Orphanides, owner of real estate in the occupied part of Cyprus, asks the Committee of Ministers of European Council to confiscate Turkish property in France or another European country, for payment of damages awarded by...

Greek Cypriot Contestant Starts Plate Smashing in ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ (video)

A Greek Cypriot has set the stage on fire -- literally -- at auditions for the U.K.'s Britain's Got Talent television show. Bambas, a Cypriot entertainer, hoped to impress the judges with his eccentric routine and it certainly won’t be...