Archive for February, 2012

North London Greek Restaurant suffers suspected arson attack

Police forensic teams are working at a Palmers Green restaurant after a suspected arson attack overnight.

The Greek restaurant Nissi, in Aldermans Hill, is being guarded by police after a petrol bomb was thrown through the front window of the …

Cyprus do well versus Serbia

Cyprus produced an encouraging performance against Serbia on Wednesday despite failing to convert their chances in a 0-0 draw in Larnaca.
Nicos Nioplias’ new look side – which featured a debut by Anagennises goalkeeper Christos Mastrou – enjoyed most of …

Marfin Popular Bank sustains losses of 2.5 bn euro due to Greek ‘haircut’

Preliminary results of Marfin Popular Bank (MPB) for 2011 show net losses of 2.5 billion euro due to the Greek government bond ‘haircut’ and increased provisions.

A MPB press release issued here on Wednesday states that “full year results include …

Agreement between Cyprus and Lebanon for the exclusive economic zone

The Lebanese Parliament can ratify the agreement between Cyprus and Lebanon for the exclusive economic zone which includes Cyprus, within a fortnight from the moment that the difference between Lebanon and Israel, concerning 850 square km, is settled.

Speaker of …

Snow in Larnaca and Nicosia

For the first time in a decade, snow fell in Larnaca and Nicosia It bagan to fall around  began at around 8am  and continued until the afternoon. Schools were closed and pupils sent home.…

Immigrants ‘have to earn £35,000’ to settle in the UK – from 2016

Migrant workers will need to earn at least £35,000 to qualify for settlement in the UK, says the Home Office.

Home Secretary Theresa May said the change – from April 2016 – would help cut the number of non-Europeans and …

Cyprus face Serbia tonight in football friendly

Cyprus will take on Serbia on Wednesday afternoon at the GSZ Stadium in their first friendly of 2012 with Greek coach Nicos Nioplias hoping to start fresh after a dismall campaign last season.
Nioplias has endured a nightmare start to …

Cyprus Airways loss

Cyprus Airways suffered a loss of 19 million euro after tax, compared to a profit of 232 thousand euro in 2010.

According to a press release issued by the company, the Board of Directors approved the indication of results for …

Millions mark rare Leap Day birthday today February 29

Some people devote their lives to ending world hunger, some to lifting children from poverty, and still others to getting Leap Day the respect it deserves.

The cause may seem frivolous but it is not the least bit trivial to …

President Christofias to visit the Court of Justice of the EU

President Demetris Christofias departs today for Luxembourg to visit the Court of Justice of the European Union, as part of preparations ahead of Cyprus’ six-monthly rotating presidency of the EU Council, in the second half of 2012.

According to an …