Archive for March, 2012

Cyprus Football Round Up

The Cyprus League play offs began this weekend.Thanks to a  Gustavo Manduca added time goal gave APOEL a 2-1 victory over Omonia in the Nicosia derby, held in an empty stadium that had to be played behind closed doors.Omonia serving …

Spain reveals deep cuts to meet deficit goal

Spain announced deep cuts to its central government budget on Friday as it battles to convince European partners and debt markets it can rein in its budget deficit in the face of growing complaints from the public.

The government said …

Interview by Dervis Eroglu on the Cyprus problem to Turkish daily

Under the title: “Did they finish, will they continue?”, Turkish daily Milliyet (30.03.12 online version) publishes a commentary by Sami Kohen who reports to an exclusive interview given to him by the Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu about the latest …

Eroglu called on the UN to organize multilateral Cyprus conference

Illegal Bayrak television (29.03.12) broadcast that the Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu, stated that the Turkish Cypriot side perceived yesterday’s meeting as the final meeting of the two leaders, until the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon decides on the future of …

Larnaca: Wheelchair granny’s underwear was stuffed with jewellery

A WHEELCHAIR-BOUND 83-year-old woman, underwear stuffed with jewellery, was arrested, along with three others for allegedly trying to smuggle stolen goods out of the country late on Thursday.

Three Armenian women, including the 83-year-old, and a Cypriot man, 41, were …

Referee threatened in Cyprus

Threats against the life and family members of Charalambos Skapoullis were received, after the leak to the media on Saturday that  Skapoullis would be the referee in the match-Anorthosis FC v AEL, The League have finally decided to replace him …

Nicosia Derby tonight to be played behind closed doors

Third place APOEL take on Omonia for the second time in succession as both sides, along with current league leaders AEL and Anorthosis Famagusta, head into the end-of-season playoffs on Saturday.

The game will be played behind closed doors at …

Euro response to Cyprus over Turkey’s non invitation

European response to the Republic of Cyprus over Turkey’s non invitation to the “Friends of Syria” Meeting in Istanbul on Sunday has been very positive, Minister of Foreign Affairs Erato Kozakou – Markoullis has said.

In statements to CNA Markoullis …

Mega millions jackpot tops $640m

Lottery fever has gripped the US as a draw took place for a $640m (£400m) Mega Millions prize, the biggest jackpot in world history.

The numbers drawn on Friday night were 2, 4, 23, 38, 46, Mega Ball 23.

Forty-two …

Turkish MPs fight as controversial schools bill passed

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Turkey’s parliament has passed a bill that allows parents to move their children into Islamic schools earlier.

The education reform bill extends compulsory education from eight to 12 years and allows children to switch to specialist schools from …