Archive for May, 2012

Second big quake hits northern Italy, 6 dead

A strong earthquake struck northern Italyon Tuesday, killing at least six people and spreading panic among residents still living in tents after a tremor shook the region just over a week ago, destroying their homes.

Italian news agencies said …

Open letter: we are all Greek Jews

Neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn entered the Greek parliament this month. With its swastika-inspired emblem, Hitlerian salute, reference to Mein Kampf, antisemitic and racist ideology, Holocaust denial, violence against migrants, threats against journalists and personality cult, the party is the …

Androulla in Cannes

MEDIA and ‘Creative Europe’ in the spotlight at 65th Cannes Film Festival

Brussels, 16 May 2012 – Eighteen films supported by the European Commission’s MEDIA programme were in the Cannes Film Festival’s ‘Official Selection’ this year, of which seven are …

Kiosk robbed in Larnaca

TWO HOODED men robbed a kiosk armed with a knife on Sunday night in Larnaca, taking €500 and packets of cigarettes.  

At around midnight, two men entered the kiosk on Hamid Bey Street opposite the Ayios Georgios primary school in …

Ayia Napa: 9 year old boy dies after running into door

AYIA NAPA – An 9-year-old Russian boy died after running into a door at a gym in Ayia Napa. He was staying in the resort with his parents. He was taken to a private clinic but later died.

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Cypriot to carry Olympic torch in Margate

Artist Tracey Emin who if Turkish Cypriot origin is to carry the Olympic torch through her home town of Margate in Kent, it has been revealed.
The 48-year-old, who currently has an exhibition at Turner Contemporary as part of London …

EU focused tackling early school leaving, Vassiliou says

Youth unemployment costs the EU more than 2 billion euro per week whereas the average cost for each student who leaves the school system early, could reach more than one million euro for the whole of his/her life.

The above …

Cyprus economy problems may be overcome

The problems the Cyprus economy is facing may be overcome with the continuation of actions being taken already, Central Bank Governor Panikos Demetriades has said.

In statements to the press after a meeting he had in Nicosia with head of …

The Cyprus presidency must be fully respected by all

The EU Council presidency is a fundamental feature of our Union and must be fully respected by all, President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy said on Monday, referring to Turkey.

In statements he made after a meeting he …

European firms plan for Greek unrest and euro exit

British electrical retailer Dixons (DXNS.L) has spent the last few weeks stockpiling security shutters to protect its nearly 100 stores across Greece in case of riot.

The planning, says Dixons chief Sebastian James, may look alarmist but it’s …