Archive for June, 2013

Greece: PM tells cabinet to focus on reforms, unity

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Tuesday appealed to his new cabinet – comprising only conservative New Democracy and socialist PASOK ministers following the withdrawal of Democratic Left – to focus on accelerating delayed reforms and projecting an image of political …

Fenerbahce and Besiktas Europe ban over match-fixing claims

Fenerbahce have been banned from next season’s Champions League and Besiktas from the Europa League over domestic match-fixing allegations. Uefa said Fenerbahce would be banned from European competition for three seasons, with the third deferred for a probationary period of

AKEL criticise police transfers

The Cyprus government has dismissed accusations of nepotism regarding the en-masse transfers in the police force announced over the long weekend.

The flash announcement that some 150 police officers of various ranks were being transferred was made on Saturday, prompting …

Cyprus: Calling all travellers

For the first time, millions of holiday-makers traveling in the EU this summer will be protected by comprehensive passenger rights – whether traveling by air or rail, and now also by ship, bus and coach.

According to the European Commission …

US: Renewed peace effort must lead to federation

The US believes that recent discussions on the resumption of UN-led Cyprus peace talks provide a “good foundation” towards a renewed effort, which must be very well prepared and must lead to a bizonal bicommunal federation within a reasonable period …

Limassol Macdonalds €56,000 robbery

Police are on the hunt for a man who held up a McDonalds in Limassol yesterday and managed to make away with €56,000 in cash.
According to Limassol CID chief Yiannis Soteriades, the assailant ambushed two female staff members as …

Linda Papadopoulos to front household products adverts

TV psychologist Linda Papadopoulos will star in PR, broadcast and branded content alongside Kirsty Allsopp.

P&G will also introduce its ‘Blue Box’ sampling activity targeting groups of consumers in significant life stages. For example new mothers will be targeted with …

Ancelotti takes reins at Real Madrid

Real Madrid have appointed Italian Carlo Ancelotti as their new coach on a three-year contract, the Spanish club said on Tuesday.

The former Paris St Germain manager will be presented on Wednesday and will replace Jose Mourinho who left at …

Cyprus:International community celebrates seafarer’s day

The international shipping community celebrates on Tuesday June 25 the “Day of the Seafarer”.

According to a press release issued by the Cyprus Shipping Chamber, 55,000 seafarers serve onboard ships operated by the Member-Companies of the Chamber who are based …

71 missing persons were identified during the first six months of 2013

The remains of 71 missing persons were identified during the first six months of 2013,  an indication that the total identifications of the year will reach a record high since the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) was established, CMP members …