Archive for October, 2013

Thalassaemia battle continues

The 13th World Congress of the Thalassaemia International Federation (Tif) was held last week at the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
At the World Congress, Dr Eleftheriou, the executive director of the Thalassaemia International Federation made a call for governments around …

Turkish Cypriot politicians evaluate the effort for unifying the Cypriot football

Turkish Cypriot daily Yeni Duzen newspaper (30.10.13) publishes an evaluation by Turkish Cypriot politicians of the meeting of the 5th of November in Zurich between the Cyprus Football Association (CFA or KOP) and the Turkish Cypriot so-called football federation at

Will Cyprus Become a New Investment Heaven for China?

The paralysis of the banking system in Cyprus this March may have cast doubt over its future, but the country is quickly regaining its strength through seeking more direct foreign investment and tapping into its newly found natural gas reserve …

Five of gypsy girl Maria’s nine siblings are taken into care

The biological mother of Maria, the blonde girl found in a Roma camp in Greece, has had five of her nine other children taken into care.

State authorities have taken the children from the home of Bulgarian couple Sasha …

Marcos Baghdatis decides to bring his season to a close

Marcos has decided to bring his 2013 season to a close, withdrawing from the Bratislava Challenger he had planned to play next week.

After taking 10 days off, Marcos will begin his off-season training regimen before taking part in an …

Police appeal for witnesses to M25 fire death between Potters Bar and Enfield

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 60-year-old lorry driver died when his lorry overturned and caught fire on the M25 tuesday afternoon in an incident between Potters Bar and Enfield.

Police have said at this stage it is believed …

Greece Cup Football Round Up

Photo: Levadiakos and Asteras Magoulas

Five Super League scalps on Wednesday went after the completion of the first eight ties for the round of 32 of the Greek Cup, three of which to second-division teams, as Levadiakos, Panthrakikos and PAS …

Lavrov and Venizelos discuss Cyprus issue

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Russia and Greece, Sergei Lavrov and Evangelos Venizelos respectively, met on Wednesday in Athens and discussed an array of issues, including the Cyprus problem, with Lavrov saying that there were reservations on one hand …

Capital Cup Round Up

Manchester City reached the quarter-finals of the League Cup after they finally broke down a resilient Newcastle United to win 2-0 after extra time on Wednesday, while Tottenham Hotspur needed penalties to get past Hull City.

City, who made 10 …

Cyprus Airways fury

Cyprus Airways struck back furiously Wednesday after Hermes, operators of the island’s two airports, obtained an order grounding a jet, allegedly over an unpaid debt of €4m.
Tony Antoniou, the chairman of CA, told a press conference that the act …