Archive for May, 2014

Apoel Champions after beating AEL in the controversial replay

APOEL Nicosia were crowned champions on Saturday after defeating Ael 1-0 in a controversial replay of a May 17 match that was interrupted after a player was injured by a firecracker.
The match was held behind closed doors at a …

First gay pride parade ‘huge success’ in Cyprus

Thousands took part in Cyprus’ first gay pride in Nicosia on Saturday to press for equal rights for all Cypriots and progress on a bill for civil partnership. Organisers Accept LGBT Cyprus hailed the event  as a ‘huge success” and …

Turkish police tear gas protesters on Taksim anniversary

Turkish police have used tear gas to disperse demonstrators in Istanbul and Ankara on the first anniversary of deadly anti-government protests.

Some 25,000 police have been deployed at Istanbul’s Taksim Square, the epicentre of the 2013 rallies.

PM Recep Tayyip …

Sudan ‘to free’ death row woman

Sudanese authorities are to free a woman who was sentenced to death for having abandoned the Islamic faith, a foreign ministry official says.

Meriam Ibrahim, who gave birth to a daughter in custody, will be freed in a few days, …

Fire at Limassol store

The ground floor of a department store in Limassol was destroyed by a fire on Saturday and authorities evacuated neighbouring homes as a precaution.

 

The fire in the Ayios Athanasios store, which sells home equipment, tools, and sanitary ware, …

Spokesman discusses Cyprus issue with UN official

Government Spokesman Nicos Christodoulides held a meeting on Friday with UN Europe Division Department Director Elizabeth Spehar, with whom he discussed the Cyprus problem.

According to diplomatic sources, the focus of their meeting was the ongoing Cyprus talks aiming at …

-Bank of Cyprus reports Q1 2014 profit of 31 mln euros

Bank of Cyprus, which recapitalised by seizing some depositors’ funds last year, reported its first profit in seven quarters on Friday, saying it was on track on deleveraging and improving the quality of its loan portfolio. First-quarter profit after tax …

Cypriot origin Charlie Crist Relies on Hollywood and Hamptons for Campaign Cash

According to recent polls, Rick Scott has caught up with Charlie Crist, even squeaking out a little lead over his rival — leading the new Democrat to go out of Florida to hunt for money, which means he’s asking celebrities …

Aegon Trophy: Marcos Baghdatis to compete in qualifying

MARCOS Baghdatis will compete in Nottingham’s Aegon Trophy, starting his grass court season in qualifying on Sunday.

The 2006 Australian Open runner-up, who is now ranked 132, has only played in one other ATP Challenger event since 2009, retiring in …

Barnet chairman Tony Kleanthous says he is looking to sell Underhill

Tony Kleanthous said on the Barnet FÇ website that“We are now looking to sell the site Underhill Stadium. We have had Broncos using the facilities keeping it ticking over but it is clearly deteriorating fast and the cost of maintaining …