Archive for June, 2014

IMF to approve next Cyprus tranche

The International Monetary Fund is set to decide on Monday over the disbursement of an 86 mn euros tranche to Cyprus.

The Fund`s Executive Board will discuss the fourth review of Cyprus` economic performance under a three-year program agreed between …

UN official: Important to acknowledge UNFICYP’s constant work in Cyprus

UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous has said that the work of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) will continue, having as its purpose the building of confidence between the two communities in Cyprus.

Ladsous, who visited …

Murray strolls into last 16

Champion Andy Murray declared he was fighting fit after steaming into the last 16 of Wimbledon with another show of force on Friday, outclassing Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2 6-3 6-2.

The home favourite, attempting to defend the title he …

UK facing ‘major’ sperm shortage

The UK is facing a major sperm shortage that may be tempting fertility clinics to accept poorer quality sperm, the British Fertility Society (BFS) warns.

Some clinics rely on imported sperm to keep up with demand.

However, the BFS chairman, …

Manchester United sign Luke Shaw

Manchester United’s attempts to move on from a season of failure have quickened pace with the signing of left-back Luke Shaw from Southampton on Friday.

The Old Trafford club have reportedly spent close to 60 million pounds on 18-year-old Shaw …

Eroglu: The Greek Cypriot side’s condition on the property issue is unacceptable

According to Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris Postasi Daily News (online, 26.06.14), Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu, talking with locals during his visit to occupied Varosha, commented on the citizenship chapter and promised that every “TRNC citizen” will be automatically become

Deputy Defence Minister of Slovakia believes Cyprus problem will soon be solved

Deputy Defence Minister of Slovakia Miloš Koterec has expressed the belief that the Cyprus problem will soon be solved on the basis of the relevant UN resolutions and the international law, something that will offer new major opportunities for further …

Denmark striker Bendtner leaving Arsenal

Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner will leave Arsenal when his contract expires at the end of this month, the FA Cup winners said on their website (www.arsenal.com) on Thursday.

Bendtner, 26, made a total of 171 appearances and scored 47 goals …

Use of drugs caused the lives of 154 people in Cyprus between 2004-2014

A hundred and fifty-four people lost their lives between 2004 and 2014 in Cyprus due to the use of drugs, Minister of Justice and Public Order Ionas Nicolaou noted in a message on the occasion of the International Day Against …

Cyprus Airways efforts to find a strategic investor conclude soon

The proceedings to find a strategic investor for national flag carrier Cyprus Airways are expected to conclude soon, while time is pressing in view of the decision of the European Commission on state aid to the company.
As board chairman …