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Cambodian experts deactivate mudslide minefield in Cyprus
By Michele Kambas MAMMARI, Cyprus (Reuters) - Landmines are meant to lurk underground for years until someone steps on them, but United Nations deminers in Cyprus have now found some that have moved about 50 meters (yards) since being buried almost 40 years ago. Cambodian experts investigating a minefield that moved in a mudslide in late 2012 have found the first migrating anti-tank mine in an ...(4/23/2014 1:57:46 PM)
Man loses eye in violence before key Cyprus match
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Police say a 27-year-old man has lost an eye after fans of Cyprus' top two teams threw rocks at each other before a key championship match.(4/23/2014 1:20:26 PM)
Religion builds bridges in ethnically split Cyprus
FAMAGUSTA, Cyprus (AP) — An unexpected moment during the Good Friday service in a long-abandoned church in Cyprus' breakaway north illustrated how religion is helping to bring together Christian Greek Cypriots and Muslim Turkish Cypriots on this ethnically divided island.(4/19/2014 6:38:20 AM)
Turkish Cypriot: Cyprus accord possible in 2014
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Turkish Cypriot leader said Monday that a settlement of the 40-year-old conflict that divided the Mediterranean island is possible this year.(4/21/2014 8:50:05 PM)
High stakes as Greeks and Turks revive Cyprus peace talks
Stalled negotiation resuscitated in time for 40th anniversary of Turkish invasion – and this time there are strategic reasons why it may work After four months of intense haggling over an eight paragraph long joint communique, Cyprus's estranged Greek and Turkish leaders will on Tuesday revive stalled peace talks with the aim of once and for all reuniting the island. Their meeting, at a disused ...(4/24/2014 5:03:49 AM)
Bank of Cyprus sells business in Ukraine, Romania
FAMAGUSTA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' largest bank says it has sold off its business in Ukraine and a stake in a Romanian bank to help reduce risk and improve cash flow for the troubled lender.(4/18/2014 12:02:48 PM)
Cyprus tourist arrivals plunge but Russians keep coming
British and German tourists stayed away from Cyprus in March but the number of Russian visitors rose as arrivals on the Mediterranean island plunged 16.3 percent from March 2013, official data showed Thursday. The 16.3 percent drop to 77,533 from 92,620 in March 2013 was the largest dip in tourist arrivals for 13 months, and followed an increase recorded in February. For the first three months ...(4/18/2014 12:40:33 PM)
Historic mass in Turkish-held north Cyprus 'like a miracle'
Famagusta (Cyprus) (AFP) - With a nighttime procession lit by the glimmer of devotional candles and the flash of smartphone cameras, a church in Turkish-held northern Cyprus hosted its first Easter mass in nearly 60 years. Hundreds of Greek Cypriots crossed the Green Line to attend the ceremony at Famagusta's church of St George Exorinos, in the part of the Mediterranean island occupied by ...(4/19/2014 12:58:06 PM)
Greek Christians mark rare Good Friday in Turkish north Cyprus
By Michele Kambas FAMAGUSTA, Cyprus (Reuters) - Hundreds of Greek Orthodox pilgrims, some coming home after 40 years of forced exile, commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus in a rare Good Friday service in northern Cyprus on Friday. "This is one of the happiest days of my life," said Anna Marangou, a Greek Cypriot archaeologist and historian who lived in Famagusta until her family was forced to ...(4/18/2014 12:17:12 PM)
Cyprus president sees market return end '15, wary on more Russia sanctions
Cyprus expects to return to international markets late next year but cannot rule out testing the waters earlier to gauge the appetite for Cypriot debt, the president of the bailed-out Mediterranean nation said on Wednesday. In an exclusive interview with Reuters, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades said an "economic dependency" on Russia - common with other EU member states - could have an ...(4/9/2014 11:28:57 AM)
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