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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)
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 ...(4/19/2014 11:09:46 AM)
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)
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)
Religion helps heal Cyprus' ethnic division as Muslim, Christian leaders wage quiet diplomacy
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 7:20:52 AM)
Bailed-out Cyprus to test bond market in June
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Bailed-out Cyprus says it will issue six-year government bonds every month starting in June as a first step to returning more permanently to international markets after a three-year absence.(4/17/2014 12:18:44 PM)
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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% from March 2013, official data showed Thursday. The 16.3% 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...(4/18/2014 11:03:33 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)
Greek Cypriots hold historic mass in Turkish-held north
Famagusta (Cyprus) (AFP) - For the first time in almost 60 years Greek Cypriots thronged a church in the Turkish-held north for a Good Friday mass amid a drive to reunify the Mediterranean island. The church of St George Exorinos in Famagusta on the east coast was packed with crowds of worshippers for the historic mass. Those who could not find place inside the 14th century Greek Orthodox church ...(4/18/2014 3:00:50 PM)
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