EU, Turkey agree €3bn migration plan

2015-11-30 18:33

The European Union has agreed to grant Turkey €3bn in aid for Syrian refugees in the country and promises to ramp up membership talks.

Cyprus Airways seeks buyers for trademark, logos

2015-06-15 14:19

Cyprus has invited expressions of interest for the trademark and logos of defunct Cyprus Airways, the national carrier which shut down in January.

Rare black flamingo spotted in Cyprus

2015-04-08 21:28

An extremely rare black flamingo, possibly the only one of its kind, has been spotted near a military base on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus.

Cyprus to lift last capital controls

2015-04-05 11:00

Cyprus is to scrap its last remaining capital controls, two years after they were imposed in the heat of its banking crisis, says President Nicos Anastasiades.

Russia crisis could keep Cyprus in recession

2015-01-15 14:25

Economic woes in Russia are tempering prospects of bailed-out Cyprus returning to growth in 2015 and mean the island nation risks a fifth year of recession.

Bank of Cyprus begins trading with a bump

2014-12-16 16:45

Cyprus's largest lender has returned to the Nicosia and Athens stock markets after a 21-month absence following a banking crisis.

Cyprus president ill, to skip EU summit

2014-10-23 16:42

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has been briefly hospitalised with high blood pressure in Brussels and asked Greece’s PM to stand for him at an EU summit, the government says.

Laughing traffickers sink boat with 500

2014-09-16 17:23

Survivors of the most deadly migrant shipwreck in years have described the horrifying moment traffickers capsized their boat and left them to drown.

Bailed-out Cyprus returns to bond market

2014-06-18 19:39

Cyprus has returned to international debt markets, just a little over a year after being forced to accept a €10bn bailout, with a five-year bond issue.

Cyprus Pride march to highlight lack of gay rights

2014-05-29 18:22

Cyprus's first Gay Pride march will highlight the lack of legal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizens 16 years after homosexuality was decriminalised.


Cyprus' Christian, Muslim talks offer hope

2015-09-10 22:08

Talks between the heads of Cyprus' Christian and Muslim communities and the leaders of the ethnically split island's Greek- and Turkish-speaking communities, have given "great hope" that religion can better contribute to peace, an official says.

Cyprus recruits owls and snakes

2015-05-06 16:55

Barn owls and black snakes are being enlisted in Cyprus to protect carob trees, known on the Mediterranean island since antiquity and once a flourishing export.

Cyprus ends capital controls

2015-04-06 18:03

Cyprus has signalled a return to financial normality in scrapping capital controls two years after they were imposed to halt a banking meltdown.

Millions of songbirds slaughtered over Cyprus

2015-03-09 17:28

More than two million migratory songbirds have been indiscriminately slaughtered over Cyprus last year to be served as delicacies in local restaurants.

Plans to resuscitate Cyprus Airways

2015-01-11 13:45

A day after shuttering Cyprus Airways for lack of funding, the Cypriot government floated plans to revive the airline.

Bank of Cyprus sells UK loan portfolio

2014-11-03 13:20

The troubled Bank of Cyprus, the largest lender on the recession-hit island, has sold its UK loan portfolio as part of its restructuring.

ENI-Kogas begins search for Cyprus gas

2014-09-26 18:45

Italian-Korean energy consortium ENI-Kogas has started exploratory deep-sea drilling off the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus for gas deposits.

Bank of Cyprus completes €1bn placement

2014-08-05 17:49

Bank of Cyprus, the island's largest lender, has completed a €1bn capital increase in a private placement to help it restructure following a haircut on deposits.

Thousands march in Cyprus' first gay pride

2014-05-31 22:46

Thousands of people have marched in Cyprus' first gay pride parade, calling for equal rights in a country where homosexuality is still vehemently opposed by an influential Orthodox Church.

Bomb scare at Cyprus airport ahead of Biden visit

2014-05-20 11:35

A bomb scare at the main airport in Cyprus forced its evacuation, police said, only a day before US Vice President Joe Biden visits the Mediterranean island.

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