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The Week Video News 31/8-7/9 2014

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Fresh EU-Russia War of Words Over Ukraine

russia crisis ukraineThe EU and Russia have started a fresh war of words over Ukraine, with EU Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso saying: "if Russia continues to escalate the crisis it will come with a high cost."

The EU will increase sanctions on Russia and time is running out on peace-making, said Barroso.

Hellenic Bank Chairman Steps Down After 95 Million-Euro Loss

Hellenic Bank chairman Makis Keravnos has resigned, in the wake of the bank's latest results - a loss of 95.5 million euros in the first half of 2014.

The decision is amicable, said the bank, which is searching internationally for its new chief.

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Thought for Today - Inspire With Your Light

To manifest your dreams you have to inspire them with your light and when your faith overcomes your fear of failure you are able to create abundantly. All is illusion till you let it matter and that happens with a focus mind which is able to see possibility in the potential, inspiring it with the light of being.

Unsafe Water in Nicosia, Larnaca Communities

Tests have confirmed unsafe drinking water in Nicosia and Larnaca, specifically in Alambra, Pera Chorio Nisou and Agias Varvaras, said the ministry of health in a statement.

Two Dead in Murder-Suicide in Kornos

murder-suice in kornosA 35-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman have died in a family murder-suicide in Kornos village, said police.

On Wednesday afternoon until late evening, the highway between Larnaca and Nicosia was lit up by flashing blue lights as police cars shuttled to-and-from the murder scene in Kornos, where 31-year-old Stavroula Florou was shot in the head by her ex-husband, Christos Eleftheriou.

Syrian State - ISIS - Carrying Out War Crimes - UN

The UN said that the Syrian state and Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) are carrying out unimaginably brutal war crimes in Syria, particularly against women and children.

“Risks of the conflict spreading further are palpable”, said the UN in a report based on 480 interviews.

“Hundreds of civilians are dying each day as the fighting goes on with no regard to law or to conscience,” said Paulo Pinheiro, Chair of the Commission.

Ryanair Confirms Bid for Cyprus Airways - Report

Ryanair has confirmed it is planning to bid for Cyprus Airways, according to a BBC report.

The struggling national airline has slashed costs and made 300 staff redundant, as well as selling off its Heathrow slot. According to sources, it is barely surviving, after making losses for several years. In 2012, Cyprus Airways lost 55.8 million euros.

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