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Limassol Pensioner Killed in Road Accident

road safety cyprusDamianos Roumbas, 75, was killed in a road accident on July 19th on the Limassol-Platres road, after losing control of his vehicle and crashing into a sign on the side of the road, said police.

The pensioner was rushed to hospital but succumbed to his injuries in Limassol General a few hours later.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

In related news, drivers under the influence of alcohol are set to receive 300 euro fines and a penalty of three points from the police and up to six points from the courts.

Gold begins the week with a spectacular fall

gold,eurusd,usdchfWritten by Jameel Ahmad, Chief Market Analyst at FXTM

Markets have commenced the week with an unexpected start following a spectacular drop in Gold during the Asian session that sent the yellow metal to a new milestone five-year low at $1080.

Gold dropping so sharply is a surprise and while the reports that China Gold reserves were half the expected level might have inspired additional selling pressure, it is the repeated comments of commitment from the Federal Reserve that they will begin raising US interest rates at some point this year that have continuously pressured Gold in recent months.

Cyprus Marks Sad 41st Anniversary of Turkish Invasion

cyprus turkey invasion

As Cyprus marks the sad 41st anniversary of the Turkish invasion in 1974, President Nicos Anastasiades expressed the hope that the current round of peace talks will create a modern country in which the human rights of all are respected.

"It is a day of terribly sad memories. Forty-one years later, the memories are still fresh, at the same time, our obligation and duties are even more of a priority," said the president.

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Thought for Today - Keep Your Loved Ones Peacefully in Your Heart

Every airport, bus or railway station carries the energy of farewells, welcomes and goodbyes. They all smell of desperate tears or happy smiles. Everyone living far away from his loved ones knows the deep painful feeling of saying goodbye not knowing when you may welcome them again.

At Home with Pets – Hermia; her on going story

anna georghallides Normally I wouldn’t write about a same subject two weeks running but this story is close to my heart and I feel that as an animal welfare blogger this story needs to be in the public eye. It’s a story of torture, pain, suffering, rescue and a happy ending when the time comes. It has the plot of a novel but is real and happening only a few kilometres away.

Last week I wrote of Hermia, the pup who was found in the garbage with her hind legs hacked off. She has settled into her foster home rather well and I gather rules the roost. She’s discovered the comfort of a sofa and her foster mum has to eat breakfast with her or she barks her head off!!

Cyprus Took Hard Decisions, Others (Greece) Should Take Note - Juncker

juncker in cyprusIn 2013, Cyprus took hard decisions and its economy is now beginning to grow - others should take note of this, said President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker after meeting with President Nicos Anastasiades in Nicosia today.

Greece Passes Third Bailout Bill, Syriza Divided

greece passes third bailout billGreece passed the third bailout memorandum bill by 229 votes for Yes and 64 votes for No, amid riots in Athens on July 15th and efforts by the Eurogroup to find bridge financing for the debt-stricken country. The European Central Bank has decided to increase emergency lending and the banks in Greece are set to open on Monday July 20th, with capital controls still in place.

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