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    in: Crime  | 

    President Anastasiades Appears in Court as Defense Witness in Erotokritou Bribery Trial

    In a historic first for a president-in-office, President Nicos Anastasiades is testifying as a defense witness in former deputy attorney-general Rikkos Erotokritou’s trial for corruption and accepting bribes in Nicosia district court. Erotokritou was fired from his job by Attorney-General Costas Clerides for misconduct, a decision that was backed by the Supreme Court. State prosecutor and […]

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    in: Animal Welfare  | 

    Hunter’s Home Raided After Posting Dead Fox Photo on Facebook

    Police have raided a Facebook user’s home on suspicion of animal cruelty and illegal hunting after he posted a photo of a dead fox on his timeline. Dozens of outraged animal welfare activists reported the post to the police, and he was tracked down, said authorities. A criminal investigation was launched and the suspect’s home was […]

  • cyprus economy
    in: Economy  | 

    Cyprus GDP Full-Year Growth Seen in Excess of Two Percent – FM

    Cyprus’ economy is expected to grow in excess of two percent in 2016, said Finance Minister Haris Georgiades in a speech at the International Funds Summit. The island has managed to balance its budget and eliminate the deficit in the last three years, he said. “We have also overseen the revamping of our banking sector. […]

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President Anastasiades Appears in Court as Defense Witness in Erotokritou Bribery Trial

In a historic first for a president-in-office, President Nicos Anastasiades is testifying as a defense witness in former deputy attorney-general Rikkos Erotokritou’s trial for corruption and accepting bribes in Nicosia district court. Erotokritou was fired from his job by Attorney-General Costas Clerides for misconduct, a decision that was backed by the Supreme Court. State prosecutor and […]

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  • cyprus politics

    Positions Harden in Cyprus Peace Talks

    The positions between the Greek-and-Turkish Cypriot communities have hardened after President Nicos Anastasiades was badly treated in Istanbul during a UN conference, and cancelled a meeting with Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, who has reacted by calling it an ‘impulsive’ move. If President Anastasiades doesn’t return to the negotiating table, it will mean that the separation […]

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    Market News Update – Stocks, Crude Oil, Yellen, Gold Focus

    FXTM Research Analyst Lukman Otunuga comments on the markets awaiting Janet Yellen’s speech.  Global stocks inched higher during trading on Thursday as the positive combination of renewed US rate hike expectations and resurgence in oil prices elevated global sentiment. European markets charged ahead causing most major equities to conclude positive following the recent polls displaying […]

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  • cyprus politics

    Dinner for Akinci in Turkey Not Our Fault – UN

    The official dinner in Istanbul which caused the diplomatic row between President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci was not organised by the UN Humanitarian Conference but by the Turkish government, said UN Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq. “This was not an arrangement done by the United Nations. As far as we are aware the Turkish […]

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