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2008-06-27 09:02:35

Text of report in English by Greek Cypriot news agency CNA Athens, 26 June: Cyprus and Greece signed [on] Thursday [26 June] an agreement providing for the transportation of 8m cubic metres of water to Cyprus, which this year is facing a serious problem of water shortage. The agreement was signed in Athens by the Cypriot minister of agriculture, natural resources and environment, Mikhalis Polinikis, and the Greek minister of environment, physical planning and public works, Yeoryios...

2006-04-26 09:24:34

By Alkman Granitsas and Michele Kambas ATHENS/NICOSIA (Reuters) - Greek and Cypriot media and opposition parties on Wednesday attacked remarks by visiting U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, saying the comments revealed American favoritism toward Turkey. Rice, on a five-day visit to Europe and Iraq, told journalists in the Greek capital on Tuesday that Cyprus should not stand in the way of Turkey's bid to join the European Union. She called on the internationally recognized...

2006-04-12 04:10:00

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany could face legal action for failing to implement a ban on advertising tobacco, a European Commissioner was quoted on Wednesday as saying. "We have to wait until May 1 to assess the situation. But I am determined to bring the case to the Court of Justice without delay and will recommend this step to the Commission," Health and Consumer Protection Commissioner Markos Kyprianou told Germany's Berliner Zeitung daily. A decision on whether to proceed would be made at a...

2006-03-09 08:15:00

By Dina Kyriakidou NICOSIA (Reuters) - After decades of braving insults, harassment and even violence in their efforts to bring rival communities in Cyprus together, peace activists on the divided Mediterranean island finally admit they are demoralized. The failure of a peace plan in a 2004 referendum has left relations between Greek and Turkish Cypriots at an all-time low, and international efforts to revive reunification talks seem futile, they say. "We have been through some really hard...

2006-01-24 12:33:55

By Michele Kambas NICOSIA (Reuters) - Nothing worries Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis except the army. The military draft could wreck the tennis player's career if army chiefs on the east Mediterranean island decide to call him up, and his family says the uncertainty is affecting his game. Not that you would guess from his performances at the Australian Open. Baghdatis is the talk of Cyprus, a country with virtually no tradition in tennis, after extending his extraordinary run in...

2005-12-22 10:02:54

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ordered Turkey on Thursday to put in place within three months an effective reparations mechanism for Greek Cypriots who were stripped of their possessions in the 1970s. The landmark order followed a ruling by the court in April that property courts in the Turkish-controlled north of the island were invalid as they offered only financial compensation for property lost when the island was divided in 1974. The...

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