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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 03-05-12

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From: The Cyprus News Agency at <http://www.cyna.org.cy>


CONTENTS

  • [01] Crossing of divide continues
  • [02] Hellas Sat to be launched
  • [03] Nicosia football club Omoinia wins championship
  • [04] Weather forecast for Cyprus
  • [05] Cyprus' EU accession very positive for M. East, says Egyptian Ambassador
  • [06] Turkish policy unchanged, says spokesman
  • [07] Verelis, Kazamias: Hellas Sat an historic event for Greece and Cyprus
  • [08] Property issues settled through Court judgment, says spokesman
  • [09] Government takes decisions to prevent SARS outbreak in Cyprus
  • [10] Government: we want negotiations as soon as possible
  • [11] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [12] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [13] Finance Minister to participate in ECOFIN Council
  • [14] KISOS and United Cyprus agree measures are not solution
  • [15] RTP to try to convince Denktash to stop demanding passports from G/C
  • [16] United Democrats and Communal Liberation Party want talks on Cyprus
  • [17] KISOS and United Cyprus agree measures are not solution - CORRECTION
  • [18] Russia welcomes measures but says they are not solution

  • [01] Crossing of divide continues

    0920:CYPPRESS:01

    Crossing of divide continues

    [02] Hellas Sat to be launched

    1040:CYPPRESS:02

    Hellas Sat to be launched

    Nicosia, May 12 (CNA) -- The first greco-cypriot telecommunications sattelite, "Hellas Sat", will be launched today from the Canaveral Cape in Florida.

    [03] Nicosia football club Omoinia wins championship

    1100:CYPPRESS:03

    Nicosia football club Omonia win championship

    Nicosia, May 12 (CNA) -- Nicosia football club Omonia have won the Cyprus championship title beating at home Apollonas of Limassol 5 - 0 in the last match of the Cyprus League.

    Omonia founded in 1948 won the Cyprus title 19 times, clinching 60 points in 26 games in the 2002-2003 football season. They scored 68 goals and conceded 22. The League's first scorer was Anorthosis' Marios Neophytou with 33 goals.

    [04] Weather forecast for Cyprus

    1230:CYPPRESS:04

    Weather forecast for Cyprus

    Nicosia, May 12 (CNA) -- The Meteorological Office at Larnaca International Airport has issued the following weather forecast for Cyprus:

    Tuesday and Wednesday 13/05/2003 to 14/05/2003 --------------------

    Mainly fine with local cloud which may give an isolated shower over the mountains in the afternoon. The wind will be Southwest to Northwest 3-4 BF. State of sea slight. The temperature will be around 36 inland, 33 over South and Southeast coast, 28 over west coast and 25 over the mountains.

    On Wednesday the temperature will slightly decrease.

    Outlook for Thursday and Friday 15/5/2003 to 16/5/2003

    On Thursday, mainly fine with risk of isolated showers over mountains in the afternoon.

    On Friday, mainly fine with small increase in temperature.

    [05] Cyprus' EU accession very positive for M. East, says Egyptian Ambassador

    1320:CYPPRESS:05

    Cyprus' EU accession very positive for M. East, says Egyptian Ambassador

    Nicosia, May 12 (CNA) -- Egypt's Ambassador to Cyprus Omar Metwally has expressed the hope that bilateral relations will be boosted after Cyprus' accession to the European Union, a development he described as "a very positive one" for the Middle East region.

    [06] Turkish policy unchanged, says spokesman

    1350:CYPPRESS:06

    Turkish policy unchanged, says spokesman

    Nicosia, May 12 (CNA) -- Turkish policy on Cyprus continues to be unchanged, even after the illegal visit to the occupied areas of the Republic by Turkey's premier Tayyip Erdogan, Cyprus Government Spokesman Kypros Chrisostomides said here today.

    [07] Verelis, Kazamias: Hellas Sat an historic event for Greece and Cyprus

    1400:CYPPRESS:07

    Verelis, Kazamias: Hellas Sat an historic event for Greece and Cyprus

    Nicosia, May 12 (CNA) -- The launching later today today of the first greco-cypriot telecommunications satellite, ''Hellas Sat'', from the Canaveral Cape in Florida, has been described as an historic event by Greek Transport and Communications Minister Christos Verelis and Cyprus Communications and Works Minister Kyriacos Kazamias.

    [08] Property issues settled through Court judgment, says spokesman

    1420:CYPPRESS:08

    Property issues settled through Court judgment, says spokesman

    Nicosia, May 12 (CNA) -- The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) through two rulings relating to human rights violations by Turkey in Cyprus, has settled the issue of property and made it clear that there are no domestic remedies in Turkish occupied Cyprus to exhaust, Government Spokesman Kypros Chrisostomides said.

    [09] Government takes decisions to prevent SARS outbreak in Cyprus

    1425:CYPPRESS:09

    Government takes decisions to prevent SARS outbreak in Cyprus

    Nicosia, May 12 (CNA) -- Important decisions aimed at preventing the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) from coming to Cyprus were taken at the Ministry of Health today, during a meeting with the participation of the Ministry of Education, the Police, the Immigration Department and colleges at which students from countries mourning SARS victims are enrolled.

    Minister of Health Costandina Akkelidou told CNA that ''the directors of the colleges at which Chinese students are studying have agreed to suspend enrollments until September, when the circumstances will be reviewed''. Akkelidou explained that Chinese students usually arrive in the Summer to prepare for English tests.

    [10] Government: we want negotiations as soon as possible

    1450:CYPPRESS:10

    Government: we want negotiations as soon as possible

    Nicosia, May 12 (CNA) -- The Cyprus government has reiterated its position that UN-led peace negotiations for a comprehensive settlement should resume as soon as possible.

    Government Spokesman Kypros Chrisostomides said this position has already been communicated to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and to European capitals.

    [11] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
    1545:CYPPRESS:11
    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, May 12 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 87,41 (-0,87) Traded Value CYP 786.411 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 411.158 343,60 (-1,19) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 358.512 99,53 (-1,44) Approved Investment Companies CYP 26.471 75,01 (-0,53) Insurance Companies CYP 6.178 17,10 (-1,50) Manufacturing Companies CYP 5.414 58,17 (-0,75) Tourism Companies CYP 400 94,36 (-1,45) Trading Companies CYP 47.948 18,60 ( 0,87) Building and Cement Companies CYP 4.560 74,48 ( 0,27) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 4.010 2,87 ( 0,00) Financial Services Companies CYP 22.870 15,51 (-0,89) Fish Culture Companies CYP 0 12,58 ( 0,96) Hotels CYP 3.743 43,11 ( 0,07) Other Companies CYP 80.969 80,70 (-0,77) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [12] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
    1640:CYPPRESS:12
    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, May 12 (CNA) -- Today's weather and temperatures for Cyprus, according to the Meteorological Service at Larnaca International Airport are: Temperatures (degrees Celcius) --------------------------------------------------------------- Station Maximum Minimum Weather (At 1200 UTC) --------------------------------------------------------------- Nicosia 38 18 FINE Larnaca 34 20 FINE Limassol 30 20 FINE Paphos 31 17 FINE

    [13] Finance Minister to participate in ECOFIN Council

    1645:CYPPRESS:13

    Finance Minister to participate in ECOFIN Council

    Nicosia, May 12 (CNA) - Minister of Finance Markos Kyprianou departed today for Brussels, where he will take part in tomorrow's ECOFIN Council session.

    [14] KISOS and United Cyprus agree measures are not solution

    1735:CYPPRESS:14

    KISOS and United Cyprus agree measures are not solution

    Paphos, May 12 (CNA) Greek Cypriot United Democrats Movement and Turkish Cypriot United Cyprus party have pledged to work together to find a Cyprus settlement.

    [15] RTP to try to convince Denktash to stop demanding passports from G/C

    1800:CYPPRESS:15

    RTP to try to convince Denktash to stop demanding passports from G/C

    Nicosia, May 12 (CNA) The Denktash regimes demand for Greek Cypriots to present passports when crossing into the Turkish occupied north of Cyprus aims at showing that there are two states on the island and that the current division has ceased to exist, said here Monday Republican Turkish Party leader, Mehmet Ali Talat.

    [16] United Democrats and Communal Liberation Party want talks on Cyprus

    1815:CYPPRESS:16

    United Democrats and Communal Liberation Party want talks on Cyprus

    Nicosia, May 12 (CNA) The United Democrats and the Turkish Cypriot Communal Liberation Party called here Monday on UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to approach the interested parties on the Cyprus problem to start intensive negotiations based on a timeframe, for a comprehensive settlement to the Cyprus problem.

    [17] KISOS and United Cyprus agree measures are not solution - CORRECTION

    1920:CYPPRESS:17

    Correction - replace ''United Democrats' Movement'' in the first paragraph of earlier dispatch with Social Democrats' Movement (KISOS)

    KISOS and United Cyprus agree measures are not solution

    Paphos, May 12 (CNA) Greek Cypriot Social Democrats Movement (KISOS) and Turkish Cypriot United Cyprus party have pledged to work together to find a Cyprus settlement.

    [18] Russia welcomes measures but says they are not solution

    2000:CYPPRESS:18

    Russia welcomes measures but says they are not solution

    Nicosia, May 12 (CNA) - Special Representative for Cyprus at the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vladimir Prygin, said today that the Cypriot government's measures to support the Turkish Cypriots and the easing of restrictions on the free movement of citizens on the island, announced by the Turkish occupation regime, contributed towards improving the climate of understanding between the two sides but did not constitute a solution of the island's political problem.


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