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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 03-12-23

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Cyprus President issues Christmas pardons for 81 prisoners
  • [02] Annan and Solana discuss Cyprus issue
  • [03] Britain stresses need for resumption of Cyprus talks
  • [04] Message to subscribers
  • [05] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [06] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [07] Greek Cypriot side ready to assist exhumations in occupied areas
  • [08] President says Annan will reply in time
  • [09] Turkish Cypriots working in free areas quadruple
  • [10] Cabinet discusses visa matters for Russians

  • [01] Cyprus President issues Christmas pardons for 81 prisoners

    0820:CYPPRESS:01

    Cyprus President issues Christmas pardons for 81 prisoners

    Nicosia, Dec 23 (CNA) -- Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos issued yesterday Christmas pardons for 81 inmates at the Nicosia central prisons, chosen by the Attorney General Solon Nikitas and his advisors from a list of prisoners forwarded to Nikitas by the Justice Ministry. A total of 55 of the released are foreigners and 26 Cypriots.

    [02] Annan and Solana discuss Cyprus issue

    0840:CYPPRESS:02

    Annan and Solana discuss Cyprus issue

    by Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    United Nations, Dec 23 (CNA) -- The Cyprus issue was among the topics UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and EU Foreign Policy and Security Policy High Representative Javier Solana discussed here Friday.

    [03] Britain stresses need for resumption of Cyprus talks

    0845:CYPPRESS:03

    Britain stresses need for resumption of Cyprus talks

    by Kyriacos Tsioupras

    London, Dec 23 (CNA) -- British Minister for Europe Denis MacShane has stressed the need for the resumption of negotiations on the basis of the UN Secretary General's plan for a Cyprus settlement as soon as possible.

    [04] Message to subscribers

    CNA wishes its subscribers and associates Merry Christmas. Instead of sending cards the Agency will make a donation to the Pancyprian Association for children with cancer or any other related life threatening diseases "Make a Wish".

    CNA will operate tomorrow, Wednesday, 24 December, from 0900 to 1400 hours and will be closed on Christmas day and on Friday, 26 December.

    CNA/GP

    [05] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
    1425:CYPPRESS:04
    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Dec 23 (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 15 7 CLOUDY Larnaca 17 9 CLOUDY Limassol 18 11 CLOUDY Paphos 19 8 CLOUDY

    [06] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
    1430:CYPPRESS:05
    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Dec 23 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 79,45 (-0,05) Traded Value CYP 399.496 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 201.858 316,44 (-0,35) FTSE Med 100 5.760,64 (-0,37) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 130.568 90,41 (-0,09) Approved Investment Companies CYP 37.972 69,70 ( 0,56) Insurance Companies CYP 3.000 14,89 ( 3,33) Manufacturing Companies CYP 56.986 56,68 (-0,11) Tourism Companies CYP 2.016 67,00 ( 0,99) Trading Companies CYP 45.982 20,45 ( 0,20) Building and Cement Companies CYP 13.744 70,09 (-1,18) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 702 3,21 ( 2,23) Financial Services Companies CYP 8.317 10,84 ( 2,46) Fish Culture Companies CYP 0 11,62 (-0,26) Hotels CYP 80.560 36,71 (-0,84) Other Companies CYP 18.855 72,92 (-0,25) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [07] Greek Cypriot side ready to assist exhumations in occupied areas

    1625:CYPPRESS:06

    Greek Cypriot side ready to assist exhumations in occupied areas

    Nicosia, Dec 23 (CNA) - The government is ready to assist the process of exhumation of remains of persons listed as missing since the 1974 Turkish invasion, believed to have been buried in northern occupied Cyprus, President of the Republic Tassos Papadopoulos said today.

    [08] President says Annan will reply in time

    1630:CYPPRESS:07

    President says Annan will reply in time

    Nicosia, Dec 23 (CNA) - Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos has said he hopes to see the UN-led peace talks resume in the new year, adding that UN Secretary General Kofi Annan will reply to his letter at the appropriate time.

    [09] Turkish Cypriots working in free areas quadruple

    1700:CYPPRESS:08

    Turkish Cypriots working in free areas quadruple

    Nicosia, Dec 23 (CNA) - Cypriot Minister of Labour and Social Insurance Iacovos Keravnos has told CNA that the number of Turkish Cypriots working in the free areas of the Republic and registered in the Social Insurance Scheme has almost quadrupled, noting this proves that ''the Ministry's measures to facilitate the employment of Turkish Cypriots have been effective''.

    Keravnos said that there are currently 1.456 Turkish Cypriots working in the government controlled areas of the Republic and registered in the Scheme, compared to a mere 400 before the easing of restrictions on free movement to and from the Turkish occupied areas.

    [10] Cabinet discusses visa matters for Russians

    1845:CYPPRESS:09

    Cabinet discusses visa matters for Russians

    Nicosia, Dec 23 (CNA) - The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cyprus concluded today the framework of agreements with the Russian Federation on visa matters.

    Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides said after this afternoon's meeting that the Cabinet mainly discussed ''the issue of an agreement on diplomatic and service passports''.


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