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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 04-03-11

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Cyprus question the focus of Athens meeting
  • [02] Colin Powell hopes Cypriots would vote for solution
  • [03] Political parties want solution during first phase of negotiations
  • [04] British Euro MP calls on Foreign Secretary to retract remarks
  • [05] Cypriot women petition for peace
  • [06] Weather forecast for Cyprus
  • [07] Cyprus President flies to Athens to meet Greek leaders
  • [08] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [09] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [10] Cyprus talks expected to intensify, informed sources say
  • [11] Greek FM discusses Cyprus talks with Powell, de Soto
  • [12] Annan: The Cyprus parties are moving ahead slowly
  • [13] Cyprus President: Too early to draw conclusions on talks
  • [14] Cyprus Government, House condemn deadly attacks in Madrid

  • [01] Cyprus question the focus of Athens meeting

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    Cyprus question the focus of Athens meeting

    by Christa Nikolaou

    Athens, Mar 11 (CNA) -- The question of Cyprus was the focus of a meeting here Wednesday, chaired by recently elected Premier Costas Karamanlis and Foreign Minister Petros Molyviates.

    [02] Colin Powell hopes Cypriots would vote for solution

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    Colin Powell hopes Cypriots would vote for solution

    by Demetris Apokis

    Washington, Mar 11 (CNA) -- US Secretary of State Colin Powell believes that Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots would approve an agreement their leaders reach, which would be backed by the international community.

    [03] Political parties want solution during first phase of negotiations

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    Political parties want solution during first phase of negotiations

    Nicosia, Mar 11 (CNA) -- Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot political parties advocated a solution to the Cyprus problem during the first stage of the negotiations.

    [04] British Euro MP calls on Foreign Secretary to retract remarks

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    British Euro MP calls on Foreign Secretary to retract remarks

    [05] Cypriot women petition for peace

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    Cypriot women petition for peace

    Nicosia, Mar 11 (CNA) -- Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot women marched yesterday evening in a symbolic move to demand peace and a political settlement that would reunite Cyprus.

    Greek Cypriot women, members of trade unions and women's organisations, gathered in central Nicosia and marched to the Ledra Palace check point, near the buffer zone, where they were met by Turkish Cypriot women with open arms.

    [06] Weather forecast for Cyprus

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    Weather forecast for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Mar 11 (CNA) -- The Meteorological Office at Larnaca International Airport has issued the following weather forecast for Cyprus:

    Friday and Saturday: 12/03/2004 to 13/03/2004 -------------------- Friday: Medium and high cloud at first, gradually becoming partly cloudy with a risk of isolated showers later in the afternoon and over night.

    Northeasterly to Southeasterly in the morning and Southerly to Southwesterly in the afternonn gentle to moderate breezes will prevail. The sea state will be slight.

    Saturday: Fair with patchy cloud with a risk of isolated showers and light snowfall over the tops of Troodos mountain. Northerly to Northeasterly gentle to moderate breezes and sea state, slight.

    Temperature: The temperature will range between 6C and 18C inland, 8C and 18C over the coastal areas and between 2 and 8C over the mountains.

    Outlook for Sunday and Monday: 14/03/2004 to 15/03/2004 ------------------------------ Mainly fine weather on Sunday and Monday, though on Sunday there is a risk of some isolated showers or light snowfall over the tops of Troodos mountain. The temperature will note a decrease.

    [07] Cyprus President flies to Athens to meet Greek leaders

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    Cyprus President flies to Athens to meet Greek leaders

    Nicosia, Mar 11 (CNA) -- Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos leaves for Athens on Saturday night for consultations the following day with Greece's newly-elected Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis.

    [08] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Mar 11 (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 18 8 CLOUDY Larnaca 19 8 FINE Limassol 19 10 FINE Paphos 17 11 FAIR

    [09] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Mar 11 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 87,06 (-0,19) Traded Value CYP 486,206 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 377.362 376,84 ( 0,30) FTSE Med 100 6.450,36 ( 0,34) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 356.311 108,98 (-0,12) Approved Investment Companies CYP 14.719 75,07 (-0,28) Insurance Companies CYP 1.351 17,30 ( 0,41) Manufacturing Companies CYP 19.694 55,91 (-1,24) Tourism Companies CYP 2.196 56,95 (-1,09) Trading Companies CYP 5.223 23,70 (-1,41) Building and Cement Companies CYP 19.318 71,62 ( 0,24) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 1.540 3,11 ( 1,30) Financial Services Companies CYP 14.146 10,54 ( 0,76) Fish Culture Companies CYP 0 10,60 (-2,30) Hotels CYP 4.195 35,98 ( 1,27) Other Companies CYP 35.628 70,67 (-0,53) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [10] Cyprus talks expected to intensify, informed sources say

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    Talks expected to intensify

    Nicosia, Mar 11 (CNA) -- UN-led direct talks between the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot communities, aimed at reaching a negotiated settlement before Cyprus joins the European Union on May 1, are expected to enter an intensified phase once the Turkish Cypriot side submits proposals on the issues under discussion, well informed sources told CNA today.

    So far, Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash has put forward at the negotiating table positions which are completely outside the framework of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's Cyprus plan, the basis for the Nicosia talks, the sources added.

    [11] Greek FM discusses Cyprus talks with Powell, de Soto

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    Greek FM discusses Cyprus talks with Powell, de Soto By Christa Nicolaou

    Athens, Mar 11 (CNA) -- Greece and Turkey will begin talks next week on the issues of security and guarantees in Cyprus, Greek Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis has said.

    He added that developments as regards to the Cyprus negotiating process were discussed during a telephone conversation with his American counterpart Colin Powell who congratulated him on his new duties.

    Speaking after meeting UN Secretary General's Special adviser for Cyprus, Alvaro de Soto who briefed him over the UN-led direct talks taking place in Nicosia, Molyviatis reiterated the Greek government's determination to continue working for ''a viable, functional solution, based on UN Security Council resolutions and the acquis communautaire''.

    ''It will be a solution which will allow Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots enjoy the benefits of the European Union'', Molyviatis noted.

    [12] Annan: The Cyprus parties are moving ahead slowly

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    Annan: The Cyprus parties are moving ahead slowly

    By Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    United Nations, Mar 11 (CNA) -- The Cyprus parties engaged in negotiations to reach a settlement before 1 May 2004 ''are moving ahead slowly'', UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has said today.

    Responding to questions as regards to the negotiating process Annan said: ''The parties are moving ahead slowly. We will stick to the time-table that we have agreed to which also entails my own involvement if the parties do not reach an agreement between themselves by the 22nd, 23rd of March. So it is likely, yes, that I will be involved''.

    [13] Cyprus President: Too early to draw conclusions on talks

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    Cyprus President: Too early to draw conclusions on talks

    Nicosia, Mar 11 (CNA) Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos has said Thursday it is too early and dangerous to draw conclusions on the progress of the UN-led direct negotiations for a comprehensive settlement to the Cyprus problem, despite the fact that most of the positions raised by the Turkish side are contrary to the philosophy and parameters of the UN Secretary-Generals plan.

    [14] Cyprus Government, House condemn deadly attacks in Madrid

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    Cyprus Government, House condemn deadly attacks in Madrid


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