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Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation: News in English, 99-04-23

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From: The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation at <http://www.cybc.com.cy/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] EGYPTIANS BRAWL
  • [02] KOSHIS UKRAINE
  • [03] STUDENTS DEMO US EMBASSY
  • [04] TURKEY NATIONALISTS OCALAN
  • [05] QUIN CYPRUS
  • [06] CORDOVEZ LEAVES
  • [07] LEFT WING PARTIES YUGO
  • [08] USA SHOOTING

  • [01] EGYPTIANS BRAWL

    Two Egyptians were taken to Nicosia General Hospital with head wounds after an argument turned into a fight at the Agion Trimithias Slaughter house.

    Abdel Motelemb, 30, a Larnaca resident was admitted in hospital while Ahmad Mohamed, a Geri resident, was treated at the Emergency Room.

    The two Egyptians began arguing while they were working at the slaughter house and attacked each other with knives.

    [02] KOSHIS UKRAINE

    Cyprus and Ukraine signed today a declaration of intention concerning cooperation within the framework of legal reform.

    The agreement, which provides for granting legal assistance on civil and criminal matters between the two countries was signed by Minister of Justice, Nicos Koshis and his Ukrainian counterpart, Suzanna Stanik.

    In statements, Mrs Stanik said her country favours a peaceful solution to the Yugoslav crisis and called on European countries to contribute in efforts to avert the development of ground forces in Kosovo.

    [03] STUDENTS DEMO US EMBASSY

    Students of the University of Cyprus gathered outside the US Embassy in Nicosia today to condemn the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.

    Earlier, the students marched from the University to the embassy.

    A strong police force cordoned off the area but no clashes occurred.

    The students approved a resolution calling for an end to the NATO bombing and to start negotiations to find a political settlement.

    [04] TURKEY NATIONALISTS OCALAN

    In Turkey, the Nationalist Action Party (MHP) demanded the execution of Kurdish leader, Abdullah Ocalan in order to participate in a coalition government.

    The MHP, militant advocates of Turkey as a regional power, swept to prominence at weekend elections, coming a close second to caretaker Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit's Democratic Left Party (DSP).

    Mr Ecevit favours a far-right government.

    A senior member of the nationalists today said a coalition with Mr Ecevit's leftists could provide the country with five years much-needed stable government.

    [05] QUIN CYPRUS

    British minister of State at the Home Office, Joyce Quin, arrived on the island this afternoon to promote a range of issues, including ways to find a Cyprus settlement.

    Mrs Quin, who is visiting Cyprus for the first time as minister of State, is accompanied by Britain's Representative for Cyprus, Sir David Hannay.

    A Foreign Office spokesman told CyBC earlier today that during her two day visit to Cyprus, Mrs Quin will want to help in efforts for a push for a solution to the Cyprus problem and hear the views of the two sides.

    Mrs Quin will hold a working breakfast with President Glafcos Clerides tomorrow morning. She will then meet Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash in the occupied areas.

    The British minister will also hold talks with Foreign Minister, Ioannis Kasoulides

    [06] CORDOVEZ LEAVES

    Diego Cordovez, resigned from the post of UN Secretary-General's special advisor for Cyprus.

    UN Chief, Kofi Anan accepted the resignation but did not appoint a successor for Mr Cordovez.

    His resignation was confirmed by Government Spokesman, Costas Serezis who did not wish, however, to comment on the reasons which led to Mr Cordovez decision.

    [07] LEFT WING PARTIES YUGO

    With the approval of a statement concerning the situation in Yugoslavia, a two day meeting of left wing European parties, organised by AKEL, ended today.

    In the statement, representatives of 17 left wing parties said they are undertaking initiatives to inform the public opinion over the need to end the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia and to find a just solution.

    The statement called for an end to the NATO bombings and expressed full support to the people of Yugoslavia, noting that the rights of the refugees to return to their homeland should be secured.

    The meeting also approved a separate statement in which the parties expressed solidarity with the struggle of the people of Cyprus for a just solution to the Cyprus problem.

    [08] USA SHOOTING

    The scores of police officers sent to Columbine High School in Littleton Colorado, when two students began a killing spree moved cautiously out of fear that the gunmen were dressed as police.

    Police said that was the reason they moved slowly and cautiously through the school.

    The two teenage gunmen who killed 13 people and themselves on Tuesday placed pipe bombs around the school, and police had to defuse about 30 devices.


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