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Cyprus reunification talks resume in Switzerland

Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders have gathered in Switzerland to try to resolve the final issues that could see the island reunified after four decades of…

Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders have gathered in Switzerland to try to resolve the final issues that could see the island reunified after four decades of…

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Deal to reunite Cyprus within reach, UN chief Ban says

A deal to reunite the divided island of Cyprus is within reach, UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said at the start of five days of United Nations led talks in…

A deal to reunite the divided island of Cyprus is within reach, UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said at the start of five days of United Nations led talks in…

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Cypriots and soldiers in songbird stand-off

Church bells were used in the middle of the night to rouse 800 Cypriots to protest against an operation by the British military. Three-hundred

Church bells were used in the middle of the night to rouse 800 Cypriots to protest against an operation by the British military. Three-hundred

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UN chief pledges help on talks to reunify Cyprus

United Nations chief Ban Ki-Moon has promised to lend his support to rival Cypriot leaders as they engage in complex talks aimed at reunifying the divided island…

United Nations chief Ban Ki-Moon has promised to lend his support to rival Cypriot leaders as they engage in complex talks aimed at reunifying the divided island…

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Greece, Britain and Israel help fight massive forest fire in Cyprus

Greece, Britain and Israel have sent planes and helicopters to Cyprus to help fight one of the biggest forest fires to hit the island in years.

Greece, Britain and Israel have sent planes and helicopters to Cyprus to help fight one of the biggest forest fires to hit the island in years.

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Cyprus: The ghost car park in the Akrotiri Military Base

It has been four decades since Cyprus was divided in 1974 after the Turkish invasion in the island causing thousands of residents to abandon their

It has been four decades since Cyprus was divided in 1974 after the Turkish invasion in the island causing thousands of residents to abandon their

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Turkey to abolish visas for Greek Cypriots

Greek Cypriots will no longer require visas to visit Turkey under a new deal agreed between the EU and Ankara. The move is be part of a wider

Greek Cypriots will no longer require visas to visit Turkey under a new deal agreed between the EU and Ankara. The move is be part of a wider

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Cyprus starts working week out of bailout

Cyprus has kicked off the working week standing on its own two feet. Its EU bailout has officially finished, as it bounces back from financial

Cyprus has kicked off the working week standing on its own two feet. Its EU bailout has officially finished, as it bounces back from financial

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EgyptAir hijack suspect remanded in custody

The Egyptian suspect of the EgyptAir plane hijack has been remanded in custody for a further eight days at least. A court in Larnaca, Cyprus, ordered

The Egyptian suspect of the EgyptAir plane hijack has been remanded in custody for a further eight days at least. A court in Larnaca, Cyprus, ordered

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Passengers and crew on hijacked jet arrive back in Egypt

Passengers and crew have arrived safely in Egypt after their plane was hijacked. Authorities say a man using a fake suicide belt forced the EgyptAir

Passengers and crew have arrived safely in Egypt after their plane was hijacked. Authorities say a man using a fake suicide belt forced the EgyptAir

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Egypt defends air safety after hijacking

The hijack of EgyptAir Flight MS181 on Tuesday after its take-off from Alexandria may have ended safely. But security questions raised are likely to

The hijack of EgyptAir Flight MS181 on Tuesday after its take-off from Alexandria may have ended safely. But security questions raised are likely to

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EgyptAir hijack drama ends safely

Passengers and crew are safe and an alleged plane hijacker was arrested on Tuesday after an hours-long hostage drama in Cyprus. A domestic EgyptAir

Passengers and crew are safe and an alleged plane hijacker was arrested on Tuesday after an hours-long hostage drama in Cyprus. A domestic EgyptAir

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Cyprus: EgyptAir flight hijacked

A man thought to be strapped with explosives hijacked an EgyptAir plane on a flight between Alexandria and Cairo on Tuesday. The aircraft was forced

A man thought to be strapped with explosives hijacked an EgyptAir plane on a flight between Alexandria and Cairo on Tuesday. The aircraft was forced

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Cyprus warns it will veto EU-Turkey deal: exclusive

Cyprus will veto a planned EU-Turkey deal on refugees unless Ankara recognises the country’s Greek Cypriot government, President Nicos Anastasiades

Cyprus will veto a planned EU-Turkey deal on refugees unless Ankara recognises the country’s Greek Cypriot government, President Nicos Anastasiades

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Cyprus objections could derail EU‒Turkey migrant deal

Cyprus said on Tuesday it won’t back any acceleration of negotiations for Turkey’s EU membership, jeopardising an accord between the EU and Ankara

Cyprus said on Tuesday it won’t back any acceleration of negotiations for Turkey’s EU membership, jeopardising an accord between the EU and Ankara

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Immigrant art project wins Saatchi gallery prize

A Cypriot art project highlighting the plight of immigrants crossing the Mediterranean has claimed first prize in an international competition. The

A Cypriot art project highlighting the plight of immigrants crossing the Mediterranean has claimed first prize in an international competition. The

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Cyprus, Israel and Greece talk regional issues

Bilateral agreements were signed in Tel Aviv between the Israeli and Greek prime ministers before they travelled to Cyprus

Bilateral agreements were signed in Tel Aviv between the Israeli and Greek prime ministers before they travelled to Cyprus

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Cyprus: Famagusta hosts first Epiphany for 42 years

For the first time in decades, Greek Cypriots celebrated Epiphany on the northern side of ethnically-split Cyprus on Wednesday, as momentum builds

For the first time in decades, Greek Cypriots celebrated Epiphany on the northern side of ethnically-split Cyprus on Wednesday, as momentum builds

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Dust storm engulfs the Middle East

A heavy sand storm has hit many parts of the Middle East. Much of Jordan, Lebanon, Israel and Cyprus in clouds of dust. At least eight people have

A heavy sand storm has hit many parts of the Middle East. Much of Jordan, Lebanon, Israel and Cyprus in clouds of dust. At least eight people have

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UK extends Tornado air campaign against ISIL in Iraq

The United Kingdom is to extend its Tornado air campaign against ISIL in Iraq until March 2017. RAF Tornados will continue strikes against Islamic

The United Kingdom is to extend its Tornado air campaign against ISIL in Iraq until March 2017. RAF Tornados will continue strikes against Islamic

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British warplane accidentally drops missiles onto its base

A British warplane accidentally has dropped two missiles onto its own base in Cyprus. The weapons fell from the aircraft as it was landing on

A British warplane accidentally has dropped two missiles onto its own base in Cyprus. The weapons fell from the aircraft as it was landing on

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Who gets the most public holidays in the EU?

France is today putting its feet up to mark Pentecost today – one of a dozen public holidays the country will enjoy in 2015. But how does France –

France is today putting its feet up to mark Pentecost today – one of a dozen public holidays the country will enjoy in 2015. But how does France –

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Eurovision Song Contest finalists decided

As if this Saturday’s three hour final wont be thrilling enough, the last of 27 participating nations in the Eurovision Song Contest were selected on

As if this Saturday’s three hour final wont be thrilling enough, the last of 27 participating nations in the Eurovision Song Contest were selected on