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Seeking a ruling on its legality, the president on Tuesday referred to the Supreme Court a bill passed by parliament earlier this month giving the education minister the power to decide which historical or other events would be commemorated in public schools. The bill, tabled by ruling Disy and passed by parliament amid acrimony, was […] The post Enosis bill referred to Supreme Court appeared first on Cyprus…
04.25 / 16:14
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Robert Siegel, whose career with NPR has spanned more than four decades, will be stepping down as co-host of NPR's All Things Considered next year. One of the most distinctive voices on NPR's airwaves, Siegel will be leaving the host's chair in January 2018. He has hosted the show for 30 years. "This is a decision long in the making and not an easy one," Siegel said. "I've had the greatest job I can think of, working with the finest colleagues anyone could ask for, for as long a stretch as…
04.25 / 15:38
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President Trump may not talk much about electric vehicles, but there's another American — with better name recognition in China — who does. The voice of actor Leonardo DiCaprio, popular in China for his role in the 1997 blockbuster Titanic , graces the showroom of Auto Shanghai , the city's biennial automotive expo, accompanied by images beamed on a circular wall showing Beijing covered in smog and children wearing pollution masks. "Let us reconnect with nature, fill our lungs with clean ai…
04.25 / 15:38
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Kids with chronic conditions are especially vulnerable to health insurance changes, relying as they often do on specialists and medications that may not be covered if they switch plans. A recent study finds that these transitions can leave kids and their families financially vulnerable as well. The research, published in the April issue of Health Affairs , examines the spending impact of shifting chronically ill kids from the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to policies offered…
04.25 / 15:38
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Björgólfur Thor Björgólfsson, posterchild for the pre-2008 Icelandic business ‘outvasion’ and former billionaire, has spent his 50th birthday reminiscing about the crazy times a decade ago, on his 40th…
04.25 / 15:33
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A small, single engine plane landed at Egilsstaðir Airport yesterday evening after flying all the way from Canada in one …
04.25 / 15:33
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The Turkish seismic survey vessel Barbaros Hayreddin Pasa was on Tuesday sailing off the island’s northern coast as Turkey prepared to conduct more naval drills off Paphos later this week. According to marinetraffic.com, at around 5pm the Barbaros was off the northern coast of Cyprus, longitudinally located about halfway across the width of the Karpass […] The post Turkish seismic vessel sails of northern coast appeared first on Cyprus M…
04.25 / 15:27
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European Commission auditors say that migrant registration centers in Greece and Italy are overcrowded and urgently require more experts, particularly to help children, says an Associated Press report. The auditors say that two more registration centers are needed to process migrants arriving in Italy and that facilities on the five Greek islands that receive asylum…
04.25 / 15:23
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Amnesty International has condemned the living conditions of one thousand refugees and migrants camping at former Athens airport at Elliniko. According to the organization, women and underage girls are at a constant risk of sexual and verbal abuse, making it all the more necessary to ensure that adequate alternative housing is provided by the Greek authorities. …
04.25 / 15:18
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A Greek court of appeals on Tuesday rejected the Turkish authorities’ request for the extradition of three of the eight Turkish military officers that illegally entered Greece using a Turkish military helicopter in July 2016, in the aftermath of the failed coup in Turkey. The court ruled that the three officers will be not extradited…
04.25 / 15:14
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Finance minister Harris Georgiades warned that economic recovery is at risk as Cyprus has not completely healed the wounds of the 2013 financial crisis, with unemployment, bad debts and government debt remaining at high levels. “My basic concern is related to the risk of being once again led on the road of irresponsibility, carried away […] The post Georgiades says recovery sustainable, still facing risks appeared first on Cyprus M…
04.25 / 14:40
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Screening of drivers for being under the influence of drugs will start after the summer as the long-delayed equipment needed is on its way, the state lab confirmed on Tuesday. The bulk of the items have now been ordered after court proceedings delayed their purchase since carrying out the test was passed in February last […] The post Drivers set to be screened for drugs after the summer appeared first on Cyprus…
04.25 / 14:40
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First daughter Ivanka Trump discussed female entrepreneurship, her father, and feminism at the W20 Summit in Berlin Tuesday, joining a panel that included German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Netherlands' Queen Maxima. Merkel invited Trump to the G20-linked event during her visit with President Trump in Washington last month. Feminism was a central topic on the panel, as the moderator, who cited a "reluctance" to use the term, asked the panel to raise their hands if they consider…
04.25 / 13:32
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Two Akel MPs and three opposition parties on Tuesday blasted Finance Minister Harris Georgiades for falsely accusing civil servants of holding party posts without permission, naming them in a list of 39 attached to a letter he sent the auditor-general. In a statement, Akel MP Nicos Kettiros, a former journalist at the state broadcaster, said […] The post Civil servants holding party posts blast finance minister appeared first on Cyprus…
04.25 / 13:30
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Tribune de Genève. Last week a group called “Legalize it“, launched an initiative to have cannabis legalised. They now have 18 months to get 100,000 signatures, the minimum number required to qualify for a referendum, known as a popular initiative. Unlike a failed referendum on the subject in 2008, this one includes a ban on sales […
04.25 / 13:09
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The Cypriot economy may have entered a stage of uncertainty affecting investors’ decision-making as reunification talks are about to break down, considerably limiting any prospect of the island being reunited, an academic economist said. “Now the optimistic scenario is the continuation of the status quo,” Sofronis Clerides who teaches at the University of Cyprus said […] The post Economy risks plunging in uncertainty after talks torpedoed appeared first on Cyprus Mail…
04.25 / 12:41
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See a good film, practice your Polish, discuss the future, learn about the local modern art scene, and more this week in Krakow. The post What to do in Krakow: 25-29 April 2017 appeared first on Krakow…
04.25 / 12:22
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Italy and Greece view France’s likely next president Emmanuel Macron with optimism, as he is an opponent of economic austerity and pro-European Union. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni both called Macron on Monday to congratulate him, after the centrist politician won Sunday’s first round of voting in the French election…
04.25 / 11:38
greekreporter.com
85 people applied for asylum in Iceland this March. In March 2016, that figure was 48 and the number of applications in the first three months of this year is 60 percent higher than the same period last…
04.25 / 11:35
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The number of dairy farmers in Iceland has gone down by around 200 in the last 13 years—at the same time as milk production has hit an all-time high. 40 dairy farmers quit the trade last year a…
04.25 / 11:35
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