Daily Archives: February 6, 2007

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Oil talks a ‘total mess’

FORMER Attorney-general Alekos Markides yesterday accused the government of making a total mess of its aspirations of becoming a regional oil producer.

Speaking to the Mail, Markides said the administration’s handling of the affair was “flagrantly inefficient”.

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Elderly couple died just hours apart

THE ELDERLY couple found dead in their bedroom at the weekend passed away only hours apart, state pathologist Eleni Antoniou said yesterday.

George Tsirponouris, 84, and his 71-year-old wife Tasoulla, were found by a relative on Friday night. They had been dead around 15 hours, Antoniou said.

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Teenager held over attempted rape

A TEENAGER has been arrested accused of attempting to rape an American student.

At 9.10pm on Saturday evening, the 23-year-old woman was walking on the corner of Gladstone and Byron streets in Nicosia when she was approached by a stranger.

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Christmas plants as an election bribe?

A FAILED candidate for the Nicosia Municipal Council has launched an appeal at the Electoral Court against the election of a European Party (EVROKO) councillor.

Lawyer Larris Vrahimis has accused EVROKO councillor Andri Argyrou of breaching electoral law in the campaign for last December’s local elections.

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Light bulbs fly into a storm

THE government was yesterday looking into how a planeload of energy-saving light bulbs was flown directly into the north on Saturday.

Spokesman Christodoulos Pashiardis said it was possible the mistake was made in New Delhi where the flight stopped on its way from Shanghai.

But he insisted the official policy of China and India towards Cyprus had not changed.

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Clerides recovering after bronchitis

FORMER president Glafcos Clerides’ condition is improving, his doctors said yesterday.

Clerides, who has been recovering in Larnaca hospital’s intensive care unit since Saturday with acute bronchitis, is expected to be discharged by the end of the week.

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Rain drenched Omonia close in on APOEL

TITLE Challengers Omonia moved to within one point of league leaders APOEL after a convincing 3-0 victory over Ethnikos Achnas on Saturday.

APOEL have the chance to stretch their lead to four points again next week following the postponement of their game away to AEK Larnaca last Saturday due to a water-logged pitch.

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