Daily Archives: June 22, 2001

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Youth charged after concert riot

A LIMASSOL youth was yesterday charged with attacking a police officer when some two hundred fans tried to smash their way into a pop concert at the town’s garden theatre on Wednesday night.

Two policemen were injured after the ticket-less youths smashed down the gate into the open-air venue, where Greek singer Antonis Remos was performing.

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Limassol stabbing: police hunt for attackers

SOVEREIGN Base Area and the republic’s police were yesterday looking for two Limassol men in connection with the stabbing of a 30-year-old man in the village of Trahoni.

The incident happened at around 1.30pm yesterday.

Reports said the 30-year-old was visiting a woman, 28, in Trahoni at her house when he was attacked by her estranged husband and his brother.

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Unmarked Turkish Cypriot graves to be opened

IN AN unprecedented humanitarian move, the government yesterday said it would open unmarked graves of Turkish Cypriots in a bid to identify victims of the 1974 invasion.

“We have the political will to go ahead, on humanitarian grounds, and look at cases of Turkish Cypriots who we know are buried in the free areas,” Foreign Minister Yiannakis Cassoulides said yesterday.

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Maurer heads off concerns about status of SBAs

FOREIGN Minister Yiannakis Cassoulides said yesterday there were two solutions to prevent the British Bases from becoming an external border of the EU after Cyprus joins the bloc.

At present, the bases are excluded from Britain’s membership of the EU. If Cyprus joins, they could theoretically end up in limbo.

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Work needs to pick up pace to close remaining EU chapters

CHIEF European Commission Negotiator for Cyprus Leopold Maurer yesterday said he was satisfied with the island’s progress towards harmonisation, even though improvement was needed in some areas.

Speaking at a news conference yesterday afternoon, Maurer summed up the results of his talks concerning the island’s EU accession course.

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Clerides leaves clinic in ‘excellent’ shape

PRESIDENT Glafcos Clerides is in a top shape, his doctors said yesterday as the 82-year-old left the Evangelistria Clinic at the end of two of standard tests, one year after undergoing an operation to remove a malignant polyp from his large intestine.

The President was admitted to the clinic for routine tests on Tuesday and was discharged at lunchtime yesterday.

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