Daily Archives: February 13, 2004

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Talks go down to the wire

U.N. SECRETARY-general Kofi Annan was last night locked in talks with Greek and Turkish Cypriot delegations after the submission of new proposals by both sides dashed earlier hopes for a quick agreement on the terms for the resumption of negotiations.

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Greek Press

SIMERINI: “Tourist dies from fall”. A 72-year-old Norwegian tourist died on Wednesday after falling at an Ayia Napa clinic. Sikurt Hzartlaker had been recuperating at Olympic Napa clinic for his alcoholism since January 26, when, under circumstances being investigated, he had a fall at the clinic and died. His doctor said his patient’s fatal fall had occurred because of his alcohol addiction.

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Eurofile – The fetta wars

Fact of the day: Did you know that from 2007 you could be enjoying your salad with Fretta (sic) or Chetta Cheese? But if Cyprus fails to come up with a catchy equivalent within four years, cheese lovers could be stranded on a mountain of tomatoes, cucumbers and onions… but no Fetta.

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Mind the gap…

THE underground parking of the new building housing Starbucks Coffee Company in Nicosia will partially close to the public, after a member of the public came face-to-face with a three-metre plunge onto a lower floor. The building, several storeys high, is still under construction. Mainly, the underground parking is not yet finished.

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Potato farmers prepare for action

LARNACA district potato growers yesterday began gathering their tractors near Xylophagou, awaiting the President’s return from New York to protest against the government’s refusal to satisfy their demands. Potato growers are demanding that the government give them a one-off bonus to leave the profession.

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Lellos angry over Kyrenia birthday claim

FORMER Nicosia Mayor Lellos Demetriades yesterday accused Politis newspaper of malice for alleging that he had spent his birthday in the occupied north when he clearly didn’t. The long-time mayor said the newspaper failed to get the facts right about the visit, slandering his name and adversely affecting his business.

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Cyprus called to account for human trafficking

THE CYPRIOT authorities must investigate whether human trafficking is going on in the country, a Council of Europe report has said. The report was filed by human rights commissioner Alvaro Robles, who visited the island, including the occupied north, last June. The report discusses issues concerning the prison system, foreigners’ rights, illegal immigration, and the trafficking of women.

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