Daily Archives: July 11, 2007

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Cyprus pound locked to euro

EUROPEAN Union finance ministers yesterday gave Cyprus the definitive go-ahead to adopt the euro yesterday, fixing the exchange rate at 1.7 euros to a Cyprus pound.

The ministers, meeting in Brussels, agreed that both Cyprus and Malta were ready to adopt the single European currency as expected on January 1, 2008.

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AKEL quits government coalition

THE TRIPARTITE government alliance was officially dissolved yesterday, paving the way for the four AKEL ministers to resign after the coalition’s final cabinet meeting today.

AKEL general-secretary Demetris Christofias announced the dissolution of the four and a half year partnership with President Tassos Papadopoulos after a meeting at the Presidential Palace.

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81-year-old latest road victim

AN 81-year-old man became the latest person to die behind the wheel yesterday.
The accident occurred around 9am, when Ioannis Christou veered off the road on his approach to the Rizoelia roundabout in Larnaca.

His car then slammed into an electrical mast, coming to a stop in a ditch.
The ferocity of the impact cut the mast in half.

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Cypriots in Westminster punch-up

GREEK Cypriots in the UK have run into trouble twice in the past week, both times involving the pro-Turkish Cypriot peer, Lord Maginnis.

According to a gossip snippet in the Times last week, the “sombre corridors of power were disrupted by the noise of a group of Greek Cypriots and a group of Turkish Cypriots having an almighty punch-up.”

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Olympic fundraising campaign comes to Cyprus

AN INDEPENDENT organisation has begun collecting funds in Cyprus for a monument proposed to be erected on Mount Olympus, Greece. Radio adverts have asked for donations of up to £50 to fund the proposed monument, that it is said will honour all Olympic medal winners since 776BC.

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National Guard destroys its last landmines

THE last 48,000 landmines in the possession of the National Guard were destroyed during a special ceremony in Tseri yesterday morning.

The move means that Cyprus has completely fulfilled its obligations under the Ottawa Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines.

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