Daily Archives: November 18, 2008

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‘Greece would never let us down’

“I STATE without reservations that Greece would never agree to anything that would harm the best interests of Cyprus,” Foreign Minister Markos Kyprianou announced yesterday.

The minister was addressing the House Foreign Affairs Committee during discussions on the recent appointment of Turkey as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.

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Christofias heads to Russia for top-level meetings

PRESIDENT Demetris Christofias today flies out to Russia on an official visit described by officials as “extremely significant” in further boosting relations between Nicosia and the Kremlin.

During Christofias’ four-day stay, the two governments will sign seven agreements in total, covering co-operation in both the political and economic spheres.

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Sunken Sea Diamond was given inaccurate map

NEW FINDINGS have vindicated Louis Cruise Line’s claim that a faulty undersea map caused cruise liner Sea Diamond to hit a reef and sink off Santorini last year, the company said yesterday.

In November last year, Louis said specialist company, Akti Engineering, provided a mapping of the area of the accident showing serious errors in the charts of the area.

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SBA servicemen to get tutorial on pension rights

IN 1996, Major-General John Moore-Bick led the operation to rebuild bridges, roads and railways in post-war Bosnia, earning a CBE for his outstanding work.

In November, he will be leading another reconstruction operation – this time to rebuild the pension schemes of British servicemen in Cyprus.

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‘Secret services spied on our anti-occupation rally’

THERE WAS more fallout from Friday’s anti-occupation demonstrations yesterday, with security forces accused of secretly spying on citizens.

Friday’s protest at the Ledra Palace checkpoint turned ugly, when shortly after noon a group of around 100 youths waving nationalist flags stormed through a light police line and ran into the buffer zone.

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More violence at Limassol student demonstration

VIOLENCE erupted again at a student demonstration in Limassol for the 35th anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. Two students were remanded, while dozens of students were involved in fistfights that took place near Grigori Afxentiou square, on one of the town’s busiest streets.

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‘Rescue package’ misses the core of our problems

IN THE END, the government’s much-trumpeted rescue plan for the economy proved little more than a joke. A paltry €52 million was pledged, €40m of which would be used to pay for new projects and thus give work to the construction sector, while the remaining €12m would go towards promoting Cyprus as a tourist destination.

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