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Apoel fined for racism

UEFA has slapped a €30,000 fine on Nicosia football club Apoel, after finding that its fans engaged in racist behaviour against Red Star Belgrade.

The fine concerns the home tie against the former European champions, whom Apoel went on to eliminate on the away-goals rule in the return leg in Belgrade, late August.

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Plans drawn for reduced army service

THE DEFENCE Ministry has concluded on a proposal to reduce military service, as part of its plans to restructure the National Guard.

It will soon be submitted to the Cabinet for final decision to be reached on the matter.

According to Defence Minister Costas Papacostas yesterday, restructuring the NG and reducing military service go hand in hand.

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Armed robber jailed

A MAN has been sentenced to seven years in prison by Paphos central court. Petros Patsalides, of Kakkopetria village in Paphos, attacked a woman in April, who was carrying takings from her betting shop in Chlorakas. Her screams alerted passersby, who caught the man and restrained him until the police arrived at the scene. He was wearing a balaclava and wielding a shotgun during the attack.

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Archives November 27, 2008 posted by

Turkey will not deter oil search

TURKISH gunships seem to have backed off, at least for the time being, from harassing Cypriot-commissioned exploratory ships, amid reports that the government has concluded an initial agreement with a US corporation for oil-drilling off the southern coast of the island.

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‘Conservative’ Cypriot banks a haven in the maelstrom

THE Cypriot banking sector is robust and in no danger of disintegrating under the weight of the global credit crunch, a top banker said yesterday.

“Cyprus is perhaps the only country in the EU where a bailout plan has been unnecessary,” said Andreas Vgenopoulos, vice-chairman of Marfin Popular Bank, the island’s second largest financial institution.

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Donor pays for body to be sent to India

AN anonymous Cypriot donor paid €2,000 to transfer the body of 38-year-old Amarji Singh to India, after he died in a freak accident last Thursday electrocuted on power cables on a construction site in Dromolaxia.

According to Politis newspaper, the Indian High Commission refused to pay the expenses of transporting the body to India because Singh had claimed political asylum.

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