Daily Archives: July 30, 2009

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Cyprus too pricey for Brits

CYPRUS IS the second most expensive of Britons’ 10 favourite holiday destinations in terms of daily spending, according to a new Sunshine Price Index from Teletext Holidays.

The index has been designed to help people manage their holiday budget and is updated daily to take exchange rates into account.

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IVF laws see more overseas couples seeking treatment in Cyprus

A BRITISH couple’s struggle to conceive has brought them to Cyprus, where they say laws and attitudes are more relaxed when it comes to in vitro fertilisation (IVF).

Keith and Libby Wilkin spoke to the BBC about the near impossibility of them receiving adequate treatment in the UK, especially after three failed IVF attempts – one on the NHS and two privately.

The especially long waiting lists, made worse by a UK law making it obligatory for the sperm or egg donor to reveal their identities, have forced the couple into seeking alternative ways to achieve their dream.

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Cyprus flag stunt gets harsh welcome in the north

A TURKISH Cypriot man was briefly detained by police in the north after draping himself in a Cyprus Republic flag and parading around occupied Famagusta.

According to Turkish Cypriot daily Afrika, Korai Basdogroulmaci took the initiative to display his allegiance to the Republic of Cyprus after a night of drinking on Sunday.

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Stefanou: be careful what you wish for

Parties raise questions about ECHR ruling on Turkey property settlement

NO ONE can deprive anyone the right to seek legal redress but Cypriots need to think twice before they undertake initiatives that may harm efforts for a Cyprus settlement, said government spokesman Stefanos Stefanou yesterday.

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Power-cut in Nicosia

MOST OF old Nicosia, including parts of busy Ledra St, was blacked out for over an hour in the early evening yesterday. The total power cut started around 6.20pm, ending just after 7.15pm.

The EAC said that they will only be able to give the exact cause of the power failure when the official report is issued this morning.

Gift of life

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Insulin brand given the all-clear

THE PHARMACEUTICAL Services of Cyprus have announced that they will not be ordering the discontinuation of the usage of the Insulin Glargine, following the conclusion of a European Medicines Agency investigation into possible links between the insulin analogues and cancer.

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