Monthly Archives: September 2009

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‘Police don’t need anyone’s permission’

POLICE yesterday went on the defensive, after being criticised by the Ombudswoman for last Friday’s sweep operation against migrants in old Nicosia.

Police Spokesman Michalis Katsounotos was asked to comment on Interior Minister Neoclis Sylikiotis’ claims that no such operation will ever be repeated again and that he hadn’t been informed about it beforehand.

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Kitas was ‘helping’ drug officers

A NOTORIOUS criminal convicted of rape and murder claimed he was co-operating with the Drug Law Enforcement Unit (DLEU) for the arrest of drug traffickers, it emerged yesterday.

Antonis Prokopiou Kitas alleged he was approached in prison by a DLEU member who asked him to help him out with the “drugs scourge.”

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Cyprus climbs Euro health index

CYPRUS has climbed two places in the annual European Health Consumer Index (EHCI), ranking at 19 out of 33 countries.

This is below Eastern European Countries such as the Czech Republic and Estonia, but above Spain and Hungary. The Netherlands topped the charts for the second year running, with a record 875 out of 1,000 points.

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Commonwealth finance ministers in Cyprus

COMMONWEALTH finance ministers will concentrate on the global financial crisis during their three-day meeting, which starts in Limassol today.

The agenda has been divided in three parts, each dealing with a different aspect of the global financial crisis.

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ECHR makes landmark ruling on Greek property in Istanbul

THE EUROPEAN Court of Human Rights (ECHR) yesterday upheld the right of Greek nationals to inherit property in Istanbul, which is denied under Turkish law.

The ruling on a case brought in 2002 by Ioannis and Evangelos Fokas – two brothers from Katerini in Macedonia, Greece – relates to three apartment blocks left to them by their sister, Polyxeni Pistika, who lived in Istanbul.

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