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Most Dutch voters think Cyprus should leave eurozone

MOST DUTCH think Cyprus should leave the eurozone even though the cost of a bail-out for the country would be tiny compared to the rescue for Greece, a poll published yesterday said.
More than half those surveyed, or 56 per cent, thought Cyprus should leave, according to a survey by pollster Maurice de Hond.
The results of the poll were published as Dutch finance minister and chair of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem prepared to meet other eurozone finance ministers to discuss a bail-out in Brussels.
The poll also showed that a majority of supporters of Dijsselbloem’s social democratic Labour party think Cyprus should be helped to avoid going bankrupt.

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Turkey and Israel change the gas game

THE US-brokered Israeli apology to Turkey has opened the door to the resumption of close relations between the two former allies and raised the prospect of energy collaboration in the eastern Mediterranean, raising questions as to the potential impact on Cyprus’ own gas plans.  
Last Friday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed Israel’s apology to Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan “for any mistakes that might have led to the loss of life or injury” during the raid on the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara, which tried to reach Gaza in 2010, resulting in the death of nine Turkish activists.
The next day, Erdogan said Israel’s apology highlighted Turkey’s growing regional clout.

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Murder suspect remanded

LIMASSOL district court issued an eight-day remand yesterday for a 34-year-old man suspected of killing a man and injuring four others after two separate shooting incidents in Larnaca’s Kofinou on Saturday.
Police are guarding the suspect in Limassol hospital after he crashed his car on Saturday afternoon after the shootings in the Aradippou-Avdellerou road where he was arrested in connection with the shootings.
The 34-year-old is suspected of attacking and killing a 54-year-old man and injuring his 27-year-old son, Giorgos, on Saturday morning at a Turkish Cypriot house in Kofinou that the father and son were working on at the time of the attack.

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Bomb in Limassol bank

AN improvised explosive device went off inside a Bank of Cyprus branch in Limassol, it was reported last night.
The device was placed inside by two individuals who entered the Polemidia bank by smashing the glass door with a crowbar.
Their movements were recorded by the bank’s security cameras.
A small fire was put out by the fire service, reports said.

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