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Archives January 25, 2013 posted by

A €150m boost for the economy


THE GOVERNMENT sealed a deal yesterday granting an Italian-Korean joint venture a concession to drill for hydrocarbons in three offshore blocks.

Three separate agreements, one for each of the prospects, were signed on behalf of the government by commerce minister Neoclis Sylikiotis and finance minister Vassos Shiarly.

The three blocks (2, 3 and 9) licensed to the ENI-KOGAS consortium lie north of a gas field that holds an estimated 5 to 8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.

“The discovery of hydrocarbons…creates new realities and prospects for transforming Cyprus into a regional energy hub,” Sylikiotis said at the signing ceremony.

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Archives March 14, 2012 posted by

Historic verdict condemns warlord, but Hague court limited

The international war crimes court at The Hague found Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo guilty on Wednesday in its first ever ruling after a decade of work limited largely to Africa while major cases elsewhere remain beyond its reach.

Governments and rights groups level war crimes accusations at Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for cracking down on protesters. But the International Criminal Court (ICC) cannot act because of deadlock among world powers at the United Nations Security Council, the only body that could order a prosecution.

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Archives March 9, 2012 posted by

No fixation to end Djokovic dominance, says Nadal


RAFA Nadal has lost his last seven matches against world number one Novak Djokovic but the Spaniard denies that he has a burning obsession to beat the Serb.

The pair last met in January’s Australian Open final when Djokovic clinched the title for a third time with an epic 5-7 6-4 6-2 6-7 7-5 victory that lasted almost six hours.

While Nadal enjoys a 16-14 career advantage over the Serb, he has been beaten on all types of surfaces in their past seven encounters, all of them in finals.

“I say it always the same, I want to improve for me,” world number two Nadal told reporters while preparing for the Indian Wells ATP Masters tournament in the California desert.

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Archives December 9, 2011 posted by

Manchester duo look to fight back

IGNOMINIOUS Champions League exits for both Manchester giants have made weekend Premier League victories essential for United and City as re-invigorated Chelsea hope to join the party at the top of England’s top division.

Premier League champions United hope a resounding victory on Saturday afternoon over lowly Wolverhampton at Old Trafford will provide the perfect tonic for their mid-week hangover.

The bitter disappointment of getting knocked out at the Champions League group stage by Basel has been compounded by an injury to defensive rock and club captain Nemanja Vidic, which has ruled him out for the rest of the season

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Archives November 21, 2011 posted by

Murray slumps to defeat against Ferrer

 Andy Murray could find no way through the formidable defences of Spain’s David Ferrer as the home favourite slumped to a 6-4 7-5 defeat in his opening group match at the ATP World Tour Finals on Monday.

The world number three had won all five previous meetings with Ferrer on hardcourts but produced a flat, error-strewn performance to leave his hopes of reaching the semi-finals at the season-ender in serious jeopardy.

Murray broke serve first in both sets but failed to build any momentum as the tenacious Ferrer returned everything the Scot could throw at him.

Ferrer sealed the opening set after 57 minutes when Murray hooked a forehand wide, after which the labouring Murray required treatment on his legs.

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Archives November 19, 2011 posted by

Extreme weather to worsen with climate change

AN increase in heat waves is almost certain, while heavier rainfall, more floods, stronger cyclones, landslides and more intense droughts are likely across the globe this century as the Earth’s climate warms, UN scientists said yesterday.

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) urged countries to make disaster management plans to adapt to the growing risk of extreme weather linked to human-induced climate change, in a report released in Uganda.

The report gives differing probabilities for weather events based on future greenhouse gas emissions scenarios, but the thrust is that extreme weather is likely to increase and that the likely cause is humans.

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Archives November 18, 2011 posted by

The beat goes on


Limassolians have no doubt heard the news: jazz is a big deal in town this weekend. With a great amount of attention given to the Limassol Jazz Festival all week, things are about to culminate in one grand day of music with plenty to keep you busy around town tomorrow. For those not in the know, this is the second year that the jazz festival is taking place, having built a great creative platform for international and local artists to entertain crowds and communicate an inspirational message of intercultural musical exchange.

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Archives November 15, 2011 posted by



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Archives October 26, 2011 posted by

Islamists claim win in Tunisia's vote

TUNISIA’S moderate Islamist party was preparing to lead a coalition government yesterday after its election win sent a message to the region that once-banned Islamists are challenging for power after the “Arab Spring”.

With election officials still counting the ballot papers, the Ennahda party said its own, unofficial tally showed it had won Sunday’s vote, the first since the uprisings which began in Tunisia and spread through the region.

Seeking to reassure secularists in Tunisia and elsewhere who see a threat to their liberal, modernist values, party officials said they would bring two secularist parties into a broad interim coalition that would govern the country.

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