Sep 18, 2011 14:28 EDT
ANKARA (Reuters) - EU-candidate Turkey will freeze relations with the European Union if Cyprus is given the EU presidency in 2012, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay was quoted as saying by the state-run news agency Anatolian late on Saturday.
Aug 10, 2011 16:19 EDT
Cypriot Finance Minister Kikis Kazamias unveiled on Wednesday tax hikes to help shave the budget deficit, prompting criticism that the package was short on spending cuts, as Fitch said the country is likely to need an EU bailout.
Aug 05, 2011 07:39 EDT
Cyprus's communist President Demetris Christofias swore in a new cabinet on Friday, giving fellow party member and new Finance Minister Kikis Kazamias the task of bringing the island back from the brink of economic meltdown.
Jul 27, 2011 16:29 EDT
NICOSIA (Reuters) - Cypriot President Demetris Christofias will ask his cabinet to resign on Thursday as he attempts to hold together a fragile governing coalition in the face of growing public anger over a munitions blast which triggered Cyprus's worst peacetime disaster.
Jul 27, 2011 07:09 EDT
Ratings agency Moody's on Wednesday downgraded its Cyprus government bond rating by two notches to Baa1 from A2, citing the eurozone member's weakening medium-term credit fundamentals and a blast which took out its main power station.
Jul 20, 2011 05:25 EDT
NICOSIA (Reuters) - Cyprus may need a bailout to cope with its worst peacetime disaster from a munitions blast unless urgent action is taken to improve the country's finances, Central Bank Governor Athanasios Orphanides has warned.
Jul 19, 2011 23:24 EDT
When sirens sound at dawn on Wednesday they not only remind Greek Cypriots of the Turkish invasion but also serve as a wake-up call that Cyprus is on the brink of political and economic meltdown.
Jul 17, 2011 07:21 EDT
NICOSIA (Reuters) - One-third of Greek Cypriots believe Cypriot President Demetris Christofias should resign, blaming him for a deadly munitions blast which plunged Cyprus into an energy crisis last week.
Jul 12, 2011 11:18 EDT
Anger mounted in Cyprus on Tuesday over the deaths of 12 fire brigade and armed services personnel in a huge munitions blast that sparked severe power and water cuts on the Mediterranean holiday island.
Jul 11, 2011 15:43 EDT
Huge blasts in a seized Iranian arms cache at a Greek Cypriot naval base in southern Cyprus killed at least 12 people on Monday, triggering power and water outages likely to last months.
Jul 11, 2011 13:51 EDT
MARI, Cyprus (Reuters) - The head of the Cypriot navy, a navy base commander and six firefighters were among 12 people killed early on Monday by a blast at a munitions dump which knocked out the island's biggest power station, police said.
Jul 09, 2011 09:50 EDT
NICOSIA (Reuters) - Turkey hopes terms for the reunification of Cyprus can be agreed by the end of the year so that a referendum can take place in early 2012, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Saturday during a visit to the Turkish Cypriot enclave in the north of the island.
May 22, 2011 03:27 EDT
Greek Cypriots went to the polls for parliamentary elections on Sunday ahead of key talks with UN chief Ban Ki-moon on ending the island's 37-year division.
May 16, 2011 10:03 EDT
NICOSIA (Reuters) - A court in Cyprus jailed three men for up to 20 months Monday for snatching the remains of late Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos from his grave.
May 16, 2011 08:03 EDT
NICOSIA (Reuters) - A court in Cyprus jailed three men for up to 20 months on Monday for snatching the remains of late Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos from his grave.
May 06, 2011 13:11 EDT
The Palestinian delegation in Cyprus has been upgraded to the status of "Diplomatic Mission of Palestine," delegation head Walid Hasan told AFP on Friday.
Mar 15, 2011 17:35 EDT
Thousands of Palestinians rallied in Gaza City and the West Bank on Tuesday in a mass show of strength to call for an end to the division in their national movement.
Mar 04, 2011 13:55 EST
UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned Cypriot leaders on Friday that they cannot continue peace negotiations forever and must make hard choices to end the deadlock and reunify the divided Mediterranean island.
Jan 30, 2011 15:16 EST
The Palestinian foreign minister said on Sunday that EU-member state Cyprus recognises a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders.
Jan 26, 2011 09:54 EST
GENEVA (Reuters) - Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders have agreed to ramp up negotiations to end the conflict on their divided island, but the process remains "very sensitive," the head of the United Nations said Wednesday.