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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 02-08-02

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From: The Cyprus News Agency at <http://www.cyna.org.cy>


CONTENTS

  • [01] US Senate Committee supports Cyprus' EU accession
  • [02] France supports Cyprus talks
  • [03] Clerides and Denktash wrap up fifth round of talks
  • [04] Cypriot rapporteur welcomes Iraqi invitation
  • [05] UN: time for evaluation, reflection and rest in talks
  • [06] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [07] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [08] New measures for foreign workers and students
  • [09] Government not optimistic on talks but does not rule anything out

  • [01] US Senate Committee supports Cyprus' EU accession

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    US Senate Committee supports Cyprus' EU accession

    by Demetris Apokis

    Washington, Aug 2 (CNA) -- The US Senate External Relations Committee has adopted a resolution that supports Cyprus' accession to the European Union.

    [02] France supports Cyprus talks

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    France supports Cyprus talks

    Nicosia, Aug 2 (CNA) -- France supports the ongoing talks, under UN auspices, to reach a just and viable solution of the Cyprus problem.

    The Deputy Spokesman of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs told an online press conference that the French government was aware of the UN Secretary General's invitation to Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash for a meeting in Paris on September 6.

    [03] Clerides and Denktash wrap up fifth round of talks

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    Clerides and Denktash wrap up fifth round of talks

    Nicosia, Aug 2 (CNA) - Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash wrapped up here today their fifth round of UN-led direct talks on the Cyprus problem. The peace talks will resume on August 27.

    [04] Cypriot rapporteur welcomes Iraqi invitation

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    Cypriot rapporteur welcomes Iraqi invitation

    Nicosia, Aug 2 (CNA) -- UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iraq, Cypriot Andreas Mavrommatis, has welcomed the decision of Iraq to invite the head of the UN inspectors to Baghdad for talks on technical matters.

    Mavrommatis told CNA that he is "following developments in Iraq on a daily basis, not because they are directly linked to the issue of human rights but because they have an indirect link".

    [05] UN: time for evaluation, reflection and rest in talks

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    UN: time for evaluation, reflection and rest in talks

    Nicosia, Aug 2 (CNA) -- The UN has said the Cyprus peace talks will begin a three-week break to give all concerned an opportunity to assess the situation, to reflect on it and to rest.

    A statement, issued here today by the UN Peace Keeping Force in Cyprus as UN-led direct talks between President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash wrapped up for a break, said "at the close of today's meeting between the Greek Cypriot leader and the Turkish Cypriot leader, it was agreed to begin a pause in the talks for evaluation, reflection and rest."

    "Talks will resume on August 27", the statement added.

    [06] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Aug 2 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 83,17 (-0,23) Traded Value CYP 453.211 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 268.352 348,56 (-0,40) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 190.580 95,63 (-0,23) Approved Investment Companies CYP 5.955 80,85 (-0,59) Insurance Companies CYP 562 22,49 ( 0,27) Manufacturing Companies CYP 37.343 59,01 ( 1,11) Tourism Companies CYP 28.163 89,18 (-0,31) Trading Companies CYP 9.652 18,38 (-1,24) Building and Cement Companies CYP 4.183 51,74 ( 1,13) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 5.094 3,02 (-0,66) Financial Services Companies CYP 5.255 11,72 (-1,51) Fish Culture Companies CYP 60 16,26 ( 3,90) Hotels CYP 37.134 46,60 ( 0,58) Other Companies CYP 70.365 77,64 (-1,55) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [07] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Aug 2 (CNA) - Today's weather and temperatures for Cyprus, according to the Meteorological Service at Larnaca International Airport are: Temperatures (degrees Celcius) --------------------------------------------------------------- Station Maximum Minimum Weather (At 1200 UTC) --------------------------------------------------------------- Nicosia 38 23 FINE Larnaca 34 26 FINE Limassol 34 25 FINE Paphos 31 23 FAIR

    [08] New measures for foreign workers and students

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    New measures for foreign workers and students

    Nicosia, Aug 2 (CNA) - An ad hoc ministerial committee has decided that foreign workers in Cyprus will be able to obtain a six-year residence and working permits and that the age limit for foreign students from non European Union countries will be lifted.

    [09] Government not optimistic on talks but does not rule anything out

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    Government not optimistic on talks, but does not rule anything out

    Nicosia, Aug 2 (CNA) -- Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou has said there is nothing to be optimistic about in the ongoing peace talks, but acknowledged that there is a chance for spectacular progress towards a settlement.


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