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

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] APOEL qualify for Champions League third round
  • [02] Airbus hits light pylon at Paphos Airport, no injuries
  • [03] Weather forecast for Cyprus
  • [04] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [05] Turkish Cypriot party leader calls for increased UN role
  • [06] Turkish Cypriot journalists jailed for &quotdefamation"
  • [07] Aircraft departs after repairs to wing
  • [08] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [09] Bank dispute over - Banks to open tomorrow
  • [10] Journalists' Union appeals for release of Turkish Cypriots
  • [11] Sides to banking dispute satisfied with end to differences
  • [12] Britain: Cyprus doing extremely well towards accession

  • [01] APOEL qualify for Champions League third round

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    APOEL qualify for Champions League third round

    Nicosia, Aug 8 (CNA) -- Cyprus football champions APOEL of Nicosia have qualified for the Champions League third qualifying round after beating here last night Maribor of Slovenia 4-2.

    Maribor won the first leg at home 2-1 but APOEL won the tie 5-4 on aggregate.

    [02] Airbus hits light pylon at Paphos Airport, no injuries

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    Airbus hits light pylon at Paphos Airport, no injuries

    Nicosia, Aug 8 (CNA) -- An Airbus330 of the British airline "My Travel" with 358 passengers on board hit last nigth a light pylon during the parking procedure at Paphos International Airport.

    None of the passengers or the crew suffered any injuries but damages at the right wing of the aircraft have been reported.

    [03] Weather forecast for Cyprus

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    Weather forecast for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Aug 8 (CNA) -- The Meteorological Office at Larnaca International Airport has issued the following weather forecast for Cyprus:

    Friday and Saturday: 09/8/2002 to 10/08/2002 --------------------

    The weather on Friday morning will be fine. During afternoon cloud will develop inland and showers are expected over the mountains.

    Sea breeze will be moderate to fresh 4 to 5 and locally strong 6bf over the windword areas during afternoon. The sea will persist moderate but it will become locally up to rough during afternoon.

    The maximum temperature inland will reach 36 degrees while over the southern coastal areas is expected to reach 34 degrees and over the western coastal areas 30. The maximum temperature over the highest peaks of Troodos range will be around 28 degrees Celsius.

    During night the weather will become fine but local mist is expected to form during dawn. The wind will be westerly gentle to moderate 3 locally 4 bf and the sea will be slight to moderate. The minimum temperature inland and over the coastal areas will be around 22 degrees while over the highest peaks of Troodos range will be 20 degrees.

    On Saturday, the weather will be fine with some patchy cloud inland during afternoon. Sea breezes will be moderate to strong 4 to 5 and the state of sea will be generally moderate. The maximum temperature will range from 28 over the highest peaks of Troodos range to 32 over the western coastal areas to 34 over the southern coastal areas and to 37 degrees inland.

    Outlook for Sunday and Monday: 11/8/2002 to 12/8/2002

    On Sunday, the weather will be fine and the temperature is expected to note a rise. Further significant rise is expected on Monday, while the weather will persist fine.

    [04] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Aug 8 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 84,66 ( 1,17) Traded Value CYP 775.766 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 241.929 351,58 ( 1,08) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 143.095 96,76 ( 0,57) Approved Investment Companies CYP 25.121 81,85 ( 1,78) Insurance Companies CYP 3.467 23,77 ( 1,58) Manufacturing Companies CYP 24.847 59,83 ( 0,71) Tourism Companies CYP 5.311 97,42 ( 2,06) Trading Companies CYP 17.814 18,48 ( 0,87) Building and Cement Companies CYP 5.742 51,36 ( 0,53) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 12.419 3,19 ( 3,24) Financial Services Companies CYP 13.245 12,25 ( 2,00) Fish Culture Companies CYP 106 15,70 ( 2,68) Hotels CYP 92.552 47,80 ( 2,22) Other Companies CYP 46.845 79,50 ( 2,19) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [05] Turkish Cypriot party leader calls for increased UN role

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    Turkish Cypriot party leader calls for increased UN role

    Nicosia, Aug 8 (CNA) -- A Turkish Cypriot party leader has urged the UN to play a more active role in the peace effort they are leading with a view at facilitating a comprehensive settlement prior to a decision by the European Union in December on Cyprus' accession.

    [06] Turkish Cypriot journalists jailed for &quotdefamation"

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    Turkish Cypriot journalists jailed for "defamation"

    Nicosia, Aug 8 (CNA) -- An illegal court, in the Turkish-occupied part of Cyprus, today passed a six-month "jail" sentence against the editor in chief of the main opposition daily and one of his reporters for purportedly defamatory articles against Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash.

    The so-called court said the two defendants will have to pay five billion Turkish pounds (about 30,000 US dollars) if they "commit the same offence afresh."

    About 400 "libel" cases are pending before illegal courts in the Turkish-occupied northern part of Cyprus against Levent and other Turkish Cypriot journalists.

    On Wednesday, the illegal court found Levent and Ener "guilty" of "libel" against Denktash, his bogus state, the occupation army and "motherland" Turkey, in an article Ener wrote, entitled "Who is the number one traitor?"

    The article appeared on 29 July 1999, in the Turkish Cypriot daily "Avrupa" which came under attack by the Denktash regime in occupied Cyprus.

    [07] Aircraft departs after repairs to wing

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    Aircraft departs after repairs to wing

    Nicosia, Aug 8 (CNA) -- An Airbus A330, of the British company "My Travel", left for Britain early afternoon, after its ring wing was repaired, following last night's accident.

    [08] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Aug 8 (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 22 FINE Larnaca 33 23 FINE Limassol 34 24 FINE Paphos 32 22 FINE

    [09] Bank dispute over - Banks to open tomorrow

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    Bank dispute over - Banks to open tomorrow

    Nicosia, Aug 8 (CNA) -- Commercial banks will open tomorrow following the end of a week-long dispute between the Bankers Employers' Association and the bank employees trade union ETYK.

    Mediation by the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance left both sides to the dispute satisfied, after it said that one had violated an existing agreement and the other the code of industrial relations.

    [10] Journalists' Union appeals for release of Turkish Cypriots

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    Journalists' Union appeals for release of Turkish Cypriots

    Nicosia, Aug 8 (CNA) -- The Union of Cyprus Journalists has appealed to the UN, the European Union and other international organizations to act decisively to secure the release of two Turkish Cypriot journalists, serving a six-month "jail sentence" in Turkish occupied Cyprus for libel.

    "We condemn and protest very strongly the escalation of fascist measures the illegal Turkish Cypriot regime in occupied Cyprus is applying to strangle every voice of opposition to Turkey's occupation," a Union statement said.

    [11] Sides to banking dispute satisfied with end to differences

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    Sides to banking dispute satisfied with end to differences

    Nicosia, Aug 8 (CNA) -- The two sides to a dispute that has disrupted the banking sector in the past several days have said they are pleased with the mediation of the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance, which put an end to a problematic week in the banking sector.

    [12] Britain: Cyprus doing extremely well towards accession

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    British minister: Cyprus doing extremely well towards accession

    London, Aug 8 (CNA) British Minister for Europe Peter Hain stated today that Cyprus is doing incredibly well in its accession negotiations with the European Union.

    Hain was speaking to CNA after opening a photo exhibition entitled "Images of a New Europe", at the Mall Galleries, presenting new images of all 13 candidate countries.


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