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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 02-09-11

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Maltese President concludes state visit
  • [02] Cyprus discussed among US Congressmen
  • [03] EU Commissioner: late but not too late for a solution
  • [04] Cyprus remembers 11 September 2001
  • [05] Peace talks resume
  • [06] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [07] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [08] Interior Minister to take part in CoE Migration Conference
  • [09] Commerce Minister sees US company reps on natural gas
  • [10] Third season of TAESP concluded
  • [11] Negotiator with EU assures farmers of government backing
  • [12] Cyprus' Ambassador to South Korea presents credentials
  • [13] Cyprus remains committed to fight against international terrorism
  • [14] House President sends message to Cheney and Hastert
  • [15] Kasoulides says Cyprus talks at last stage of window of opportunity
  • [16] Cyprus' Ambassador to US sends message over attacks

  • [01] Maltese President concludes state visit

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    Maltese President concludes state visit

    Larnaca, Sep 11 (CNA) -- The President of Malta Guido de Marco left Cyprus today after a three-day state visit here, during which he signed cooperation agreements on investment and merchant shipping.

    Finance Minister Takis Klerides, who is acting Foreign Minister, bid farewell to de Marco. A guard of honour presented arms to the Maltese President as he approached the Cyprus Airways aircraft, walking on a red carpet to board the plane.

    [02] Cyprus discussed among US Congressmen

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    Cyprus discussed among US Congressmen

    by Demetris Apokis

    Washington, Sep 11 (CNA) -- The latest UN efforts to resolve the Cyprus question were the focus at a working dinner last night, attended by Greek Foreign Minister George Papandreou and US Congressmen.

    Papandreou told the Congressmen that it is very important to solve the Cyprus question prior to the country's accession to the European Union, pledging his full support in this effort.

    [03] EU Commissioner: late but not too late for a solution

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    EU Commissioner: late but not too late for a solution

    by Nicos Bellos

    Brussels, Sep 11 (CNA) -- There is still time to find a negotiated settlement in Cyprus, European Commissioner for enlargement Gunter Verheugen has said, calling on Turkey to undertake initiatives after its November general elections and contribute to the resolution of the problem.

    Verheugen said that last minute elements of an agreement in Cyprus can be incorporated in the accession treaty, stressing that the country as an EU member must speak with one voice and have such structures that would allow the decision taking process to work smoothly.

    [04] Cyprus remembers 11 September 2001

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    Cyprus remembers 11 September 2001

    Nicosia, Sep 11 (CNA) -- Local media, printed and electronic, political parties and organisations are marking today's first anniversary of the tragic events exactly one year ago with special programmes and announcements condemning the terrorist attacks against the US and stressing the need for the prevalence of peace.

    The US embassy here is open and working as normal.

    A police spokesman told CNA that heightened security measures have been taken around the US embassy compound to meet any eventuality.

    "We have taken all those measures we consider necessary to fulfill our duty," the spokesman said.

    [05] Peace talks resume

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    Peace talks resume

    Nicosia, Sep 11 (CNA) -- Peace talks between the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot sides resumed here today, in the wake of last week's meetings in Paris between the UN Secretary General and the leaders of the two communities on the island.

    President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash met for about an hour, in the presence of their respective advisers and with Kofi Annan's special adviser on Cyprus Alvaro de Soto keeping a watchful eye on what is said and done at the negotiating table.

    [06] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Sep 11 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 85,58 (-1,31) Traded Value CYP 402.280 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 269.044 343,82 (-2,12) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 199.723 95,12 (-2,40) Approved Investment Companies CYP 16.839 80,85 (-0,55) Insurance Companies CYP 4.651 20,76 (-0,53) Manufacturing Companies CYP 11.287 61,25 (-0,76) Tourism Companies CYP 36.586 106,14 (-0,32) Trading Companies CYP 4.343 18,71 (-1,42) Building and Cement Companies CYP 21.436 56,64 (-0,81) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 1.037 3,61 (-0,82) Financial Services Companies CYP 20.919 12,62 ( 0,80) Fish Culture Companies CYP 52 15,15 (-1,75) Hotels CYP 14.507 48,22 ( 0,08) Other Companies CYP 51.827 82,49 (-0,75) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [07] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Sep 11 (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 34 21 THUNDERSTORM WITH HAIL Larnaca 32 22 FAIR Limassol 32 22 FINE Paphos 29 20 FINE

    [08] Interior Minister to take part in CoE Migration Conference

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    Interior Minister to take part in CoE Migration Conference

    Nicosia, Sep 11 (CNA) - Interior Minister Andreas Panagiotou will be travelling to Helsinki to take part in the Council of Europe (CoE) ministerial meeting on migration, to be held September 16 and 17.

    [09] Commerce Minister sees US company reps on natural gas

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    Commerce Minister sees US company reps on natural gas

    Nicosia, Sep 11 (CNA) - A final proposal on how to transport natural gas to Cyprus will be submitted to the Council of Ministers in October, following an extensive study of the three alternatives the American company NEXANT has proposed, Commerce, Industry and Tourism Minister, Nicos Rolandis said here today.

    [10] Third season of TAESP concluded

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    Third season of TAESP concluded

    Nicosia, Sep 11 (CNA) The third season of the Troodos Archaeological and Environmental Survey Project (TAESP), was completed with the studying of the relationship between people and their environment from the Neolithic to the Modern period.

    The 160 square km survey covered an area from Skouriotisa and Kaliana in the west to Potami and Xyliatos in the east, on the northern slopes of the Troodos Mountains, a TAESP statement said.

    [11] Negotiator with EU assures farmers of government backing

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    Negotiator with EU assures farmers of government backing

    Nicosia, Sep 11 (CNA) - Head of Cyprus' Negotiating Team for accession to the European Union, George Vassiliou, has assured Cypriot farmers that the government's support towards certain agricultural products would remain the same after accession.

    [12] Cyprus' Ambassador to South Korea presents credentials

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    Cyprus' Ambassador to South Korea presents credentials

    Nicosia, Sep 11 (CNA) - Cyprus' High Commissioner to Australia, Sotos Liasides, presented his credentials to South Korean President, Kim Dae-Jung.

    After the official ceremony, they exchanged views on bilateral issues, while Liasides informed the South Korean President on the latest developments on the Cyprus problem and the island's European Union accession course.

    [13] Cyprus remains committed to fight against international terrorism

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    Cyprus remains committed to fight against international terrorism

    Nicosia, Sep 11 (CNA) - Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides has repeated the government's commitment that it shall continue to participate in the struggle against international terrorism, while US Ambassador to Cyprus Michael Klosson said Cyprus has served as a valuable partner in the international struggle against terrorism.

    Addressing the September 11 Remembrance Ceremony at the US Embassy in Nicosia, Clerides said September 11 "has awakened the conscience of human brings as a whole, who have come to see more clearly the need for a world-wide campaign against international terrorism".

    [14] House President sends message to Cheney and Hastert

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    House President sends message to Cheney and Hastert

    Nicosia, Sep 11 (CNA) - From the moment of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, against the United States, Cyprus has continued to "strongly condemn this barbaric act and is taking part in all efforts to fight terrorism", President of the House of Representatives Demetris Christofias says.

    [15] Kasoulides says Cyprus talks at last stage of window of opportunity

    2025:CYPPRESS:15

    Kasoulides says Cyprus talks at last stage of window of opportunity

    by Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    New York, Sep 11 (CNA) - Cypriot Minister of Foreign Affairs Ioannis Kasoulides has said procedures to solve the Cyprus problem are at the last stage of the window of opportunity, following the meeting of President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash last week in Paris with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who called on the two sides to tackle the matters raised with a sense of urgency.

    Kasoulides, who attended a memorial service in New York for the September 11 victims of the terrorist attacks, said he felt it was a duty to represent the Cypriot government "on this ill-fated day for the entire humanity".

    [16] Cyprus' Ambassador to US sends message over attacks

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    Cyprus' Ambassador to US sends message over attacks

    Nicosia, Sep 11 (CNA) - Cyprus continues to cooperate in efforts to eliminate the very phenomenon of terrorism in all its forms and wherever it occurs, Cyprus' Ambassador to the US Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis says.


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