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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 03-02-03

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] British envoy on Cyprus visits Ankara for talks
  • [02] House President sends condolences to US
  • [03] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [04] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [05] Britain pledges to raise missing personsí issue with Turkey
  • [06] Peace talks focus on territory
  • [07] CTO receives Aire Libre award
  • [08] Hannay says determination, not optimism required for Cyprus
  • [09] UN says leaders should be left to quietly continue negotiations

  • [01] British envoy on Cyprus visits Ankara for talks

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    British envoy on Cyprus visits Ankara for talks

    Nicosia, Feb 3 (CNA) -- Britain's special representative for Cyprus, Lord David Hannay, is in Ankara for contacts with the Turkish government to press on with a UN demand for an agreement on a political settlement in Cyprus by the end of February.

    Nicosia-based British High Commission press spokesman Stuart Summers told CNA that Hannay will be meeting Turkish Under-secretary at the Foreign Ministry Ugur Ziyal, senior government officials and will sit at a working lunch with Turkish politicians.

    [02] House President sends condolences to US

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    House President sends condolences to US

    Nicosia, Feb 3 (CNA) -- Cyprus House President Demetris Christofias has expressed ''deep shock and distress'' over the untimely loss of the seven astronauts, killed when the space shuttle Columbia exploded in mid air just before landing in the US last Saturday.

    The message of condolences was sent to the President of the Senate and Vice President Dick Cheney and the President of the House of Representatives Dennis Harstert.

    ''On behalf of all the members of the House of Representatives and on my own behalf, I should like to express my deep shock and distress for the heavy toll of innocent lives perished on board the space shuttle Columbia,'' Christofias said.

    ''The unexpected loss of seven astronauts, who dedicated their lives to space exploration, has left the international community and more particularly the scientific world, in a state of profound sadness,'' he said.

    [03] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Feb 3 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 89,78 (-1,82) Traded Value CYP 440.523 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 247.383 349,00 (-1,66) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 204.899 100,23 (-2,95) Approved Investment Companies CYP 9.821 79,39 (-1,27) Insurance Companies CYP 11.287 19,28 (-1,83) Manufacturing Companies CYP 6.037 62,36 (-1,11) Tourism Companies CYP 12.353 99,70 (-0,16) Trading Companies CYP 8.475 18,85 (-0,26) Building and Cement Companies CYP 8.108 70,07 (-0,96) …nformation Technology Companies CYP 7.516 3,17 (-0,94) Financial Services Companies CYP 14.284 17,72 (-1,77) Fish Culture Companies CYP 929 13,56 ( 0,59) Hotels CYP 2.214 45,46 (-0,39) Other Companies CYP 57.526 83,51 (-0,83) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [04] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Feb 3 (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 16 8 CLOUDY Larnaca 19 11 CLOUDY Limassol 18 10 CLOUDY Paphos 17 10 CLOUDY

    [05] Britain pledges to raise missing personsí issue with Turkey

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    Britain pledges to raise missing persons issue with Turkey

    By Kyriacos Tsioupras

    London, Feb 3 (CNA) -- The British government has pledged to approach the Turkish government about the question of the people missing since the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus.

    [06] Peace talks focus on territory

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    Peace talks focus on territory

    Nicosia, Feb 3 (CNA) -- The thorny issue of territory was the focus of discussions between President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Dentkash at their meeting today, in the context of the UN-led peace negotiations.

    According to reliable sources, this was the first time the two sides started negotiations on territory.

    ''Discussions on territory began today, this is unprecedented, and talks on this issue will continue on Wednesday in greater depth,'' the same sources said.

    [07] CTO receives Aire Libre award

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    CTO receives Aire Libre award

    Nicosia, Feb 3 (CNA) - The Cyprus Pavilion at the Madrid International Tourism Fair FITUR 2003 was awarded first prize for the best active foreign tourism product by Spanish magazine ''Aire Libre''.

    [08] Hannay says determination, not optimism required for Cyprus

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    Hannay says determination, not optimism required for Cyprus

    Constantinople, Feb 3 (CNA) - Britain's Special Representative for Cyprus Lord David Hannay said what was needed for Cyprus right now was ''not optimism but determination''.

    He told NTV television in Turkey that it was up to ''the UN Secretary-General to submit another revised plan on Cyprus to the two sides''.

    [09] UN says leaders should be left to quietly continue negotiations

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    UN says leaders should be left to quietly continue negotiations

    by Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    United Nations, Feb 3 (CNA) - The UN Secretary General's Spokesman said the two sides in Cyprus still have until the end of the month to reach an agreement on the island's political problem and should be left to go about their business.


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