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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 03-03-17

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] MPs table motion condemning Denktash over collapse of Cyprus talks
  • [02] Weather forecast for Cyprus
  • [03] Bicommunal blood donation for TC girl ends successfully
  • [04] UN helicopters arrive at Larnaca
  • [05] British Bases in Cyprus support deployment of Coalition forces
  • [06] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [07] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [08] Cyprus not in the high-risk zone, says Kazamias
  • [09] Cyprus committed to contribute to further trade liberalisation
  • [10] Christofias: Success of renewed Cyprus effort depends on UN's stance
  • [11] Cyprus briefs foreign diplomats on peace talks deadlock
  • [12] EBRD issues statement on fake cheque

  • [01] MPs table motion condemning Denktash over collapse of Cyprus talks

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    MPs table motion condemning Denktash over collapse of Cyprus talks

    by Kyriacos Tsioupras

    London, Mar 17 (CNA) -- Five British MPs have tabled a motion in the House of Commons condemning Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash for refusing to proceed to a referendum on the UN Secretary-Generals plan for a Cyprus settlement.

    [02] Weather forecast for Cyprus

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    Weather forecast for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Mar 17 (CNA) -- The Meteorological Office at Larnaca International Airport has issued the following weather forecast for Cyprus:

    Tuesday and Wednesday: 18/3/2003 - 19/3/2003

    On Tuesday, the weather will be rather cloudy with rain and local thunderstorms. The winds will be strong to very strong southwesterly. The sea will be very rough and locally high. Temperatures will range from 6 to 15 inland and from 9 to 17 on the coast.

    On Wednesday, the weather will be partly cloudy with local rain. Winds will be fresh westerly and temperature will remain much unchanged.

    Outlook for Thursday and Friday: 20/3/2003 - 21/3/2003

    The weather on Thursday and Friday will be mostly fine with occasional cloud. Temperature will drop slightly.

    [03] Bicommunal blood donation for TC girl ends successfully

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    Bicommunal blood donation for TC girl ends successfully

    Nicosia, Mar 17 (CNA) -- More than 13 thousand blood samples were collected in a bicommunal effort which lasted 11 days to find a bone marrow match for a five-year-old Turkish Cypriot girl.

    Spokesman for the Bicommunal Rapprochement groups, Marios Ioannides, told CNA today that the ''Karaiskakion Foundation'', the Cyprus Bone Marrow Registry, was working intensely for the necessary tests of the blood samples collected from a total of 13,460 donors, from both sides of the divide.

    [04] UN helicopters arrive at Larnaca

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    UN helicopters arrive at Larnaca

    Larnaca, Mar 17 (CNA) -- Five UN helicopters used by the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) in Iraq arrived at noon today at Larnaca International Airport.

    The helicopters came from Damascus, where they had flown from Iraq.

    [05] British Bases in Cyprus support deployment of Coalition forces

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    British Bases in Cyprus support deployment of Coalition forces

    Nicosia, Mar 17 (CNA) -- Operations to support the deployment of Coalition forces in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Gulf region are continuing apace at RAF Akrotiri, in southern Cyprus, a press release issued by the British Bases in Cyprus reads.

    [06] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Mar 17 (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 20 6 CLOUDY Larnaca 20 8 CLOUDY Limassol 21 10 CLOUDY Paphos 18 9 CLOUDY

    [07] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Mar 17 (CNA) -- The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 80,32 (-1,63) Traded Value CYP 632.733 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 288.168 296,28 (-2,48) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 235.580 85,17 (-2,27) Approved Investment Companies CYP 49.010 72,12 (-1,12) Insurance Companies CYP 125.842 16,49 (-1,90) Manufacturing Companies CYP 9.989 57,94 (-0,43) Tourism Companies CYP 4.246 87,35 (-1,34) Trading Companies CYP 11.899 17,73 (-0,89) Building and Cement Companies CYP 11.038 71,77 (-0,95) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 5.602 2,76 (-3,16) Financial Services Companies CYP 13.576 15,12 (-1,82) Fish Culture Companies CYP 6 11,47 ( 2,69) Hotels CYP 11.625 42,63 (-1,14) Other Companies CYP 53.080 77,45 (-1,64) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [08] Cyprus not in the high-risk zone, says Kazamias

    1640:CYPPRESS:08

    Cyprus not in the high-risk zone says Kazamias

    Nicosia, Mar 17 (CNA) Cyprus does not fall in the high risk zone where the war against Iraq will take place, said here Monday Communications and Works Minister, Kikis Kazamias, noting that the message that should be addressed to all directions is that Cyprus is considered a safe haven by many.

    Kazamias statements came as Foreign Minister George Iacovou discussed with US Ambassador to Cyprus, Michael Klosson the issue of the crowded Nicosia FIR by US warplanes.

    The meeting, although scheduled, examined many issues, among them the large presence of US warplanes in the Nicosia Flight Information Region due to the air carriers in the eastern Mediterranean, amid preparations for a US forces strike against Iraq.

    [09] Cyprus committed to contribute to further trade liberalisation

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    Cyprus committed to contribute to further trade liberalisation

    Nicosia, Mar 17 (CNA) --- Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Yiorgos Lillikas expressed here today Cyprus' commitment, to contribute to the EU vision of further trade liberalisation based on a fairer international system for the benefit not only of the EU but also for the benefit of the union's trading partners.

    [10] Christofias: Success of renewed Cyprus effort depends on UN's stance

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    Christofias: Success of renewed Cyprus effort depends on UN's stance

    Nicosia, Mar 17 (CNA) -- Cyprus House of Representatives President Demetris Christofias has stressed that a successful UN renewed effort to resolve the Cyprus issue depends on the decisive stance on behalf of the UN towards the side that is responsible for the continuation of the deadlock in the Cyprus issue.

    [11] Cyprus briefs foreign diplomats on peace talks deadlock

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    Cyprus briefs foreign diplomats on peace talks deadlock

    Nicosia, Mar 17 (CNA) -- Cyprus Foreign Minister Georgios Iacovou has briefed all ambassadors of the UN Security Council member-states accredited to Cyprus, on the failure of the UN efforts in The Hague earlier this month to resolve the Cyprus issue because of the Turkish side's negative stance.

    An official press release issued here today said Iacovou called upon the ambassadors' countries to blame through the Security Council Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash and Turkey for the collapse of the Cyprus talks.

    The Cypriot minister also met with the ambassadors of the EU member- states in Nicosia.

    Moreover, Cyprus' Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Sotos Zackheos met with his counterparts of the UN Security Council member-states, to brief them on Cyprus' positions, stressing that the responsibility for the deadlock lies exclusively to the Turkish side and the blame should be allocated accordingly.

    [12] EBRD issues statement on fake cheque

    1955:CYPPRESS:12

    EBRD issues statement on fake cheque

    Nicosia, Mar 17 (CNA) -- The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has denied allegations in the Turkish-occupied part of Cyprus that it had issued a cheque to Ali Erel, President of the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce.


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