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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 03-03-31

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Molotov cocktail bomb thrown against US Embassy
  • [02] Weather forecast for Cyprus
  • [03] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [04] Cyprus offers assistance to Iraqi people
  • [05] US ambassador pleased with police response over Molotov incident
  • [06] Government studying measures for Turkish Cypriots
  • [07] Spokesman says peace talks to remain within UN framework
  • [08] Cypriot delegation participates in PACE session
  • [09] Spokesman says UN report ''balanced but lacking''
  • [10] Ombudswoman protests Turkish Cypriot registration
  • [11] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [12] Government condemns Molotov cocktail bomb incident
  • [13] Cyprus examining compensation issue from war on Iraq
  • [14] Hadjidemetriou accepts chief negotiator post
  • [15] Report says Turkish Cypriot journalists still harassed

  • [01] Molotov cocktail bomb thrown against US Embassy

    0820:CYPPRESS:01

    Molotov cocktail bomb thrown against US Embassy

    Nicosia, Mar 31 (CNA) -- One young man was arrested here Monday for allegedly throwing a Molotov cocktail bomb against the US Embassy in Nicosia.

    [02] Weather forecast for Cyprus

    1230:CYPPRESS:02

    Weather forecast for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Mar 31 (CNA) -- The Meteorological Office at Larnaca International Airport has issued the following weather forecast for Cyprus:

    Tuesday and Wednesday: 01/04/2003 to 02/04/2003

    Tuesday: Mainly fine with upper cloud. Light to moderate northeasterly to southeasterly wind. State of sea, slight, locally moderate.

    Maximum temperature: 20 over inland and coastal areas, 11 over Prodromos area.

    Minimum temperature: 8 inland, 10 over coastal areas, 2 over Prodromos area.

    Wednesday: Cloud will increase and light rain is expected to fall locally. Moderate easterly wind. State of sea, moderate, locally rough.

    Temperature will increase by 1 to 2 degrees.

    Outlook for Thursday and Friday: 03/04/2003 to 04/04/2003

    Mainly fine with patcy cloud. Increase in temperature.

    [03] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
    1330:CYPPRESS:03
    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Mar 31 (CNA) -- The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 81,17 (-2,19) Traded Value CYP 458.661 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 260.589 304,81 (-4,71) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 179.756 87,62 (-3,80) Approved Investment Companies CYP 19.173 73,14 (-0,85) Insurance Companies CYP 2.424 16,59 (-1,37) Manufacturing Companies CYP 15.103 57,32 (-1,27) Tourism Companies CYP 16.654 83,49 (-2,17) Trading Companies CYP 13.425 17,41 (-1,64) Building and Cement Companies CYP 325 73,29 ( 0,94) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 163 2,84 ( 0,00) Financial Services Companies CYP 28.339 14,97 (-2,22) Fish Culture Companies CYP 208 10,83 ( 3,04) Hotels CYP 30.473 42,05 (-0,78) Other Companies CYP 29.515 77,65 (-1,45) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [04] Cyprus offers assistance to Iraqi people

    1345:CYPPRESS:04

    Cyprus offers assistance to Iraqi people

    Nicosia, Mar 31 (CNA) -- Government Spokesman Kypros Chrisostomides announced today that the Cyprus government will donate medicine, food and clothing worth 25,000 Cyprus pounds for the people of Iraq (one pound trades at about 1.5 US dollars).

    [05] US ambassador pleased with police response over Molotov incident

    1350:CYPPRESS:05

    US ambassador pleased with police response over Molotov incident

    Nicosia, Mar 31 (CNA) -- US Ambassador to Cyprus Michael Klosson has expressed his satisfaction with the way the Cypriot police force handled the incident with the Molotov cocktail bomb this morning against the US Embassy in Nicosia.

    [06] Government studying measures for Turkish Cypriots

    1400:CYPPRESS:06

    Government studying measures for Turkish Cypriots

    Nicosia, Mar 31 (CNA) -- The Cyprus government would like to be in a position to announce measures in support of Turkish Cypriots prior to the signing of the Accession Treaty with the European Union in mid April, if possible, spokesman Kypros Chrisostomides said here today.

    [07] Spokesman says peace talks to remain within UN framework

    1535:CYPPRESS:07

    Spokesman says peace talks to remain within UN framework

    Nicosia, Mar 31 (CNA) - Government Spokesman Kypros Chrisostomides said today the government would insist on not letting the process to solve the Cyprus problem deviate from the UN chief's good offices mission.

    He was commenting on a suggestion by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for a conference on Cyprus to be attended by the three guarantor powers of Cyprus' independence (Turkey, Britain, Greece), the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot sides.

    [08] Cypriot delegation participates in PACE session

    1540:CYPPRESS:08

    Cypriot delegation participates in PACE session

    Nicosia, Mar 31 (CNA) - A Cypriot parliamentary delegation is currently in Strasbourg to participate in the works of the 2nd Part of the 2003 Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, starting today and ending on April 4th.

    [09] Spokesman says UN report ''balanced but lacking''

    1545:CYPPRESS:09

    Spokesman says UN report ''balanced but lacking''

    Nicosia, Mar 31 (CNA) - Government Spokesman Kypros Chrisostomides has described a report by the UN Secretary General to the 59th session of the Human Rights Commission in Geneva as ''balanced but lacking''.

    ''Unfortunately the report continues to be balanced but lacking, I would say, as it makes no reference to the continuous violations of human rights by Turkey since 1974, despite the fact that it mentions the Fourth Interstate Application against Turkey and the Loizidou case,'' the spokesman said.

    [10] Ombudswoman protests Turkish Cypriot registration

    1555:CYPPRESS:10

    Ombudswoman protests Turkish Cypriot registration

    Nicosia, Mar 31 (CNA) - The Republic's Ombudswoman Eliana Nicolaou filed written representations today to the European Institute of Ombudspersons based in Hinesburg, Austria, of which Cyprus is a member, regarding the registration of the illegal ''ombudsman'' of the regime in the Turkish occupied areas of Cyprus.

    [11] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
    1600:CYPPRESS:11
    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Mar 31 (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 7 FAIR Larnaca 20 8 FINE Limassol 20 9 FINE Paphos 19 8 FINE

    [12] Government condemns Molotov cocktail bomb incident

    1900:CYPPRESS:12

    Government condemns Molotov cocktail bomb incident

    Nicosia, Mar 31 (CNA) - The government of Cyprus ''condemns yesterday's attempt by a Cypriot to cause damage to the US embassy by using a bottle that contained a flammable liquid'', Government Spokesman Kypros Chrisostomides says in a written statement.

    [13] Cyprus examining compensation issue from war on Iraq

    1915:CYPPRESS:13

    Cyprus examining compensation issue from war on Iraq

    Nicosia, Mar 31 (CNA) - Government Spokesman Kypros Chrisostomides said today that the war on Iraq was a tragic development and should be ended as soon as possible, adding that although no compensation has been demanded yet, the issue was being examined and would be discussed on a ministerial level and at the House of Representatives.

    [14] Hadjidemetriou accepts chief negotiator post

    1935:CYPPRESS:14

    Hadjidemetriou accepts chief negotiator post

    Nicosia, Mar 31 (CNA) - Former Member of Parliament Takis Hadjidemetriou today accepted a proposal by President Tassos Papadopoulos to be appointed Head of Cyprus' Negotiating Team for Accession to the European Union.

    An official press release says that in view of the conclusion of Cyprus' negotiations on all chapters of the acquis communautaire, the duties of the chief negotiator will cover the monitoring and practical safeguarding of the implementation of the acquis in the context of the monitoring procedure as provided for by the Copenhagen European Council decision.

    [15] Report says Turkish Cypriot journalists still harassed

    1940:CYPPRESS:15

    Report says Turkish Cypriot journalists still harassed

    Nicosia, Mar 31 (CNA) - The US-based Committee to Protect Journalists has issued a worldwide survey, in which it notes that in the areas of Cyprus under Turkish occupation Turkish Cypriot journalists opposing the regime were ''harassed and intimidated''.


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