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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 03-09-12

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] House President expresses dismay over Anna Lindh's murder
  • [02] Cyprus condemns suicide attacks in Israel
  • [03] Cypriot minister attends EU Justice and Home Affairs Council
  • [04] Cyprus foreign trade statistics January-May 2003
  • [05] ISSF World Championships start in Nicosia
  • [06] Cyprus to acquire State Cultural Hall
  • [07] President receives credentials of new Venezuelan Ambassador
  • [08] Papadopoulos receives credentials of Uruguay’s new ambassador
  • [09] Cyprus recognises Arafat as the elected leader, Foreign Minister says
  • [10] Papadopoulos telephones Peerson over Lindh's death
  • [11] Interior Minister to attend CEMAT meeting
  • [12] Finance Minister to attend Informal ECOFIN meeting
  • [13] Involvement in illegal elections problematic, says minister
  • [14] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [15] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [16] House President to pay Teheran official visit

  • [01] House President expresses dismay over Anna Lindh's murder

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    House President expresses dismay over Anna Lindh's murder

    [02] Cyprus condemns suicide attacks in Israel

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    Cyprus condemns suicide attacks in Israel

    Nicosia, Sep 12 (CNA) -- Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs has strongly condemned the suicide attacks that took place September 9 in Israel.

    ''The government and the people of Cyprus would like to express their profound grief and extend their condolences to the families of the victims of these heinous terrorist attacks and to the government of Israel,'' the Ministry said in a press release.

    [03] Cypriot minister attends EU Justice and Home Affairs Council

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    Cypriot minister attends EU Justice and Home Affairs Council

    [04] Cyprus foreign trade statistics January-May 2003

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    Cyprus foreign trade statistics January-May 2003

    Nicosia, Sep 12 (CNA) -- Cyprus total imports were 935,9 million Cyprus pounds for the period Januyary-May 2003 as compared with 1,061,7 million pounds in January - May 2002. (One Cyprus pound = 1.9 US dollars)

    [05] ISSF World Championships start in Nicosia

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    ISSF World Championships start in Nicosia

    Nicosia, Sep 12 (CNA) -- The 2003 International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championships get underway today at Nicosia Olympic Shooting Centre with the participation of some 900 athletes and escorts from 72 countries, including Turkey.

    [06] Cyprus to acquire State Cultural Hall

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    Cyprus to acquire State Cultural Hall

    Nicosia, Sep 12 (CNA) -- The Cyprus government has announced the construction of a State Cultural Hall, which will cost 30 million Cyprus pounds (almost 60 m. US dollars) and will be ready in five years time.

    [07] President receives credentials of new Venezuelan Ambassador

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    President receives credentials of new Venezuelan Ambassador

    Nicosia, Sep 12 (CNA) -- Venezuelas new Ambassador to Cyprus, Efrain Silva Mendez, has expressed his countrys wish that an equitable solution is found to the Cyprus problem.

    [08] Papadopoulos receives credentials of Uruguay’s new ambassador

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    Papadopoulos receives credentials of Uruguays new ambassador

    Nicosia, Sep 12 (CNA) -- Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos pledged the governments ''firm and immutable aim to celebrate on May 1st 2004 the official accession of a re-united Cyprus to the European Union.

    He was speaking while receiving the credentials of Uruguays new Ambassador to Cyprus, Mario Alberto Voss Rubio who said that that although Cyprus is enduring political difficulties, it contrasts the pleasure of being a member of a potential unsuspected society such as the European Union.

    [09] Cyprus recognises Arafat as the elected leader, Foreign Minister says

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    Cyprus recognises Arafat as the elected leader, Foreign Minister says

    Nicosia, Sep 12 (CNA) -- Foreign Minister Giorgos Iakovou has said that Cyprus and Europe recognise Yasser Arafat as the elected leader of the Palestinian people.

    [10] Papadopoulos telephones Peerson over Lindh's death

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    Papadopoulos telephones Peerson over Lindh's death

    [11] Interior Minister to attend CEMAT meeting

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    Interior Minister to attend CEMAT meeting

    [12] Finance Minister to attend Informal ECOFIN meeting

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    Finance Minister to attend Informal ECOFIN meeting

    Nicosia, Sep 12 (CNA) -- Cyprus Finance Minister Markos Kyprianou left today for Stresa, Italy, to attend the Informal ECOFIN meeting of Ministers of Economy and Finance and the Governors of Central Banks between 12-13 September.

    The meeting aims at exchanging ideas and proposals on the main economic and financial issues concerning the Union. It will be presided over by Italian Minister for Economy and Finance Giulio Tremonti. Italy is the current EU President.

    It will be the first time that new member countries of the Union will be participating in a meeting of ministers and governors.

    Among the topics to be discussed are the trends in the economic situation and the preparation of the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund.

    CNA EC/GP/2003 ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

    [13] Involvement in illegal elections problematic, says minister

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    Involvement in illegal elections problematic, says minister

    Nicosia, Sep 12 (CNA) -- Cyprus Foreign Minister Giorgos Iakovou has warned against any involvement in December's illegal elections in Turkish occupied Cyprus, saying that any such move would boost the current status quo there which the UN has branded ''legally invalid.''

    ''These so-called parliamentary elections are illegal since thousands of Turkish settlers, brought to occupied Cyprus by Ankara, are participating,'' the minister told CNA, invited to comment on the possibility of having independent observers monitor the poll.

    ''Any observer mission to monitor these elections could offer support to the status quo of (Turkish Cypriot leader) Rauf Denktash,'' the minister added.

    [14] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Sep 12 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 87,74 (-0,42) Traded Value CYP 754.267 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 290.820 352,10 (-0,85) FTSE Med 100 5.582,53 (-0,02) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 123.324 101,09 (-0,66) Approved Investment Companies CYP 28.290 75,66 (-0,58) Insurance Companies CYP 4.851 15,27 ( 0,86) Manufacturing Companies CYP 23.187 57,18 (-0,57) Tourism Companies CYP 5.723 81,59 (-1,04) Trading Companies CYP 15.835 20,62 ( 0,00) Building and Cement Companies CYP 65.223 76,17 ( 0,90) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 13.168 3,39 (-0,88) Financial Services Companies CYP 60.016 13,35 (-0,96) Fish Culture Companies CYP 1.147 12,32 ( 1,73) Hotels CYP 25.017 42,52 (-0,72) Other Companies CYP 101.853 81,80 (-0,02) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [15] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Sep 12 (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 31 22 FINE Larnaca 31 22 FINE Limassol 30 24 FINE Paphos 28 24 FAIR

    [16] House President to pay Teheran official visit

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    House President to pay Teheran official visit

    Nicosia, Sep 12 (CNA) -- President of the House of Representatives Demetris Christofias and four deputies, depart Sunday for Teheran on an official visit, at the invitation of Mehdi Karroubi, Speaker of the Islamic Consultive Assembly.


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