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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 05-04-07

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Flags at half-mast in Cyprus on Pope's funeral
  • [02] Weather forecast for Cyprus
  • [03] European Greens to visit Cyprus
  • [04] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [05] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [06] Turkey responsible for human rights violations, Court confirms
  • [07] Mild quake shakes Limassol district
  • [08] Motion on Cyprus problem approved unanimously by EFJ
  • [09] UCJ expresses concern over US role in attacks on journalists in Iraq
  • [10] Cypriot President sends condolences for Prince Rainier
  • [11] Cyprus government rejects T/C allegations on Zodia crossing point

  • [01] Flags at half-mast in Cyprus on Pope's funeral

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    Flags at half-mast in Cyprus on Pope's funeral

    Nicosia, Apr 7 (CNA) -- Flags at government buildings will fly at half-mast on Friday, the day of the funeral of Pope John Paul II, it was officially announced here today.

    President Tassos Papadopoulos will represent Cyprus at the funeral. He leaves tonight for Athens from where tomorrow morning he will travel to Rome together with Hellenic Republic President Karolos Papoulia.

    The Orthodox Church of Cyprus will be represented to the funeral by the acting primate of the Holy Synod, Paphos Bishop Chrysostomos, and Bishops Triminthountos Vasilios and Kykkou Nikiforos.

    [02] Weather forecast for Cyprus

    1310:CYPPRESS:03

    Weather forecast for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Apr 7 (CNA) -- The Meteorological Office at Larnaca International Airport has issued the following weather forecast for Cyprus:

    Friday and Saturday: 08/04/2005 to 09/04/2005

    Polonged clear periods with some high cloud. Winds mainly from northeast fresh and state of sea moderate. Temperatures ranging from 10 to 23 inland and from 11 to 22 on the coast.

    Outlook for Sunday and Monday: 10/04/2005 to 11/04/2005

    Fine with light to fresh northwesterly winds. Temperature rising.

    Sea temperature: 18C

    [03] European Greens to visit Cyprus

    1310:CYPPRESS:04

    European Greens to visit Cyprus

    Nicosia, Apr 7 (CNA) -- A delegation of the Green Group in the European Parliament, headed by Chairman of the EU - Turkey Parliamentary Committee Joost Lagendijk, arrives this evening in Cyprus, at an invitation of the Cyprus Ecologists and Environmentalist Movement.

    Tomorrow, the delegation will be received by House of Representatives President Demetris Christofias and is due to meet with EU Commission Representative to Cyprus Andrian van der Meer.

    On Saturday, the delegation will cross into the Turkish-occupied northern part of Cyprus to have meetings with Turkish Cypriot politicians Mehmet Ali Talat, Serdar Denktash, Dervis Eroglou and president of the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce Ali Erel.

    [04] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
    1430:CYPPRESS:05
    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Apr 7 (CNA) -- The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: INDICES BASE VALUES: FTSEMed=5000, OTHERS=1000 TRADED VALUE 234.857,06 GSE GENERAL INDEX 84,94 0,63 216.513,31 FTSE/CySE 20 398,80 0,90 135.597,52 MAIN MARKET INDEX 1.194,55 0,87 132.595,77 PARALLEL MARKET INDEX 1.057,15 2,09 31.498,12 INVESTMENT COMPANIES MARKET INDEX 1.017,57 0,53 12.787,36 MAIN AND PARALLEL MARKETS INDEX 1.189,22 0,91 164.093,89 BANKS INDEX 1.213,04 0,99 87.820,94 HOTELS INDEX 1.022,89 0,00 565,50 ALTERNATIVE MARKET INDEX 1.024,99 0,58 56.488,02 FTSE Med (06/04/2005) 7.446,28 0,40 * The second column presents the percentage variation of the indices as compared to the last meeting.

    [05] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Apr 7 (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 24 6 CLOUDY Larnaca 24 9 CLOUDY Limassol 23 11 FINE Paphos 22 9 FAIR ---------------------------------------------------------------

    [06] Turkey responsible for human rights violations, Court confirms

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    Turkey responsible for human rights violations, Court confirms

    Nicosia, Apr 7 (CNA) -- Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides has described as ''very important'' a European Court of Human Rights decision to declare admissible a case against Turkey, relating to Greek Cypriot property claims in Turkish occupied Cyprus.

    Chrysostomides said that the decision reaffirmed that Turkey is considered responsible for human rights violations in the occupied areas and that a ''compensation commission'', set up in the occupied north to deal with Greek Cypriot property claims, is not an effective domestic remedy that has to be exhausted before any applications are filed to the Strasbourg Court.

    [07] Mild quake shakes Limassol district

    2115:CYPPRESS:08

    Mild quake shakes Limassol district

    Nicosia, Apr 7 (CNA) An earthquake, measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale was felt in the south-west district of Limassol Thursday afternoon. No injuries or damage have been reported.

    [08] Motion on Cyprus problem approved unanimously by EFJ

    2130:CYPPRESS:09

    Motion on Cyprus problem approved unanimously by EFJ

    Nicosia, Mar 7 (CNA) A motion proposed by the Union of Cyprus Journalists (UCJ) about the situation in Cyprus was approved unanimously by the Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), held in Bilbao on April 3-4, 2005.

    According to a press release by the UCJ the motion approved, expresses profound concern over the continuous obstacles, imposed by the Turkish Cypriot administration and the Turkish army, for free access of journalists to all information sources in the Turkish occupied north of Cyprus.

    [09] UCJ expresses concern over US role in attacks on journalists in Iraq

    2140:CYPPRESS:10

    UCJ expresses concern over US role in attacks on journalists in Iraq

    Nicosia, Apr 7 (CNA)-- Union of Cyprus Journalists (UCJ) President Andreas Kannaouros expressed concern over the role of the United States over the killing of journalists and media staff in Iraq.

    Kannaouros' concern was expressed in a letter to US Ambassador to Cyprus Michael Klosson on the occasion of the second anniversary of the attack by United States forces on Baghdads Palestine Hotel, which led to the deaths of two journalists, while during a US attack on the Al-Jazeera offices in Baghdad the same day another reporter was killed.

    [10] Cypriot President sends condolences for Prince Rainier

    2145:CYPPRESS:12

    Cypriot President sends condolences for Prince Rainier

    Nicosia, Mar 7 (CNA) Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos has sent a message of condolences to Prince Albert II of Monaco, on the death of his father Prince Rainier III.

    «On behalf of the Cyprus people, the government and myself, I express to you and to the Grimaldi family, my most sincere condolences on the death of Prince Rainier III , who marked the life and the history of the principality of Monaco'', the President notes in his message.

    CNA/KN/EC/2005 ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

    [11] Cyprus government rejects T/C allegations on Zodia crossing point

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    Cyprus government rejects T/C allegations on Zodia crossing point

    Nicosia, Mar 7 (CNA) The Cyprus government has strongly rejected allegations by the so called prime minister of the Turkish occupied north as regards the opening of a crossing point at Zodia, following the route of the old Nicosia-Morphou road.


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