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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 14-01-13

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


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  • [01] The Italian navy rescued 236 immigrants on board a small vessel
  • [02] Greek Cypriot side expects no Security Council intervention,

    sources said

  • [03] An estimated 50,000 Ukrainians protested in the heart of Kiev
  • [04] DEFA approves documents for natural gas supply tender

  • [01] The Italian navy rescued 236 immigrants on board a small vessel

    The Italian navy rescued 236 immigrants on board a small vessel, which was in distress in the Mediterranean.

    [02] Greek Cypriot side expects no Security Council intervention, sources said

    The Greek Cypriot side does not expect, nor has any information on a possible intervention by the Security Council, during the discussion to renew UNFICYP mandate at the end of the month, in case of a stalemate concerning an agreement over a joint declaration by the two sides in Cyprus.

    A reliable source told CNA that the Security Council is expected to approve the renewal of the UNFICYP mandate - the peace-keeping force stationed in Cyprus since 1964 - on January 29, and expects «nothing concrete» in relation to a request by the UN Secretary-General to the Security Council to intervene, in case no agreement is reached within next week concerning a joint declaration, as information published in the local Press say.

    Cyprus was divided in 1974 when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. Previous UN - led efforts to reunify the island under a federal roof have failed.

    [03] An estimated 50,000 Ukrainians protested in the heart of Kiev

    An estimated 50,000 pro-Western Ukrainians massed on Sunday in the heart of Kiev amid swelling anger over the beating of prominent former minister turned opposition leader Yuriy Lutsenko.

    [04] DEFA approves documents for natural gas supply tender

    The Board of Directors of the Natural Gas Public Company (DEFA) approved the tender documents inviting for the expression of interest in the supply of natural gas, to be used for electricity production.

    According to an announcement issued yesterday, the tender invites proposals for natural gas supply for a period for up to ten years, beginning on January 1, 2016, to be delivered to the Vassilikos power station, in the south-eastern coast of Cyprus.

    The tender Documents were prepared on the basis of guidelines received from the Cabinet and in consultation with the Cyprus Energy Regulation Authority, the Energy Service of the Energy Ministry and other competent authorities.


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