The Cyprus News Digest in collaboration with the Cyprus Mail (news and politics)

An online petition is launched to urge the government to get a move on introducing the National Health Service; the Pharos International Chamber Music Festival (pictured) starts tonight; Cyprus' last queen, Caterina Cornaro, is travelling to New York.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:50pm EST

Parliament is looking at ways to regulate funeral donations to charity; the Robotex exhibition aims to galvanise Cypriot creativity; the Cyprus Rugby Federation plans to introduce academies for women.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:10am EST

Cyprus' Foreign Minister (pictured) discusses the Council of Europe and the island's record on Human Rights; the EBRD launches a programme in the West Bank and Gaza; economic growth slows; the LGBTI community celebrates Gay Pride.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:23am EST

The President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (pictured with Cyprus' Finance Minister) hands 50,000 euros to Peaceplayers Cyprus; Finance Minister Haris Georgiades on the significance of the EBRD holding its annual meeting on the island; a 54-year-old man reckons he can replicate the 24-hour fitness marathon he achieved 22 years ago; the EU Commission prepares to celebrate Europe Day 

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:58pm EST

Can lights on fishermen's nets prevent the death of Cyprus' endangered turtles? Nicosia Municipality's Multicultural Centre extends its activities to include even more, especially vulnerable, citizens; you can now "adopt a bird" to help fund work to save our feathered friends.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:43pm EST

The EU still has issues with Russia over Ukraine; See Why you should discover Cyprus' hidden gems with a new NGO; the dos and don'ts about rescuing baby birds; and after 5 years, the Cyprus Motor Show returns.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 11:52am EST

The slaughter of songbirds continues unabated in Cyprus; we delve into the work of the welfare services; two notorious women writers feature in a theatrical world premiere in Nicosia this weekend

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 1:15pm EST

The EU Foreign Policy chief condemns Israeli settlements the West Bank; Cyprus can improve its waste management; Cypriot MEPs discuss Brexit, energy security and illegal bird trapping.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:23am EST

Cypriot citizens are mobilising to move back to the fenced area of Famagusta and, as Europe celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, we hear about the role of the European Commission.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:05am EST

We discuss gender identity and hear about an event to mark the Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV); new rules are being rolled out for recipients of the Guaranteed Minimum Income (GMI) which may see some of them lose their benefits if they decline to take up training offered in the government and semi-government sectors.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 5:00pm EST