The Cyprus News Digest in collaboration with the Cyprus Mail
Cyprus News Digest August 7th 2014

Volunteering is to be introduced into Cypriot schools; we talk to Israeli activist Miko Peled about the situation in Gaza; Dave de Rose hold a drumming workshop in Cyprus. 

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:13am EDT

Cyprus News Digest July 31st 2014

A new film, The Faces of Phlamoudhi, chronicles the lives of villagers driven from their village in the 1974 Turkish invasion; the view from Jerusalem: the temporary Dean of St Paul's Cathedral talks about conflict resolution in Palestine; Cyprus Health Minister Philippos Patsalis (pictured) explains the workings of the new National Health scheme.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:15am EDT

Cyprus News Digest July 24th 2014

The Israeli Foreign Ministry says Hamas is to blame for the death of children in Gaza; Jewish Voice for Peace is rallying global support to end the occupation of Gaza; Cyprus' former Finance Minister discusses the Cyprus Central Bank's decision to place the Federal Bank of the Middle East under resolution.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:33am EDT

Cyprus News Digest July 17th 2014

Cyprus' Minister of Labour discusses the new Guaranteed Minimum Income law; Archaeologist Joan Breton Connelly challenges accepted wisdom on the Parthenon; citizens demand an end to illegal works on Cyprus' coastline.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:14am EDT

Cyprus News Digest July 10th 2014

Learn Greek in one weekend with Language Transfer; Italy assumes the EU Presidency; villages in Cyprus face water shortages this summer. 

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:20am EDT

Cyprus News Digest July 3rd 2014

The United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) has published  its conclusions on the Republic of Cyprus; the International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama kicks off in Paphos; Cyprus' Ladybug project reaches the finals of the Imagine Cup; The British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) revealed in a hilarious and frank expose by Peter McDonagh.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:07am EDT

Cyprus News Digest 26 June 2014

Shocking figures are released by the UNHCR on World Refugee Day; the head of Cyprus' asylum services says some asylum seekers cheat the authorities; after a damning World Bank report, the Minister of Education, Costas Kadis (pictured) says reforms can be implemented; and there's some good news for people who took legal action in UK after being mis-sold mortgages and property in Cyprus.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:30am EDT

Cyprus News Digest 19 June 2014

The head of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) talks about the agreement signed with Cyprus (pictured); we hear about an independent Cypriot film that premieres this week, and discuss the new law aimed at protecting children from sexual abuse. 

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

Cyprus News Digest 12 June 2014

Bridging the divide in Cyprus through dialogue; we talk to the chief of the RSPB's investigations unit; and hear about the Peace Dividend: a solution to the Cyprus problem could benefit the island to the tune of 20 billion euros, according to a report published last week co-authored by economist Fiona Mullen (pictured).

 

 

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 5:55pm EDT

Cyprus News Digest June 5th 2014

Anna Vissi supported Cyprus' first ever Gay Pride march which brought thousands out onto the streets; former British deputy Prime Minister John Prescott talks about climate change; and moves to ensure the conservation of Europe's fly-ways for migrating birds, hundreds of thousands of which are illegally trapped in Cyprus each year. 

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 9:50am EDT