MOSCOW/NICOSIA Russia's finance ministry said on Monday it would scrap an agreement with Cyprus aimed at avoiding double taxation after talks to modify the deal failed, a decision that surprised Cyprus, which said talks were still under way.
NICOSIA, July 30 Cyprus appealed to Russia on
Thursday to help defuse tensions with Turkey over natural gas
exploration in the eastern Mediterranean, a long-simmering row
over jurisdiction in the energy-rich area.
ATHENS Greece accused Turkey on Tuesday of attempting to encroach on its continental shelf in a serious escalation of tensions between the two NATO allies at odds over a range of issues.
LARNACA, Cyprus Cyprus reopened its airports on Tuesday after almost three months of lockdown, hoping its record in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and a pledge of free medical treatment for any COVID-19 cases will lure tourists back to its beaches.
NICOSIA Deniz Birinci had just hours to stuff her and her baby daughter's belongings into suitcases and bin bags on March 16 before the two sides on the divided island of Cyprus imposed lockdowns to halt the spread of the new coronavirus.
LESBOS/ATHENS "Go away, go," a smartly dressed Greek woman in sunglasses and a black leather jacket shouted in English at about 40 migrants in a dinghy bobbing near the small harbour. A headscarfed woman in the boat waved her forefinger, a baby on board wailed.
- von Lefteris Papadimas und Alkis Konstantinidis und Michele Kambas
ATHENS Greece will tighten border controls to prevent the spread of coronavirus, focussing on island routes used by migrants to enter the country, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday.
ATHENS Greece will tighten its border controls to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday, adding that it would pay particular attention to a key migrant route.
ATHENS A legal technicality has led Cyprus to temporarily halt a process to strip citizenship from 26 individuals who benefitted from a secretive passports-for-investment scheme, lawmakers said on Monday.