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Unraveling the Mushroom Theory in Cyprus

Marina Theodotou | Posted 04.25.2012 | World
Marina Theodotou

It seems that the various local politicians are holding self-built compasses wrought with personal dogmas, unreliable and rusty and they are guiding the emotionally charged masses to nowhere... perhaps a bit like the emotionally and strategically blind leading the blind?

Eurozone Unemployment Hit Record High Last Year

AP | PAN PYLAS | Posted 04.01.2012 | Business

LONDON — Unemployment across the 17 countries that use the euro ended 2011 at a record high, official figures showed Tuesday, a day after EU lea...

Russia Ships Arms to Syria in Violation of Arms Embargoes

Louis Belanger | Posted 03.24.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

It is deeply regrettable that two countries would seek to arm the government of Syria while it is virtually waging war on its own people, sending tanks and troops into cities to kill innocent civilians. However, this is something we see time and again.

France To Pursue Budget Reforms Following Downgrade

AP | By ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business

PARIS -- France's prime minister said Saturday his country will push ahead with cost-cutting measures after its top-tier debt rating was downgraded, a...

Russian Ship Carrying Syria-Bound Weapons Stopped In Cyprus

AP | MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS | Posted 03.12.2012 | World

NICOSIA, Cyprus — A Russian ship that made an unscheduled stop in Cyprus while carrying tons of arms to Syria was technically violating an EU em...

Cyprus at a Dead End

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 02.08.2012 | World
Yavuz Baydar

The issue of Cyprus is nothing other than a tool to keep Turkey out of the EU. Christofias is afraid but clever: He plays it gladly, by creating a new balance between the EU and (his old ally) Russia.

Revealing Aphrodite: The Journey #2

Stavros Papageorghiou | Posted 02.04.2012 | Home
Stavros Papageorghiou

In 1991 and 1992, a team of six topographers was called in to verify the alignment of the sanctuary of Apollo Hylates with the position of the sun at midday on the summer solstice.

Revealing Aphrodite: The Journey

Stavros Papageorghiou | Posted 01.28.2012 | Home
Stavros Papageorghiou

Everything happens for a reason. My acquaintance with Cypriot artist, lover of antiquity and researcher Goris Gregoriades opened before me a whole new world.

Cyprus President Defends Offshore Gas Rig

AP | By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS | Posted 11.21.2011 | World

NICOSIA, Cyprus -- Cyprus' president visited a gas drilling rig off his country on Monday and defended its right to conduct such exploration, despite ...

Zorba - Less Dancing, More Work

Eric Margolis | Posted 01.08.2012 | World
Eric Margolis

Why should 330 million Europeans face a financial and likely political meltdown for the sake of 11 million profligate Greeks? They should not.

Despite Fallout With Turkey, Israel Forms Strategic Alliance With Greece and Cyprus

Sigurd Neubauer | Posted 11.30.2011 | World
Sigurd Neubauer

Improved relations with Athens and Nicosia should be considered a victory for Netanyahu, but it's unclear whether an alliance with Cyprus and the Balkan states can substitute for Israel's former partnership with Turkey.

Turkish Ship Begins Cyprus Oil, Gas Exploration

AP | By SELCAN HACAOGLU and MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS | Posted 11.27.2011 | World

ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey is using its navy and air force to escort a ship conducting oil and gas exploration off Cyprus, an official said Tuesday, in ...

Exploratory Gas Drilling To Begin In Cyprus

AP | By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS | Posted 11.13.2011 | Green

NICOSIA, Cyprus -- U.S. firm Noble Energy will soon begin exploratory drilling to confirm oil and gas deposits beneath the sea bed off Cyprus' souther...

Neighborhood Bulling in Turkey -- Cyprus Conflict

Haggai Carmon | Posted 11.09.2011 | World
Haggai Carmon

Turkish EU Minister Egemen Bağış has threatened that if the Republic of Cyprus enters claimed Turkish terrestrial waters during their oil exploration efforts in the Mediterranean, Turkey will not hesitate to deploy war ships.

Massive Blast At Cypriot Naval Kills 12

AP | MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS | Posted 09.10.2011 | World

MARI, Cyprus — Dozens of containers of gunpowder seized years ago from an Iranian cargo ship exploded on Cyprus' main naval base Monday in a mas...

Wyoming House Acts As Business Haven For 2,000 Companies

Posted 08.28.2011 | Business

CHEYENNE, ATLANTA (Kelly Carr and Brian Grow) - The secretive business havens of Cyprus and the Cayman Islands face a potent rival: Cheyenne, Wyom...

Men Found Guilty In Theft Of Former President's Corpse

AP | By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS | Posted 06.04.2011 | World

NICOSIA, Cyprus -- A jailed Cypriot murderer ordered his brother to dig up the corpse of the island's former president and hide it so he could negotia...

Astoria Characters: The Sewing-Machine Savior

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Eleven. That's the number that forever altered Sakis Karagiannakis' life. That's how old he was when his father died, paving the way for his becoming the prime provider for his mother and two sisters.

Turkish Cypriots Voice is Heard Loudly, Even if Turkey Wants to Close its Ears

Thanos Dimadis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thanos Dimadis

In one of his recent statements, the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, referring to the Cyprus problem, once again insisted on denying real...

Cyprus: Tales of Aphrodite

Bob Schulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Legends say this is the spot where the Greek goddess came to freshen up after running around with her many boyfriends. The waters are believed to have magical properties.

On Human Rights Day, Remember Cyprus

Kathryn Cameron Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathryn Cameron Porter

As we honor Human Rights Day, it is important to remember that the best solution for Cyprus is to restore and safeguard the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all Cypriots.

Danny Ayalon Needs to Thank Palestinians Too [UPDATED]

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

Disasters are often opportunities for good will and human empathy to get some momentum and move those in conflict in a healthier direction.

Cyprus Should Be Reunited as One Country

Thomas J. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thomas J. Miller

The path that is forged for a Cyprus solution will have twists and turns indicative of any negotiation process. However, at the end of that winding path one thing is clear--Cyprus should be one country.

Jewish aid ship sails for Gaza

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Vessel manned by activists attempting to breach Israel's blockade of coastal strip set sails from northern Cyprus. ...

US Embassy Denies Reports It's Holding Alleged Russian Spy

AP | MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NICOSIA, Cyprus — After eluding a dragnet extending from airports to yacht marinas, the suspected paymaster for a Russian spy ring nabbed in Ame...