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Joe Biden And Greek Leader Discuss Economy And Ukraine

AP | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has discussed Greece's economic future and the situation in Ukraine with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Sam...

Time Traveling in Cyprus for Less Than $2

Katie Belle | Posted 04.02.2014 | Travel
Katie Belle

Who needs a time machine when you've got $2 in your pocket? Not us, that's for sure. My little girl is learning about the Romans at school, so during our summer holiday in Paphos I'd promised her we could go back to the 2nd century AD (well, sort of...)

Forty Years Later, Cyprus Ghost Town May Become Model City

AP | MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

DERYNEIA, Cyprus (AP) — Time virtually stopped in 1974 for the Mediterranean tourist playground of Varosha. When Turkey invaded Cyprus in the wake o...

Cyprus Broadcasts 'Wrong President' New Year's Message

Agence France Presse | | Posted 03.04.2014 | World

Cyprus's state broadcaster apologised on Thursday for transmitting the wrong presidential New Year message on December 31 and said an investigation ha...

Astoria Characters: The Family Who Lives Above the Store

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.02.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The glass door to Astoria Carpet stands wide open in welcome. Eleanor Kazas is watching the people pass by, but she won't be doing this for long. Today, and every day, she has a lot of orders to tend to.

Peace Signs Created Including Nuclear Stainless Core Metal From Decommissioned Nuclear Missiles

Lin Evola | Posted 12.21.2013 | Arts
Lin Evola

Artist: Lin Evola Managing Principal, Rêverie Arts Gallery: Derek Cabaniss Photo credit: Reagan D. Pufall ""1962 No. 2" | 30" x 22" | wat...

First Ever Direct Flight From Turkey to Cyprus, in My Lifetime

Alparslan Akkuş | Posted 11.30.2013 | World
Alparslan Akkuş

Turkey and Greece and Cypriots have to make a decision and either continue their nonsense political dissidence or immediately start the negotiations to give way to a united Cyprus.

Knock, Knock, Knocking on the Union's Door, for Half a Century

Alparslan Akkuş | Posted 11.24.2013 | World
Alparslan Akkuş

While Turkey was knocking on the European Union's door for half a century, the world and so the EU has changed dramatically.

Another Nation Protests Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Law

AP | Posted 09.03.2013 | Gay Voices

NICOSIA, Cyprus -- About a dozen gay rights supporters carried placards and chanted slogans outside the Russian Embassy in Cyprus' capital to protest ...

In Cyprus Merging Sea and Sky

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 09.15.2013 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

It is said that when Aphrodite stepped from the sea foam onto the shore at Pafos, the locals welcomed her with open arms. When you visit Cyprus and are greeted with kopiste! (come join us), I think you'll feel just as the goddess did....most welcome.

Medieval Feces, Seriously

Tony Phillips | Posted 08.26.2013 | Weird News
Tony Phillips

Cyprus, as you might know, is a country strangled by debt, struggling beneath the heel of the austere European boot. Cyprus can't pay its trash collectors, but someone has the funds to send researchers there to dig up the contents of a 12th Century latrine.

Crusaders' Poop Puts Medieval Life In Unflattering Light

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 06.19.2013 | Science

Intestinal parasites have been found lurking in ancient poop in the toilet of a medieval castle in western Cyprus, scientists report. The findings p...

Is Russia Pivoting to Turkey?

Shai Franklin | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
Shai Franklin

Recent developments and atmospherics may presage closer cooperation between Russia and Turkey, and probably with some intent.

The Islamic Menace of Turkey

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 08.13.2013 | World
Evaggelos Vallianatos

The current protests in Turkey may have a beneficial effect in diminishing the Islamic fervor of the Turkish government. But judging Turkey just on its recent history, the expectations for a more civilized Turkey may be premature.

The Money King Is Ruling: Long Live That Forgotten King of Solitude

Efterpie Araouzou | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
Efterpie Araouzou

Probably the island that suffered the most conquests in the history of the world, Cyprus has been once more attacked by another mighty ruler: The King of Money.

Turkey: Opportunities and Risks Ahead

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 07.09.2013 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Washington on May 16 comes at a pivotal time when the Middle East is riddled with extraordinary conflicts that have the potential of exploding into a regional war.

Unlucky Number 13: Is Slovenia Next in Line for a Bailout?

Luka Orešković | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business
Luka Orešković

While some hope of a miracle occurring in the coming months remains, so does the question of whether the new Slovenian government is willing to invest enough political capital to push through the necessary reforms before the capital markets decide to lock Slovenia out once again.

Economic Crisis Sets Back Hopes For Peace In Cyprus

AP | MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS | Posted 04.27.2013 | World

NICOSIA, Cyprus -- When the barriers carving Cyprus in half were finally breached 10 years ago this week, Turkish Cypriot Fethi Akinci forged what som...

Has Gold Lost Its Luster?

Michael Farr | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business
Michael Farr

The drop in gold is puzzling considering gold's status as a safe-haven asset. Some attribute the drop in gold to the fact Cyprus may have to sell its gold reserves. But last Monday's drop was just a continuation of a long slide in the price of gold over the past several months.

One Piece Of Economic News You Really Must Hear

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.14.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Yet for all the humbug and melancholy, the ratings agency Standard & Poor's has some unexpected good news in its new report. Contrary to what your Twitter feed may suggest, a number of nations are making notable progress in reforming fiscal and economic policies to account for population aging.

Cyprus President To Ask EU For More Help

AP | MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS | Posted 04.13.2013 | Business

NICOSIA, Cyprus -- Cyprus' president said Friday he will ask the European Union to provide more help for the crisis-hit country, which has to pay for ...

Cyprus Rescue: From Bad to Worse

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 06.12.2013 | World
Mohamed A. El-Erian

We are now watching the second botching of a Cyprus rescue in less than a month. The implications cannot be good for Cyprus... and for Europe as a whole.

Cyprus Bailout To Hit $30 Billion

AP | JUERGEN BAETZ | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business

BRUSSELS — The cost of bailing out Cyprus has swollen to 23 billion euros ($30 billion), with the crisis-hit country having to take on the lion'...

The New York Times Thinks Bleeding Cyprus Is 'Strong Medicine'

William K. Black | Posted 06.09.2013 | Business
William K. Black

Has the New York Times ever had Krugman spend two hours educating its financial reporters about austerity and the euro's design defects? That would be one of the best investments it could ever make in raising the quality of its reportage on these issues.

'Everybody Here Stands To Lose A Lot Of Money, The Money You Worked For Your Whole Life'

AP | By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS | Posted 06.09.2013 | Business

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — When Costas Kalapodas was diagnosed with brain cancer two years ago and given months to live, he saw one sure place to put hi...