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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 02-05-08

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From: The Cyprus News Agency at <http://www.cyna.org.cy>


CONTENTS

  • [01] Cyprus calls for political dialogue on Middle East
  • [02] UN Secretary General to visit Cyprus
  • [03] Israeli official to visit Cyprus
  • [04] Christodoulou sets priorities in new duties
  • [05] Spokesman:Turkish Cypriot proposal not in line with UN resolutions
  • [06] EU members must share costs of combating illegal immigration
  • [07] Christofias says there are ways to bend Turkish intransigence
  • [08] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [09] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [10] Annan to encourage leaders to achieve something by June
  • [11] Cyprus condemns attack against Israeli city

  • [01] Cyprus calls for political dialogue on Middle East

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    Cyprus calls for political dialogue on Middle East

    United Nations, May 8 (CNA) -- Cyprus believes that political negotiations are needed to help resolve the Middle East conflict and called on Israel and the Palestinians to find the necessary political courage to achieve peace.

    In his address to the General Assembly Tenth Emergency special session, on the situation in the Middle East, the Republic's charge d'affaires George Kasoulides, expressed full support for the efforts of the Quartet (UN, EU, Russia and US) to end the violence and stressed the need to find a solution based on Security Council resolutions 242 and 338.

    [02] UN Secretary General to visit Cyprus

    1410:CYPPRESS:02

    UN Secretary General to visit Cyprus

    Nicosia, May 8 (CNA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan will arrive in Cyprus on 14 May for a three-day visit.

    CNA has learned that Annan will hold separate meetings on 15 May with Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash.

    Later on he will hold a joint meeting with the leaders of the two communities on the island and have dinner with them at the residence of Deputy Special Representative in Cyprus Sbigniew Wlosowisz.

    [03] Israeli official to visit Cyprus

    1500:CYPPRESS:03

    Israeli official to visit Cyprus

    [04] Christodoulou sets priorities in new duties

    1505:CYPPRESS:04

    Christodoulou sets priorities in new duties

    Nicosia, May 8 (CNA) - The new Central Bank of Cyprus Governor, Christodoulos Christodoulou said he would give special emphasis to maintaining monetary stability, meeting the deadlines for harmonisation with the acquis communautaire, and the continuing effort for the smooth operation and development of the banking system.

    Christodoulou assumed office during a special ceremony today from his predecessor Afxentis Afxentiou who has retired. Present were the Bank's board of directors and staff.

    [05] Spokesman:Turkish Cypriot proposal not in line with UN resolutions

    1505:CYPPRESS:05

    Spokesman:Turkish Cypriot proposal not in line with UN resolutions

    Nicosia, May 8 (CNA) -- A Turkish Cypriot proposal on a prospective solution of the Cyprus question, submitted at the ongoing UN peace talks, is not based on UN resolutions, Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou has said.

    He also said that the Turkish Cypriot approach in this proposal is not at all in line with constitutions of countries it quotes, including Canada and the US.

    [06] EU members must share costs of combating illegal immigration

    1515:CYPPRESS:06

    EU members must share costs of combating illegal immigration

    Nicosia, May 8 (CNA) -- Italian Minister of Communities Policy and Integration Rocco Buttiglione has said Italy and Cyprus should demand from other EU partners "to support one part of the costs" the two countries take in order to combat illegal immigration.

    Buttiglione, who wrapped up today his two-day official visit to Cyprus, said after meeting Cyprus House President Demetris Christofias that many of the illegal immigrants stranded on the Italian coast want to go to other European countries such as Germany, France and Denmark, adding that "we control this immigration not only for ourselves but also for the other countries."

    [07] Christofias says there are ways to bend Turkish intransigence

    1540:CYPPRESS:07

    Christofias says there are ways to bend Turkish intransigence

    Nicosia, May 8 (CNA) -- Cyprus House of Representatives President Demetris Christofias said here today that there were many ways the UN and the international community could bend Turkish intransigence on Cyprus.

    Replying to a question on the paper submitted by Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash at the UN-led direct talks between Denktash and Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides, Christofias said this paper had nothing to do with a creative position or a contribution to the talks.

    [08] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, May 8 (CNA) - Today's weather and temperatures for Cyprus, according to the Meteorological Service at Larnaca International Airport are: Temperatures (degrees Celcius) --------------------------------------------------------------- Station Maximum Minimum Weather (At 1200 UTC) --------------------------------------------------------------- Nicosia 29 13 CLOUDY Larnaca 23 17 CLOUDY Limassol 23 16 CLOUDY Paphos 23 14 CLOUDY

    [09] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
    1615:CYPPRESS:09
    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, May 8 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 104,55 ( 3,17) Traded Value CYP 2.177.477 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 1.165.173 438,76 ( 2,10) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 576.770 121,31 ( 1,07) Approved Investment Companies CYP 100.593 94,05 ( 3,68) Insurance Companies CYP 9.973 33,19 ( 3,72) Manufacturing Companies CYP 36.381 56,82 ( 5,40) Tourism Companies CYP 80.590 79,23 ( 4,90) Trading Companies CYP 81.114 24,48 ( 2,68) Building and Cement Companies CYP 15.423 52,55 ( 2,62) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 84.999 5,06 ( 6,30) Financial Services Companies CYP 226.035 19,38 ( 5,90) Fish Culture Companies CYP 0 17,66 ( 2,61) Hotels CYP 341.077 63,13 ( 7,29) Other Companies CYP 433.718 107,05 ( 3,58) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [10] Annan to encourage leaders to achieve something by June

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    Annan to encourage leaders to achieve something by June

    Nicosia, May 8 (CNA) - The UN Secretary General's Special Adviser on Cyprus, Alvaro de Soto, said here today that during his forthcoming visit to the island, UN chief Kofi Annan would like to encourage the leaders of the two communities to continue their talks so that they come up with something tangible by the end of June.

    [11] Cyprus condemns attack against Israeli city

    1720:CYPPRESS:11

    Cyprus condemns attack against Israeli city

    Nicosia, May 8 (CNA) - The Cyprus government has condemned the attack in the city of Rishon Letzion in Israel, "which resulted in the death and injury of many innocent people", and stressed that the cycle of violence against civilians must stop immediately.


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