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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 04-10-20

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Egypt assures of its constant support towards Cyprus
  • [02] Deputy UN SG calls for peace keeping help
  • [03] UNSC holds unofficial consultations on UNFICYP resolution
  • [04] Turkish Cypriot ''government'' resigns
  • [05] Commission: Cyprus meets two of the five criteria for ERM accession
  • [06] UNHCR report on refugees in Cyprus
  • [07] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [08] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [09] Cyprus President sends message to Egyptian counterpart
  • [10] House President returns ''very pleased'' from visit to Armenia
  • [11] EU Commission adopts convergence report
  • [12] Cyprus government: Talat's resignation domestic affair of T/Cy
  • [13] Cyprus government protests school textbooks destruction

  • [01] Egypt assures of its constant support towards Cyprus

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    Egypt assures of its constant support towards Cyprus

    Nicosia, Oct 20 (CNA) -- Egyptian officials have assured Cyprus' Foreign Minister George Iacovou of their country's constant support towards Cyprus.

    Iacovou had meetings yesterday in Cairo with Egypt's Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif and with his Egyptian counterpart Ahmet Abul Gheit, at the invitation of whom he is visiting Egypt.

    Iacovou and Gheit signed an Agreement between Cyprus and Egypt for the abolishment of visas for the holders of diplomatic, official and special passports.

    [02] Deputy UN SG calls for peace keeping help

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    Deputy UN SG calls for peacekeeping help

    by Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    New York, Oct 20 (CNA) -- Appealing to members of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) for help with United Nations peacekeeping operations, Deputy Secretary-General Louise Frechette stated here Tuesday that the world body desperately needs another 30,000 military and many more civilians to satisfy current demand.

    [03] UNSC holds unofficial consultations on UNFICYP resolution

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    UNSC holds unofficial consultations on UNFICYP resolution

    by Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    United Nations, Oct 20 (CNA) -- The UN Security Council has begun unofficial consultations for the adoption of a resolution on the renewal of the mandate of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), which expires December 31, 2004.

    [04] Turkish Cypriot ''government'' resigns

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    Turkish Cypriot ''government'' resigns

    Nicosia, Oct 20 (CNA) -- Self-styled prime minister in the Turkish-occupied northern part of Cyprus Mehmet Ali Talat, leader of the Republican Turkish Party, handed over this morning to Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash a letter for his ''government's'' resignation.

    [05] Commission: Cyprus meets two of the five criteria for ERM accession

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    Commission: Cyprus meets two of the five criteria for ERM accession

    by Nicos Bellos

    Brussels, Oct 20 (CNA) -- Cyprus meets two of the five criteria of accession to the EU economic and monetary union, according to the European Commissions staff working Paper-Convergence Report 2004: Technical annex which will be made public today.

    According to CNA information, the report notes that Cyprus, which joined the EU in May 2004, satisfies the criteria of inflation and long-term interest rates.

    [06] UNHCR report on refugees in Cyprus

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    UNHCR report on refugees in Cyprus

    Nicosia, Oct 20 (CNA) -- There are 400 registered refugees in Cyprus while thousands of others have sought asylum from the Cypriot authorities.

    A report entitled ''The situation of refugees in Cyprus from a refugee perspective'', issued by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Cyprus, was presented today during a press conference by the UNHCR representative here Betsy Greve.

    [07] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Oct 20 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: INDICES BASE VALUES: FTSEMed=5000, OTHERS=1000 TRADED VALUE 264.947,86 GSE GENERAL INDEX 71,73 -0,26 196.736,01 FTSE/CySE 20 320,39 -0,49 86.683,35 MAIN MARKET INDEX 957,96 -0,50 119.072,10 PARALLEL MARKET INDEX 985,94 1,22 9.533,80 INVESTMENT COMPANIES MARKET INDEX 1.005,99 0,20 75.080,90 MAIN AND PARALLEL MARKETS INDEX 959,05 -0,43 128.605,90 BANKS INDEX 956,46 -0,50 56.249,31 HOTELS INDEX 919,05 3,74 9.453,10 ALTERNATIVE MARKET INDEX 900,27 -0,27 57.740,17 FTSE Med (19/10/2004) 5.976,34 0,23 * The second column presents the percentage variation of the indices

    [08] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Oct 20 (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 32 16 FINE Larnaca 30 17 FINE Limassol 29 18 FINE Paphos 27 16 FINE

    [09] Cyprus President sends message to Egyptian counterpart

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    Cyprus President sends message to Egyptian counterpart

    Nicosia, Oct 20 (CNA) -- Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos has conveyed a message to his Egyptian counterpart Hosni Mubarak, whom he invited to visit Cyprus.

    [10] House President returns ''very pleased'' from visit to Armenia

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    House President returns ''very pleased'' from visit to Armenia

    Larnaca, Oct 20 (CNA) -- Cyprus House President Demetris Christofias said he is ''very pleased'' with the result of a visit to Armenia, and welcomed a memorandum signed in Yerevan with a view to further develop bilateral cooperation.

    [11] EU Commission adopts convergence report

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    EU Commission adopts convergence report

    by Nicos Bellos

    Brussels, Oct 20 (CNA) -- The European Commission adopted today a report on the convergence criteria of the ten new Union members and Sweden, relating to the members' readiness for euro membership.

    [12] Cyprus government: Talat's resignation domestic affair of T/Cy

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    Cyprus government: Talat's resignation domestic matter of T/Cy

    Nicosia, Oct 20 (CNA) -- The Cyprus government has described ''a domestic matter'' of the Turkish Cypriot community the resignation of Mehmet Ali Talat, self-styled prime minister in the northern Turkish-occupied areas.

    [13] Cyprus government protests school textbooks destruction

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    Cyprus government protests school textbooks destruction

    Nicosia, Oct 20 (CNA) -- The government of Cyprus has protested to the UN the tearing of a large number of pages from school textbooks, used by primary and secondary schools in northern Turkish occupied Cyprus.


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