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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 05-03-07

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Justice Minister: US human rights report on Cyprus ''unacceptable''
  • [02] Finance Minister to discuss revised convergence programme with EU
  • [03] Weather forecast for Cyprus
  • [04] Athens and Nicosia working to defend Cyprus' interests
  • [05] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [06] EU Troika shocked by police violence in Istanbul
  • [07] Spokesman critical of Talat's positions
  • [08] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [09] Government notes US views on money laundering effort in Cyprus
  • [10] Cyprus & Greece to set up joint committee on shipping issues

  • [01] Justice Minister: US human rights report on Cyprus ''unacceptable''

    1045:CYPPRESS:01

    Justice Minister: US human rights report on Cyprus ''unacceptable''

    Nicosia, Mar 7 (CNA) -- Cyprus' Justice and Public Order Minister Doros Theodorou has described as ''unacceptable'' a US report on human rights in Cyprus, pointing out that it is the outcome of prejudice and a misinterpretation of facts in order to expose the Republic of Cyprus.

    [02] Finance Minister to discuss revised convergence programme with EU

    1120:CYPPRESS:02

    Finance Minister to discuss revised convergence programme with EU

    Larnaca, Mar 7 (CNA) -- Cyprus' Finance Minister Makis Keravnos, who flew to Brussels today for a meeting of European Union finance ministers (ECOFIN), believes that they will finalise their approach towards the revised convergence programme the Republic of Cyprus has put forward.

    [03] Weather forecast for Cyprus

    1300:CYPPRESS:03

    Weather forecast for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Mar 7 (CNA) -- The Meteorological Office at Larnaca International Airport has issued the following weather forecast for Cyprus:

    Tuesday and Wednesday: 08/03/2005 to 09/03/2005 ---------------------------------------- Tuesday: Weather: Cloud will increase at times and local rain is expected. Wind: Southwest, gentle to moderate wind, 3 to 4BF during morning becoming moderate to fresh, 4 to 5 Bf after midday to the exposed areas. Sea State: Slight soon moderate. Temperature: Min/Max 9 to 19 C inland, 10 to 19 over the coastal areas, 5 to 12 over Prodromos area.

    Wednesday: No significant change. Small decrease in temperature.

    Outlook for Thursday and Friday: 10/03/2005 to 11/03/2005 ------------------------------- Thursday: Mainly cloudy weather with local showers at times. Risk of isolated thunderstorm in the afternoon. Snowfall over the mountains and over some areas with lower altitude.

    Friday: Uncertain weather with local showers, snow over the mountains and over areas with lower altitute. Risk of isolated thunderstorms. Weather will improve gradually during day.

    [04] Athens and Nicosia working to defend Cyprus' interests

    1400:CYPPRESS:04

    Athens and Nicosia working to defend Cyprus' interests

    Nicosia, Mar 7 (CNA) -- The governments of Greece and Cyprus are in constant communication and are working together, both within and outside the EU, to defend the interests of the Republic of Cyprus and the people of the island, House of Representatives President Demetris Christofias said today, after a meeting with Greek Minister of Education and Religion Marietta Yiannakou.

    Christofias said the governments of Greece and Cyprus ''are making joint efforts to create the preconditions for a constructive and fruitful dialogue, in the context of the UN, on the basis of the Annan plan, so as to bring about the necessary changes to the plan that would express the wishes and expectations of both communities, especially the Greek Cypriots, after the referenda, to have a viable and functional solution of the Cyprus problem.''

    [05] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
    1420:CYPPRESS:05
    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Mar 7 (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 1.384.443,29 GSE GENERAL INDEX 88,14 -0,08 1.340.718,47 FTSE/CySE 20 416,21 0,49 1.044.076,53 MAIN MARKET INDEX 1.245,32 0,50 1.043.329,55 PARALLEL MARKET INDEX 1.099,25 -1,25 28.125,51 INVESTMENT COMPANIES MARKET INDEX 1.088,24 -1,84 37.004,88 MAIN AND PARALLEL MARKETS INDEX 1.239,67 0,45 1.071.455,06 BANKS INDEX 1.274,09 0,68 766.623,28 HOTELS INDEX 1.102,89 -0,81 19.284,47 ALTERNATIVE MARKET INDEX 1.072,27 -0,20 251.202,88 FTSE Med (4/3/2005) 7.587,53 0,61 * The second column presents the percentage variation of the indices

    [06] EU Troika shocked by police violence in Istanbul

    1425:CYPPRESS:06

    EU Troika shocked by police violence in Istanbul

    Brussels, Mar 7 (CNA) -- The EU Troika has expressed concern over ''disproportionate force'' used against women and young people demonstrating in Istanbul in connection with International Women's Day.

    In a joint statement they issued ahead of a Ministerial Meeting between the EU Troika and Turkey in Ankara today, EU representatives, President of the EU Council Jean Asselborn, Commissioner for Enlargement Olli Rehn, and British Minister for Europe Denis MacShane ask the Turkish authorities ''to carry out an investigation into this event to prevent similar incidents in the future''.

    [07] Spokesman critical of Talat's positions

    1430:CYPPRESS:07

    Spokesman critical of Talat's positions

    Nicosia, Mar 7 (CNA) -- Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides said here today that positions outlined by the self-styled prime minister in Turkish-occupied Cyprus reveal his real intentions and his objective to obtain political gains.

    The spokesman expressed hope that what Mehmet Ali Talat had said in his interview with the Greek paper ''O Kosmos tou Ependiti'' would be reversed and that it does not reflect fully the wishes of the Turkish Cypriots, something, he pointed out, the future will tell.

    [08] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    1545:CYPPRESS:08 Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Mar 7 (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 20 9 FAIR Larnaca 20 11 FINE Limassol 20 11 FAIR Paphos 19 11 FAIR

    [09] Government notes US views on money laundering effort in Cyprus

    1620:CYPPRESS:08

    Government notes US views on money laundering effort in Cyprus

    Nicosia, Mar 7 (CNA) -- Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides has noted US evaluation of efforts by the Cypriot government to combat money laundering, saying Nicosia responds to its international obligations on this matter.

    [10] Cyprus & Greece to set up joint committee on shipping issues

    1800:CYPPRESS:09

    Cyprus & Greece to set up joint committee on shipping issues

    Nicosia, Mar 7 (CNA) -- Cyprus and Greece have decided to set up a joint committee on shipping issues and on their interstate cooperation in this field.


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