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Michele Kambas

With healthcare in focus, Cyprus reopens for visitors

Jun 09 2020

LARNACA, Cyprus Cyprus reopened its airports on Tuesday after almost three months of lockdown, hoping its record in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and a pledge of free medical treatment for any COVID-19 cases will lure tourists back to its beaches.

As coronavirus lockdown eases, Cypriots still in limbo

May 06 2020

NICOSIA Deniz Birinci had just hours to stuff her and her baby daughter's belongings into suitcases and bin bags on March 16 before the two sides on the divided island of Cyprus imposed lockdowns to halt the spread of the new coronavirus.

Lesbos, once a Nobel peace contender, hardens its heart against migrants

Mar 03 2020

LESBOS/ATHENS "Go away, go," a smartly dressed Greek woman in sunglasses and a black leather jacket shouted in English at about 40 migrants in a dinghy bobbing near the small harbor. A headscarfed woman in the boat waved her forefinger, a baby on board wailed.

Migranten überwinden Grenze nach Griechenland - EU unter Druck

Mar 02 2020

- von Lefteris Papadimas und Alkis Konstantinidis und Michele Kambas

As coronavirus takes hold, Greece worries about migrant camps

Feb 27 2020

ATHENS Greece will tighten border controls to prevent the spread of coronavirus, focusing on island routes used by migrants to enter the country, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday.

Cyprus' plan to strip citizenship stalls in legal vacuum

Feb 10 2020

ATHENS A legal technicality has led Cyprus to temporarily halt a process to strip citizenship from 26 individuals who benefited from a secretive passports-for-investment scheme, lawmakers said on Monday.

British teen to appeal Cyprus conviction over gang rape allegation

Jan 07 2020

PARALIMNI, Cyprus A British teenager will appeal against her conviction in Cyprus over a withdrawn allegation of gang rape, her lawyers said on Tuesday, as the British government said it had raised numerous concerns about her treatment with Cypriot authorities. | Video

Turkey-Libya maritime deal rattles East Mediterranean

Dec 25 2019

LONDON/ANKARA/ATHENS Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan paid a surprise visit to Tunisia on Wednesday to discuss cooperation for a possible ceasefire in neighboring Libya, where Ankara supports the internationally recognized government.

Greece to expel Libyan ambassador over Turkey-Libya accord

Dec 06 2019

ATHENS Greece said on Friday it was expelling the Libyan ambassador, angered by an accord between Libya and Turkey signed on Nov. 27 that maps out a sea boundary between the two countries close to the Greek island of Crete.

UPDATE 2-Cyprus petitions The Hague to safeguard offshore rights

Dec 05 2019

ATHENS, Dec 5 Cyprus has petitioned the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague to safeguard its offshore mineral rights, its president said on Thursday, upping the ante with neighbour Turkey which disputes its claims.

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Long lines as Singaporeans in masks vote during pandemic

Singaporeans wearing masks and gloves queued to cast their ballots on Friday under the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic that is pushing the city-state's economy towards its worst-ever recession, making saving jobs the focus of the election.