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Man, 22, killed in Limassol road collision

A young man died in a road accident on Friday afternoon in Limassol. Identified as 22-year-old Vassilis Chiras, he was a passenger on a high-capacity motorcycle driven by a 21-year-old. The new fatality occurred on Domnitsas Lanitou Kavounidou Street, when under circumstances under investigation, a car driven by a 39-year-old… Cyprus Mail …


UK PM Boris Johnson wins confidence vote with 59% share

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a confidence vote on Monday but by a relatively modest margin, seeing off a challenge to his leadership brought by lawmakers within his Conservative Party. Johnson won the vote 211 to 148, according to Graham Brady, chairman of the party committee that oversaw the ballot…. Cyprus Mail …


Real Madrid stun Liverpool to win Champions League title

Vinicius Junior’s second half tap-in steered Real Madrid to a 1-0 victory over Liverpool in the Champions League final on Saturday for the Spanish champions’ record-extending 14th European Cup victory. Vinicius tapped in at the far post from a Federico Valverde pass in the 59th minute after Liverpool had completely… Cyprus Mail …


MPs ponder reform of twice-yearly exams in schools

The embattled twice-yearly exams programme came in for further criticism on Monday, as Akel reiterated its call for them to be scrapped and MPs discussed various proposals to reform the policy. The House education committee held an urgent meeting on the matter amid renewed criticism of the programme. Last week,… Cyprus Mail …


Plane returns to Larnaca for man onboard to be arrested

Two people, aged 39 and 33, were arrested at Larnaca airport late on Sunday, for assisting the illegal entry of a third-country national into the republic. Police said that the two men presented themselves at departures in Larnaca airport to travel to a European destination. During passport control suspicions were… Cyprus Mail …


President’s packed schedule seeks to enhance Cyprus’ political role

President Nicos Anastasiades is hoping his next series of engagements will improve Cyprus’ position in the international political arena, presidential press office director Andreas Iosif said on Saturday. In a written announcement, Iosif broke down the president’s schedule for the coming weeks, which he will use to highlight the role… Cyprus Mail …


Bedridden patients entitled to 12 house calls a year from GP

Bedridden patients are entitled to 12 house calls from a general doctor a year under revamped rules, Gesy (general health system) clarified on Friday. In an FAQ on house calls under Gesy, who qualifies and what is covered, it said that this service had been incorporated into the system in… Cyprus Mail …


Coronavirus: Call for House approval of pandemic measures

The measures taken by the government to fight the pandemic ought to be approved by parliament, Diko MP Zaharias Koulias said on Wednesday, after tabling the issue for discussion before the House ethics committee. Koulias said in the past two years many problems had been created, including forcing people to… Cyprus Mail …


Pedestrians hit at Paphos crossing, woman aged 58 killed

A 58-year-old woman was killed by a car while crossing a road in Paphos on Saturday afternoon. The man she was walking with, aged 70, was injured in the incident and is undergoing treatment in hospital. According to police, at around 2pm Saturday the couple was hit by a car… Cyprus Mail …