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NICOSIA: Tourism spending in Cyprus in the first 10 months of 2013 hit 1.95 billion euros, more than last year's total, boosting hopes the sector will ease the economy out of recession, official data showed Friday.
Only time can tell. Nonetheless, one thing is for sure: The digital currency is getting a great deal of buzz from users, politicians, and central bankers.
Cyprus, dubbed the "Island of Love" as the birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite, is a magnet for Lebanese and Israeli couples from across the water to tie the knot in a civil wedding.
The largest private university on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus said last week it will start accepting the digital currency bitcoin as an alternative way to pay tuition fees.
A few days after the University of Nicosia announced that it is the first accredited university in the world to accept Bitcoin for payment of tuition and fees, a recently enrolled international student has made the first tuition payment to UNic using the popular digital currency.
Turkey and the European Union have agreed to sign the much-anticipated Readmission Agreement on Dec. 16 in Ankara in return for launching visa liberalization talks for Turkish citizens, after nearly two years of arduous negotiations.
A service will be held for the first time in 55 years on Sunday at the Church of Saint George in the mediaeval walled city of Famagusta in the Turkish-held north.
A new culture of urban mobility could soon become a reality in the capital with the first phase of the tram network in the greater Nicosia region on the cards, depending on the findings of a feasibility study, Communications Minister Tasos Mitsopoulos said on Tuesday.
CYPRUS PARTIES SUPPORT "COMMON CULTURAL HERITAGE" http://famagusta-gazette.com/cyprus-parties-support-common-cultural-heritage-p21543-69.htm Representatives of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot political parties visited the monastery last week, to demonstrate their public support for the conservation of cultural and religious heritage sites in ... (more)
NICOSIA: British supervisory authorities have closed dozens of accounts considered high risk at Bank of Cyprus Central Bank governor Panicos Demetriades said on Tuesday.
A NEW SPIRIT ANIMATES NICOSIA'S OLD TOWN The New York Times December 1, 2013 Sunday By RACHEL B. DOYLE Europe's last divided capital, Nicosia, Cyprus, is experiencing a renaissance with more and more venues catering to the artistic set.
The Republic of Cyprus's Department of Electronic Communications, part of Ministry of Communications and Works , has published Notice 13/2013, which confirmed that Cyprus' largest alternative fixed line telco PrimeTel is the sole qualified bidder in the auction for a third mobile communication network licence using the 900MHz/1800MHz/2100MHz ... (more)
Dozens of children in Paphos have been left without necessary treatment after the Interior Ministry last January decided to cede the building which housed the day centre for children with special needs, to the municipality of Paphos for the operation of the municipal food bank.
The Cypriot film "Dinner with my sisters", directed by Michael Hapeshis, presented in the Annual International Film Festival of the EU in Toronto, which concluded on November 27, 2013.