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In this photo released from Cyprus' Press and Information Office, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, right, and United Nations Secretary General advisor Jane Holl Lute talk during their meeting at the presidential palace in divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus, on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Lute is meeting both leaders separately in order to prepare the ground for reunification talks. (Stavros Ioannides/Cyprus' Press and Information Office via AP)

UN chief to gauge next month possible Cyprus talks restart

Jan. 11, 2021 1:25 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres intends to meet next month with ethnically split Cyprus’ rival Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders to gauge whether conditions are ripe to resume dormant peace talks, the Cypriot government spokesman said on Monday. Kyriakos Koushos...

People wearing face masks walk near a banner displaying precautions against the coronavirus in downtown Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: S Korea reports biggest daily death toll so far

Dec. 28, 2020 9:56 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea says 40 more coronavirus patients have died in the past 24 hours, the highest daily number since the pandemic began. Officials also reported 1,046 new confirmed coronavirus infections Tuesday, taking the total caseload to 58,725, with 859 deaths. South Korea's previous...

A man, right, uses his cell phone as another walks through the medieval core of central capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. Cyprus' Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou said that an island-wide night time curfew would be extended through December while bars, restaurants and shopping malls would be shut, high school students would stay at home for online classes and church services would be without worshippers amid concerns that a sustained spike in coronavirus infections hasn't receded despite restrictions. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

Cypriot lawmakers reject state budget for 1st time ever

Dec. 17, 2020 3:02 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ lawmakers on Thursday voted down the coming year’s state budget for the first time since the country’s founding in 1960, amid a squabble over a probe into a defunct “golden passport” program. Following the 29-24 vote, lawmakers approved...

In this photo released from Cyprus' Press and Informations Office, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, left, United Nations Secretary General advisor Jane Holl Lute, left, and Cyprus' foreign minister Nicos Christodoulides, center, talk during their meeting at the presidential palace in divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus, on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Lute is meeting both leaders separately in order to prepare the ground for reunification talks. (Stavros Ioannides / Cyprus' Press and Informations Office via AP)

Turkish Cypriot leader wants new direction for Cyprus talks

Dec. 1, 2020 3:13 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar said Tuesday efforts to resolve Cyprus’ ethnic division should start fresh and aim to achieve a two-state deal, because decades of negotiations for a federation-based agreement have got nowhere. Tatar said a regional “new state of...