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Poland's president urges EU to stop Belarus migrant 'push'

Oct. 07, 2021 08:47 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The European Union should take “specific actions” to stop Belarus “pushing” migrants across its border into Polish territory, Poland's president said on Thursday. President Andrzej Duda didn’t outline what those actions might be, but...

EU aims for deal with Turkey to stem migrant flows to Cyprus

Sep. 28, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The European Union could work out ways to stem the flow of migrants from Turkey to Cyprus and other EU nations when it holds high-level talks in Ankara next month, a top EU official said Tuesday. EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson said...

Group: Turkish drones in Cyprus endanger commercial flights

Sep. 14, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A Turkish drone base in the breakaway north of ethnically divided Cyprus could increase safety risks for thousands of commercial flights that cross the airspace around the eastern Mediterranean island, a flight safety group warned Tuesday. ...

2 men exonerated in separate cases on same day in Louisiana

Aug. 11, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

CHALMETTE, La. (AP) — Two men were exonerated in separate cases on the same day in Louisiana, allowing them to be released from prison after serving a combined 35 years behind bars for crimes they didn’t commit. Jarvis Ballard and Darvin Castro Santos had their...

Cyprus to start COVID-19 vaccination of children 12 and over

Jul. 30, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus will start the voluntary COVID-19 vaccination of children over age 12 next week using mRNA shots produced by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, authorities said Friday. Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantela said that Cyprus is following other...