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Cyprus president nixes luxury car use for top civil servants

Jan. 24, 2022 09:47 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' president has scrapped plans to grant free-of-charge, around-the-clock use of state-financed luxury vehicles to top civil servants amid a public outcry over a perceived waste of taxpayers’ money, a government spokesman said Monday. Government...

Cyprus foreign minister quits amid presidential run tussle

Jan. 09, 2022 06:16 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ foreign minister announced his resignation on Sunday amid swirling speculation over his intention to run for president of the east Mediterranean island nation next year that he said undermined the work of his ministry and that of the government. ...

Egypt backs federal peace deal for ethnically split Cyprus

Dec. 14, 2021 14:02 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Egypt’s foreign minister on Tuesday rebuffed a Turkish push for a two-state peace deal on ethnically divided Cyprus, saying that any talks should adhere to a U.N.-backed road map reunifying the east Mediterranean island nation as a federation. Egyptian...

A weary pope urges Greek, Turkish Cypriots to heal division

Dec. 02, 2021 13:35 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday urged Greek Cypriots and the breakaway Turkish Cypriots to resume talks on reunifying the Mediterranean island nation, saying threats and shows of force were only prolonging the “terrible laceration” its people have endured for nearly a...

Vatican confirms papal trip to Greece, Cyprus in December

Nov. 05, 2021 07:57 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will travel to Greece and the eastern Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus on a five-day trip next month, the Vatican confirmed Friday. The pope will visit Larnaca, Cyprus, from Dec. 2-4, before traveling to Greece, with stops in Athens...