Cyprus

EU Election Results: A Symptom of a Less Peaceful Europe?

Barry Navarro | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Politics
Barry Navarro

Since the last European elections were held in 2009, five EU countries - Greece, Ireland, Spain, Portugal and Cyprus - have required bailouts, and unemployment across the continent has remained persistently high, particularly among young people.

Eight Reasons Why You Should Head to Cyprus Right Now

Adam Bown | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Bown

When it comes to the landscape, the beaches are out of this world, with crystal clear waters, golden sand and beautiful hidden coves. The natural rock formations, such as Cape Greco and Aphrodite's Rock, are equally striking.

Shakespeare's Cities: The Best of Shakespeare's Story Settings

Adam Bown | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Bown

Start at Rialto Bridge to re-live heated conversations from The Merchant of Venice and experience the views this tourist trap offers over the city's canals. Take a trip to the area known as the 'Jewish Ghetto' and see one of the city's stunning synagogues, like the Levantine Synagogue, where Al Pacino prayed in the role of Shylock in the 2004 film.

11 Most Wanted Criminals Hiding In Cyprus Revealed

Posted 11.04.2014 | UK

A rogues' gallery of 11 fugitives suspected of crimes including drug smuggling, fraud and rape and thought to be hiding in Cyprus has been published. ...

The Future of Cypriot Football - A New Hope, or a False Dawn?

Tony Jimenez | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Sport
Tony Jimenez

The stage was set. The headlines were all but written. It was supposed to be an historic announcement with positive and profound implications for the future of Cypriot football. But instead, last week turned out to be yet another blot on the copy book of the island's national game.

Cyprus Talks Re-Started: Will The New Hopes Survive The Old Methods?

Yeshim Harris | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Politics
Yeshim Harris

After a long break, a new round of talks has started again in Cyprus. Both communities are busy preparing their negotiation teams; their politicians and leaders are discussing their shared views and remaining differences; and external stakeholders are looking on with very visible interest...

Where to Go for a Quick Blast of Winter Sun

Victoria Ferran | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

The further you travel the more chance you have of catching some sun, but then again you're sacrificing valuable holiday time and is it really worth it? There are much better things you could be doing with your time than sitting on a plane. So without further ado, here are three short-haul destinations.

Worth the Austerity? Why the European Parliament Is Conducting an Inquiry Into the Impact of Troika Measures

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Bailout countries have been on the Troika's leash now for nearly four years, but just how effective have its measures been. The Troika - composed of the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund - is tasked with getting economies back into shape by proscribing a diet of strict austerity and plenty of strenuous reform measures, but its methodology has been questioned since the start.

DNA tests prove man found in Cyprus is NOT missing Ben Needham

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK

The family of missing Ben Needham say they remain "strong and resolute" as they continue their search for him after a DNA test on a young man on Cypru...

Ben Needham's Family's Anxious Wait

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

The family of Ben Needham, who went missing on the Greek island of Kos 22 years ago, have said they are spending his 24th birthday waiting for the res...

Is This Young Man Missing Ben Needham?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK

Ben Needham's mother has always insisted her son is still alive, "stolen" by people traffickers when he was a toddler, 22 years ago. And now Greek ...

RAF Jets Sent To Cyprus

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK

RAF jets have been sent to Cyprus, the Ministry of Defence confirmed - but they will not be used to bomb Syria. The six Typhoon jets would be used ...

British Wages Fall To One Of Lowest In Europe

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK

The value of UK workers' wages has suffered one of the sharpest falls in the European Union, House of Commons library figures have shown, with only Gr...

Deal or No Deal: Why Cyprus Remains Divided

Charles Trew | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Politics
Charles Trew

For more than 50 years, the island has been unsettled: with periods of violence in the past, there is a now a kind of 'frozen conflict'. The two main communities on the island live apart and a wall separates Greek Cypriots in the south from Turkish Cypriots in the north. Nicosia remains the only divided capital in the world since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Cyprus Travel Guide - The Best Hotels in Cyprus

Emyr Thomas | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emyr Thomas

British Summer Time may often seem to be a contradictory term, but if you're in need of a sprinkling of sunshine while our own thermometers struggle to hit double digits, the island of Cyprus offers a year-round respite only 4 hours away by plane.

Planet Appetite: Baking and Breaking Easter Bread at Thanos Hotels in Paphos, Cyprus

Rupert Parker | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Greek Orthodox Easter is not just a religious festival, but also a time for special food. Bread is particularly important and, in the kitchens of Thanos Hotels, I learn to bake these Easter delicacies.

Catch a Falling Knife, (But Wear Steel Gloves)

Nick Beecroft | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK
Nick Beecroft

I guess the major market event this week has been gold's 'flash crash,' which started last Friday and continued on Monday, taking the metal down by $200 over these two days. So, why did this happen and what to do now?

The World Will Be Watching Washington

Iain Anderson | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK Politics
Iain Anderson

As we approach the annual spring meetings of the World Bank and IMF this weekend in Washington, there remains significant uncertainty around the globe on economic growth and the soundness of our financial system.

Draghi -Master of the Universe or Just Human Like the Rest of Us?

Nick Beecroft | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK
Nick Beecroft

In last week's blog I confidently asserted that today we would be treated to another masterful performance from M.Draghi at the ECB's post-meeting new...

Eurozone Unemployment Hits Record High Of 12%

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Politics

Unemployment in the eurozone has hit a record high of 12%, as the number of people out of work in the 19 member states reached 19.07m. Official fig...

Vlad the Dutchman Had It Just About Right

Nick Beecroft | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Beecroft

Why is it that I always seem to have to write these pieces just before some binary event or other, usually of Eurozone origin, meaning that by Tuesday (in this case), I could look extremely foolish?! Oh well here goes: my feeling is that the Cypriot crisis will fade from memory over the next few weeks and won't lead to wider Eurozone contagion. There - I've said it.

Cyprus Bailout Could Cost Major Depositors 60% Of Savings

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK

People with over 100,000 euros (£84,300) in Bank of Cyprus accounts could lose up to 60% of their savings in a harsh new EU and IMF bailout deal. ...

PHOTOS: Tight Security And Queues In Cyprus As Banks Finally Reopen

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK

Banks in Cyprus have reopened, with large queues of people trying to withdraw their money. It is the first time citizens have been able to get hold...

Twits Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK Comedy

As we write this, it's Maundy Thursday - the day after Sheffield Wednesday - and as it's Good Friday tomorrow, and thus a bank holiday for all of us (...

The Neurology of Bubbles: The Case of Cyprus

Professor Ian Robertson | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK
Professor Ian Robertson

The new patient was a famous artist and the hospital staff who knew about art were half in awe of him, half dismayed to see his flaccid left arm and h...