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Cyprus peace talks in limbo as UN shuttle diplomacy fails.

NICOSIA, May 26 — A UN drive for a crunch Cyprus peace conference in Geneva has failed leaving the future of talks on reunifying the island in limbo, a UN envoy acknowledged today. Unfortunately, despite serious efforts to overcome their...

- The Malay Mail - MY

UN envoy calls off Cyprus talks, no deal on peace summit.

- Townhall.com - US

UN envoy calls off Cyprus talks, no deal on peace summit.

A United Nations envoy has called off talks with the rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus after failing to find "common ground" on convening a final summit that would aim for an overall reunification deal.

- FOX News - US

Cyprus leaders still 'far apart' on peace summit: UN envoy.

A United Nations envoy says the rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus are still "far apart" on holding a final peace summit next month that would aim for an overall deal reunifying the island as a federation.

- FOX News - US

UN envoy: aim for final Cyprus summit deal by week's end.

NICOSIA, Cyprus " The United Nations envoy to Cyprus says he's working to get the rival leaders of the ethnically divided island nation to agree by the end of the week on holding a final summit that'll aim to conclude an overall...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

John Chiara & Damian Stamer, Budapest Art Factory, 31 May - 6 June.

Budapest Art Factory is proud to present the art of its May guest artists. Throughout the one-month sojourn, two American artists, John Chiara and Damian Stamer, developed new series of works which will be introduced to the Hungarian public on May 31, 2017, 6-8 pm within a two-person exhibition. As part of the residency ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Cyprus president: Talks proposal could bring swift results.

NICOSIA, Cyprus " The Greek Cypriot president of ethnically divided Cyprus on Monday urged Turkish Cypriots to accept his proposal to deal first with the toughest issues holding back progress in troubled reunification talks rather...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Jordan- King Receives Cypriot Defence Minister.

Jordan- King Receives Cypriot Defence Minister...

- MENAFN - JO

Three medals for Malta in Poissy.

The 17th Mediterranean Darts Cup, in Poissy, France, came to a close last weekend with Team Malta returning home with three medals – two silver and a bronze. The squad was composed of Norbert Attard, David Attard, Godfrey Abela and John Agius. They opened their commitments in the tournament for teams. In the inaugural ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Cyprus president: Talks proposal could bring swift results.

The Greek Cypriot president of ethnically divided Cyprus is urging Turkish Cypriots to accept his proposal to deal first with the toughest issues holding back progress in troubled reunification talks rather than trying to address everything in one go.

- FOX News - US

Make or break: Cypriots cling to hope in peace talks.

As a new showdown looms over troubled Cyprus reunification talks, peace activists are clinging to the last vestiges of hope that a deal can be done ending decades of division on the ethnically split island.

- The Daily Star - LB

Russian FM Lavrov denies discussing Comey's dismissal with Trump

, May21 : Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has revealed that he didn't discuss former FBI director James Comey's dismissal with U.S. President Donald Trump during his White House meeting on May 10."We did not touch this subject," CNN quoted Lavrov as saying at a news conference May 20 in Cyprus.Comey was sacked on May ...

- Sify - IN

'We did not touch this subject': Russian foreign minister denies discussing Comey firing with Trump

Speaking at a new conference on Saturday in Cyprus, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov denied that President Donald Trump discussed the firing of FBI Director James Comey during an Oval Office meeting, CNN is reporting. Speaking with Russian media outlet TASS, Lavrov dismissed reports that Trump...

- The Raw Story - US

Europe rights chief says migrant laws push youth to crime

NICOSIA, Cyprus " Laws in some European countries that impede migrant children from reuniting with their families or force them to leave when they turn 18 create a "huge security risk" by potentially turning young people to crime...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

New convention targets illicit trade in artifacts from war zones

An international convention targeting the illicit trade in cultural artifacts took effect on Friday, a move to curb what is regarded as a major source of funding to militant groups in conflict zones. Armenia, Cyprus, Greece, Portugal and San Marino as well as Mexico became the first countries on Friday to sign the ...

- Iraq Oil Report - US

Cyprus talks at crisis point over next step

U.N.-backed Cyprus reunification talks have hit a snag with rival leaders at loggerheads over a possible summit in Geneva.

- The Daily Star - LB

Ukrainian FM calls sanctions imposed on Russian websites Kyiv's targeted countermeasures

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has explained Kyiv's sanctions imposed on individuals and legal entities, including a number of Russian websites and social networks, during a session of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers in Nicosia, Cyprus. “ informed the Council of Europe about the NSDC's The post ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

New convention targets illicit trade in artifacts from war zones

NICOSIA - An international convention targeting the illicit trade in cultural artifacts took effect on Friday, a move to curb what is regarded as a major source of funding to militant groups in conflict zones.

- Reuters - US

Russian FM mocks US media over intelligence-sharing reports

NICOSIA, Cyprus " Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday mocked U.S. news reports suggesting President Donald Trump inappropriately shared sensitive intelligence with him about terror threats involving laptops on...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Nicosia convention targets trade in 'blood antiquities'

Six countries Friday signed a Council of Europe convention which criminalizes the illegal trade in "blood antiquities" that can be used to finance terrorism, officials said

- The Daily Star - LB

Cyprus peace talks stalled

The Cyprus peace talks appear to have reached a stalemate on Thursday , after meetings held by UN special envoy Espen Barthe Eide with Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci failed to make substantial progress. The two sides blamed each other, with Anastasiades accusing Turkey of ...

- EU Observer - EU

Cyprus approves Melco, Hard Rock as 'supercasino' operators

Cyprus approved a consortium of Macau's Melco with the United States' Hard Rock Thursday to build and operate a first-ever casino resort in the government-held south of the Mediterranean island.

- The Daily Star - LB

Klimkin goes to Cyprus to meet with CoE counterparts, discuss Crimea and Donbas

Ukraine's Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin is on a working visit in Cyprus on May 18-19, attending the 127th session of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers in the Cypriot capital of Nicosia. The key topic of the current discussion of the foreign ministers of the 47 CoE member states will be The post ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Lavrov says saw no secrets in U.S. reports on laptop disclosures conveyed by Trump

NICOSIA - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday he saw "no secrets" in U.S. media reports of apparent security threats by Islamic state that were divulged by President Donald Trump last week.

- Reuters - US

Study shows southern Mediterranean shares genetic heritage

A genomic study has revealed a shared genetic heritage throughout the southern Mediterranean, extending geographic and national borders, from Italy to Cyprus.

- UPI - US

Germany mulling transfer of forces from Incirlik amid row with Turkey

May 17, 2017, 8:24 PM With tensions rising between Bonn and Ankara over Turkey's refusal to allow German parliamentarians to visit German troops at the Incirlik airbase, Germany's defense minister said Wednesday that her ministry is considering shifting the forces to another location in the region. There are eight sites ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

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