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AP PHOTOS: Cyprus keeps Carnival spirit alive amid COVID-19

LIMASSOL, Cyprus (AP) — Carnival is usually the highlight of the year for Cyprus, when residents let loose in bizarre and colorful costumes, joyfully dancing and celebrating during the Mediterranean i...

Protesters say out with Cyprus' 'Satanic' Eurovision entry

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Dozens of Orthodox Christian faithful held up wooden crosses and sang Church hymns outside of Cyprus' state broadcaster on Saturday to demand the withdrawal o...

Cyprus: no waiting for EU, vaccinated Britons welcome May 1

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Tourism-reliant Cyprus won’t wait for the European Union to create a vaccine certificate that aims to ease travel and will seek to make its own arrangements with third countries...

Cyprus: EU stands ready to help restart dormant peace talks

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The European Union is ready to “actively contribute” to a new push to revive dormant talks on reunifying ethnically divided Cyprus, the Cypriot government said on Friday. ...

Some upset in Cyprus over 'satanic' Eurovision song choice

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A man has been charged with uttering threats and causing a disturbance after barging onto the grounds of Cyprus’ public broadcaster to protest what he said was the country’s “bl...

Cyprus activists: Hunters' lead pellets threaten flamingos

Larnaca, CYPRUS (AP) — Conservationists in Cyprus are urging authorities to expand a hunting ban throughout a coastal salt lake network amid concerns that migrating flamingos could potentially swallow...

Some Europeans get choosy about which vaccines they want

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Many Europeans are desperate for a coronavirus vaccine. But not just any vaccine. As AstraZeneca shots are rolling out to European Union nations this month, joi...

Greece says Turkey's 2-state model for Cyprus a non-starter

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Greece’s prime minister said on Monday that it’s unlikely “substantial” talks to reunify ethnically split Cyprus could resume if Turkey and Turkish Cypriots insist on pursuing a...

Asylum-seekers stuck in Cyprus' cramped camp want out

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Emmanuel Conteh negotiates the muddy, rutted pathways in shorts and torn plastic flip-flops and says he can’t sleep in his heavy canvas tent at night because of the cold. ...

British FM says compromise needed for Cyprus talks restart

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Britain’s foreign minister said Thursday that flexibility and compromise are key to making the most of a fresh United Nations bid to restart talks on resolving Cyprus’ decades-o...

Cyprus Orthodox Church to restore historic homes amid outcry

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The head of Cyprus’ Orthodox Church on Wednesday pledged to rebuild a row of historic homes that were partially demolished next to an under-construction cathedral amid a public ...

Wrangle over valuable art uncovered in Cypriot ghost town

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The abstract figures of naked women gyrating to the rhythms of a five-piece band had shocked many people almost 60 years ago as they eyed the artwork for the first time on the w...

Greek FM: Turkey's moves to ease tensions 'unconvincing'

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkey’s recent moves to de-escalate a clash with Greece and Cyprus over east Mediterranean energy reserves are “unconvincing” and European Union leaders need to take action tha...

Erdogan backs two-state Cyprus deal, puts talks in doubt

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeared to throw into doubt a new bid to restart dormant Cyprus reunification talks, saying Sunday that a two-state deal rather than the ...

Greece imposes lockdown to avoid worst at hospitals

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — With a surge in coronavirus cases straining hospitals in many European countries, Greece announced a nationwide lockdown Thursday in the hopes of stemming a rising tide of patien...