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US backs opposition leader as Venezuela president

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US President Donald Trump has said he recognises Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president. It came minutes after the 35-year-old declared himself as acting leader in Caracas on Wednesday. Tens of thousands of Venezuelans are taking to the streets in protest against President Nicolás Maduro. Mr Maduro was...
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Facebook takes steps to prevent removed pages from duplicating content

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Facebook Inc will make changes to better prevent users who have had their organization’s pages removed for violating its rules from using duplicate pages to continue the same activity, it said on Wednesday. The changes, aimed at further cracking down on content including hate speech, graphic violence and harassment and...
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Top Turkish diplomat to visit Northern Cyprus on Friday

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Turkey’s foreign minister will visit the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on Friday, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. “Minister Cavusoglu will meet with the TRNC President [Mustafa Akinci] and other TRNC authorities, as well as the leaders of the political parties to discuss opportunities for further enhancement of...
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UK settles legal claims by EOKA

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Saying it wanted to turn a page in UK relations with Cyprus, the British government settled  civil law claims brought by EOKA veterans seeking compensation on grounds of torture during the 1955-1959 insurgency. The case, regarding their treatment in detention was brought in July 2015, by 35 individuals (since reduced...
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EU urges crackdown on ‘golden passports’ for big investors

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The EU Commission has told EU states to tighten checks on non-EU nationals who acquire citizenship – so-called “golden passports” – through investments. The Commission plans closer monitoring of those schemes and of “golden visas” granting residence in exchange for big investments. It says they can be abused for tax...
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EU’s Barnier says no-deal Brexit is default scenario

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European Union’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Wednesday that no-deal Brexit was the default scenario and the fact that majority of the House of Commons was against it would not prevent it from happening.European Union Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier speaks during a plenary session of the European Economic...
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Shutdown enters 33rd day as U.S. Senate prepares to vote on funding

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There was no sign of relief on Wednesday for 800,000 federal workers going without pay because of the partial government shutdown as the U.S. Senate scheduled votes on competing proposals facing steep odds to end the monthlong impasse triggered by President Trump’s demand for border wall funding. Republican Senate Majority...
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New documentary shows Swedish FM crying on death threat

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A recent documentary shows the Swedish foreign minister crying remembering a death threat she received last year from an Israeli journalist.  Margot Wallstrom received a death threat from Zvi Zameret who called her anti-semitist.  Wallstrom last year said Israel responded to a Palestinian knife attack with “extrajudicial executions”.  Swedish state...
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Priyanka Gandhi launches political career ahead of key India polls

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Priyanka Gandhi, the charismatic sister of Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi, has formally joined politics months ahead of general elections in India. Ms Gandhi has been appointed the party general secretary for the eastern part of the crucial state of Uttar Pradesh. She has campaigned extensively for her brother and...
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Irish government under pressure at home over no-deal Brexit border plans

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Ireland’s government came under further pressure on Wednesday to explain how its border with British-run Northern Ireland would be managed if Britain leaves the European Union without a withdrawal agreement in March. A suggestion by the European Commission’s chief spokesman on Tuesday that a no-deal Brexit would lead to the...
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The President is demonizing and scaremongering deliberately misrepresenting AKEL’s positions

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Either the President of the Republic does not read AKEL’s positions or he is deliberately misrepresenting them. Whatever the case, the essence is the following: In his effort to reply to AKEL’s criticism, the President has adopted the familiar rhetoric of demonization and scaremongering, which he himself was previously denouncing...
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AKEL will not be an accomplice to Mr. Anastasiades’ passive, to say the least, stand which is leading to partition

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Government Spokesperson Mr. Prodromou probably thinks he is addressing fools, in his attempts to mislead public opinion. We remind Mr. Prodromou that the outcome of the Crans Montana talks was not judged on Wednesday, but on Thursday evening, Friday dawn with the dinner that took place. With regards that dinner,...
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Brexit drives up financial licence applications in Luxembourg

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Forty-seven banks, insurers and asset managers have plans to relocate some activities from Britain to Luxembourg due to Brexit, Luxembourg for Finance said on Wednesday. “Last year Luxembourg’s regulators granted 80 new licences for banks, management companies, alternative asset managers, insurers and investment firms,” the agency that promotes the Grand...
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Momentum gathers behind British MPs’ bid to stop no-deal Brexit

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An attempt by British lawmakers to prevent a no-deal Brexit was gaining momentum on Wednesday after the opposition Labour Party said it was highly likely to throw its parliamentary weight behind the bid. The United Kingdom, in the deepest political crisis since World War Two, is due according to law...
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Germany – Russia needs to stop violating INF so treaty can survive

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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday that he had discussed the INF disarmament treaty with Russia and had made clear that he expected Moscow to stop violating it so the accord has a chance of survival. “I have spoken to my Russian colleague about it and told him...
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State to decide on 13 year old who allegedly killed his sister

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State services are in quandary on how to handle the case of case of the 13 year old boy who allegedly killed his sister in Larnaca in November. According to Phileleftheros, the boy is currently hospitalised in Athalassa Psychiatric Hospital and will remain there until February. However, according to the...
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Spehar to brief UN Security Council today on renewal of UNFICYP

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UNSG`s Special Representative in Cyprus, Elizabeth Spehar, is expected to brief today the members of the UN Security Council during closed consultations, on the UNSG`s report on the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) and on the developments of the Cyprus issue. The open meeting of the UN Security Council...
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BoE’s Broadbent says puzzled by warnings of unsustainable UK household debt

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Bank of England Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent said on Wednesday he was puzzled by widespread warnings that household debt in Britain had reached unsustainable levels. Growth in household debt, rather than levels, had proven to be a better indicator of financial distress across different countries, Broadbent said in a speech...
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Brexit: Delaying Brexit worse than no deal, says Liam Fox

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Delaying or cancelling Brexit would be a “calamitous” breach of trust with the electorate and worse than leaving the EU with no deal, Liam Fox has said. The Brexiteer minister told BBC’s Radio 4’s Today programme MPs pushing for a delay actually wanted to stop Brexit. But he said this...
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Missing Cardiff City FC player ‘sent message from plane’

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The search for a missing aircraft that was carrying Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala has resumed. The Argentine striker, 28, was one of two people on board the plane which lost contact off Alderney in the Channel Islands on Monday night. Sala reportedly sent a WhatsApp voice message to family,...

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