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ExxonMobil, Qatar Petroleum sign drilling deal with Cyprus

ExxonMobil and partner Qatar Petroleum on Wednesday signed an agreement with Cyprus to carry out exploratory drilling off the east Mediterranean island’s southern coast, where officials hope sizeable deposits of oil and gas could be found. Qatar Petroleum Chief Executive Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi said the area, or block, where the …

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Greece, Cyprus, Italy and Israel sign East Med Gas Pipeline project

Energy ministers from Greece, Cyprus, Italy and Israel signed an agreement on natural gas pipeline in Tel Aviv on Monday. The proposed 2,000 kilometer subsea pipeline would connect gas fields offshore of Israel and Cyprus with Greece and possibly Italy. Aiming to transform the Eastern Mediterranean into a regional energy …

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Greece Joker lottery: €16.4millions go to …Cyprus

The super winner of Greece’s Joker lottery is not even in Greece. The lottery ticket with the lucky numbers 9, 11, 33, 43, 44 and Joker 13 was checked in Limassol in Cyprus. Sixteen point four million euros go overseas. Two more lucky tickets containing five winning numbers without the …

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Greece’s FM Kotzias shoots down Politico’s report blaming him for breakup of Cyprus talks

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias sharply criticized foreign and Greek press reports on Sunday which blamed him for the breakup in Cyprus talks in Geneva saying that the Turkish side had interrupted the talks unexpectedly. Asked by the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) about reports published in the news website Politico, he …

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Erdogan: Turkey’s troops in Cyprus “forever”

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday the Greek side was once again avoiding a solution to the Cyprus problem, warning that a solution without Turkey should not be expected. “We have told Cyprus and Greece clearly that they should not expect a solution without Turkey as guarantor. We are …

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FM Kotzias: Roadmap for withdrawal of Turkey’s troops from Cyprus

The conference on the Cyprus issue ended late on Thursday in Geneva. The talks will continue at a technical staff level on January 18 on the issue of securities. Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias once again stressed the need for the withdrawal of the Turkish occupation troops with a continuous …

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Luxembourg, Ireland, Netherlands among worst tax havens

A report published by the charity non-governmental organization OXFAM exposes the worst offenders in the ‘race to the bottom on corporate tax.’ Luxembourg, Ireland, Cyprus, and the Netherlands are among the world’s 10 worst tax havens, despite an ongoing EU crackdown on tax avoidance and profit shifting across the bloc. …

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Four US presidents in Greece: No issue solved and everything remains the same

Barack Obama is the fourth American president visiting Greece after Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1959, George W. Bush in 1991 and Bill Clinton in 1999. From the Cold War to the present day, the Greek governments hope for a statement by each American president that can give the much needed …

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