Cassoulides insists Greco-Turkish rapprochement can only help

CYPRUS only stands to benefit from Greco-Turkish rapprochement, Foreign Minister Yiannakis Cassoulides insisted yesterday.

Commenting on reports that the government was frustrated with Greece over its new friendship with Turkey, Cassoulides said there were some misconceptions on the island over the rapprochement efforts.

Aerial talks with SBA collapse

AN AGREEMENT between Cyprus and Britain for environmental impact tests to be carried out before a massive new aerial goes up on the Akrotiri base has collapsed, the Foreign Ministry stated yesterday.

Woman has twins after treatment to overcome infertility caused by chemotherapy

A 30-YEAR-old woman from Limassol has given birth to healthy twins after overcoming infertility caused by chemotherapy treatments.

The woman was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and doctors found tumours in her lymph nodes when she was 20 years old.

Chemotherapy is known to cause infertility and the woman could not fall pregnant.

Two Britons accused of beating up compatriot

LARNACA District court yesterday remanded two Britons in connection with an alleged attack on another Briton in the town on Thursday.

Steven Smith, 38, had to be treated in hospital for a broken arm and other injuries after a 1.20 pm incident on Makarios Avenue.

Omirou launches his leadership campaign

YIANNAKIS Omirou yesterday officially announced his candidacy for the KISOS leadership to be contested on July 22.

“I believe that if I am elected, it could ensure the safety of the future of KISOS,” said Omirou.

Prison dilemma over transvestite inmate

A 35-YEAR-OLD transvestite is camping out in the theatre of Nicosia Central Prison, because officials can’t decide where to house the male convict who prefers to be known as Alexia.

Marios Angelodimou, alias Alexia, was sentenced to 18 months in prison by a Limassol court on Tuesday for fraud.

Want to adopt a lion?

FOR THOSE daring people out there dreaming of adopting a pet lion or camel, the waiting is finally over.

In a bid to salvage the Limassol zoo, backed by little state financial help compared to other countries, the city’s municipality has announced an adoption programme for all the animal and bird life on the site.