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23 Sep 2016
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Никос Анастасиадис и Сергей Лавров

The President of Cyprus call for the dialogue between the EU and Russia

The President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades once again called for the lifting of the anti-Russian sanctions imposed by the EU. He stated that the economic restrictions do not leave room for the dialogue and keep both sides far apart.

He made the relevant statement in New York after meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia- Sergei Lavrov (both came to New York to participate in the UN General Assembly). Anastasiades also stressed that there is not other alternative to resolve the Ukrainian crisis, but to fulfill the Minsk Agreements.

The matter of the Cyprus problem was also discussed. Sergei Lavrov confirmed Russia’s position to look for solution which will satisfy both communities of the island. After his meeting, the journalists asked him about the use of the Cyprus air bases by Russia for the military operation in  Syria. Mr. Anastasiades replied that this information is not correct and this matter was not even discussed.

Among the best: two Cypriot Universities were listed in the prestigious rating

Two Cypriot Universities got into the list of the best Universities of the World, which was made by Times Higher Education.

The positions in the rating were distributed in accordance with 5 aspects – level of education, research activity, citation of the publications, use of modern technologies and number of international students.

The University of Cyprus was listed in the group which takes places from 351 to 400. There are almost 7,000 students and 8% of those are foreigners. However, this institutions is already well-known in other countries.

The Cyprus Technological University was listed in this rating for the first time. It is listed in the 500th place. It is located in Limassol and there are more than 2,500 students and 150 of those are foreigners.

The Management of both Universities expressed their gratitude to be listed in such a rating. The First Place in that rating was given to the Oxford University.

Harmful bottled water is recalled from the shops

The Ministry of Health is withdrawing from sale the harmful drinking water under the brand name Party Iceberg.

The special tests have revealed that water may contain harmful bacteria, which can cause numerous diseases. The vendors are already removing the product from the shopping stalls.

Those, who have already purchased the Party Iceberg Water, are urged to avoid drinking it and return it back to the shop.

Floating House: the famous residential chip arrived to Paphos

This week Paphos has welcomed the biggest residential ship in the world. Basically, it is a huge vessel which does not have the ordinary rooms for the tourists, but private apartments. Some people are permanently living in them, whilst are visiting them from time to time or are renting them out.

In total, there are 165 apartments on the ship. It also boasts to have restaurants, swimming pools, gyms, shops and many other attractions. The ship is constantly moving and the route is selected by the owners and the captain.

The life on board is quite expensive. The cost of the apartments is several millions of dollars + maintenance.

“The World” stayed in Paphos for a few days and then sailed away towards the Suez channel. To see how this ship looks like, visit our Facebook Page or Russian Radio Cyprus website for detailed report.