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Thousands Protest Government “Negligence” in Cyprus Blast

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Cyprus police say they have arrested 20 demonstrators who tried to breach gates leading to the island’s presidential palace in the capital, Nicosia. The arrests occurred as thousands of demonstrators filled the streets to protest what they call official negligence in an explosion that killed 12 people Monday at a naval base. Protesters hurled rocks, […]

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Cypriots Riot After Deadly Munitions Blast

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Police on Cyprus used tear gas to break up a crowd that stormed onto the grounds of the presidential palace in Nicosia Tuesday during a protest over a fatal blast at a naval base. Several hundred demonstrators broke away from a peaceful march in the capital and pushed their way onto the palace grounds. Thousands […]

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Cyprus: UN Would Not Authorize Disposal of Munitions that Caused Blast

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Cyprus says it tried to get rid of the containers of confiscated munitions that exploded Monday, killing 12 people, including the Cypriot naval commander. But spokesman Stefanos Stefanou said the Cypriot government received no reply from the U.N. Security Council, whose authorization he said was needed to transport the containers off the Mediterranean island. The […]

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Huge Explosion Rocks Cyprus Naval Base, 12 Dead

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A massive explosion at a naval base on Cyprus Monday killed 12 people, wounded 62 others, and knocked out power to half the Mediterranean island. The commander of the Cypriot navy, Andreas Ioannides, was among those killed. Cypriot President Dimitris Christofias has declared three days of official mourning, with the nation’s flags to be flown […]

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12 Dead as Massive Explosion Rocks Cyprus Naval Base

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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At least 12 people are dead and more than half of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus is without power, after a huge explosion at a local military base. Shortly after the blast, the government’s defense minister and its army chief both resigned. Authorities linked the explosion to munitions seized from an Iranian vessel heading to […]

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Massive Explosions Rock Cyprus Naval Base

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 3:01 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Cyprus say massive explosions Monday rocked a major naval base on the Mediterranean island’s southern coast. The Cyprus News Agency reports at least 10 fatalities and scores of injured. It is believed the blast occurred when a munitions dump at the Evangelos Florakis base caught fire. Witnesses report significant damage at the explosion […]

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Massive Explosions Rock Cyprus Naval Base

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Cyprus say massive explosions Monday rocked a major naval base on the mediterranean island’s southern coast. The Cyprus News Agency reports at least eight fatalities and scores of injured. It is believed the blast occurred when a munitions dump at the Evangelos Florakis base caught fire. Witnesses report significant damage at the explosion […]

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Massive Explosions Rock Cyprus

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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Massive explosions Monday rocked a naval base in southern Cyprus. The Cyprus News Agency reports at least eight fatalities and scores of injured. It is believed the blast occurred when a munitions dump caught fire. Witnesses report significant damage at the explosion site.

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Turkey Calls for Cyprus Deal by Year’s End

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey is calling for a deal to reunify Greek and Turkish sectors of Cyprus by the end of the year in hopes that the island can assume the European Union presidency next year as a unified country. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday that if terms of a reunification can be settled in the […]

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Cyprus Reunification Talks End Without Solution

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.N. mediated talks on reunifying the divided island of Cyprus have ended without agreement in Geneva. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hosted Greek Cypriot leader Dimitris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu for the third session of Cyprus talks since November. Mr. Ban says progress in healing the decades-long division of the island is far too […]

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