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Bank of Cyprus set to go digital

Nicosia - Banking, like other sectors, is embracing digital transformation. What does this mean from the financial perspective and how should a bank go about the process? The Bank of Cyprus provides the answers as it embarks down the digital path.

Outgoing UN envoy says now up to Cypriots to strike deal

Nicosia - The United Nations will not resurrect the collapsed Cyprus reunification talks as the onus is now on the divided island's rival communities to prove they really want a long-elusive settlement, the outgoing UN envoy said Thursday.

Turkish Cypriots release anti-migrant Europe boat crew

Nicosia - Turkish Cypriot authorities on Thursday released the captain and crew of a boat hired by far-right activists to prevent would-be migrants from reaching Europe, local media reported.

Greek, Turkish FMs head for Cyprus after failed UN talks

Nicosia - The foreign ministers of Greece and Turkey are due in Cyprus on Tuesday on separate missions to review the way forward after UN-backed reunification talks collapsed in Switzerland earlier this month.

Cyprus: four decades of division and abortive talks

Nicosia - The Mediterranean island of Cyprus, the subject of marathon talks which collapsed early on Friday, has been divided on ethnic lines since Turkish troops invaded its northern third in 1974.

Cyprus talks collapse without a deal

Montana - Marathon talks aimed at ending Cyprus's drawn-out conflict collapsed Friday without a deal, despite an 11th-hour bid by the UN chief to rescue them.

Cyprus talks end without agreement: UN chief

Montana - Marathon talks in Switzerland aimed at ending the decades-old conflict in Cyprus wrapped up early Friday without a deal, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.

UN chief in Switzerland for stalled Cyprus talks

Montana - UN chief Antonio Guterres met Cyprus's rival leaders on Thursday in a bid to unblock sputtering negotiations to end the island's decades-long division.

UN chief in Switzerland for stalled Cyprus talks

Montana - UN chief Antonio Guterres arrived in Switzerland Thursday in an apparent bid to unblock stalled talks on ending the decades-old conflict on Cyprus.

UN chief returns to Cyprus talks

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will fly to Switzerland later Wednesday to push leaders closer to a historic deal on reunifying Cyprus.

Cyprus talks temporarily suspended: UN

Geneva - Talks aimed at ending the decades-old conflict on Cyprus have been temporarily suspended at the request of the two sides, but were expected to resume later Wednesday, the United Nations said.

Greece demands withdrawal of 'occupying troops' from Cyprus

Geneva - Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias demanded Monday the withdrawal of Turkey's "occupying troops" from Cyprus, striking a combative tone at negotiations in Switzerland striving to end the island's 40-year division.

'Highly constructive' talks on Cyprus, says UN

Geneva - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres held "highly constructive" talks on Cyprus with key parties, enabling a clear vision of what could lead to a settlement, the UN said on Saturday.

Cyprus talks 'historic opportunity' for peace: UN chief

Montana - United Nations chief Antonio Guterres called Friday on rival Cypriot leaders to seize a "historic opportunity" to bring peace to their island at negotiations aimed at ending Cyprus' 40-year division.

UN chief in Switzerland for final Cyprus peace push

Montana - United Nations chief Antonio Guterres arrived in Switzerland on Friday to give a boost to pivotal talks aimed at reuniting the Mediterranean island of Cyprus after more than four decades of bitter division.

Turkey denies Cyprus troop withdrawal offer in crunch talks

Ankara - Turkey denied on Thursday it had offered to pull out the vast majority of its troops in Cyprus to help reach a peace deal for the divided Mediterranean island at make-or-break peace talks in Switzerland.

Security riddle holds answer to 40-year Cyprus conundrum

Montana - More than 40 years after Turkish troops invaded northern Cyprus, the presence of tens of thousands of soldiers on the Mediterranean island still looms large over make-or-break peace negotiations this week.

Cyprus showdown talks seek fix for decades-old crisis

Montana - Rival Cypriot leaders meet on Wednesday to resume efforts to solve one of the world's longest-running political crises in what the island's UN envoy billed as the "best chance" for peace.

Cyprus conflict 'possible to solve': UN mediator

Geneva - Talks in Switzerland this week on Cyprus's decades-long partition represent the "best chance" to resolve the conflict, the UN mediator said Tuesday.

Cyprus conflict 'possible to solve': UN mediator

Geneva - Talks in Switzerland this week on Cyprus's decades-long partition represent the "best chance" to resolve the conflict, the UN mediator said Tuesday.

Cyprus president hopes to clinch peace deal in Switzerland

Nicosia - Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades said Monday he hopes to clinch a reunification deal laying out a new security blueprint for the divided island during a crunch summit in Switzerland this week.

Cyprus leaders under pressure to strike peace deal in Swiss resort

Nicosia - Rival Cypriot leaders at a make-or-break summit in Switzerland this week will come under pressure to seal an elusive peace deal for their divided island or face the consequences.

Greek, Turkish premiers play down divisions ahead of Cyprus talks

Atenas - Greece and Turkey put a territorial dispute in the Aegean on the back-burner in talks in Athens Monday, stressing their common commercial interests ahead of UN-sponsored talks over Cyprus.

Cyprus struggles to tackle 'industrial' songbird poaching

Nicosia - Volunteers and police in Cyprus are struggling to tackle illegal songbird trapping operations that kill millions of birds a year and net huge profits for poaching gangs.

Switzerland conference offers 'historic opportunity' for Cyprus

Nicosia - A conference in Switzerland starting later this month offers an "historic opportunity" for rival Cypriot leaders to clinch an elusive deal to end their island's decades-old division, a UN envoy said Friday."This is really an historic opportunity.

Switzerland conference offers 'historic opportunity' for Cyprus

Nicosia - A conference in Switzerland starting later this month offers an "historic opportunity" for rival Cypriot leaders to clinch an elusive deal to end their island's decades-old division, a UN envoy said Friday."This is really an historic opportunity.

Switzerland conference offers 'historic opportunity' for Cyprus

Nicosia - A conference in Switzerland starting later this month offers an "historic opportunity" for rival Cypriot leaders to clinch an elusive deal to end their island's decades-old division, a UN envoy said Friday."This is really an historic opportunity.

Blast at British base in Cyprus injures police officer

Nicosia - A small explosion outside a police station at a British base in Cyprus injured a policeman on Tuesday, authorities said, adding that it was being treated as a criminal incident.

Cyprus: four decades of division and negotiations

Nicosia - Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops occupied the northern third of the Mediterranean island in response to an Athens-inspired coup seeking union with Greece.

Cyprus talks to resume in Geneva on June 28: UN

New York - Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders will return to Geneva on June 28 for talks aimed at tackling some of the thorniest issues in the way of a historic deal on the reunification of Cyprus.
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