Presidents of Cyprus http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28570/all en UPDATE 2-Debt-hobbled Cyprus says has Russian assurances on aid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/update-1-cyprus-says-has-assurances-russia-eu-bailout <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Cypriot president says Russia can "save" island</p> <p>* Island hobbled by exposure to debt-wracked Greece</p> <p>* Russia's Putin quoted as saying stands ready to assist</p> <p>By Michele Kambas</p> <p>NICOSIA, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Debt-hobbled Cyprus limped closer to an international financial bailout on Wednesday, saying it had won Russian assurances that Moscow would join in international efforts to salvage the island's finances.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/update-1-cyprus-says-has-assurances-russia-eu-bailout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Divided regions Government Political geography Presidents of Cyprus Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 10:00:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741425 at http://www.globalpost.com Cyprus opposition leader extends lead week before vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/cyprus-opposition-leader-extends-lead-week-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NICOSIA, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Cyprus's right-wing opposition leader has widened his lead over his two main challengers a week before presidential elections, three polls showed on Sunday, as voters looked for a fresh pair of hands to revive their struggling economy.</p> <p>Support for Nicos Anastasiades rose above 40 percent in two opinion polls by the Phileleftheros and the Kathimerini newspapers, while state broadcaster CyBC put his rating at 39.8 percent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/cyprus-opposition-leader-extends-lead-week-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Political geography Presidents of Cyprus Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 10:30:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5751614 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Cyprus socialists sit on fence in runoff vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/update-1-cyprus-socialists-will-not-support-candidate-runoff <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Cyprus socialists say candidates at odds with party</p> <p>* Party had backed third-placed Lillikas</p> <p>* Runoff presidential vote on Feb. 24 (Updates throughout)</p> <p>NICOSIA, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Cyprus's socialist party sat on the fence on Tuesday for upcoming elections closely watched by investors as the island teeters on the brink of default, saying it could not back either candidate in a presidential runoff scheduled for Feb. 24.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/update-1-cyprus-socialists-will-not-support-candidate-runoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Nicos Nicos Anastasiades Political geography Presidents of Cyprus Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 19:45:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5760375 at http://www.globalpost.com Rightwing chief wins Cyprus poll vowing bailout deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/rightwing-chief-wins-cyprus-poll-vowing-bailout-deal-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rightwinger Nicos Anastasiades romped to victory in the Cyprus presidential election Sunday, vowing to secure an "earliest possible" bailout for the financially crippled EU state and winning support from the European Commission chief.</p> <p>Replacing the only communist president in the European Union, the leader of the right-wing Disy party won 57.5 percent of the vote in a second round run-off against communist-backed Stavros Malas, who polled 42.5 percent, final results showed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/rightwing-chief-wins-cyprus-poll-vowing-bailout-deal-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Politics of Cyprus Presidents of Cyprus AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 21:45:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765348 at http://www.globalpost.com Cyprus announces new cabinet to tackle economic crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/cyprus-announces-new-cabinet-tackle-economic-crisis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cypriot president-elect Nicos Anastasiades named a cabinet on Wednesday as he focused on sealing an EU rescue package for the small Mediterranean island's crisis-hit economy.</p> <p>Conservative Anastasiades, 66, will be sworn in on Thursday to a five-year term, replacing discredited communist Demetris Christofias, who did not run for re-election.</p> <p>His all-male cabinet team will be sworn in on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/cyprus-announces-new-cabinet-tackle-economic-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Politics Politics of Cyprus Presidents of Cyprus AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 14:45:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5768527 at http://www.globalpost.com Greek Cypriots show faith in church to save island http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/greek-cypriots-show-faith-church-save-island <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Greek Cypriots flocked to Sunday mass hoping the island's powerful Orthodox Church, with assets worth hundreds of millions of euros, can help pull it out of its worst economic crisis in decades.</p> <p>"If they want to, the church can save Cyprus," said Panos, a worshipper at a church in Nicosia, emphasising its "economic power".</p> <p>The head of the Church, Archbishop Chrysostomos II, has offered to help bail Cyprus out of its financial crisis by putting the institution's assets at the government's disposal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/greek-cypriots-show-faith-church-save-island" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Political geography Presidents of Cyprus Religion AFP Sun, 24 Mar 2013 15:53:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5792565 at http://www.globalpost.com Cyprus ex-defence minister jailed 5 years over blast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130802/cyprus-ex-defence-minister-jailed-5-years-over-blast <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cyprus's ex-defence minister, Costas Papacostas, was sentenced to five years in jail on Friday in connection with a munitions dump blast at a naval base that killed 13 people.</p> <p>The ailing 73-year-old was not in court for the sentencing, as he was taken ill after his conviction last month and has been in hospital since then.</p> <p>He had been found guilty of manslaughter and the lesser charge of causing death through a reckless and dangerous act.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130802/cyprus-ex-defence-minister-jailed-5-years-over-blast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Political geography Presidents of Cyprus AFP Fri, 02 Aug 2013 12:34:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5900938 at http://www.globalpost.com Cyprus ex-defence minister jailed 5 years over blast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130802/cyprus-ex-defence-minister-jailed-5-years-over-blast-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cyprus's ex-defence minister, Costas Papacostas, was sentenced to five years in jail on Friday in connection with a munitions dump blast at a naval base that killed 13 people.</p> <p>The ailing 73-year-old was not in court for the sentencing, as he was taken ill after his conviction last month and has been in hospital since then.</p> <p>He had been found guilty of manslaughter and the lesser charge of causing death through a reckless and dangerous act.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130802/cyprus-ex-defence-minister-jailed-5-years-over-blast-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Political geography Presidents of Cyprus AFP Fri, 02 Aug 2013 12:34:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5900942 at http://www.globalpost.com Cypriot inquiry blames ex-president for bailed-out country's financial mess http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131007/cypriot-inquiry-blames-ex-president-bailed-out-countrys-fina <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NICOSIA, Cyprus - An independent inquiry has concluded that Cyprus' former president is primarily responsible for the financial crisis that brought the country to near bankruptcy and resulted in a painful financial rescue.</p> <p>The three-member panel said in its non-binding report Monday that Dimitris Christofias pursued "reckless" economic policies, ignored warnings over spending and worsened problems by delaying talks on an international bailout.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131007/cypriot-inquiry-blames-ex-president-bailed-out-countrys-fina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Political geography Presidents of Cyprus The Canadian Press Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:02:16 +0000 The Canadian Press 5953918 at http://www.globalpost.com Inquiry blames ex-president for Cyprus financial meltdown http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131007/inquiry-blames-ex-president-cyprus-financial-meltdown <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cyprus' former communist president Demetris Christofias is politically responsible for the island's economic meltdown that forced Nicosia to agree a painful bailout deal, a probe into the crisis said Monday.</p> <p>The findings of the public inquiry, which are non-binding, will now be put to the attorney-general who will decide whether to order a criminal investigation.</p> <p>The report of the inquiry, made public on Monday, said Christofias and his administration seemingly ruled under the motto: "I govern, I do as I please."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131007/inquiry-blames-ex-president-cyprus-financial-meltdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Demetris Christofias Political geography Presidents of Cyprus AFP Mon, 07 Oct 2013 14:03:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5954045 at http://www.globalpost.com Former Cyprus president Clerides dead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131115/former-cyprus-president-clerides-dead <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two-time former Cypriot president Glafcos Clerides died on Friday, aged 94, his personal doctor told reporters.</p> <p>"Unfortunately, at 6:20 pm (1620 GMT) our historic leader passed away," Joseph Kasios said outside the Nicosia clinic where Clerides had been hospitalised.</p> <p>Kasios said the family of the veteran politician was with him at the time of death.</p> <p>Earlier, the Cyprus News Agency quoted Kasios as saying Clerides was in a "very critical and irreversible" condition.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131115/former-cyprus-president-clerides-dead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Glafcos Clerides Political geography Presidents of Cyprus AFP Fri, 15 Nov 2013 17:37:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5990411 at http://www.globalpost.com Former Cyprus president Clerides dead at 94 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131115/former-cyprus-president-clerides-dead-at-94 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two-time former Cypriot president Glafcos Clerides died on Friday, aged 94, his personal doctor told reporters.</p> <p>"Unfortunately, at 6:20 pm (1620 GMT) our historic leader passed away," Joseph Kasios said outside the Nicosia clinic where Clerides had been hospitalised.</p> <p>Cypriot leaders paid tribute to Clerides, with President Nicos Anastasiades telling state media he was "like a father to me" and House Speaker Yannakis Omirou calling him a "true statesman."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131115/former-cyprus-president-clerides-dead-at-94" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Glafcos Clerides Political geography Presidents of Cyprus AFP Fri, 15 Nov 2013 18:31:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5990468 at http://www.globalpost.com White House remembers former Cyprus president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131118/white-house-remembers-former-cyprus-president <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The White House offered condolences Monday following the death of former Cypriot president Glafcos Clerides, saying he was devoted to the highest principles of international cooperation and peace.</p> <p>"The people of the United States were saddened to learn of the passing of former president Glafcos Clerides," White House spokesman Jay Carney said in a statement.</p> <p>"Throughout his life, President Clerides was devoted to the highest principles of public service, human rights, international cooperation, and peace."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131118/white-house-remembers-former-cyprus-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Environment Health Political geography Politics Presidents of Cyprus AFP Mon, 18 Nov 2013 23:33:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5992923 at http://www.globalpost.com Former Cyprus president Clerides dead at 94 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131118/former-cyprus-president-clerides-dead-at-94 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two-time former Cypriot president Glafcos Clerides died on Friday, aged 94, his personal doctor told reporters.</p> <p>"Unfortunately, at 6:20 pm (1620 GMT) our historic leader passed away," Joseph Kasios said outside the Nicosia clinic where Clerides had been hospitalised.</p> <p>Cypriot leaders paid tribute to Clerides, with President Nicos Anastasiades telling state media he was "like a father to me" and House Speaker Yannakis Omirou calling him a "true statesman."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131118/former-cyprus-president-clerides-dead-at-94" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Environment Glafcos Clerides Health Political geography Politics Presidents of Cyprus AFP Tue, 19 Nov 2013 02:17:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5992980 at http://www.globalpost.com