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02 November 2017

1. Cyprus President condemns attack in Manhattan

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has condemned the terrorist attack in Manhattan, New York. ``We condemn the abhorrent, cowardly attack in #NYC. We stand in solidarity with the US. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families,`` the President posted on his twitter account.

2. President: We remain united in the effort to determine the fate of missing persons in Cyprus

Government and political parties are united in the effort to determine the fate of missing persons, the President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades said on Tuesday. Speaking at an event, at the Presidential Palace, in Nicosia, to commemorate the Day of Missing Persons, President Anastasiades attributed the lack of progress to the intransigent stance of Turkey over this matter.

3. Excavations begin for the exhumation of human remains at area near Nicosia General Hospital

Excavations began on Wednesday at an area near the Nicosia General Hospital, by Athalassa Psychiatric Hospital where the remains of thirty one people are believed to have been buried there when the site was bombed by the Turkish air force, during the first phase of the invasion of the island on July 20, 1974. Among the 31 people, who are believed to be inmates of the Athalassa Psychiatric Hospital, are 3 Turkish Cypriots and seven women.

4. We are looking for other important blocks in Cyprus’ EEZ, CHC General Manager tells CNA in an interview

The General Manager of the Cyprus Hydrocarbon Company (CHC), Panos Kelamis, appears optimistic about Cyprus’ energy prospects, pointing out at the same time that the situation in the oil and gas industry is dynamic which calls for patience and perseverance. In an interview with CNA, Kelamis referred to block “10” of Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEA) which has attracted great interest among major oil and gas companies that participated in Cyprus` third licensing round and in which ExxonMobil plans drilling in 2018.

5. Cyprus underlines significant contribution of ICC to a more just and peaceful world

Cyprus has underlined the “significant contribution of the International Criminal Court towards the overall UN goals for achieving a more just and peaceful world”. This position was outlined during an intervention by the Representative of Cyprus to the Sixth Committee of General Assembly of United Nations Vasiliki Krasa, at the plenary session of the United Nations General Assembly which examined the Report of the International Criminal Court.

6. House President meets with Ambassadors of Georgia and Italy

President of the House of Representatives Demetris Syllouris met with Ambassador of Georgia to Cyprus Revaz Lominadze, and discussed EU matters. Furthermore, Syllouris met with Italian Ambassador Andrea Cavallari, whom he briefed on the latest developments in the Cyprus problem.

7. Cyprus raises €9.31 million in six-year bonds for natural persons

Cyprus’ Ministry of Finance raised €9.31 million through the issuance of six-year bonds for natural persons for November, the Public Debt Management Office (PDMO) said in a press release.

8. Government hails the convening of an International Conference on Investment Funds in Cyprus

The Government welcomes the fact that Cyprus is playing host to the 3rd International Funds Summit, Deputy Government Spokesman Victor Papadopoulos has said, adding that Cyprus is now a good international player and an attractive destination for these funds.

9. Larnaca hosting international seminar on illegal trafficking of cultural property and antiquities smuggling

A three-day international training seminar on the illegal trafficking of cultural property and the smuggling of antiquities began on Tuesday in Larnaca, with an aim to inform and enlighten participants on the available tools on an international level, and strengthen cooperation and communication of all involved parties on a national, European and international level.

10. The many faces of Aphrodite presented by Leventios Gallery through "Venus Paradox" exhibition

The Leventios Gallery, situated in the heart of the capital Nicosia, has brought together 76 artworks from the most important museums and private collections in Europe and the US inspired by the Goddess Aphrodite. These works depict the Goddess with a variety of faces, moving between the people and the Gods, sometimes seen as a source of suffering and affliction and others as a deity identified with love.CNA