18.01.2018

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Our View: New government must brace for a battle with doctors

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How unfortunate that Sir David Nicholson, chairman of the newly-established State Health Services Organisation (Okyy), witnessed a nasty public row between the health minister and representatives of the doctors as he arrived to start work this week. This was, however, a perfect introduction to what is waiting for the former NHS chief executive as he embarks on the onerous task of turning state hospitals into autonomous entities, the main pre-requisite for the operation of the national health sch

Cyprus Mail

Crony capitalism and institutional incompetence

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A former central bank advisor says Cyprus’ very ownoligarchs are sowing the seeds of another crisis aided by a compliant government By Leslie G Manison The recent ‘parliamentary’ election campaign in the Turkish-occupied area of Cyprus featured major concerns of about the cronyism and corruption of the political and economic system there. But these concerns did not influence significantly the actual preferences of voters. Notwithstanding, voters in the forthcoming presidential election in

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Eoka fighters win first historic torture battle in UK court

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The UK’s Royal Courts of Justice on Friday rejected an attempt by the British government to try under Cypriot law a historic torture and abuse case brought against it by former Eoka fighters. The thirty-four elderly Greek Cypriots described the decision as the first battle in their claims regarding events that took place during Cyprus’ anti-colonial struggle between 1955 and 1959. The British government had, in a preliminary hearing in November, presented what was described by the plaintiffs

Cyprus Mail

Tunisia deploys army, makes 300 arrests as violent unrest persists

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Tunisian protesters burned down a regional national security headquarters near the Algerian border, prompting authorities to send in troops after police retreated, witnesses said, as unrest over prices and taxes raged on nationwide. But the government, under pressure to cut a ballooning deficit and satisfy international lenders, will not revise austerity measures in the 2018 budget despite the spate of protests, Tunisia’s investment minister said on Thursday. Army troops have been deployed i

Cyprus Mail

Tunisia PM promises end to economic hardship to calm protests

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Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed sought to calm anti-austerity protesters on Tuesday with promises of an end to economic hardship, a day after one demonstrator was killed in clashes with police on the previous day. On Monday, protests erupted in more than 10 towns acrossTunisiaagainst price and tax increases imposed by the government to reduce a ballooning deficit and an economic crisis. One protestor was killed in Tebourba, a town 40 km (25 miles) west of Tunis. Khelifa Chibani, a spo

Cyprus Mail

Opposition say campaigning minster should quit

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The government on Monday summarily brushed off demands by Akel and Diko that interior minister Constandinos Petrides should quit because of his involvement in the election campaign of the incumbent, President Nicos Anastasiades. The election campaign teams of Stavros Malas (Akel) and Nicolas Papadopoulos (Diko) suggested that if the upcoming presidential election process is to be considered unimpeachable, Petrides must resign and be replaced by a caretaker minister until after the elections.

Cyprus Mail

Rouhani says Iran protests were not only economic

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Protests that shookIranwere not just aimed at the economy, President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday, remarks suggesting the real targets were powerful conservatives opposed to his plans to expand individual freedoms at home and promote detente abroad. The pragmatic cleric, who defeated anti-Western hardliners to win re-election last year, also called for the lifting of curbs on social media used by anti-government protesters in the most sustained challenge to hardline authorities since 2009.

Cyprus Mail

May to change government ministers soon

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British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she would announce changes to her ministerial team soon, with media reports saying her foreign, finance, interior and Brexit ministers would keep their jobs in a reshuffle starting on Monday. After running a poorly received campaign at a national election last year that badly damaged her authority, May is leading a delicately balanced minority government tasked with deliveringBritain‘s exit from the European Union. She is also under pressure to

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Iran stages more pro-government rallies

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Tens of thousands of government supporters rallied across Iran on Friday, swearing allegiance to the clerical establishment and accusing arch enemy the United States of instigating the largest anti-government protests in nearly a decade, state TV reported. Tehran’s Friday prayer leader called on authorities to deal “firmly” with those responsible for igniting over a week of illegal rallies, in which 22 people were killed and more than 1,000 people were arrested, according to Iranian officials.

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