• Annual EU food waste amounts to €140 billion of economic waste, Agriculture Minister says

    Food waste is one of the most critical challenges the world faces, Agriculture Minister Costas Kadis said on Tuesday. Delivering a speech at an award ceremony for Green Public Contracts, Life Food Print awards and EMAS certificates, Kadis said that according to research, the food that ends up as waste can meet the needs of […]

  • Twitter rolls back COVID misinformation policy

    Twitter Inc has rolled back a policy that was aimed at tackling misinformation related to COVID-19 on the social media platform, lending itself to the risk of a potential surge in false claims even as cases rise in China and some parts of the world. The move also comes amid concerns of Twitter’s ability to […]

  • Germany agrees 15-year LNG supply deal with Qatar

    Germany is set to receive new flows of Qatari liquefied natural gas (LNG) from 2026 after QatarEnergy and ConocoPhillips COP.N on Tuesday signed two sales and purchase agreements for its export covering at least a 15-year period. Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, competition for LNG has become intense, with Europe in particular needing […]

  • Mistakes at UK COVID testing lab may have led to deaths of 20 people

    England’s government agency responsible for responding to public health emergencies said mistakes at a testing laboratory resulted in tens of thousands of positive COVID-19 cases reported as negative may have led to the deaths of 20 people. Britain has one of the highest coronavirus death tolls in the world, with more than 177,000 deaths since […]

  • Dr Demetrios Zamboglou: “The Future is Financial Technology”

    Interview by Evagoras Prokopiou An ambitious businessman but also an academic, who, at a young age has had significant success in both areas, left his mark abroad and repatriated to Cyprus to take over DOTO. In an interview with Forbes, the new CEO of the Cyprus-based Fintech company, Dr Demetrios Zamboglou, stressed that his goal […]

  • Cyprus Airways launches package holiday service

    Cyprus Airways on Tuesday announced the start of its venture into package holiday services. Cyprus Airways Holidays, a package holiday platform, offers visitors the chance to book their flights, hotels and airport transfer all in one stop. “As the Cypriot flag-carrying airline, we are determined to facilitate inbound and outbound travel. Every year we carry […]

  • First construction phase of new Famagusta Hospital hemodialysis ward to be ready by end of 2022

    The first construction phase of the new hemodialysis ward at Famagusta General Hospital will be completed by the end of the year, Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantela said on Tuesday, during a visit to the Hospital. He added that the unit will have the necessary equipment to accommodate all patients. In his statements to the press, the […]

  • Rare success for Alzheimer’s research unlocks hope for future therapies

    The first big breakthrough in 30 years of Alzheimer’s research is providing momentum for clinical trials of “cocktail” treatments targeting the two hallmark proteins associated with the mind-robbing disease, according to interviews with researchers and pharmaceutical executives. Drugmakers Eisai Co Ltd 4523.T and Biogen BIIB.O reported in September that their therapy lecanemab could slow progress […]

  • Chinese authorities seek out COVID protesters

    Chinese authorities have begun inquiries into some of the people who gathered at weekend protests against COVID-19 curbs, people who were at the Beijing demonstrations told Reuters, as police remained out in numbers on the city’s streets. Two protesters told Reuters that callers identifying themselves as Beijing police officers asked them to report to a […]

  • Paramount’s “Love Rat” TV series set to start filming in Cyprus

    Invest Cyprus welcomes another international production that will be filming in Cyprus in the coming weeks. Earlier this week, it was revealed that a four-part series entitled Love Rat would be filmed in Cyprus. Channel 5, the third largest commercial TV station in the UK, owned by leading global media and entertainment company, Paramount Global, […]

  • Ireland fines Facebook 265 mln euros

    Ireland’s data privacy regulator imposed a 265 million euro ($277 million) fine on social media giant Facebook on Monday, bringing the total it has fined parent group Meta META.O to almost 1 billion euros. The penalty resulted from an investigation, started last year, into the discovery of a collated set of personal data that had […]

  • IKEA owner eyes more price cuts as some input costs ease

    Ingka Group, the owner of most IKEA furniture stores, is planning additional price cuts as some input costs ease, its retail manager told Reuters on Monday, a reversal from price hikes introduced last year to counter soaring inflation. The world’s biggest furniture retailer raised prices in its fiscal year to the end of August to […]