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Topic - Cyprus
In a commentary piece ("Cyprus rides a troubled sea of oil and gas opportunity," Nov. 6), Daniel Pipes conjures up a fantasy that Greek Cyprus is about to be invaded, either by Turkish soldiers or Syrian refugees, or both, without offering even a scintilla of evidence.
Across the waves lie energy discoveries and deadly conflict
A group of former heads of state and government leaders have gathered in Rome, and they have advice for the European Union: Use surveillance units to monitor the "intolerant."
Fiscal irresponsibility taps the temptation to raid private savings
Britain’s military on Thursday sent in fighter jets to Cyprus in what political heads have called a precautionary measure, in case of international intervention in Syria and subsequent retaliation from President Bashar Assad.
Defending champion Andy Murray could face top-seeded Novak Djokovic only in the U.S. Open semifinals, while Nadal and Federer — who have never played each other at Flushing Meadows — might meet in the quarterfinals.
Four leaders of the Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah, responsible for its foreign operations, were designated as terrorist kingpins Thursday by the U.S. Treasury Department, prohibiting Americans from doing business with them and freezing any assets they have in the U.S. banking system.
President Obama is definitely, positively, unquestionably going to nominate Caroline Kennedy as U.S. ambassador to Japan — soon.
International use of the euro slipped last year because of the debt crisis in Europe, but the U.S. dollar held its own as the world's leading currency for reserves held by central banks.
A job layoff turned lucky for one Spanish businessman, who used his down time from work to invent a new form of investing that taps into the nation's mood toward banks: A locked unit that's built into a bed mattress.
The United States warned European governments about an "increased operational tempo" by Hezbollah there months before a wave of global terror attacks by the Lebanese extremist group last year, a senior administration official said Friday.
Gold's rise seemed unstoppable at one point, but millions of fanatics got a jolt last month when the market posted its biggest collapse in 30 years, including a 9 percent one-day drop to less than $1,400 on April 15.
Have you heard about a nation so in debt, it is seizing assets from the bank accounts of private citizens? On the other side of the world, a modern-day Greek tragedy is taking place now on the island of Cyprus that has implication here at home.
European politicos facing sluggish economic growth will definitely turn to the rich to take their cash, said one banking head, remarking on the potential for repeat in the raid on Cyprus savings.
Butch Cassidy became a household name in 1889 after he galloped off with a $20,000 unauthorized withdrawal from the San Miguel Valley Bank in Telluride, Colo. In today's dollars, that's around $500,000. Modern thieves rely on stolen passwords and wire transfers to make bigger scores, such as the trio who were close to pilfering $300 million from Sumitomo Bank in London before they were caught.