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Biden: US hopes for progress which would make agreement possible in 2016

Biden: US hopes for progress which would make agreement possible in 2016

US Vice President Joe Biden expressed hope that the leaders of the two communities in Cyprus, namely President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, would be able to make significant additional progress in the talks for a Cyprus settlement before their trip to the United Nations General Assembly, and that

Anastasiades & Akinci discuss Cyprob over the phone with Biden

. The President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades spoke on Friday afternoon on the phone with US Vice President Joe Biden, according Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides. Christodoulides posted in his twitter account that Anastasiades and Biden discussed the Cyprus problem and the Vice President`s upcoming visit to Turkey, scheduled for August 24. NOW: Telephone conversation of

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Cypriots in France promote the Cyprus issue

Almost 3000 Cypriots live in France and the organised Cypriot community is trying to locate all Cypriots in the country and at the same time cooperate with other communities, mainly the Greek and Armenian, to promote the Cyprus issue, according to the president of the Cypriot community in France, Evagoras Mavrommatis. In an interview with

Fokaides: I had the opportunity to brief my counterpart on the latest on the Cyprus issue

Cyprus has a role to play in the counter-Daesh coalition, clamping down on foreign fighters and providing essential aid to those caught up in this terrible conflict, while it also provides essential support for UK operations, British Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Fallon, said on Tuesday, after holding talks with his Cypriot counterpart Christoforos

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Both Democrats and Republicans included Cyprus in their 2016 Presidential Elections Platforms

Followin interventions by Greek American leaders, both political platforms approved at the Republican and the Democratic Conventions references to the Cyprus issue, although the drafts sent to the Conventions did not include such references. Congressman Gus Bilirakis form Florida played a crucial role in the Republican Party, raising the issue successfully with the Platform Committee. The

Fighting indifference

By Annie Charalambous Registering people to vote for state officials in the US is a top priority for newly-elected leader of the Federation of Cypriot American Organisations Kyriakos Papastylianou. Because this is the only way the Federation can have influence on politicians at higher levels, the 52-year-old New Jersey-based businessman told the Cyprus Weekly in an interview.

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