Cyprus is the third biggest island in the Mediterranean. It's known as the birthplace of Aphrodite in Greek mythology. Swimming around her rock is believed to secure an eternal love. It's also the site of a ship wreck.
Cyprus offers not only long sandy beaches, it’s also steeped in history. Churches, mosaics and castles witness to bygone centuries. Then there’s the modern Cyprus with tourist infrastructure and a huge waterpark.
The Republic of Cyprus, an EU member state, will negotiate directly with the UK over its exit from the European Union. A deal will focus on the future status of Cypriot workers on the island's British military bases.
Two men have been detained after two boats carrying 305 Syrian refugees arrived on the Mediterranean Island. The Turkish coast guard says it stopped 313 migrants this weekend trying to reach Balkan countries.
After years of fiscal gloom, Cyprus’ government is pressing ahead with its drilling plans. But potential instability looms as Turkey talks tough and sends battleships to the region.
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