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.
The collision between the Tunisian and Cypriot ships spilled a trail of pollution stretching 4 kilometers across the water. Italy and France have sent ships to assist with cleanup efforts.
A spate of recent deals and gas finds in the eastern Mediterranean Sea has positioned Egypt to be a major energy hub. Turkey, which is flexing its military muscles, may be left out.
The European border patrol agency is back in the spotlight amid an ongoing debate about immigration in the EU. DW looks at the work of the agency, and the criticism leveled at it.
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.
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