Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said he has "guarded optimism" that a UN-brokered peace process could end four decades of division on the ethnically split east Mediterranean island.
Cypriot state radio publicly apologised for inadvertently broadcasting the opening remarks of a New Year`s message from the country`s former president instead of current President Nicos Anastasiades.
Cyprus’ largest bank has warned that the Cypriot economy is ‘on the brink’ and immediately needs a liquidity lifeline from Europe.
With Cypriots facing the specter of financial meltdown, the conservative candidate in a presidential election runoff was favored to beat his left-wing rival on Sunday.
Nicos Anastasiades, a Cypriot right-wing party leader, won the Presidential Election with 51.1 percent of the ballot tickets in his favour.
Day in Pics: 30th August
August 30, 2014
Famous Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai