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Cyprus' rival leaders ready to meet UN chief to seek peace again

Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders hold first informal meeting in months but fail to make major breakthrough.

Cyprus' rival leaders ready to meet UN chief to seek peace again

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Israel will start exporting natural gas to Egypt this year

An agreement between the two countries and a US-based oil and gas exploration firm is said to be valued at $15bn.

Israel will start exporting natural gas to Egypt this year

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Turkey says EU measures won't deter it from drilling off Cyprus

Statement by foreign ministry comes after EU takes punitive steps against Ankara's activities in Eastern Mediterranean.

Turkey says EU measures won't deter it from drilling off Cyprus

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EU draft signals sanctions on Turkey over Cyprus drilling

EU set to curb contacts and funding for Turkey over what it calls Ankara's "illegal" drilling off Cyprus - Reuters.

EU draft signals sanctions on Turkey over Cyprus drilling

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Turkey rejects EU claims that drilling off Cyprus is illegitimate

Ankara says EU cannot be impartial mediator amid rising tensions as Turkey sends a second drilling ship to the island.

Turkey rejects EU claims that drilling off Cyprus is illegitimate

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Second Turkish drillship arrives off Cyprus amid 'grave concern'

Another vessel anchors in Cypriot territorial waters, where Nicosia claims Ankara has no right to extract oil and gas.

Second Turkish drillship arrives off Cyprus amid 'grave concern'

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Turkey: Second ship to begin drilling in eastern Mediterranean

Energy minister says ship is doing final tests before it starts work, days after the EU called Ankara's actions illegal.

Turkey: Second ship to begin drilling in eastern Mediterranean

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'Russian-made missile' crashes into northern Cyprus

Turkish Cypriot official says Syrian anti-aircraft missile that missed its target struck northern Cyprus.

'Russian-made missile' crashes into northern Cyprus

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Cyprus: Offshore exploration raising fears of a confrontation

Cypriots worry about the effects recent gas explorations will have on the tourism industry, and on relations with Turkey.

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Cyprus drilling dispute calls for sanctions against Turkey

Turkey dispatched a drilling ship on Thursday to explore oil and gas off Cyprus coast, in what Nicosia says is its exclusive economic zone.

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Cyprus elects first Turkish Cypriot to European Parliament

Kizilyurek among six MEPs elected in Sunday's vote by island's Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities.

Cyprus elects first Turkish Cypriot to European Parliament

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Cyprus police find victims of suspected serial killer

Four bodies have been found as police are accused of failing to investigate the disappearances when they were reported.

Cyprus police find victims of suspected serial killer

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Racism, bureaucracy, uncertainty: Refugee crisis brews in Cyprus

Cyprus has more asylum claims per capita than any other EU member state. This is the story of two West African refugees.

Racism, bureaucracy, uncertainty: Refugee crisis brews in Cyprus

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Refugee families stranded in Cyprus win right to settle in UK

Six families living at a British military base in Cyprus for more than 20 years have won legal battle to move to the UK.