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Cyprus in the Kids Euro Festival 2014 - The Voice of Opera: Melodies and Tales from the Mediterranean
The Embassy of Cyprus in Washington, D.C. in collaboration with the Kyrenia Opera and within the framework of this year’s Kids Euro Festival, present The Voice of Opera: Melodies and Tales from the Mediterranean, on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 11.00 am at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center in Silver Spring (7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20910).

Do you think you have what it takes to become a famous opera singer? In The Voice of Opera, you’ll take a listening tour of some of opera’s greatest hits, along with a few characteristic melodies from Cyprus, accompanied by a multimedia presentation. Then, you’ll have a chance to “get into the act”, as selected audience members are transformed into real-life opera singers with authentic props and costumes! As a concert soloist, Constantinos Yiannoudes — who grew up in Cyprus — has performed in world-famous musical venues such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and Alice Tully Hall.
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ECB assessment results positive, while Cyprus’ credit ratings upgrade to B+
According to the official results announced on 26 October 2014, three Cypriot banks completed the European Central Bank`s comprehensive assessment with a capital surplus, whereas one bank completed the exercise with a manageable shortfall.

According to the Ministry of Finance, these results confirm the final stabilization and restoration of confidence in the financial system of Cyprus and the positive outlook that is formed for the Cypriot economy.
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EU calls on Turkey to respect Cyprus' sovereign rights
The European Council has called on Turkey to respect the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus in its waters, and has reminded Ankara that recognising all EU member states was a prerequisite for its EU accession course.

In its conclusions, the European Council expresses concern over the new tension in the Eastern Mediterranean and urged Turkey to show restraint and respect Cyprus` sovereignty in its waters and the sovereign rights of Cyprus in its exclusive economic zone.
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Minister Kasoulides’ press conference on the Turkish provocations in the Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone - 07/10/2014
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, held a press conference yesterday during which he referred, inter alia, to the recent Turkish provocations in the Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone, his contacts in New York, and Cyprus’ regional role in addressing asymmetrical threats.

Mr Kasoulides stressed that the note (NAVTEX) that the Turkish Government issued on Friday was probably the most serious incident since the Cyprus Government exercised its sovereign right to delineate its Exclusive Economic Zone. He noted that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy, is examining a series of diplomatic, political and legal measures which will be put before the President of the Republic.
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Joint Search and Rescue Exercise between Cyprus and USA - 06/10/2014
A joint Search and Rescue (SAR) daylight exercise, titled ‘CYPUSA-02/14 ‘will be conducted on Tuesday afternoon, the 7th of October, near the coast of Cyprus, with the participation of SAR units and personnel from the Republic of Cyprus and the United States (USA).

US naval unit and helicopters of the Republic of Cyprus will take part in the Aeronautical SAR exercise under the operational control and full coordination of the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Larnaca, in close cooperation with the CPR-6 of the United States Navy.
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