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For 20 years archaeologists from the university have been working in Cyprus. University of Sydney Paphos excavation project.

Digging deeper holes: 20 years as an archaeologist in Cyprus

One of the by-products of field projects working in the same area over a prolonged period of time is the realisation that the team makes an enduring contribution to the local community.
Nargono-Karabakh. They’ve got landmarks but no domain name. Blackwych

The politics of getting online in countries that don’t exist

What is the quickest route to international recognition? Aspiring states may try to ally themselves with a great power, lobby national governments, or even try to enlist the support of celebrities, which…
A deal to help Cyprus raise €7 billion to qualify for another €10 billion bailout from the EU and IMF has been agreed to, but investors will feel the pain. EPA/Olivier Hoslet

Cyprus bank bailout plan: the experts respond

Uninsured savings over €100,000 deposited in a troubled Cypriot bank may be subject to a new levy, under a deal reached to save the Cyprus banking system. The European Union (EU) finance ministers, the…
Cyprus is making a last-ditch bid to negotiate a bailout deal from the IMF, the EU and the ECB. AAP

As deadline looms, Cyprus’ fate lies in the hands of the troika

Last week, the Parliament of Cyprus rejected a bill that would impose a levy of 9.9% on bank deposits over the insurance threshold of €100,000 and a levy of 6.75% on deposits below the insurance ceiling…
Cyprus is scrambling to find alternatives to avoid bankruptcy. EPA/Filip Singer

Cyprus: moving from the Eurozone to a Russian sphere of influence

The desperation the Cypriot government finds itself in cannot be exaggerated. In the scheme of things, it seems small, but the nature of each Eurozone crisis is that the small problems are often the largest…
The dark side of sunny Cyprus: money laundering and lax enforcement of tax law has made the country a hotspot for wealthy Russians.

Cyprus avoids a bad haircut, but pays a price for shady finance

In a surprise move that shocked investors and commentators alike, the Republic of Cyprus announced plans last weekend to impose a levy on bank deposits. However, Cyprus’ prime minister, Nicos Anastasiades…

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