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Greek Foreign Minister: Turkey has become extremely nervous

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias accused Turkey of adopting a dilatory strategy on the Cypriot issue during an official visit to Armenia. After his meeting with his Armenian counterpart Edward Nalbandian, Mr. Kotzias said Turkey was intentionally procrastinating avoiding entering into the substance of the talks which was the illegal invasion and occupation of the northern part of Cyprus.

Cyprus leaders to resume talks as rift lingers

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci are to resume talks on Thursday as part of the latest United Nations-buffered initiative aimed at reaching a settlement on the divided island.

Talks between the two leaders are set to continue until late March when another multi-party summit is expected to be held in Geneva.

TripAdvisor: Mystras among top 8 less known UNESCO world Heritage sites

Millions of Tripadvisor users have voted the Mystras among the top 8 less known UNECO protected sites. In an effort to safeguard and preserve unique cultural and natural sites of great value from around the globe, UNESCO has granted them the title of protected. UNESCO’s list of protected sites includes some famous sites like the Grand Canyon or the Acropolis.

Huge cyclone in Pacific devastates Vanuatu, at least eight dead

One of the Pacific Ocean's most powerful storms ever devastated the island nation of Vanuatu on March 14, tearing off roofs, uprooting trees and killing at least eight people with the toll set to rise, aid officials said. 

The United Nations was preparing a major relief operation and Australia said it was ready to offer its neighbor whatever help it could. 

“Pam” rips through Vanuatu

The Vanuatu archipelago, north of New Zealand is experiencing one of the worst cyclones in history since Saturday morning when it hit landfall. “Pam”, a category 5 tropical storm, is characterized by 340 km/h winds. It hit the Vanuatu island complex on Saturday morning, rampaging very close to the capital of Port Villa.