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As tensions ease, Cyprus leaders enjoy coffee and cake in capital| Reuters

May 24, 2015    

NICOSIA Leaders of rival communities in ethnically-split Cyprus shared coffee and cake on Saturday in a symbolic gesture underscoring a thaw in relations over a conflict spanning decades.Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, the Greek Cypriot leader, and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci spent more than an hour strolling through medieval streets of Nicosia, a first in the history of the Cyprus dispute."This is a historic day," Akinci told reporters, clapping wellwishers as he and Anastasiades walked across a United Nations-monitored 'green line' keeping Greek and Turkish Cypriots...

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