Daily News Briefing August 31

In today’s episode, a massive oil slick which originated in Syria is expected to hit Cyprus’ eastern coast early this morning. In other news, President Nicos Anastasiades yesterday bestowed Cyprus’ highest order of merit to Robert Menendez, chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and the shock over the 38 per cent hike in electricity prices compared to last August is still sparking outrage.