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Marcos is back with a vengeance, extending his strong run of form with a first round win at the Intrum Stockholm Open on Tuesday. He defeated Norbert Gombos 6-3, 6-4 in one hour and 15 minutes.




Marcos fired three aces and did not face a break point to advance in Stockholm, where he mis making his seventh appearance. He converted a break to love in the sixth game of the opening set and claimed one more break for 4-3 in the second set. That was all Marcos needed, eventually converting his second match point to advance.




Marcos is on a tear since the US Open, having reaching his 14th ATP World Tour final at the Chengdu Open two weeks ago. With Tuesday’s win, he has won five of his last six matches.




Marcos will next face seventh seed Yuichi Sugita on Thursday. He is an impressive 11-5 in his seven visits to Stockholm, having won the title there on debut in 2009.



Man who abducted 2-year-old boy into North London McDonald’s toilet jailed

A man has been jailed for child abduction after taking a two year-old boy in a toilet cubicle at a fast-food restaurant in north London.


lulian-Alexandru Badaric, 36 [07.07.81] a Romanian national of no fixed abode was found guilty …

CTO: 2017 to mark a new historic high in Cyprus tourist arrivals 

The year 2017 is expected to mark a new historic high as regards tourist arrivals, which are expected to surpass 3,6 million, the Cyprus Tourism Organisation says.


According to a CTO press release, in September, 483.716 tourists visited Cyprus, …

Number of foreign students in Cyprus has tripled in the past couple of years, Education Minister says 

Minister of Education and Culture Costas Kades on Wednesday said that government efforts to render Cyprus a regional educational hub is delivering results, as the number of foreign students coming to the island has tripled.


Kades told Parliamentarians that …

Pence stresses US support for a comprehensive settlement in Cyprus during meeting with Tsipras 

The US Vice President Mike Pence underscored during his meeting with the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras the continued US support for a comprehensive settlement to reunify Cyprus as a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation.


He also welcomed Greece`s increasing cooperation …

Billionaire Branson targeted in $5 million scam ‘straight out of le Carre’

LONDON (Reuters) – Richard Branson, billionaire founder of the Virgin group, has revealed he was targeted by a fraudster posing as Britain’s defence minister who tried to get him to contribute $5 million (3.8 million pounds) to a supposed secret …

Cyprus tourist arrivals increase 14.8% in September

Tourist arrivals hit new record high in September with an increase of 14.8% compared to the same month of 2016.

On the basis of the results of the Passengers Survey released Tuesday by the Statistical Service of Cyprus, arrivals of …

UK Minister for Europe asked to advise Turkey to terminate Cyprus guarantor status

The Conservative MP for Chipping Barnet in north London Theresa Villiers has used the occasion of a House of Commons session with questions on foreign policy to reiterate her position in favour of ending the guarantees system in Cyprus.

Ms …

One of our own UK Cypriot Ruel Sotiriou makes his debut for Leyton Orient

UK Cypriot Leyton Orient second year scholar 17 year old Ruel Sotiriou was named on the bench for the first time against Dagenham Redbridge last Saturday and went onto make his debut in the same match.

Parikiaki would like to …

Apoel give Borussia Dortmund a fright

Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund face a battle to qualify for the group stages of the Champions League after being held to a 1-1 draw by Apoel Nicosia on Tuesday.

The result leaves Dortmund on one point in Group H, with …