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Woman arrested in Holloway on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and assault on police

“A woman was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and assault on police at 19:09 hrs on Monday, 13 May on Holloway Road.

“The officer did not require hospital treatment. There were no other reported injuries.”…

Australian Queensland Cypriot community prepares half a tonne of calamari ahead of Paniyiri Festival

Cypriot Community of Queensland president Stathi Zambas, who has been cutting calamari rings since he was about five years old, has continued tradition as he helps slice half a tonne of calamari for this year’s Paniyiri festival.

He brought 12 …

Cyprus’ president has criticized remarks by Britain’s Foreign Office minister that cast doubt over the east Mediterranean island nation’s offshore economic rights.

President Nicos Anastasiades said his government would lodge a complaint to British Prime Minister Theresa May over Alan Duncan’s “unacceptable” remarks. Duncan told U.K. lawmakers Tuesday that Turkey’s bid to drill for gas off Cyprus shouldn’t proceed in areas “where …

Foreign Office statement on UK position regarding Cyprus’ EEZ 

The Foreign Office has sought to clarify its position regarding the Republic of Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) following the reaction by Nicosia and by UK Cypriots to the Minister for Europe Sir Alan Duncan’s remark about “sovereignty under dispute”, …

Cyprus: UK’s Duncan says drilling in areas with sovereignty “under dispute” should not proceed 

The UK Minister for Europe Sir Alan Duncan said on Tuesday that exploratory drilling for hydrocarbons should not be taking place in areas where sovereignty is “under dispute”.
 
He was referring to Turkey’s illegal incursion into Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone …

Cyprus Presidential Commissioner says Turkey must give information about mass graves of missing persons 

Only if the Turkish army provides information from its archives there will be information about a number of missing persons’ cases, said Monday Presidential Commissioner, Photis Photiou.
 
He was speaking after a meeting with new US ambassador to Cyprus, Judith …

Met Police decision on display of so-called ‘TRNC’ flag in Enfield

Following an investigation into a complaint by the National Federation of Cypriots in the UK the Metropolitan Police has issued an apology after the Turkish Police Association exhibited a flag of the so-called “TRNC” at the Turkish Cypriot Festival at …

180 Room Radisson Blu Hotel Nicosia Coming to Cyprus

Radisson Hospitality AB announced its entry into the capital city of Cyprus with the signing of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Nicosia. Building on an already-successful partnership, the new deal with Stenson Investments Limited as a subsidiary of Quality Group is …

Turkish naval forces start largest naval-air exercise as Cyprus crisis soars

Ankara starts naval exercise as Cyprus gas dispute continues

Turkey launched a major naval exercise on Monday at a time of rising tensions over its plans to explore for gas off the coast of Cyprus.

The exercises, featuring 131 vessels, …

Google Doodle celebrates smear test inventor Georgios Papanikolaou Medical pioneer would have celebrated his 136th birthday today

Google Doodle pays tribute to the Greek medical pioneer Georgios Papanikolaou, who invented the smear test to detect early signs of cervical and uterine cancer.

Mr Papanikolaou was born in the Greek costal town of Kymi in 1883. The second …