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US Senate forces Cyprus to block Russian ships in eastern Mediterranean

The Russian Navy will no longer be allowed to dock and refuel in Cyprus after a last-minute U.S. Senate bill was passed on Tuesday.

Led by warhawk senators Marco Rubio (R) and Bob Melendez (D), the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee …

France voices support for Cyprus in gas standoff with Turkey

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A senior French senator says his country is sensitive to Cyprus’ “difficulties” with neighboring Turkey and backs the east Mediterranean island nation’s bid to get Ankara to stop unlawful gas drilling off its shores.

Senate Foreign …

Young artist Alexis Pangalos buzzing after winning Enfield Museum competition

A young artist had plenty of reasons to be cheerful after winning the Museum of Enfield’s exhibition competition.

Alexis Pangalos, five,  from Enfield won a bumper pack of art material including paints, pencils and colouring books from ArtStop an organisation

Man reported following alleged hate crime on board a train travelling between Camden and East Finchley on Northern line

A man in his forties has been interviewed under caution in relation to an alleged hate crime on board a train travelling between Camden and East Finchley. The report was made on 22 June.

The man has since been reported …

Advice to the public during the hot weather

Police are encouraging members of the public to take care and plan ahead during the hot weather over the next few days.

With highs of more than 30 degrees predicted for Saturday (29 June), it is important that everyone takes …

A man who murdered a teenager and concealed his body in his Enfield home loft for eight months has been jailed.

Gary Hopkins – 37 (09.10.81) of Hartmoor Mews, Enfield was sentenced to life imprisonment to serve a minimum term of 22 years at the Old Bailey on Thursday, 27 June. He was also sentenced to four years’ imprisonment for each …

Cyprus reserves large part of EEZ for naval exercises in response to similat Navtex from Turkey

Cyprus has issued a navigational telex reserving a large area of Block 3 and a part of Block 2 in its exclusive economic zone for naval exercises, the country’s Phileleftheros newspaper reported on Friday.

The southeastern end of the area …

U.S. Senate votes to lift the decades-old arms restrictions against Cyprus

U.S. Senate voted to lift the decades-old arms restrictions against the Republic of Cyprus, by adopting an amendment introduced by Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, in the final FY20 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (S 1790) approved on Thursday.

Legislation “S …

Foreign Minister assures of Cyprus’ support to EU strategic agenda

Cyprus fully supports the EU strategic agenda for the next five years, Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides said on Thursday, while noting that Nicosia will work with its partners and the EU institutions for a more resilient and integrated Union.

He …

Cyprus residents made 2.799 million business and personal trips in 2017, according to Eurostat

In 2017, EU residents made 1.3 billion trips with overnight stays that amounted to almost 6.4 billion nights, according to Eurostat, the statistical service of the EU.

The average trip length was 5.1 nights. Compared with 2016, the number of …