Archive for February, 2013

Cyprus:Cargo ship stopped carrying guns to occupied area

A cargo ship carrying illegal guns from Turkey to the occupied area of Cyprus was arrested; it is reportedly said that the guns were to be transferred illegally to the free areas of the Republic of Cyprus

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Larnaca Airport tourist arrivals reach 2.4 million in 2012

Tourist arrivals at Larnaca International Airport recorded a stable increase of 3% in the past years.

In 2012, 2.464 million tourists arrived at Larnaca International Airport, compared with 2.392 million in 2011.

Figures released by the Larnaca Chamber of Commerce …

Pavlos Kontides launches new website

Pavlos Kontides Cyprus’s first ever Olympic medal winner after winning a silver medal in the Lazer sailing class at the 2012 London Olympics launches his new website tomorrow night. Where you will be free to ask Pavlos questions.

So here …

Cypriot Australian Senator refused Malaysia entry

On Feb. 16, the Malaysian authorities prevented Senator Nick Xenophon who is of Cypriot origin from entering the country, as according to them he posed “some form of security threat” and so had to be deported immediately.

According to the

JFK birthday card from son, other items auctioned for up to $2M

Thousands of items that belonged to a longtime aide of President John F. Kennedy sold for as much as $2 million in an auction that ended on Monday, nearly 50 years after the president’s assassination.

A birthday card from his …

Pregnant woman stabbed in unprovoked Finsbury Park attack

A heavily pregnant woman was stabbed outside Finsbury Park Tube station on Friday in an apparently unprovoked attack

The victim, who was in the final third of her pregnancy, was knifed in the face and suffereed shoulder injuries after the …

Nestle removes beef pasta meals after finding horsemeat

Nestle, the world’s biggest food company, has removed beef pasta meals from shelves in Italy and Spain after tests revealed traces of horse DNA.

The Swiss-based firm has halted deliveries of products containing meat from a German supplier.

Nestle is …

Strikes in Greece


State services will grind to a halt Wednesday and public transport will be disrupted in Athens as workers join a 24-hour general strike called by the country’s two main labor unions.

Transport workers will run a limited service Wednesday …

Linda Papadopoulos on mental illness

Recent figures show that approximately 10% of young people are affected by mental illness. As youth is portrayed as a time when everyone is free and happy, we do not see many famous people speaking about their own struggles and

Asil Nadir assaulted in prison cell

Turkish Cypriot business tycoon Asil Nadir has allegedly been assaulted in prison by his mentally unbalanced cellmate, English tabloid the Sun reported Feb. 17.

Nadir, nicknamed “the Sultan of Berkeley square,” is serving a 10-year prison sentence at Belmarsh high-security …