Archive for February, 2014

15 year old boy arrested on suspicion of raping woman at Arnos Grove station is re-bailed

A teenager has been re-bailed while police continue their investigations into a rape at a tube station car park.

The 15-year-old from Enfield was arrested following an alleged sexual assault at Arnos Grove London Underground station car park on Christmas …

Convicted: Turkish gangland assassin

A gangland assassin who fired on an innocent bypasser with a sub-machine gun, littering his head, torso, arms and legs with bullets, was convicted of murder yesterday.

 

Cem Duzgan

Cem Duzgan was just 21 when he unwittingly became involved …

‘Future of Whittingdon hospital could be in doubt’

Hospital bosses warned that the future of the Whittington could be in doubt when they were summoned to the town hall to answer accusations of a crisis.

Yi Mien Koh and Steve Hitchins, chief executive and chairman respectively, also claimed …

Cyprus Government submitted to the House a new bill on the privatization

The Government submitted to the House of Representatives a new draft bill on the privatization of semi-state organizations, after the bill’s rejection by the House Plenary on Thursday, Government Spokesman Christos Stylianides has said.

Speaking after today’s meeting of the …

Ministers resign, President Anastasiades asks them to remain in post until March 15

All the members of the Cabinet on Friday handed in their resignations to President Nicos Anastasiades during an extraordinary session of the body at the Presidential Palace.

Speaking after the Cabinet’s session Government Spokesman Christos Stylianides said that the President …

Belly Dance teacher jailed for rape and sexual assault

A professional belly dancing teacher and whirling dervish has today, Friday 28 February been sentenced to a total of 13 years imprisonment for raping one woman and sexually assaulting two others.

Shafik Abd El Hamed, 30 (23.2.84), of Warburton Street, …

First Turkish-Cypriot negotiator to have visited Athens

The first Turkish-Cypriot negotiator to have visited Athens in an official capacity in more than five decades on Thursday described his talks with Greek officials on the renewed Cyprus peace push as “historic and very constructive.”

Kudret Ozersay (photo) met …

Cypriot Australian Senator Xenophon Calls for Qantas Investigation

The Cypriot independent Senator of South Australia Nick Xenophon has called for an independent investigation into the Australian airline Qantas, after the company announced that it will reduce its staff by 5,000 and make cuts of about 2 billion …

Letter to the Economist Magazine from Euripides Evriviades High commissioner of Cyprus London

* SIR – I would like to set the record straight regarding the talks on Cyprus (“A glimmer of hope”, February 15th). The aim of the intercommunal talks is not to reunite Cyprus “under a confederation” as your …

Flooding shuts major London road

A major south-west London road has been shut because of flooding from a suspected burst water pipe.

Clapham Road, in the Lambeth borough, was closed to pedestrians and motorists at about 20:10 GMT after water 10cm deep flooded the road …