Archive for May, 2015

Woman rescued from flat fire in Stroud Green

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued an elderly woman from a fire in a ground floor flat on Stroud Green Road, Stroud Green near Finsbury Park on Sunday afternoon.

The woman was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation by the …

Greece points finger of blame at creditors

Hopes that some progress has been made in ongoing negotiations between Greece and its creditors were mitigated on Tuesday as Athens indicated that differences between the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission were obstructing progress.

Government officials pointed to …

Priest reports 20,000 euros stolen from his house in Athienou in Cyprus

A total of €20,000 – collected during a church fundraiser – have been reported stolen from the home of an 81 year old priest in Larnaca.

The priest  reported the incident at around 10pm on Tuesday night at Athienou police …

UNSG spokesperson says there is optimism that Cyprus talks can lead to solution

Τhere is a new spirit of optimism and trust that the Cyprus talks can lead to a real settlement, a UN Secretary General spokesperson has said.

Stéphane Dujarric said that the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, has …

Newly elected Turkish Cypriot leader Akinci meeting with Eide:An opportunity has arisen”

 Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris (05.05.15) reports that the newly elected Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci in his first meeting yesterday with the UNSG Special Adviser for Cyprus Espen Barth Eide said that he wants the resumption of a new, determined

Cypriot economy to continue contracting in 2015, rebound in 2016, EC says

The Cypriot economy will continue contracting in 2015 maintaining a downward path that began in 2012, the European Commission says in its Spring 2015 economic forecasts.

The Commission downgraded its forecasts, noting that the Cypriot economy will contract with a …

A united Cyprus should be compatible with EU standards, says Eide

UN Secretary General`s Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide has highlighted the fact that a united Cyprus should be compatible with EU standards, noting that this would be to the benefit of both Greek and Turkish Cypriots.

Eide who …

President to meet Ban and Putin and speak to Biden on Cyprus

President Nicos Anastasiades is expected over the next days to speak on the phone with US Vice President Joe Biden and meet in person with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Russian President Vladimir Putin, to discuss the latest developments in …

Belgian politician: Cypriots suffered more from crisis than other Europeans

The President of the Workers` Party of Belgium Peter Martens has sent a message of solidarity to the people of Cyprus, noting that Cyprus has suffered more from the economic crisis than other European people.

Martens, heading a party delegation, …

Victoria Line closed Seven Sisters to King’s Cross after person killed at Finsbury Park

The Victoria Line is closed from Seven Sisters to King’s Cross after a person was hit by a train at Finsbury Park.

 There are severe delays on the rest of the line and Piccadilly Line trains are not stopping at