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Expert witness said that British woman could have been drugged before alleged gang rape in Cyprus

An expert has criticised the way in which the investigation into the alleged ‘gang rape’ of the British teenager at an Ayia Napa hotel in Cyprus was handled. Forensic pathologist …

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UK calls for Cyprus to reconsider gang rape case, while public opinion in Israel turns against 12 Israelis

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has conveyed “very serious concerns” about the treatment of a young woman, 19, by Cypriot authorities after she was convicted of lying about being gang-raped …

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Greece to sign natural gas deal with Cyprus and Israel in January

The Greek government announced on Sunday that it will sign an agreement in the new year for a large pipeline project with Cyprus and Israel that will transport gas from …

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Greek-Cypriot arrested for 645kg BBQ ecstasy haul from Limassol-Sydney

Cyprus police arrested a Greek Cypriot businessman, aged 30, on Friday in connection to the ecstasy-filled barbecues shipped from Limassol to Sydney. The man, the registered owner of the barbecues …

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Cyprus signs deal with Chinese-led multinational consortium to build first LNG terminal

The government of Cyprus has signed a 290-million euro deal with a Chinese-led consortium to build the island nation’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal. The gas will be mostly …

Cypriot judge rules against British girl who said Israeli teenagers gang raped her

A Cyprus judge has ruled against a young British woman accused of fabricating a story about being gang raped. The young woman, 19, said in July that she had been …

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Erdogan warns he will release Jihadi prisoners if EU imposes sanctions over Cyprus

Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has warned that he will release jihadi prisoners and send them back to their European countries of origin should the EU go ahead with plans …

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EU Council threatens travel ban, asset freeze for individuals and entities drilling for oil in Cyprus waters

The Council of the European Union this week adopted a range of measures that are aimed against individuals or entities responsible for or are involved in unauthorised drilling activities of …

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Cyprus tightens up to revoke golden passports of wrongdoers

The president of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, has pledged to revoke the passports that were mistakenly issued to rich foreigners who have been found to have committed any wrongdoing. According to …

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Cyprus questions why state gift to Thatcher is on sale at Christie’s

The Cyprus government is expected to demand answers from Britain as to why a 2,700-year-old vase given as a state gift to former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was recently sold …