Carlos the Jackal sentenced to life for 1974 attack on Paris store

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Carlos the Jackal

A French court sent Carlos the Jackal, once one of the world’s most wanted criminals, back to jail for his third life sentence on Tuesday after convicting him of a grenade attack 42 years ago on a Paris shop that killed two people. The Venezuelan, whose real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, is already serving […]

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Germany tells Turkey not to spy on Turks living on its soil

Turks in Germany have begun voting in a referendum on increasing President Tayyip Erdogan's powers

Germany will not tolerate foreign espionage on its territory, the interior minister said on Tuesday, in a robust response to media reports that Turkish secret services were spying on supporters of the Gulen movement in Germany. Fethullah Gulen, a US-based Muslim cleric with a large following in Turkey, is accused by Ankara of orchestrating a […]

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FIFA process on 48 World Cup teams ‘unacceptable’

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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, chairman of the European Club Association  which represents 220 football clubs, opposes the expansion

The decision-making process that led FIFA to increase the number of teams at the World Cup to 48 starting with the tournament in 2026 is unacceptable, European Club Association chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on Tuesday. The European Club Association, which represents 220 football clubs, opposes the FIFA decision which Rummenigge, the former German international who […]

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Ronaldo nicknamed ‘cry baby’ by childhood team-mates

Emotional: Portugal and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo was nicknamed “cry baby” by his childhood team-mates due to the temper tantrums he threw when the team lost or if he did not receive the ball, Ricardo Santos played alongside the four-time world player of the year for amateur team CF Andorinha in Madeira, where Ronaldo’s father worked as […]

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Cyprus remains vulnerable to Brexit as May to trigger article 50

Prime Minister Theresa May meets Hungarian Prime Minister Orban in Downing Street

On Wednesday, British prime minister Theresa May is expected to notify the President of the European Council Donald Tusk that the UK intends to leave the European Union, triggering article 50 of the European Treaty. This step, the outcome of the June 23 referendum in which Britons decided in favour of Brexit, is expected to begin a […]

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Australia scientists uncover dinosaur footprint that may be world’s largest

Sauropods were four-legged plant-eaters with long necks and tails, pillar-like legs and immense bodies

Scientists have found what could be the world’s largest dinosaur footprint – measuring nearly 1.7 metres – on a remote part of Australia’s northwestern coastline. The footprint from a giant sauropod dinosaur was among 21 types of tracks found on the Dampier Peninsula in Western Australia, 130km from the beach resort town of Broome. “They […]

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Little progress in Hasikos conflict of interest investigation

Interior minister Socrates Hasikos

  The independent committee for the investigation of state officials’ conflicts of interest, which convened on Monday to look into claims of impropriety against Interior Minister Socratis Hasikos, did not make much headway and will continue deliberations on Thursday. Hasikos was reported to the committee by auditor-general Odysseas Michaelides over the minister’s 60-per-cent stake in […]

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Sterling jumps as high as $1.26 in Trump trade slump

Sterling jumps as high as $1.26 in Trump trade slump

Sterling rose almost 1 per cent to an eight-week high against the dollar on Monday, gaining with other major currencies after the failure of a Republican healthcare bill weakened faith in US President Donald Trump’s other campaign promises. At the start of a week set to include Britain‘s formal request to leave the European Union, […]

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MPs call for more lifeguards

A lifeguard in action  (Pafospress.com)

The severe shortage of lifeguards and lack of adequate infrastructure to protect beachgoers was discussed at the House interior committee on Monday, with MPs stressing that urgent remedial action is needed. Citing a report prepared by the interior ministry, committee chair Eleni Mavrou (Akel) said that whereas Cypriot beaches need an estimated 300 lifeguards on […]

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