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Dead and injured in blasts at Cyprus naval base

Huge blasts rocked the main Greek Cypriot naval base at Zygi in the south of the Mediterranean island early on Monday leaving dead and injured, state television reported. The early morning blasts caused extensive damage to property in the area and sparked wildfires in nearby scrubland in the tinder-dry summer…

Anger as Jennifer Lopez set to rock north Cyprus

Pop star Jennifer Lopez will give a concert in the Turkish-held statelet of northern Cyprus later this month, organisers said on Tuesday, amid outrage among Greek Cypriots. The US diva will arrive in the breakaway Turkish Republic of Cyprus (TRNC) on a private jet on July 22 ahead of a…

Greek protests cramp travel, disrupt economy

Greek police Friday fought protesters angered by tough new austerity measures, as European heavyweight Germany rebuffed suggestions cash-strapped Athens needed a financial bailout. Strikes disrupted air and ground transport, as well as schools and hospitals, hitting economic activity hard two days after the government unveiled sweeping tax hikes and spending…

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