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Giggs in court for alleged assault trial

Former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs was in court on Monday to face trial accused of assaulting and controlling his ex-girlfriend. The 48-year-old was surrounded by a scrum of press photographers and TV camera crews as he arrived at Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester with his legal team and… Cyprus Mail …


Major fire erupts at Donetsk oil depot after Ukraine shelling

A major fire broke out at an oil depot in the Budyonnovsky district of Russian-backed Donetsk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine after Ukrainian troops shelled the province, Russia’s TASS reported on Tuesday, quoting a reporter at the scene. No casualties or injuries have been reported so far due to the fire, which… Cyprus Mail …


‘Londongrad’ losing its allure for corrupt elites, police say

London is losing its allure as a destination for corrupt Russian elites and other kleptocrats with the aid of new powers and a crackdown on “enablers” who help them channel their illicit money into Britain, British police said on Thursday. The British capital has long been the Western city of… Cyprus Mail …


Irish coalition government survives no-confidence motion in parliament

Ireland’s coalition government comfortably won a parliamentary vote of no confidence on Tuesday despite losing its formal majority last week. Opposition party Sinn Fein tabled the motion after coalition deputy Joe McHugh last week withdrew his commitment to vote in line with government policy following a dispute over compensation for… Cyprus Mail …



UK PM Boris Johnson wins confidence vote with 59% share

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a confidence vote on Monday but by a relatively modest margin, seeing off a challenge to his leadership brought by lawmakers within his Conservative Party. Johnson won the vote 211 to 148, according to Graham Brady, chairman of the party committee that oversaw the ballot…. Cyprus Mail …





France lets some farms asphyxiate poultry flocks to stop bird flu

France has authorised some farmers to kill their poultry by asphyxia to stop a rapid spread of bird flu that has made it difficult for veterinary services to cope with massive culling, French Agriculture Minister Julien Denormandie said on Tuesday. The practice, allowed only because of a rebound in outbreaks… Cyprus Mail …