January 29, 1960

CYPRIOT STUDENTS ARRESTED: According to a terse announcement from Athens Police Headquarters via the Prime Minister’s Undersecretariat last night, three Cypriot students have been arrested for possession of weapons. No further details were provided by any government or other official source. The silence surrounding the incident, in combination with the fact that one of the three is Renos Kyriakides, 27, the brother of Bishop Kyprianos of Kyrenia, who is opposed to the policies of Cypriot Archbishop Makarios, has attracted interest. Arrested along with Kyriakides was Michail Mandis (or Christodoulou), 23. The two were intercepted on Kartali Street in possession of three Sten guns and a Steyr and a quantity of ammunition. At Kyriakides’s home, a loaded Smith & Wesson revolver was found and more ammunition. Also arrested was Andreas Antoniou, 23, at his home, in possession of a Smith & Wesson and ammunition. FRENCH AGAINST FRENCH: Paris, 27 – Opposition to the French colonists has emerged in Algeria in proclamations signed anonymously as just «The Patriots,» claiming that a decision had been made to end the strike by most services tomorrow because extending it could lead to difficulties for economic activity in Algeria.

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