ATHENS, December 29 (RIA Novosti) - Explosives and a fuse were found near a holiday residence of Cypriot President Demetris Christofias near Limassol, Cypriot police said on Saturday.
Police said in a statement 1.2 kg of TNT had been discovered. The fuse was not connected to the explosives.
Cypriot TV said the president was set to arrive at his holiday home 500 meters from Limassol later on Saturday, but was advised to stay away while the investigation is ongoing.
The authorities have so far avoided stating that the explosives were intended for an attack on the president.
Among possible explanations for the discovery is that the TNT could be used by workers from a nearby quarry for explosions.
Add to blog
You may place this material on your blog by copying the link.
Image Galleries: Traditional Hutsul Wedding in Western Ukraine
Infographics: Jeans: From Classic Designs to Extreme Incarnations
Cartoons: Polar Explorer Day
The growing outright rivalry between the United States and China gives Russia more foreign policy weight, enabling it to assume the role of a balancer. So far it has been doing so rather skillfully. Today it may participate in a joint naval exercise with China that Beijing positions as outwardly anti-American. But tomorrow it can team up with the naval forces of the Old World.