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22 September, 2020
 

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Law professor takes on manslaughter case

Law professor takes on manslaughter case

The Russian suspect accused of being behind the death of a Ukrainian man in Paphos has appointed a law professor for his defence, a Cypriot attorney with research interests in criminal procedures...

Cop in child porn case back on the job

Cop in child porn case back on the job

Police say they expect to launch a disciplinary probe after reports emerged that a special police officer was back on the job after serving six months in jail for using false pretences to obtain nude photos from a female high school student and then blackmailing her...

Omonoia fans take win to the streets

Omonoia fans take win to the streets

Police went on high alert Wednesday night after Omonoia Nicosia reached the Champions League playoffs, with reports saying supporters from rival clubs were throwing rocks at cars with fans who were celebrating the team’s achievemen...

Eight new cases, coronavirus cluster grows

Eight new cases, coronavirus cluster grows

Eight new coronavirus cases were detected in the Republic of Cyprus on Wednesday, when 2,449 tests were conducting, raising total known cases to 1,548....

Berlin to take in 1,553 refugees from Greece

Berlin to take in 1,553 refugees from Greece

As Germany indicated on Tuesday that it would take in more than 1,500 refugees from Lesvos and other Greek islands, the Greek government welcomed the move, indicating however that it should not be seen as rewarding irregular immigration. ...

Von der Leyen: rule of law violations through 'golden passports' won't be tolerated

Von der Leyen: rule of law violations through 'golden passports' won't be tolerated

The European Commission has prepared the first annual report the rule of law in EU member states, to be published later in September, Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen said Wednesday, indirectly referring to the Cyprus Investment Program....

EU solidarity to go beyond words, Michel tells Anastasiades

EU solidarity to go beyond words, Michel tells Anastasiades

In a meeting with the European Council President Charles Michel on Wednesday, the President of the Republic of Cyprus expressed hope that EU member states will show a united front during next week’s extraordinary European Council summit on Turkey....

Athalassa national park in troubled waters

Athalassa national park in troubled waters

State authorities are warning the public to avoid contact with the water at the lake in Athalassa National park, following reports of dead fish floating upside down at the surface...

Multiple offences in Paralimni school prank

Multiple offences in Paralimni school prank

Police have launched an investigation into a high school prank in Paralimni where animals were abused and/or slaughtered in front of cheering teens but also teachers and shocked schoolmates who were reduced to tears...

Turkey accuses Greece of treaty violations

Turkey accuses Greece of treaty violations

Turkey has issued a navigational telex to mariners accusing Greece of violating the Lausanne Treaty by militarizing the Greek island of Chios just 10 miles from a Turkish port...

Turkey extends Yavuz drillship Navtex in Cyprus EEZ

Turkey extends Yavuz drillship Navtex in Cyprus EEZ

Turkey extended a Navtex for its ultra deepwater drillship Yavuz until October 12, currently floating northwest of Cyprus....

Coronavirus cluster grows to 12 persons

Coronavirus cluster grows to 12 persons

Six new coronavirus cases were detected on Tuesday, when 3,157 tests were carried out, raising total cases recorded in the Republic of Cyprus to 1,540....

The Cypriot aspect of the eastern Mediterranean crisis

The Cypriot aspect of the eastern Mediterranean crisis

A few days ago, the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community made an important statement, involving the future of the Cyprus Problem. At a time when Greek-Turkish relations are highly tense, and just before the withdrawal of the Oruc Reis from the waters of the eastern Mediterranean, Mustafa Akinci announced that a new conference on the Cyprus Problem is imminent....

EU foreign affairs chief asks for ‘space to work with Turkish leadership’

EU foreign affairs chief asks for ‘space to work with Turkish leadership’

The European Commission’s vice president in charge of foreign affairs, Josep Borrell, on Tuesday urged leaders meeting later in month at an emergency European Council summit on Turkey and recent developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, “to create the urgently needed space to work with the Turkish leadership, to achieve a de-escalation that will allow to pursue lasting solutions to the underlying problems of today’s crisis.”...

Cyprus-Piraeus ferry connection by May 2021 viable

Cyprus-Piraeus ferry connection by May 2021 viable

The goal of launching the Cyprus-Greece ferry connection in May 2021 is on track, the Cyprus deputy shipping minister Vasilis Demetriades said Tuesday....

Cyprus updates risk-based travel list

Cyprus updates risk-based travel list

The Republic of Cyprus on Tuesday downgraded Estonia and Georgia from category A to B, the Czech Republic and Hungary from B to C, while upgrading Rwanda from C to B, and Australia from B to A, in its three-tier coronavirus risk-based classification system governing travel rules....

Driver in Limassol fatality briefly arrested

Driver in Limassol fatality briefly arrested

Police briefly arrested the driver in Limassol’s latest road fatality, where his girlfriend, a young mother of two, was killed violently after he lost control of the steering wheel...

Athens and Ankara in dialogue rehearsal

Athens and Ankara in dialogue rehearsal

In the wake of the almost month-long standoff between Greece and Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean, the foreign ministers of both countries, Nikos Dendias and Mevlut Cavusoglu, give their analysis of the situation and the way forward in articles they wrote exclusively for Kathimerini...

Yiolitis clarifies role in passport applications

Yiolitis clarifies role in passport applications

Cypriot Justice Minister Emily Yiolitis has issued a statement on Twitter concerning her involvement in “golden passports” applications during the time when she was a founding partner at a law firm...

Animals abused during battlefield school prank

Animals abused during battlefield school prank

Shocking reports of animal cruelty at Paralimni High School emerged on Monday, during a series of high school senior pranks that took place in many towns to mark first day of classes...

European Council president to visit Cyprus

European Council president to visit Cyprus

European Council President Charles Michel is due to visit Cyprus on Wednesday, ahead of a meeting of European Union leaders on September 24 and 25...

Eight new coronavirus cases detected

Eight new coronavirus cases detected

The health ministry announced eight new coronavirus cases on Monday, when 1,960 tests were conducted, with the new cases raising the sum of cases detected in the Republic of Cyprus since the outbreak of the virus in March to 1,534....

20 anti-corona demonstrators fined, three prosecuted

20 anti-corona demonstrators fined, three prosecuted

Police issued fines to 20 participants of an anti-coronavirus demonstration that took place in Nicosia’s Eleftheria square on Saturday, while legal proceedings were launched against three others –two organizers and one speaker....

NATO to host Greek-Turkish meeting in Brussels

NATO to host Greek-Turkish meeting in Brussels

Representatives from Greece and Turkey are due to meet at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday for technical military talks aimed at de-escalating tension in the eastern Mediterranean, diplomatic sources in Athens said on Monday....

Sanctions unfeasible and ineffective

Sanctions unfeasible and ineffective

Nathalie Tocci was a close adviser to former EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, during the years when the Cyprus Problem came – according to many - closer than ever to a solution. Today, she is a close advisor to Josep Borrell and, having monitored the Cyprus Problem for many years and having played a central role in the effort to formulate a European strategy for foreign policy, she has a strong view not only on Cyprus but also on the Greek-Turkish conflict. At the same time, she takes a critical approach to the efforts exerted by Athens and Nicosia to link sanctions against Turkey with those against Belarus. ...

Public jittery over ‘battlefield’ school pranks

Public jittery over ‘battlefield’ school pranks

Police detained three teenagers on illegal fireworks possession in connection with back-to-school pranks, while viral videos emerged showing delinquent youths using firecrackers and smoke bombs outside high schools in different towns...

Man arrested for shooting pregnant ex

Man arrested for shooting pregnant ex

A local woman in Famagusta district is in the hospital and her ex in police custody, after she was shot from a distance while sitting on her porch Sunday evening...

US facility plans in Cyprus draw reactions

US facility plans in Cyprus draw reactions

Turkey is calling on the United States to 'return to its traditional policy of neutrality' following Mike Pompeo’s visit in Nicosia where he announced an American training facility on the island...

Young mother killed in horrible car crash

Young mother killed in horrible car crash

A young mother was killed in a horrible accident on Monday morning, after a car driven by her boyfriend veered off the road and crushed into a retaining wall...

Greece welcomes no extension for Oruc Reis

Greece welcomes no extension for Oruc Reis

Turkey’s seismic research vessel Oruc Reis returned to waters near the southern province of Antalya on Sunday, Refinitiv data showed, a move Greece said was a positive first step in easing tensions over offshore natural resources...

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