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26 September, 2020
 

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Wealthy Britons turn to Cypriot citizenship

Wealthy Britons turn to Cypriot citizenship

Interest in additional citizenships by British entrepreneurs is rising even as the European Commission examines possible steps to curb EU states selling passports and visas to wealthy foreigners, due to concerns it can help organized crime groups...

Student, football player among eight new cases

Student, football player among eight new cases

Eight new coronavirus cases were detected on Friday, including a student of a Limassol secondary school and a player for the local first division team AC Omonia who had participated in the team’s Champions League qualifying match against Olympiacos in Greece on Wednesday, before testing positive upon his return to the island....

Michel proposes EastMed conference to diffuse tensions

Michel proposes EastMed conference to diffuse tensions

The President of the European Council Charles Michel said Friday that unilateral actions and violations of international law in the Eastern Mediterranean “must absolutely stop”, tabling a proposal for a multilateral conference on the Eastern Mediterranean, in cooperation with the United Nations. ...

Rain brings highway collisions

Rain brings highway collisions

The first rainfall of the season on Friday seems to have brought turmoil to Cyprus highways, with where three traffic accidents were recorded on Friday afternoon as a result of the downpour....

Omonia on high alert after player tests positive

Omonia on high alert after player tests positive

Coronavirus has once again infiltrated the local football scene, as after dozens of new cases were detected among players and staff of the Nea Salamina and Ethnikos Achnas clubs, a player of first division AC Omonia was also announced positive on Friday....

Cops fire warning shots to stop vehicle

Cops fire warning shots to stop vehicle

Police in Paphos district arrested a male driver on Thursday after he refused to stop for inspection, prompting officers to fire warning shots in the air...

Bad blood continues over golden passports

Bad blood continues over golden passports

A prolonged and bitter dispute between the interior minister and auditor general, over probing Cyprus’ golden passports scheme, was renewed this week following a mini report with details on a number of applications through citizenship by investment...

Greek PM urges use of masks, compliance to avert lockdown

Greek PM urges use of masks, compliance to avert lockdown

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis appealed to the public on Thursday to wear masks and comply with health safety regulations so that stricter coronavirus containment measures can be averted, saying that it is a choice between “self-protection and lockdown.”...

Nine new cases detected on Thursday

Nine new cases detected on Thursday

Nine new coronavirus cases were detected on Thursday, when 2,893 tests were conducted, raising total known cases to 1,663....

Protocols aren't being adhered to, health minister says

Protocols aren't being adhered to, health minister says

The recent surge in coronavirus cases attests to the fact that government-imposed health protocols but also personal protection measures are being flouted, health minister Constantinos Ioannou said Thursday....

The EU did not act in united fashion, Cyprus President tells Le Figaro

The EU did not act in united fashion, Cyprus President tells Le Figaro

In an interview with the French daily Le Figaro published Thursday, President Nicos Anastasiades said that in responding Turkey’s actions in the eastern Mediterranean, the EU did not act in a decisive and united fashion, while refuting that Cyprus vetoed sanctions against Belarus....

Fear grows over multiple chains of infection

Fear grows over multiple chains of infection

A local health expert has expressed concern over the increase of COVID-19 cases in Cyprus, particularly Larnaca, saying he expected the coronavirus spike would spread to the rest of the island...

Another refugee boat intercepted off Cyprus

Another refugee boat intercepted off Cyprus

Syrian refugees on a boat that was blocked from disembarking were eventually on their way to Pournara migrant camp after reaching shore Wednesday morning, with one child hospitalized for unspecified reasons...

Police lower over-the-limit tolerance

Police lower over-the-limit tolerance

Motorists who go slightly over the speed limit by relying on police tolerance will need to make new calculations next week, following a decision by the transport ministry...

Cyprus prisons stoked about NETFLIX series

Cyprus prisons stoked about NETFLIX series

Nicosia Central Prisons could be featured on NETFLIX series 'Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons' if a deal goes through, with local authorities hoping to showcase an alternative penitentiary model...

36 new coronavirus cases detected in Cyprus

36 new coronavirus cases detected in Cyprus

The Republic of Cyprus detected 36 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, a figure that the island hasn’t seen since before restriction measures were lifted....

Commission presents new migration plan for EU

Commission presents new migration plan for EU

The European Union's executive proposed on Wednesday overhauling the bloc's broken migration and asylum rules, seeking to end years of feuds and bitterness over the many people fleeing conflict and poverty in the Middle East and Africa....

Measures imposed in Larnaca as virus flares

Measures imposed in Larnaca as virus flares

After the recent surge in coronavirus cases in the Larnaca district, where multiple chains of infection continue to grow daily, the health ministry on Wednesday re-imposed a number of localized restriction measures in a bid to tone down the spread....

The four scenarios after the 'veto'

The four scenarios after the 'veto'

The decision on EU sanctions has been postponed for the meeting of the 27 leaders of member states, likely to take place on October 1 and 2 due to a case of coronavirus. At that meeting, it will become clear whether the case of Belarus will be linked with whether sanctions will be imposed on Turkey for its provocations in the Cyprus EEZ or not. Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides made it clear to the Council of Foreign Ministers that what was agreed in Berlin should be respected, in essence using his veto. Whether Nicosia will maintain this position until the end will be seen at the summit of the 27....

Student, nurse, football player test positive for virus

Student, nurse, football player test positive for virus

A Larnaca special school was on high alert on Wednesday after a student tested positive for coronavirus prior to being admitted for surgery, with 31 people, among them teachers and students, to remain in quarantine and the school to remain closed until Thursday....

Coronavirus measures bring sharp drop in EU asylum applications

Coronavirus measures bring sharp drop in EU asylum applications

First-time asylum applicants in the EU recorded a sharp drop of almost 70% during the second quarter of 2020, mainly as a result of coronavirus emergency measures imposed by member states from March, Eurostat figures showed Wednesday....

Minister disfavors jail for Paralimni offenders

Minister disfavors jail for Paralimni offenders

Justice Minister Emily Yiolitis has weighed in on reported incidents of animal abuse during a shocking Paralimni school prank, saying she is in favour of juvenile offenders doing community service at an animal shelter...

Officials nervous ahead of flu season

Officials nervous ahead of flu season

A recent climb in confirmed coronavirus cases, especially in Larnaca district, has prompted health officials to contemplate new tougher measures possibly across the island...

Michel pulls plug on EU leaders summit

Michel pulls plug on EU leaders summit

European Council President Charles Michel on Tuesday postponed without prior notice this week's EU leaders summit, where the bloc’s credibility is said to on the line, saying he would isolate himself following a coronavirus scare...

Cyprus detects 15 new cases as clusters grow

Cyprus detects 15 new cases as clusters grow

The Cyprus health ministry announced that 15 new coronavirus cases were detected on Tuesday, among which was an additional member of the Nea Salamina football club, swelling the cluster that formed there to 20 people....

Turkey, Greece ready to resume exploratory talks

Turkey, Greece ready to resume exploratory talks

Turkey and Greece stated they are ready to resume exploratory talks to address their contested maritime claims in the eastern Mediterranean and Aegean, the Turkish presidency said, after a call between the leaders of Turkey, Germany and the European Union on Tuesday....

Police to boost narcotests on drivers

Police to boost narcotests on drivers

Traffic police will be boosting the number of drug tests conducted on drivers after figures showed a growing number of positive narcotest results....

Nea Salamina players, staff violate quarantine

Nea Salamina players, staff violate quarantine

The local first division football club Nea Salamina announced eight coronavirus cases involving players and staff, piling onto the 11 already detected among the club in recent days, with the health ministry revealing Tuesday that the majority of the new cases failed to self-isolate as instructed due to being contacts of those previously announced....

East Mediterranean states establish forum

East Mediterranean states establish forum

The founding members of the East Mediterranean Gas Forum signed a charter during an online ceremony on Tuesday, marking the group’s organization status in seeking to promote regional cooperation...

Search still on for school prank instigators

Search still on for school prank instigators

Police are still trying to identify a number of suspects in an animal cruelty case in Paralimni, while at least 20 students reportedly have admitted they played a role in the school prank...

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