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01 December, 2022
 

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Cyprus improving its anti money laundering compliance

Cyprus improving its anti money laundering compliance

Cyprus has recorded some progress in improving its level of compliance with Financial Action Task Force (FATF) standards on combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism,...

Kasoulides: Cyprus solution a 'win-win' if there is political will

Kasoulides: Cyprus solution a 'win-win' if there is political will

The solution to the Cyprus problem could be a win-win situation for all stakeholders, Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides has said, adding that there is a great possibility for this provided that there is political will....

COVID protests spreading across China

COVID protests spreading across China

From Shanghai to Beijing, protests have erupted across China in a rare show of dissent against the ruling Communist Party sparked by anger over the country’s increasingly costly zero-Covid policy....

Op-ed: The reason behind the President's political 'pirouette'

Op-ed: The reason behind the President's political 'pirouette'

I've watched and re-watched President Anastasiades' recent statements several times. The abrupt change of heart and his decision to support Averof Neophytou just 80 days before the election....

Greek Navtex is a message to Libya

Greek Navtex is a message to Libya

The navigation warning issued by Greece on Saturday expanding the area of seismic surveys for oil and natural gas deposits off the coast of Crete was in response to a request by US oil firm ExxonMobil, which has been granted exploration rights, but also serves a geopolitical purpose...

Doubts raised over detained dog after bite incident

Doubts raised over detained dog after bite incident

Nicosia authorities are looking for a dog that may have bitten a child in Agios Dhometios over the weekend, after it became unclear whether a pit bull in police custody matched the description...

Cyprus wants to get in on fast-track gas to EU

Cyprus wants to get in on fast-track gas to EU

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades is calling on Brussels to help encourage companies to move fast and include the island in plans to supply Europe with natural gas from the eastern Mediterranean...

See the first snowfall in Troodos (video)

See the first snowfall in Troodos (video)

The first snowflakes fell in Troodos on Friday afternoon (25/11), as captured by the "KitasWeather" camera installed in the area. The area is affected by extensive cloud cover, which allows the temperature to drop to ideal levels temporarily, allowing snowfall to be observed but without snowfall....

Almost half of nurses and midwives in Cyprus approve of euthanasia

Almost half of nurses and midwives in Cyprus approve of euthanasia

Almost half - 49% - of the members of the Cyprus Nurses and Midwives Association (CyNMA) said they were positive about the possibility of euthanasia for people who are suffering, according to the results of a survey regarding euthanasia, suicide assisted by health professionals and assisted dying....

Prisons are the 'headquarters' of organized crime

Prisons are the 'headquarters' of organized crime

The measures taken by the Central Prison Management are neither sufficient nor effective and results in an uncontrolled and extremely dangerous situation that poses risks to the safety and lives of people inside and outside the Prison, ...

Op-ed: The effects of Global warming on banks and insurance companies

Op-ed: The effects of Global warming on banks and insurance companies

One of the last print editions of the Economist had the title ‘Say goodbye to 1.5° C’ which refers to the goal of limiting the increase in the average temperature of the planet to 1.5 degrees Celsius...

Larnaca headmaster in the hot seat again

Larnaca headmaster in the hot seat again

The principal of a high school in Larnaca who had expelled dozens of students at the beginning of the school year due to their haircuts is in the hot seat again. ...

More Russians visiting Spain despite EU sanctions

More Russians visiting Spain despite EU sanctions

The number of Russian nationals who are reaching Spain for travel purposes keeps increasing despite flight sanctions continuing to remain in place....

Procedures, criminal offender profiles, and the law governing child abuse

Procedures, criminal offender profiles, and the law governing child abuse

The recent news has been overshadowed by new complaints from schoolgirls in Cyprus alleging that their headmaster has harassed them sexually, while in Greece the Aeolus box is opening due to revelations about the "Ark of the World" foundation....

MEPs vote not to accept passports issued by Russia in occupied areas

MEPs vote not to accept passports issued by Russia in occupied areas

The European Parliament has endorsed a decision not to accept passports and other travel documents issued by Russia in illegally-occupied regions of Ukraine and Georgia....

Black Friday: See how the annual shopping event is shaping up (photos)

Black Friday: See how the annual shopping event is shaping up (photos)

On Thursday afternoon, sales began to increase significantly, particularly in shopping centers that benefited from favorable weather conditions, however, as of Friday morning, traffic appears to be somewhat subdued, at least in comparison to the corresponding images from 2019....

Black Friday: Up to 70% off all Aegean flights

Black Friday: Up to 70% off all Aegean flights

Aegean Airlines has announced a fantastic Black Friday deal. According to a press release, all flights are discounted by up to -70% today only. It should be noted that the offer applies to all direct and stopover flights....

UN invites divided Cyprus’ leaders to a social

UN invites divided Cyprus’ leaders to a social

The two community leaders of divided Cyprus will mark the end of 2022 next month during a social event hosted in the UN buffer zone, with the encounter taking place at a time when chances for new peace talks range from slim to none...

Wet and windy before temps rise for weekend

Wet and windy before temps rise for weekend

Strong winds and wet conditions in Cyprus are expected to make Friday feel colder, along with possible thunderstorms, but temperatures will go up again over the weekend...

EU struggles with Russian oil price cap

EU struggles with Russian oil price cap

European Union governments remained split on Thursday over what level to cap Russian oil prices at to curb Moscow’s ability to pay for its war in Ukraine without causing a global oil supply shock, with more talks possible on Friday if positions converge...

Cypriot MEP gets terrorist sticker after Russia vote

Cypriot MEP gets terrorist sticker after Russia vote

Terrorist stickers slapped on doors outside the offices of EU lawmakers who voted against declaring Russia a 'state sponsor of terrorism' prompted Cypriot MEP Niyazi Kizilyurek, who was among those targeted, to argue on Twitter that punishing an entire nation could only escalate the crisis...

Duma passes law prohibiting LGBT propaganda

Duma passes law prohibiting LGBT propaganda

Russian lawmakers on Thursday gave their final approval to a bill that significantly expands restrictions on activities seen as promoting gay rights in the country, another step in a years-long crackdown on the country's embattled LGBTQ community....

Apple supplier apologizes, offers $1400 payout to quell protests

Apple supplier apologizes, offers $1400 payout to quell protests

Apple’s manufacturing partner Foxconn has offered payouts of Rmb10,000 ($1,400) to newly recruited staff who elect to leave the iPhone factory and vowed to honour pay agreements, in an attempt to quell unrest after workers violently clashed with police....

Op-ed: A saint and a monster

Op-ed: A saint and a monster

The allegations of sexual abuse reported at the homes of the children’s charity Ark of the World (Kivotos tou Kosmou) have caused a huge shock to public opinion....

Fighting corruption with their hands tied

Fighting corruption with their hands tied

The establishment of the Independent Authority for Combating Corruption is a "new" concept in Cypriot political affairs. But what are its actions, accomplishments, and the objective difficulties it faces in its early stages of operation? What are its competencies and powers?...

Small number of banks meeting new loan demand

Small number of banks meeting new loan demand

The net demand for loans from businesses in Cyprus decreased in the third quarter of 2022, and banks anticipate a similar decline in the net demand for loans from businesses and households in all loan categories in the fourth quarter of 2022 compared to the third quarter. ...

Anastasiades 'moved' by Jewish museum exhibit in Berlin

Anastasiades 'moved' by Jewish museum exhibit in Berlin

"The Jewish Museum in Berlin represents the remarkable history of the Jewish community of Germany and no visitor can remain untouched by its core exhibits", Cyprus President, Nicos Anastasiades, said on Thursday after visiting the museum....

Cyprus Institute academics are some of the top scientists worldwide

Cyprus Institute academics are some of the top scientists worldwide

Academics of the Cyprus Institute have recently been included in two ranking lists of top scientists worldwide....

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