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1. Suspect in murder of teen girl handed over to north

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/suspect-in-murder-of-teen-girl-handed-over-to-north

A male suspect in the death of a teenage girl in the north was handed over to Turkish Cypriot authorities on Wednesday, after he crossed south and identified himself to Greek Cypriot law enforcement...

2. Russians flying to northern Cyprus sextupled in 2022

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/russians-flying-to-northern-cyprus-sextupled-in-2022

The number of Russian nationals who flew to northern Cyprus went up sixfold last year, when calls for direct flights in the unrecognized part of the divided island gained traction after an EU flight ban in the south...

3. North releases video of rogue driver incident

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/north-releases-video-of-rogue-driver-incident

A Greek Cypriot man accused of driving through a Turkish Cypriot checkpoint barricade says his car was shot at during the incident, with authorities in the north releasing video footage and prosecutors saying the suspect was being uncooperative...

4. Rogue driver arrested for ‘breaking down barriers’

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/rogue-driver-in-cyprus-arrested-for-‘breaking-down-barriers

A Greek Cypriot man who gave new meaning to the phrase 'breaking down barriers' has been arrested by Turkish Cypriot police, after he failed to comply with officers on both sides of the divided island and drove through a barricade in the north...

5. North detains two teens on counterfeit spending spree

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/north-detains-two-teens-on-counterfeit-spending-spree

Two Greek Cypriot teenagers accused of using fake money to make purchases in the north have been arrested by Turkish Cypriot police, while another man from the south was detained after cartridges were found in his vehicle...

6. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between UCLan Cyprus and Wargaming

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/a-memorandum-of-understanding-was-signed-between-uclan-cyprus-and-wargaming

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between UCLan Cyprus and Wargaming at the premises of UCLan Cyprus on the 31st of October. ...

7. Cyprus police confirm cop arrest on human smuggling

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-police-confirm-cop-arrest-on-human-smuggling

Cyprus Police confirm reports that officers in Nicosia have arrested one of their own in connection with an investigation into suspected smuggling of banned foreign nationals into the Republic of Cyprus...

8. Tobacco from north lands gals in jail

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/tobacco-from-north-lands-gals-in-jail

Two women have been detained at a checkpoint in rural Nicosia after customs officers found a large quantity of tobacco products in their vehicle, but charges and circumstances of their detention were not immediately clear...

9. Turks slam Greeks over fake ‘push-forward’ story

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turks-slam-greeks-over-fake-‘push-forward-story

Turkey has slammed Greece’s migration minister over a video tweet allegedly showing members of the Turkish coast guard beating refugees during an alleged push-forward, with Ankara rushing to provide context and accusing Greek media of failing to properly retract a fabricated story...

10. Locals still object to barbed wire around divided Nicosia

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/locals-keep-objecting-to-barbed-wire-around-divided-nicosia

New video footage shows barbed wire tossed aside in east Nicosia, with local media following the story after locals west of the capital demonstrated over the weekend against a controversial government fence aimed at keeping irregular migrants at bay...

11. House prepares bill on petition signatures

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/house-prepares-bill-on-petition-signatures

A House committee in the Republic of Cyprus is discussing the right for private citizens to solicit petition signatures for new legislation, but the initiative may be easier said than done in a small country where people complain about disenfranchisement on the one hand and populism on the other...

12. Freed Greek Cypriot vows to fight 'spite ban' in north

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/freed-greek-cypriot-vows-to-fight-turkish-cypriot-spite-ban

A Greek Cypriot influencer vows to get his name off a stop list in the Turkish Cypriot north, where he says his arrest and long detention was a political double whammy out of spite because of his pro-reunification views but also EOKA nostalgia...

13. Tilliria community leaders call for opening of Kokkina checkpoint

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/tilliria-community-leaders-call-for-opening-of-kokkina-checkpoint

Community leaders of the Tilliria region of the Paphos district met with Greek Cypriot Negotiator, Menelaos Menelaou at Kokkina on Wednesday where they examined the issue of opening the Kokkina checkpoint....

14. Suspense grows in Greek Cypriot’s arrest in the north

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/suspense-grows-in-greek-cypriot-s-arrest-in-the-north

People on both sides of the divided island are questioning the prolonged detention of a Greek Cypriot businessman, who remains in Turkish Cypriot police custody after he was linked to a walkie-talkie and maps found in a hotel room after checkout...

15. Cyprus hopeful about EU migration pact

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-hopeful-about-eu-migration-pact

The interior ministry in the Republic of Cyprus says an EU council draft that makes adoption of asylum and migration rules a priority includes a Green Line reference, seen by Nicosia as an important step in its attempt to block flows from the northern part seen by the south as 'instruments of Turkey'...

16. More traffic cameras pop up in Nicosia

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/more-traffic-cameras-pop-up-in-nicosia

A new traffic camera installation popped up this week at a busy intersection in Nicosia, with officials confirming social media hype and saying more were on the way in Limassol...

17. Portuguese volley women learn hard lesson in divided Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/portuguese-volley-women-learn-hard-lesson-in-cyprus

The Portuguese women’s national volleyball team is scheduled to play against Cyprus this week in Nicosia, vying for a spot in EuroVolley 2023, but the stakes for Wednesday’s match are not without politics after efforts by the guests to book accommodation in the north were blocked by the south...

18. Divided Cyprus marks Tillyria bombing

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/divided-cyprus-marks-tylliria-bombing

Dozens of buses in Cyprus have crossed into an abandoned fishing village where Turkish Cypriots go every year to commemorate Turkish bombing of Tillyria, an event in 1964 remembered by Greek Cypriots as a failure to crush a rebellion against law and order during intercommunal violence...

19. Presidential contender, ministry swing for the fences

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/presidential-contender-government-swing-for-the-fences

Cypriot presidential candidate Andreas Mavroyiannis drew heavy criticism from the interior ministry on Monday, after the former chief negotiator spoke on the weekend against a controversial barbwire fence south of the buffer zone...

20. Cyprus defends migration stance for ‘love of country’

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-defends-migration-stance-for-‘love-of-country

Interior Minister Nicos Nouris says he would be happy if the Republic of Cyprus could bring down irregular migration by following the example of Greece, a country facing EU criticism over ‘violent’ deportations, with the Cypriot official calling on fellow citizens to show their 'love of country'...

21. Lawmakers approve private 'green line' armed cops

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/lawmakers-approve-private-police-along-green-line

The parliament in the Republic of Cyprus has approved legislation allowing the hiring and training of 300 private armed police officers tasked with combating illegal migration along the UN buffer zone, but regulations were still unclear...

22. Critics furious over ‘gynic rules’ for Green Line cops

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/critics-furious-over-‘gynic-rules-for-green-line-cops

Rules referring to gynecological restrictions for female border cops in Cyprus are raising eyebrows, with critics crying foul over the measure while ridiculing the lack of mental evaluation for gun possession...

23. ‘I will visit Athens when we win the war,’ Ukraine’s President tells Kathimerini

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/‘i-will-visit-athens-when-we-win-the-war-ukraine-s-president-tells-kathimerini

Volodymyr Zelenskyy looked worn, he was probably sleepless, but he spoke passionately in his signature husky, nasal voice, stopping often to take a sip of coffee from the cup next to him....

24. Pelted Russian convoy video in Limassol goes viral

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/pelted-russian-convoy-in-limassol-goes-viral

Cyprus Police say no complaint was filed regarding a video from Limassol that went viral this week, showing cars with Russian flags being pelted with heavy items at the southern town's seafront...

25. Ukraine rejects Russian neutrality idea as Zelensky prepares to address Congress

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ukraine-rejects-russian-neutrality-idea-as-zalensky-prepares-to-address-congress

Ukraine on Wednesday dismissed Russian proposals to turn it into a neutral state, as the United States readied a huge package of military aid ahead of a historic address to Congress by Kyiv's defiant leader....

26. Ukraine's capital under fire; 3 EU nation leaders to visit

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ukraine-s-capital-under-fire-3-eu-nation-leaders-to-visit

Russia’s relentless bombardment of Ukraine edged closer to central Kyiv on Tuesday, with a series of strikes hitting a residential neighborhood as the leaders of three European Union countries planned a bold visit to Ukraine’s embattled capital in a show of support....

27. Cyprus calls for immediate end to Mariupol siege

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-calls-for-immediate-end-to-mariupol-siege

Nicosia has officially called for an immediate end to the siege of Mariupol, with the Cypriot foreign ministry looking forward to having civilians including members of the Greek Diaspora evacuated out of the Ukrainian warzone...

28. American journalist killed in Ukraine

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/american-journalist-killed-in-ukraine

An American freelance journalist was shot and killed in Ukraine after a car came under fire near a checkpoint outside Kiev, but it was unclear who targeted the vehicle...

29. Cyprus welcomes Ukrainians amid complaints

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-welcomes-ukrainians-amid-complaints

European countries have been welcoming war-fleeing Ukrainians in the last few days, prompting Cyprus’ president to step in following complaints about PCR costs, but other reports suggested foreigners inside the former soviet republic were being treated differently including ethnic Greeks...

30. Second suspect nabbed after checkpoint drug bust

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/second-suspect-nabbed-after-checkpoint-drug-bust

A woman in Nicosia has been arrested in connection with a drug trafficking case under investigation after customs officers at the Agios Dometios checkpoint found drugs inside a car two days earlier...

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