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1. New committee to probe entire length of Cyprus Investment Program

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-committee-to-probe-entire-length-of-cyprus-investment-program

The Cabinet on Thursday agreed to appoint an independent investigative committee to look into all passports granted through the Cyprus Investment Program from 2008 until July this year, when stricter rules were implemented....

2. Golden passports scheme to remain as is

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/golden-passports-scheme-to-remain-as-is

The citizenship-by-investment program will not be terminated, nor will it be suspended for a short period as a way of managing the crisis developing crisis, the government decided during its Tuesday morning coffee at the Presidential Palace. What was strongly tabled was that a potential freezing or termination of the investment program at this point in time would send a message that the government is acting in light of the Al Jazeera publications, and that by extension, that it accepts them....

3. North commemorates Tylliria bombing

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkish-cypriots-commemorate-tylliria-bombing

Busloads of Turkish Cypriots crossed into Cyprus’ “other ghost town” on Saturday to commemorate Turkish bombing in Tylliria during intercommunal clashes on the island in 1964, but the gathering was not without political controversy...

4. Aegean tension fueling Berlin concern

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/aegean-tension-fueling-berlin-concern

With Germany assuming the European Union presidency on Wednesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed concern over developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and Greek-Turkish relations in response to questions from MPs in the Bundestag....

5. Deputy mayor draws back racist declaration

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/deputy-mayor-draws-back-racist-declaration

Limassol’s deputy mayor Nikos Sykas has issued a statement following widespread criticism over a post on Facebook when he self-identified as a racist...

6. Tensions mount over plans for high-rises on iconic Nicosia street

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/tensions-mount-over-plans-for-high-rises-on-iconic-nicosia-street

After tensions mounted in recent days over plans for the construction of a high-rise building complex on the iconic Gladstone Street in central Nicosia which hosts historic and traditional listed buildings, the developers of the planned construction fired back on Monday, claiming the plans are in line with the town planning regulations of the Nicosia Master Plan....

7. Migrant camp near boiling point

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/migrant-camp-near-boiling-point

Police said three people were arrested at Pournara migrant centre during a protest on Wednesday, one day after a hunger strike, as camp residents demand better living conditions and the right to leave camp...

8. Quarantined Turkish Cypriots cross north

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/quarantined-turkish-cypriots-cross-north

Two Turkish Cypriot students who were quarantined in the south after traveling amid the coronavirus pandemic have been transferred to the north, putting to the test the levels of cooperation between the two sides on the divided island...

9. Church plans for Kornesios House draw heat

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/church-plans-for-kornesios-draw-heat

Local controversy is growing over the Archbishop’s decision to turn a famous folk house museum in old Nicosia into a church museum for next year’s bicentennial celebrations of the Greek Revolution...

10. Libya blames maritime tensions on Greece

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/libya-blames-maritime-tensions-on-greece

Libya has slammed Greece in a recent letter to the United Nations, accusing Athens of refusing to play fair, while US State Secretary Mike Pompeo says he is taking on a new initiative to de-escalate Greco-Turkish tensions over maritime borders...

11. Cabinet adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cabinet-adopts-ihra-definition-of-anti-semitism

The President’s Cabinet has approved a decision by which the Cypriot Government adopts the definition of anti-Semitism as it has been spelled out by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance...

12. Uncertainty reigns across international tax landscape

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/uncertainty-reigns-across-international-tax-landscape

13. Attorney general weighs in on spy van

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-attorney-general-weighs-in-on-spy-van

The attorney general of the Republic of Cyprus has appointed a special investigator in the “spy van” case, while the Israeli company that sells controversial surveillance vehicles is calling on authorities to investigate what it calls a “false accusations” campaign...

14. Defendant denies intent in rural Nicosia murder

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/georgian-man-denies-intent-in-rural-nicosia-murder

A Georgian national who has admitted stabbing a Greek Cypriot woman to death in rural Nicosia last year says it was not premeditated, with a state forensic pathologist insisting the stab wounds say otherwise...

15. Syrian-Cypriot freed from Hungarian prison

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/syrian-cypriot-freed-from-hungarian-prison

A Syrian-born Cypriot who was jailed four years ago in Hungary on terrorism charges has been reunited with his family in Cyprus according to Amnesty International that mounted a campaign for his release...

16. Student reclaims right to wear hijab

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/student-reclaims-right-to-wear-hijab

High School principal Loizos Sepos has been relieved of his administrative duties at Saint Barnabas, following a controversy last week when he banned a female student who wore a hijab...

17. Locals stage protest on Lara beach

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/locals-stage-protest-on-lara-beach

A protest in favour of local exploitation of Lara beach was held on Sunday in response to activists and state officials who recently reiterated that illegal human activity on turtle nesting sites will not be tolerated...

18. Standstill over 'disputed waters' in Akamas

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/standstill-over-disputed-waters-in-akamas

A recent boating incident has highlighted a local controversy in Akamas, where a leisure boat captain is at odds with visitors and authorities over his speedboats pulling too close to bathers...

19. Minister offers way out of turtle nesting debacle

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/minister-offers-way-out-of-turtle-nesting-debacle

Agriculture Minister Costas Kadis says he is ready to work with experts and communities in protecting sea turtle nesting areas in such a way that local residents could also benefit...

20. Interview with Endy Zemenides

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/interview-with-endy-zemenides

Ever since Joe Biden declared that Cyprus was a “strategic partner” of the United States, people have been trying to identify substance behind those words. There has been a similar search of what “best relations ever” between the U.S. and Greece means...

21. Bishop probe ordered over gay comments

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/bishop-probe-ordered-over-gay-comments

The attorney general has ordered a probe into possible offences committed by Morphou Bishop Neophytos following controversial statements he made on homosexuality and other matter, while discussion about the debate is proving to be intense in the public domain...

22. Ombudswoman weighs in on Bishop controversy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ombudswoman-weighs-in-on-bishop-controversy

Criticism towards Bishop Neophytos is picking up steam, following his comments about homosexuality and abortion that stirred debate and prompted all sorts of reactions...

23. Confrontation over turtle nests caught on tape

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/confrontation-over-turtle-nests-caught-on-tape

A group of European experts in a sea turtle conservation programme was asked by police to leave a beach in Argaka on Thursday, after locals showed up and pestered the visitors...

24. Genius or joker?

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/genius-or-joker

Loose cannon or influential statesman - what kind of British prime minister would Boris Johnson make on the world stage? Judging by his time as foreign secretary, possibly both...

25. Lady’s Mile mired in controversy again

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/lady-s-mile-mired-in-controversy-again

Lady’s Mile Beach finds itself once again at the centre of controversy, with an upcoming concert in the balance due to environmental concerns and a businessman who is trying to get beach coolers banned...

26. How much longer?

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/how-much-longer

I wonder whether all this time since the economic crisis was enough to make us really angry, and I mean, really angry, not the kind of anger where one can go on social media to vent but a deeper feeling of rage...

27. Lakkotrypis: Cyprus energy developments an incentive for Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/lakkotrypis-cyprus-energy-developments-an-incentive-for-turkey

28. Acacia tree removal sparks controversy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/acacia-tree-removal-sparks-controversy

Officials are set to discuss last week’s acacia tree removal in Paphos, following an outcry by critics who say big commercial interests are endangering sea turtle nesting sites...

29. Turkish defense minister sparks controversy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkish-defense-minister-sparks-controversy

30. Damning report on Attica floods

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/damning-report-on-attica-floods

A months-long investigation into the causes of catastrophic floods in Mandra, western Attica, in November 2017, which killed 25, injured 13 and caused massive damage to homes and infrastructure, has pointed to negligence by local and regional authorities, noting that no flood prevention works had been carried out to avert such a disaster....

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