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1. Gloves are off again over golden passports

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/gloves-are-off-again-over-golden-passports

Cyprus’ auditor general told a House committee this week that the Cabinet used old rules to approve over two hundred golden passports after the cutoff date for an investigation ordered by the attorney general, who pushed back on the criticism saying there was 'no bottom to the abyss'...

2. Woman fined for busting moves in Limassol

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/woman-fined-for-busting-moves-in-limassol

Law enforcement authorities have tracked down and fined a woman who was seen in a video dancing in a Greek tavern in Limassol against pandemic health protocols...

3. Hotels cry foul over ban on local stays

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/hotels-cry-foul-over-ban-on-local-stays

The Association of Cyprus Tourist Enterprises is calling on the government to terminate a ban on hotel stays by locals, saying overnight lodging for island residents should be allowed after restaurants also opened this week...

4. 729 lives lost on Cyprus roads between 2008-2020

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/729-lives-lost-on-cyprus-roads-between-2008-2020

Seven hundred and twenty nine people lost their lives in road crashes between 2008-2020, 60% of which (drivers and passengers) were not wearing a seat belt while 54% of motorcycle drivers and passengers weren’t wearing a helmet, figures released by the Cyprus police on Thursday showed....

5. High school senior challenges rapid test rule

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/high-school-senior-challenges-rapid-test-rule

A photo showing a high school student outside a glass window following along with a lesson inside his classroom has gone viral, keeping the debate over mandatory rapid tests alive in Cyprus...

6. Police anxious as pilgrims throng church

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-anxious-as-pilgrims-throng-church

Crowds of Christian pilgrims rushed to a local church in Strovolos over the weekend to catch a glimpse of a relic, with police on Sunday standing by amid concerns of health law violations...

7. Asylum seekers at Pournara breach gate

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/asylum-seekers-at-pournara-breach-gate

A group of asylum seekers at Nicosia’s Pournara camp got a brief taste of freedom on Wednesday, after residents breached the front gate during a protest against long-term detention at the migration facility...

8. Biden rolls back Trump policies on Day One

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/biden-rolls-back-trump-policies-on-day-one

US President Joe Biden on Wednesday began signing 15 executive actions addressing the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and racial inequality, and undoing some policies put in place by his predecessor Donald Trump...

9. Cyprus stays calm as virus unknowns remain

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-stays-calm-but-mutation-unknowns-remain

Biontech says it is confident its COVID-19 vaccine expected within days in Cyprus would remain effective against a variant that has been spreading in Britain, but questions still remain over the effectiveness of the vaccine as mutations continue to spread...

10. Cyprus on alert over COVID-19 variant

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-on-alert-over-covid-19-variant

Airport officials in the Republic of Cyprus are telling passengers arriving from the United Kingdom to self-isolate, following a new emergency guideline on Monday after other countries on the weekend banned UK flights altogether amid fears of a new strain of coronavirus...

11. Cyprus to begin vaccinations on December 27

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-to-begin-vaccinations-on-december-27

Vaccinations in Cyprus will begin in unison with other EU member states on December 27 following approval by the European Medicines Agency (EMA)....

12. Government ups rhetoric against auditor

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/government-ups-rhetoric-against-auditor

The Cypriot government hinted over the weekend it might refer the auditor general to the Supreme Court over “indecent” behaviour, after the audit office published yet another damning report alleging offences in a Cabinet decision to grant investor passports to individuals linked to a casino project without meeting the criteria...

13. EU could pay over $10 billion for Pfizer and CureVac vaccines

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-could-pay-over-$10-billion-for-pfizer-and-curevac-vaccines

The European Union could pay more than $10 billion to secure hundreds of millions of doses of the vaccine candidates being developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and CureVac, an EU official involved in the talks told Reuters....

14. PCR deadline at roadblocks pushed back

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/pcr-deadline-at-roadblocks-pushed-back

The health ministry in the Republic of Cyprus has pushed back the deadline for enforcing PCR result inspections at roadblocks, giving people affected by Paphos and Limassol lockdowns more time to get tested...

15. Minister makes roadblock checks random

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/minister-orders-random-checks-at-roadblocks

Justice Minister Emily Yiolitis on Monday stepped in after reports that highways were backed up for miles due to lockdown roadblocks, saying she instructed police to carry out only random checks during peak hours...

16. Elusive businessman with Cyprus ties pops up

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/elusive-businessman-with-cyprus-ties-pops-up

The whereabouts of elusive Russian hedge fund manager German Lillevali, who was linked to a flurry of companies in Cyprus after he became a resident, are no longer a mystery after reports that he was detained in the US on an immigration violation but released due to overcrowding amid the coronavirus pandemic...

17. District lockdowns get a false start

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/district-lockdowns-get-a-false-start

Police and the army were told to back off Thursday evening before activating roadblocks outside Limassol and Paphos, after orders from the top were put on hold to allow citizens under exception categories to get necessary documents in the morning to beat a partial lockdown expected to last until the end of the month...

18. Mask rule nuances still point of contention

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/mask-rule-nuances-still-point-of-contention

Weeks after people in the Republic of Cyprus were told to wear a face mask in public, with some exceptions, officials from different agencies still have a hard time seeing eye to eye regarding the new rules...

19. US and Russia take liberties over Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/us-and-russia-take-liberties-over-cyprus

The Republic of Cyprus was in a diplomatic pickle this week, after US officials urged the island to follow through with banning Russian naval ships, prompting Moscow’s reaction...

20. Attorney General calls Auditor ‘to order’

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/attorney-general-calls-auditor-‘to-order

Cypriot Attorney General George Savvides issued a stern warning on Saturday, calling to order the state’s auditor general over his insistence on examining specific golden passport case files linked to a casino project on the island...

21. Al Jazeera strikes again at Cyprus Papers

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/al-jazeera-strikes-again-at-cyprus-papers

Al Jazeera’s investigative unit struck again on Monday with new Cyprus Papers material, involving a report accompanied by a one-hour video depicting undercover reporters who visited Cyprus and posed as representatives of an imaginary ultrarich investor, Mr X, who was convicted for palm-greasing and money laundering, to ‘test’ whether local authorities would still be willing accept his hefty investment and provide him with Cypriot citizenship....

22. Reactions point to Varosha election gimmick

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/reactions-point-to-varosha-election-gimmick

Political reactions have been getting stronger by the day on both sides of divided Cyprus over a recent announcement to open a beach strip in ghost town Varosha in the north, just days ahead of a general election...

23. EY Cyprus Platinum Sponsor at first Cyprus Forum

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/ey-cyprus-platinum-sponsor-at-the-first-cyprus-forum

24. Yiolitis clarifies role in passport applications

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/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...

25. Thousands protest after Greek refugee camp burns down

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/thousands-protest-after-greek-refugee-camp-burns-down

Thousands of protesting refugees and migrants left homeless on the Greek island of Lesbos after fires destroyed the notoriously overcrowded Moria camp gathered on a road leading to the island's main town Friday, demanding to be allowed to leave....

26. Washington lifts Cyprus arms embargo

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/washington-lifts-cyprus-arms-embargo

Washington has announced a partial lifting of a decades-old arms embargo to the Republic of Cyprus, with Turkey saying the decision ignores equality and balance between the two sides on the divided island...

27. Crowded migrant camp running out of options

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/crowded-migrant-camp-running-out-of-options

Officials at Pournara migrant camp are scrambling to find more space to host asylum seekers, after it emerged that more than half of detainees at the Nicosia facility are under quarantine due to coronavirus measures...

28. Thirteen new cases raise alarm in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/thirteen-new-cases-raise-alarm-in-cyprus

The government of the Republic of Cyprus has issued a decree mandating 3000 randomized coronavirus tests in public places, while another 5000 tests were ordered in Limassol after an alarming spike in the southern town including 13 new cases in one day...

29. Health ministry issues decree for asylum seekers

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/health-ministry-decree-targets-asylum-seekers

The health ministry has issued a new decree requiring all asylum seekers who are ordered to stay in migrant camps to be tested for COVID-19 before checking in...

30. Cyprus lifts ten-person limit

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-lifts-ten-person-limit

The Republic of Cyprus lifted more coronavirus restrictions on Wednesday including a limit of no more than ten people in group gatherings, with important announcements expected following a Cabinet meeting...

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