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1. Cyprus Presidency accused of creating fake social media accounts

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-presidency-accused-of-creating-fake-social-media-accounts

Recent revelations have ignited a heated debate over whether the Cypriot Presidential Office has created fake social media accounts to smear critics of the government....

2. Did Zelensky really buy a hotel in occupied Cyprus?

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/did-zelensky-really-buy-a-hotel-in-occupied-cyprus

A false news story claiming that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had purchased the Vuni Palace Hotel in occupied Kyrenia circulated widely in Greece and Cyprus for nearly 36 hours....

3. Fake emails impersonate Cyprus police chief

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/fake-emails-impersonate-cyprus-police-chief

In a troubling trend, cybercriminals are impersonating the Cyprus Police to deceive and exploit citizens through misleading emails and messages. ...

4. Sixteen nuns depart church, criticize Pope Francis

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/sixteen-nuns-depart-church-criticize-pope-francis

Sixteen Spanish nuns have announced they are breaking from the Catholic Church and instead placing themselves under the authority of Pablo de Rojas Sánchez-Franco, a self-styled bishop who was excommunicated in 2019....

5. AI-powered deepfake identity thefts surge 3,000%

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ai-powered-deepfake-identity-thefts-surge-3-000

Several months ago, a worker in Hong Kong unexpectedly conducted a transaction worth $25 million for her company, following instructions given......

6. Blurred lines between the church, state, and scandal in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/the-blurred-lines-between-the-church-state-and-scandal-in-cyprus

Last week, amid the shadow of scandals in the Church, ELAM President Christos Christou ensured to provide full coverage to Metropolitan Isaias, ...

7. Suspect 29-year-old admits to eight break-ins

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/suspect-29-year-old-admits-to-eight-break-ins

A 29-year-old resident of Larnaca admitted to a total of eight burglary and theft cases, according to authorities. The arrest came as part of an investigation into forgery, circulation of fake documents, and attempted fraud....

8. Defected Russian pilot found dead in Spain

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/defected-russian-pilot-found-dead-in-spain

The Russian pilot, Maksym Kuzminov, who gained international attention for defecting to Ukraine with a Mi-8 helicopter in August, was found dead with gunshot wounds in southern Spain last week, ...

9. The controversy over the ''homophobic'' school video and societal issues

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/the-controversy-over-the-homophobic-school-video-and-societal-issues

In Cyprus, a heated debate has ensued over a school video labeled as homophobic. Despite the Minister of Education asserting no wrongdoing, tensions escalated on social media and in Parliament...

10. TEPAK introduces fact-check center against fake news

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/tepak-introduces-fact-check-center-against-fake-news

The launch of Fact-Check Cyprus by the Social Computing Research Centre at Cyprus University of Technology (Tepak) marks a significant step in the ongoing battle against misinformation....

11. Divisions in Cyprus amplify fact-checking challenges

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/divisions-in-cyprus-amplify-fact-checking-challenges

Cyprus, an ethnically divided island in the Mediterranean, is like any other nation: It’s been hit by a wave of misinformation, and residents are trying to keep up....

12. Allegations of fake degrees prompt investigation into pharmacists

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/allegations-of-fake-degrees-prompt-investigation-into-pharmacists

Concerns regarding pharmacists potentially holding forged degrees have been raised and are now under investigation by Pharmaceutical Services in collaboration with the Police....

13. Police intel goes solo against organized crime

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-intel-goes-solo-against-organized-crime

In a significant move, the Police Intelligence Service in Cyprus gains independence, breaking ties with the YKAN to focus on a broader spectrum of organized crime, including hooligans. ...

14. Democracy is ailing because we are failing it

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/democracy-is-ailing-because-we-are-failing-it

Interestingly, here as in the rest of Europe, the big ''winner'' of what happened after October 7 in Israel is one and only. The far right....

15. Unprecedented disasters prompt urgent calls for risk assessment review

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/unprecedented-disasters-prompt-urgent-calls-for-risk-assessment-review

Unfortunately, this year has been a game changer in terms of risk prediction as the scale and impact of recent disasters has been unprecedented, Dr. George Boustras, ...

16. Trump ran ''Ponzi Scheme of Lies'' says Duncan

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/trump-ran-ponzi-scheme-of-lies-says-duncan

Donald Trump has “the moral compass of an axe murderer”, a Republican opponent in Georgia said, discussing the former president’s legal predicament in the southern US state and elsewhere but also his continuing dominance of the presidential primary....

17. Trump and his allies indicted for racketeering under the RICO act

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/trump-and-his-allies-indicted-for-racketeering-under-the-rico-act

Former President Donald Trump, lawyer Rudy Giuliani, and others, including ex-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, were indicted on 41 felony charges related to attempts to overturn Georgia's 2020 election results....

18. Trump faces indictment over 2020 election

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/trump-faces-indictment-over-2020-election

Donald Trump was indicted on felony charges Tuesday for working to overturn the results of the 2020 election in the run-up to the violent riot by his supporters at the U.S. Capitol, with the Justice Department acting to hold him accountable for an unprecedented effort to block the peaceful transfer of presidential power and threaten American democracy....

19. Trump furious over misinformation on EU travel requirements

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/trump-furious-over-misinformation-on-eu-travel-requirements

Recent media misinformation and fake news claiming that American citizens will have to obtain a visa to travel to the European Union in 2024 have reached former United States President Donald Trump....

20. House Speaker tells college grads Cyprus needs them

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/house-speaker-tells-college-grads-cyprus-needs-them

The brain drain in Cyprus may not be as threatening as that of other countries, but it is still a concern, the President of the House of Representatives Annita Demetriou said on Tuesday evening, addressing the graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences of the University of Cyprus...

21. TikToker fakes death to test family's loyalty

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/tiktok-prankster-stages-own-funeral-to-reveal-true-sentiments-of-loved-ones

A Belgian TikToker faked his own death to find out who cared and then turned up to his own funeral....

22. Jurisdiction war persists in fake cocaine case

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/jurisdiction-war-persists-in-fake-cocaine-case

Cyprus Police have issued arrest warrants for two drug trafficking suspects after they failed to appear in court, but things are far from clear as SBA authorities on the island claim jurisdiction over the case in what has become an unprecedented legal clash...

23. AI warning: Urgent government intervention needed, says OpenAI CEO

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/ai-warning-urgent-government-intervention-needed-says-openai-ceo

Tech companies are in danger of unleashing a rogue artificial intelligence that will cause “significant harm to the world” without urgent intervention by governments, the creator of ChatGPT has admitted....

24. Controversial appointments continue: Latest allegations spark public outcry

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/controversial-appointments-continue-latest-allegations-spark-public-outcry

The reactions regarding the appointments of the Christodoulides government are intensifying day by day, forcing them to take measures in order to address any lingering concerns that may provoke public sentiment....

25. Paphos woman arrested after TikTok video

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/paphos-woman-arrested-after-tiktok-video

A local TikToker in Paphos is being accused of spreading fake news following the publication of video content on social media about police officers and city officials...

26. New law in Cyprus to criminalize malicious complaints

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-law-in-cyprus-to-criminalize-malicious-complaints

Cypriot Justice Minister Anna Koukkides-Procopiou is determined to go after vexed accusers with new legislation on malicious complaints, but she says victims of illegal acts should not be discouraged from coming forward...

27. Delivery driver middleman scandal widens

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/delivery-driver-middleman-scandal-widens

A recent traffic accident has prompted police to widen a fraud investigation that began in Limassol and now has reached the capital, following revelations that foreign food delivery drivers in Cyprus were paying middlemen to secure driver permits through the state’s austere system...

28. Finance Ministry says viral photo of server room is 'fake news'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/finance-ministry-says-viral-photo-of-server-room-is-fake-news

A photo that has gone viral on social media shows a supposed flooded server room at the Ministry of Finance, which caused the shutdown of several government websites on Monday....

29. Agency owner arrested as new visa scandal unfolds

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/agency-owner-arrested-as-visa-scandal-unfolds

Cyprus Police have arrested an agency owner in Limassol in connection with an investigation into document fraud, after it emerged that foreign delivery drivers had sought to obtain or renew permits through his office...

30. Cyprus joins war against fake news

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/association-of-balkan-news-agencies-southeastern-europe-sign-declaration-to-combat-fake-news

The members of the Association of Balkan News Agencies - Southeastern Europe, headquartered in Sofia, signed a declaration pledging to combat fake news in Thessaloniki on Monday, hosted by Athens-Macedonian News Agency...

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