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27 January, 2022
 

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1. Maricar’s mom still seeks justice in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/maricar-s-mom-still-seeks-justice-in-cyprus

The mother of murdered Filipina Maricar Valdez Arquiola is still waiting for the Cypriot government to do the right thing, with reports saying relatives of victims in the island’s unprecedented serial killer case are still waiting for a proper financial settlement...

2. MI5 warns MP's: Chinese government 'agent' has been 'active' in UK parliament

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/mi5-warns-mp-s-chinese-government-agent-has-been-active-in-uk-parliament

MI5 has warned that a Chinese government agent has been working in parliament "to subvert the processes", MPs have been told....

3. Cyprus police evict asylum seekers on New Year’s Eve

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-police-evict-asylum-seekers-on-new-year-s-eve

Law enforcement officers in the Republic of Cyprus extracted 60 asylum seekers from their place of residence on Friday and transported them to a deportation facility during an operation to enforce an eviction notice from last week...

4. Suspected motive in double murder draws skepticism

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/suspected-motive-in-double-murder-draws-skepticism

A top criminologist in Cyprus says machismo and ethnicity were proximate causes in the double murder of two Russian women who had gone missing last month, but a suspected motive in the case has drawn public disbelief and some parliament members are calling for investigation into possible sex trafficking...

5. EU kicks off debate on need for booster shots to travel

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-kicks-off-debate-on-need-for-booster-shots-to-travel

European Union governments kicked off a debate on Tuesday about how long vaccines are effective against Covid-19 and whether evidence of a booster dose will be required to maintain free travel across the bloc as cases spike....

6. Greece popular with expats

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/life/greece-popular-with-expats

Greece is rapidly evolving into a preferred destination for people wishing to live and work away from home, as the country is rising on the global list drafted by international bank HSBC....

7. Less red tape for asylum seekers but no new options

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/less-red-tape-for-asylum-seekers-but-no-new-options

Labor minister Zeta Emilianidou says her office has simplified paperwork for the hiring of asylum seekers, but the country's chamber of commerce says cutting red tape and shuffling less paper does not solve staff shortages in fields that are still inaccessible to those applicants...

8. Government issues decree to allow employment of asylum seekers

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/political-asylum

The Cyprus government has issued a decree making it easier for companies to hire political asylum seekers in Cyprus....

9. Fears of panic buying in the UK ahead of the Christmas season

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/fears-of-panic-buying-in-the-uk-ahead-of-the-christmas-season

Fears of panic shopping ahead of Christmas are being raised by market participants in Britain....

10. Cyprus police retrace steps in deadly fire

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-police-retrace-steps-in-deadly-fire

Cypriot authorities officially confirmed the identifies of four Egyptian workers who died in a devastating wildfire last weekend, with police saying investigators are trying to piece back together any communications the victims might have had prior to their demise...

11. Government responds to fire with €6 million aid

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/government-responds-to-fire-with-€6-million-aid

The Republic of Cyprus has announced €6 million in financial aid for villages affected by a deadly fire, including compensation to the families of victims, with the government clarifying that illegal or uninsured structures would not be an issue...

12. Officers to face discipline in serial killer case

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/officers-to-face-discipline-in-serial-killer-case

A police internal affairs committee in the Republic of Cyprus has recommended disciplinary action against members of law enforcement in the island’s serial killer probe, after criminal prosecution was ruled out against officers and superiors who dropped the ball on cases of missing women later found murdered...

13. Police not ruling out probe in fire deaths

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-not-ruling-out-criminal-probe-in-fire-deaths

The Cypriot government has rejected accusations of a lax response to Saturday’s deadly wildfire, with police not ruling out a criminal investigation that could include a probe into the deaths of four Egyptian workers who died while trying to escape the inferno...

14. Questions emerge in Cyprus fire deaths

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/questions-emerge-in-cyprus-fire-deaths

Pro-migrant group KISA is accusing authorities and farmland bosses of leaving foreign workers to fend for themselves in Saturday’s wildfire in Cyprus, as more questions are being raised following the death of four Egyptian workers who perished while trying to evacuate in an inferno with the odds overwhelmingly stacked against them...

15. Workers detained as hotel industry scrambles

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/five-workers-detained-as-hotel-industry-scrambles

Five people in Paphos district were taken to a police station for questioning after immigration police officers raided a local hotel suspected of employing workers unlawfully...

16. Badly burned utility workers flown overseas

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/badly-burned-utility-workers-flown-overseas

Two workers from Cyprus are being rushed to foreign hospitals for specialized medical care after suffering severe burns following in an accident at a utility substation...

17. Backchannel migration approvals probed

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/backchannel-migration-approvals-probed

A man has accused the interior minister of approving visa extensions for a select number of foreign workers while rejecting others including his elderly mother’s helper, with reports pointing to a bigger scandal where rejected cases were being approved fraudulently through a channel involving a high price tag...

18. Nicosia cops detain six women in brothel raid

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cops-arrest-six-women-in-brothel-raid

Six sex workers were detained Friday during a police raid in Nicosia, with officers arresting one of them on prostitution-related charges...

19. Prosecution against working mom suspended

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/prosecution-against-working-mom-suspended

The state’s attorney general has suspended criminal prosecution against a mother in Limassol, after a citizen took the woman’s young daughter to a police station saying she was found alone at a local park...

20. Road worker dies in freak accident

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/road-worker-dies-in-freak-accident

A road worker was killed on the Limassol-Paphos highway on Tuesday after a van slammed into a road construction safety light, pinning the man underneath a maintenance truck...

21. Four women detained in brothel raid

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/four-women-detained-in-brothel-raid

A man in Limassol has been arrested on pimping charges following a raid at a suspected brothel in Germasoyia, while four women were also detained for questioning...

22. Systems tested by slaughterhouse outbreak

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/systems-tested-by-slaughterhouse-outbreak

A company that owns a slaughterhouse in rural Nicosia has until Monday to explain how 79 people were found working without proper authorization, following a coronavirus outbreak on the premises and days after the firm hinted that government officials were supplying asylum seekers for manual labour through backchannels...

23. Fresh total lockdown out of the question for Cyprus govt

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/fresh-total-lockdown-out-of-the-question-for-cyprus-govt

Finance minister Constantinos Petrides on Monday strongly refuted the possibility of Cyprus entering a second lockdown, such as the one it was plummeted into in March as a result of the outbreak of coronavirus....

24. ISIS ‘Beatles duo’ plead not guilty

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/isis-‘beatles-duo-plead-not-guilty

Two Islamic State suspects from the UK, including one with Cypriot origins, have pleaded not guilty in a US court to charges of conspiring to murder four American hostages...

25. Nicosia mayor weighs in on migrant housing

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nicosia-mayor-weighs-in-on-migrant-housing

Nicosia Mayor Constantinos Yiorkadjis has suggested asylum applicants be barred from residing downtown until their applications are adjudicated, while also calling on the government for a 'clearer housing policy'...

26. Farmer refuses to return worker’s passport

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/farmer-refuses-to-return-worker-s-passport

A story has emerged involving alleged mistreatment of a foreign worker, after a post shared on Facebook by a local NGO pointed to an old practice by employers unlawfully retaining foreign workers’ passports for leverage...

27. Cypriot rescuers sift through Beirut rubble

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriot-rescuers-sift-through-beirut-rubble

Members of the Cypriot rescue team in Lebanon were seen on video along with sniffing dogs searching through the rubble in Beirut, as approximately 60 people were still missing following Tuesday’s deadly blast...

28. Cyprus lends a hand to frantic Beirut search and rescue efforts

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-sends-two-helicopters-to-assist-frantic-beirut-search-and-rescue-efforts

A Cyprus search and rescue team departed for neighbouring Lebanon on Wednesday afternoon to contribute to ongoing frantic efforts to locate missing persons and survivors of the massive blasts that rocked Beirut on Tuesday afternoon....

29. Filipina housemaid speaks out in abuse case

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/filipina-housemaid-speaks-out-in-abuse-case

The woman seen in a shared video being abused by her employer, a retired police officer, says she endured physical abuse and serious threats many times before recording the incident...

30. European students in US breathe sigh of relief

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/european-students-in-us-breathe-sigh-of-relief

Foreign students coming from Europe are exempt from a travel ban the United States imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic, the State Department told congressional offices on Thursday...

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