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1. Farmers seize control, policemen caught off guard in occupied territories

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/farmers-seize-control-policemen-caught-off-guard-in-occupied-territories

A demonstration outside the prime minister's residence in the occupied territories erupted into chaos on Monday as farmers, supported by various trade unions, NGOs, and political groups, voiced their grievances....

2. Banks stress need for government support in ESG initiatives

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/banks-stress-need-for-government-support-in-esg-initiatives

Banks are urging a combination of government and regulatory policies to achieve a healthy, effective, and optimal green transition in Cyprus....

3. Erdogan warns Israel may target Turkey after Hamas defeat

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/erdogan-warns-israel-may-target-turkey-after-hamas-defeat

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Wednesday asserted that Israel would target Turkey if it succeeds in defeating Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Agence France-Presse reported....

4. Biden approves over $1 billion in arms for Israel

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/biden-approves-over-$1-billion-in-arms-for-israel

The Biden administration has told key lawmakers it would send more than $1 billion in additional arms and ammunition to Israel......

5. French say 'Non!' to English at 2024 Paris Olympics

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/french-say-non-to-english-at-2024-paris-olympics

In a bold move reminiscent of a linguistic battlefield, French lawmakers have sounded the alarm against the encroachment of English in the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics. With a resolution adopted on Thursday, the lower house of parliament fired a shot across the bow, urging all involved - from organizers to athletes and journalists - to uphold the French language....

6. USA: Bipartisan bill aims to end US arms embargo on Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/usa-bipartisan-bill-aims-to-end-us-arms-embargo-on-cyprus

In a bipartisan effort, four Greek American members of the House of Representatives introduced a bill on Wednesday aimed at lifting the US arms embargo on Cyprus and abolishing the annual renewal requirement....

7. Drug enforcement cops send 420 youths to rehab

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/drug-enforcement-cops-send-420-youths-to-rehab

Between 2021 and 2024, YKAN, Cyprus' drug enforcement agency, facilitated rehabilitation treatment programs for 420 young individuals, the majority of whom were students. ...

8. House President condemns Azerbaijan's collaboration plans

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/house-president-condemns-azerbaijan-s-collaboration-plans

The President of Cyprus' House of Representatives, Annita Demetriou, is taking action against Azerbaijan's plan to collaborate with the ''parliament'' of the illegal regime in Turkish-occupied Cyprus. ...

9. Fury over diplomat's illegal parking stirs debate

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/fury-over-diplomat-s-illegal-parking-stirs-debate

A photo capturing a diplomat's vehicle parked in a disabled parking space has ignited a debate in Cyprus over parking violations and penalties....

10. Cyprus Fire Service policy sparks concerns among lawmakers

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-fire-service-policy-sparks-concerns-among-lawmakers

The recent implementation of a new policy by the Fire Service of Cyprus regarding premises control has ignited discussions within the Parliamentary Committee on Energy, Commerce, Industry, and Tourism. ...

11. Turkish Official under fire for opposing NY resolution on Cyprus invasion

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkish-official-under-fire-for-opposing-ny-resolution-on-cyprus-invasion

The Turkish Consul-General in New York, Reyhan Özgür, is facing criticism after sending a letter opposing a resolution about Turkey's invasion of Cyprus....

12. Bridge collapse claims lives of two workers

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/bridge-collapse-claims-lives-of-two-workers

The Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse early Tuesday resulted in the recovery of two bodies from the Patapsco River, identified as Alejandro Hernandez Fuentes......

13. Lawmakers slam green taxation plans as ''stupid'' and ''immoral''

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/lawmakers-slam-green-taxation-plans-as-stupid-and-immoral

DISY MP Kyriakos Hatzigiannis and Ecologists MP Stavros Papadouris sharply criticized the government's green taxation plans in interviews with ''SPOR FM 95.0'' and ''DIASPORA News.''...

14. Over €9M in traffic fines collected amid camera controversy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/over-€9m-in-traffic-fines-collected-amid-camera-controversy

Cyprus has collected €9.3 million ($10.2 million) in fines from traffic violations reported through its photo certification system between January 2022 and mid-March 2024, according to figures released by the police....

15. USA: House votes on bill to ban TikTok over national security worries

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/usa-house-votes-on-bill-to-ban-tiktok-over-national-security-worries

The House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday aiming to initiate a nationwide ban on the widely popular video app TikTok, unless its China-based owner sells the platform. ...

16. Government mulls UAE-led takeover of Daily Telegraph

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/government-mulls-uae-led-takeover-of-daily-telegraph

In a pivotal moment for British media, the government is deliberating the approval of a UAE-led takeover of the Daily Telegraph, eliciting widespread objections from politicians, journalists, ...

17. Greek lawmakers in Corfu ostracized over same-sex marriage vote

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-lawmakers-in-corfu-ostracized-over-same-sex-marriage-vote

In a heightened response from the Orthodox Church of Greece, backlash against the recent law legalizing same-sex civil marriage intensified on Tuesday. ...

18. New rules for presidential advisers set amid political turmoil

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-rules-for-presidential-advisers-set-amid-political-turmoil

The House of Representatives, in a vote of 46 in favor and one against, has approved a bill outlining the criteria for hiring advisers-associates to the president, ministers, and deputy ministers....

19. Senate defies calls to halt F-16 sale to Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/senate-defies-calls-to-halt-f-16-sale-to-turkey

In a decisive vote on Thursday, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly dismissed a resolution proposed by Republican Senator Rand Paul to block the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey....

20. ''Russia ready to defend against NATO and US threats,'' says Putin

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/russia-ready-to-defend-against-nato-and-us-threats-says-putin

In his State of the Nation Address, Russian President Putin issued stern warnings to NATO and the United States, accusing them of deception and preparing to strike Russian territory. ...

21. Will anyone be held accountable?

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/will-anyone-be-held-accountable

Experts conduct studies, and we pay them for their work. However, the problem arises when these studies are manipulated to align with the interests of our friendly MPs....

22. EU lawmakers want drivers to pass medical exams every 15 years

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-lawmakers-want-drivers-to-pass-medical-exams-every-15-years

European Union lawmakers are debating whether to require drivers to pass medical exams every 15 years to keep their licences, a proposal that has sparked backlash in France....

23. Germany legalizes limited cannabis use, joining global trend

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/germany-legalizes-limited-cannabis-use-joining-global-trend

Germany passed a law on Friday legalizing the cultivation and possession of limited amounts of cannabis, joining a small group of countries and jurisdictions that have taken similar steps....

24. US sounds alarm on Russian anti-satellite weapons threat

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/us-sounds-alarm-on-russian-anti-satellite-weapons-threat

Highly sensitive intelligence gathered by the U.S. highlights the emergence of Russian anti-satellite weapons, raising concerns among top government officials. ...

25. Greece's parliament approves same-sex marriage rights

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-s-parliament-approves-same-sex-marriage-rights

Greece’s 300-member Parliament approved the bill granting same-sex couples equal rights in marriage in a roll call vote on Thursday night. The reform extends full parental rights to gay couples but will not allow for medically assisted reproduction through a surrogate. ...

26. ''It will make the invisible, visible''

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/it-will-make-the-invisible-visible

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday that a bill granting same-sex couples equal rights in marriage would make their families ''visible.''...

27. Lawmakers debate landmark same-sex marriage bill

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/lawmakers-debate-landmark-same-sex-marriage-bill

In an ironic twist, Greek lawmakers began a heated debate on Valentine's Day over a landmark bill proposing the legalization of same-sex marriage. If approved, Greece would become the first Orthodox Christian country to legalize such unions....

28. Thousands rallied in Athens against same-sex marriage bill

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/thousands-rallied-in-athens-against-same-sex-marriage-bill

More than 1,500 protesters gathered in central Athens on Sunday to oppose legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage in Greece. The bill is set for a vote in parliament in days....

29. Calls mount for Biden's removal via 25th amendment

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/calls-mount-for-biden-s-removal-via-25th-amendment

In the aftermath of a special counsel's report that raised concerns about President Joe Biden's alleged memory issues and mishandling of classified materials...

30. Cyprus proposes €700 fine for first-time illegal taxi services

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-proposes-€700-fine-for-first-time-illegal-taxi-services

The Ministry of Transport, Communications, and Works has tabled a bill aimed at tackling the issue of passenger transport by unlicensed taxi drivers, proposing fines of €700 for first-time offenders and €1500 thereafter....

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