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07 July, 2020
 

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1. New Police Chief sworn in amid sweeping modernization of the force

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-police-chief-sworn-an-amid-sweeping-modernization-of-the-force

The new Chief of Police Stelios Papatheodorou and Deputy Chief Christos Mavri were sworn in at the Presidential Palace on Tuesday, with President Nicos Anastasiades stating that one of their main concerns should be restoration of the feeling of safety among the public....

2. Bodyguard gunned down in Larnaca

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/bodyguard-gunned-down-in-rural-larnaca

A security guard was gunned down Thursday night in rural Larnaca, with reports saying the victim was a survivor in a previous mob hit in Ayia Napa back in 2016...

3. KISA weighs in on downtown clashes

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/kisa-weighs-in-on-downtown-clashes

An NGO director in Cyprus is challenging the notion that foreign rival gangs have desolated the historic centre of the capital, saying bad practices by some local employment agencies are often behind many disputes including a fatal incident last Sunday...

4. Cyprus 'golden visa' scheme returns to spotlight

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-golden-visa-scheme-returns-to-spotlight

Cyprus’ controversial citizenship-by-investment scheme was thrust into the spotlight once again after the investigative journalism platform Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) published an in-depth report on the granting of a ‘golden passport’ to a senior member of the Saudi royal family and six of his family members....

5. Two men face attempted kidnapping in Paphos

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/two-men-face-attempted-kidnapping-in-paphos

Two Syrian men accused of attempted kidnapping denied the charges on Saturday, a day after a private security guard in Paphos made a citizen’s arrest and told police he saw the suspects trying to abduct two boys...

6. New developments in key witness disappearance

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-developments-in-key-witness-disappearance

There are new developments in the disappearance of ex-con and key witness Ahmed Zaidan, with crime investigators looking into allegations that he was seen being forced into the trunk of a car at gunpoint...

7. Lifer suspected in Ayia Napa shooting

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/prisoner-detained-in-ayia-napa-shooting

A Greek man serving a life sentence in Nicosia Central Prisons has been arrested in connection with Sunday’s Ayia Napa shooting...

8. State troubled over Ayia Napa mob wars

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/state-troubled-over-ayia-napa-mob-wars

Investigators are focusing on a person of interest in Sunday’s Ayia Napa shooting, believed to have been a mob-hit-gone-wrong against a businessman and former chairman of a local football club...

9. New wiretap law on the skids

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-wiretap-law-on-the-skids

The president and justice minister are set to meet on Monday to discuss a government phone tapping bill that passed the House on Friday, following concerns that last-minute amendments could be defeating the purpose...

10. 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...

11. Questions raised over spy van in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/questions-raised-over-spy-van

An unbelievably expensive van roaming Cypriot streets and packing spy technology worth millions has prompted Akel opposition leader to seek answers from the government, citing privacy laws and concerns...

12. Protection rackets behind Engomi shooting

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/protection-rackets-behind-engomi-shooting

Police are still looking for a main suspect in the Engomi shooting, while reports suggest the incident took place amid disputes over protection rackets...

13. Engomi shooting suspect turns himself in

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/syrian-extremely-critical-after-engomi-shooting

One of two prime suspects in the Engomi shooting has been arrested, with two local men already in custody and the Syrian gunshot victim still in extremely critical condition...

14. EU fails to launch membership talks with Balkans hopefuls

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-fails-to-launch-membership-talks-with-balkans-hopefuls

European Union leaders failed Friday to agree on launching membership negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia in an embarrassing climb-down that could risk inflaming the volatile Balkans region....

15. Mother and daughter released in the north

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/mother-and-daughter-arrested-in-the-north

A mother and daughter, who got arrested in the north on trespassing charges, were released on Monday by a Turkish Cypriot civilian court...

16. Waters’ summer mission reaches Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/waters-summer-mission-reaches-cyprus

California Congresswoman Maxine Waters is on summer recess trip to Europe with a US special delegation on a mission meeting with officials in Switzerland and Cyprus...

17. Rhetoric cranked up over Laundromat story

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/rhetoric-cranked-up-over-money-laundering-story

The Presidential Palace is fighting back against criticism over claims that President Anastasiades’ law firm was involved in a network of shell companies that laundered billions out of Russia...

18. Natalie’s manner of death still unknown

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/natalie-s-manner-of-death-still-unknown

A post mortem carried out on the body of Natalie Christopher, whose body was found on a Greek vacation island, confirmed preliminary reports that the British Cypriot scientist died after falling from up high, while crime investigators have yet to rule on the manner of death...

19. Cyprus gears up for a major cyberattack and cybercrime

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-gears-up-for-a-major-cyberattack-and-cybercrime

20. Cyprus committed in fight against human trafficking

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-committed-in-fight-against-human-trafficking

21. Police probe execution-style shooting in northern Athens suburb

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-probe-execution-style-shooting-in-northern-athens-suburb

A 33-year-old woman who was found dead in her car in the affluent northern Athens suburb of Kifissia on Wednesday was shot with an assault rifle and had a lengthy criminal record, including drug and theft charges....

22. Alexoui back in jail for protesting search on friend

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/alexoui-back-in-jail-for-protesting-search-on-friend

Cops are not backing down in keeping up the pressure on the criminal underworld, which got Alexis ‘Alexoui’ Mavromichalis arrested Tuesday for protesting against a search on one of his friends in a public place...

23. Alexoui arrested in police raid

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/alexoui-arrested-in-police-raid

Police detained Alexis ‘Alexoui’ Mavromichalis on Thursday while officers were taking down his private security cameras outside his residence, less than a month after his Facebook comment about cops got him into trouble...

24. Latvian suspect denies part in Leonides murder

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/latvian-suspect-denies-part-in-leonides-murder

A 36-year-old Latvian national pleaded not guilty to charges in connection with the murder of 47-year-old Ernest Leonides, who was clipped back in February at a Limassol restaurant...

25. Kalogerides fears for his life in prison

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/kalogerides-fears-for-his-life-in-prison

A bank robbery suspect in Limassol fears for his life following his arrest, saying he is worried that the Russian ‘Vory v Zakone’ mafia is well connected on the island including inside the prison...

26. Paphos mayor accuses police of corruption and incompetence

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/paphos-mayor-accuses-police-of-corruption-and-incompetence

Paphos Mayor Phedonas Phedonos says Cyprus police do not take effective action to combat organised crime and that some cops even give false testimony or turn a blind eye on corruption...

27. Cyprus to set up special crime-fighting agency

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-to-set-up-special-crime-fighting-agency

Cyprus police is trying to set up a special law enforcement agency to fight organised crime and terrorism but also offer top notch intelligence analysis in serious crimes...

28. Rare glimpse of Assad ties to Russia as his kids enjoy lavish holidays

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/rare-glimpse-of-assad-ties-to-russia-as-his-kids-enjoy-lavish-holidays

That Assad’s sons Hafez and Karim and daughter Zein had stayed at the resort last year with a group of other Syrian children was made public only this week...

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