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16 May, 2021
 

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1. Emails from Cyprus connect dots on Jho Low

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/emails-from-cyprus-connect-dots-on-jho-low

New information published by OCCRP suggests that Henley & Partners identified Jho Low as a high-risk client but worked with him anyway through a Cypriot company to get him a golden passport...

2. Wealthy Britons turn to Cypriot citizenship

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/wealthy-britons-turn-to-cypriot-citizenship

Interest in additional citizenships by British entrepreneurs is rising even as the European Commission examines possible steps to curb EU states selling passports and visas to wealthy foreigners, due to concerns it can help organized crime groups...

3. Sanctions unfeasible and ineffective

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/sanctions-unfeasible-and-ineffective

Nathalie Tocci was a close adviser to former EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, during the years when the Cyprus Problem came – according to many - closer than ever to a solution. Today, she is a close advisor to Josep Borrell and, having monitored the Cyprus Problem for many years and having played a central role in the effort to formulate a European strategy for foreign policy, she has a strong view not only on Cyprus but also on the Greek-Turkish conflict. At the same time, she takes a critical approach to the efforts exerted by Athens and Nicosia to link sanctions against Turkey with those against Belarus. ...

4. Limassol police uncover criminal enterprise

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/limassol-police-uncover-criminal-enterprise

Limassol police are a step closer to uncovering a well-organized criminal enterprise in Limassol, following the arrest of three suspects in connection with burglaries and robberies in over a dozen cases...

5. Two arrested in connection with Larnaca security guard murder

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/two-arrested-in-connection-with-larnaca-security-guard-murder

Police on Wednesday cuffed two local men aged 29 and 40 in connection with the murder of 29-year-old security guard Panayiotis “Valentinos” Kallistionis on the night of June 25 outside his parental home in Ormideia, Larnaca district....

6. 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....

7. 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...

8. 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...

9. 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....

10. 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...

11. 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...

12. 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...

13. 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...

14. 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...

15. 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...

16. 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...

17. 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...

18. 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...

19. 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....

20. 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...

21. 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...

22. 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...

23. 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...

24. 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

25. Cyprus committed in fight against human trafficking

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

26. 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....

27. 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...

28. 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...

29. 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...

30. 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...

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