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18 February, 2020
 

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1. Cyprus 'golden passports' scheme a laundering risk, says watchdog

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-golden-passports-scheme-a-laundering-risk-says-watchdog

A European money laundering watchdog has cautioned that a secretive investment-for-passports programme run by Cyprus was vulnerable to money laundering and fraught with risk...

2. Cyprus' plan to strip citizenship stalls in legal vacuum

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-plan-to-strip-citizenship-stalls-in-legal-vacuum

A legal technicality has led Cyprus to temporarily halt a process to strip citizenship from 26 individuals who benefitted from a secretive passports-for-investment scheme, lawmakers said on Monday....

3. President’s air travel under scrutiny

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/president-s-air-travel-under-scrutiny

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades is firing back at critics saying his use of a private jet owned by a Saudi billionaire has actually saved the state a lot of money, while opposition parties raise fears of dependency and quid pro quo with foreign donors...

4. Jho Low movie gaining popularity

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/jho-low-movie-gaining-popularity

A film about Malaysian financier and Cypriot passport holder Jho Low has been steadily gaining popularity, despite legal challenges over copyright infringement and potential defamation lawsuits...

5. Jho Low may have multiple passports

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/jho-low-may-have-multiple-passports

Reports suggest that fugitive financier Jho Low may be travelling on foreign passports while Malaysian authorities suspect he may be hiding in the Middle East...

6. Drugs behind ugly beat-down in Ayia Napa

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/drugs-behind-ugly-beat-down-in-ayia-napa

A suspected drug dealer who was arrested Thursday in Ayia Napa reportedly had locked two younger men in an apartment and gave them a beat-down for failing to pay up...

7. Interior Minister says all have a duty to preserve Cyprus’ hard-fought reputation

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/interior-minister-says-all-have-a-duty-to-preserve-cyprus-hard-fought-reputation

We all have a duty to preserve Cyprus’ good name, Interior Minister Constantinos Petrides said on Thursday, adding that it took a lot of effort to reinstate the country’s fame under adverse circumstances....

8. Where is Malaysian fugitive financier Jho Low

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/where-is-jho-low

There is plenty of speculation in the media over the whereabouts of fugitive financier Jho Low, with the Malaysian inspector general saying he could resort to “unorthodox methods” to get him back...

9. Cyprus plans to revoke passports after uproar

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-plans-to-revoke-passports-after-uproar

Cyprus said on Wednesday that it had started a process to strip 26 individuals of citizenship they received under a secretive passports-for-investment scheme, admitting it had flaws...

10. Minister says Cyprus turned page on passports

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/minister-says-cyprus-has-turned-the-page-on-passports

Cyprus’s finance minister acknowledged on Tuesday that some mistakes were made in offering citizenship for investment after disclosures about beneficiaries triggered uproar on the Mediterranean island...

11. Financier's Cypriot passport rocks the boat

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/fugitive-financier-s-cypriot-passport-rocks-the-boat

A well-known Malaysian financier wanted by authorities in several countries appears to have obtained a Cypriot passport following recommendations from Archbishop Chrysostomos who cited investment opportunities...

12. Three international firms to perform due diligence checks for people granted citizenship before 2018

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/three-international-firms-to-perform-due-diligence-checks-for-people-granted-citizenship-before-2018

Cyprus Interior Minister Constantinos Petrides has told the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) that the Interior Ministry will proceed, in cooperation with three international specialized firms, to due diligence checks for the cases of people granted Cypriot citizenship before 2018, when stricter checks entered into force....

13. Cambodia’s elite exposed through Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cambodia-s-elite-exposed-through-cypriot-documents

Golden visas are back in the news following reports that members of the Cambodian elite received or applied for Cypriot passports, with Reuters raising questions over the citizenship by investment programme...

14. 'Get ready for Brexit' launches in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/get-ready-for-brexit-campaign-launches-in-cyprus

The UK Government launched on Monday a major information campaign urging UK nationals living in Cyprus to get ready for Brexit on 31 October...

15. Cyprus on the right track to combat trafficking

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-on-the-right-track-to-combat-trafficking

A US report says the Republic of Cyprus fully meets the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, while also offering recommendations for improving prosecution of criminals and offering assistance to victims...

16. Body count in Mitseros still unknown

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/body-count-in-mitseros-still-unknown

Police in Cyprus are scrambling to locate and identify bodies of foreign women following the arrest of a suspected serial killer, while the total number of slain victims is unknown with critics accusing law enforcement of not doing enough...

17. More experts join Mitseros investigation

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/more-experts-join-mitseros-investigation

A former student of the suspected serial killer says the army captain was fascinated with Mitseros during photography lessons but there was never any indication that he might be a psychopath...

18. Police chief responds to Mitseros criticism

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/chief-weighs-in-on-mitseros-criticism

Police Chief Zacharias Chrysostomou says all questions raised in the handling of the Filipina murders will be scrutinized, adding that investigators are now focusing on building a solid case that can stand up in court...

19. Cops in the hot seat over Filipina murders

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cops-in-the-hot-seat-over-filipina-murders

The president of the Housemaids Association of Cyprus says he was told off by police in Limassol when he went to inquire about the investigation into Marry Rose’s disappearance...

20. Family detained at Larnaca airport

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/family-detained-at-larnaca-airport

A family from Iran was arrested on Tuesday at Larnaca International Airport as they were attempting to travel on fake passports, with police later discovering their genuine documents in their hotel room...

21. European Parliament report accuses seven countries, including Cyprus, of acting as tax havens

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/european-parliament-report-accuses-seven-countries-including-cyprus-of-acting-as-tax-havens

The European Parliament urged EU member states on Tuesday to curb money-laundering in the bloc by ending programs to sell visas and passports, a step the multi-billion-dollar industry said would cause economic damage....

22. Asian spa owner mounts defence

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/asian-spa-owner-mounts-defence

The Chinese owner of a massage parlour in Limassol has pleaded not guilty to trafficking and exploitation charges, while his lawyer says there are professional disputes behind the accusations against his client...

23. Asian spa owner in Limassol goes to trial

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/asian-spa-owner-in-limassol-goes-to-trial

The Chinese owner of a massage parlour in Limassol has been ordered straight to trial, facing multiple charges including human trafficking and exploitation...

24. Plot thickens in massage parlor case

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/plot-thickens-in-massage-parlor-case

A Chinese man, who denies trafficking charges in Limassol following a police bust at his massage parlor, had used his money and residency status as an investor to set up his business...

25. Police raid massage parlor in Limassol

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-raid-massage-parlor-in-limassol

Police arrested on Monday a male suspect in connection with an illegal prostitution ring in Limassol, while six women were being treated as possible sex trafficking victims and three men were described as customers...

26. Transparent rules for all on EU citizenship Katainen says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/transparent-rules-for-all-on-eu-citizenship-katainen-says

27. Mounting evidence in rural Nicosia murder

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/mounting-evidence-in-rural-nicosia-murder

The roommates of the Georgian national accused of murder in rural Nicosia have been arrested, while the suspect was described as “listening calmly” during his remand hearing in court on Tuesday...

28. Pink panther questioned by Cyprus police

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/pink-panther-questioned-by-cyprus-police

Cyprus police have in their custody a member of the Pink Panthers, the infamous gang of well-dressed jewel thieves that have been staging spectacular heists for decades around the world...

29. More agencies sign up under new golden visa rules

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/more-agencies-sign-up-under-new-golden-visa-rules

Over four hundred agents in Cyprus are seeking a permit to be golden visa providers as criticism from the EU and stricter terms introduced by the government point to fierce competition among them...

30. Turkey searches Saudi consulate again, as world condemns Saudi Arabia

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-searches-saudi-consulate-again-as-world-condemns-saudi-arabia
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