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29 June, 2022
 

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1. Cyprus' RCB Bank and its Kremlin ties

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-rcb-bank-and-its-kremlin-ties

On March 24, Cyprus’s fourth-largest bank announced it would wind down its banking operations in the wake of the “volatile geopolitical situation” caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine a month earlier....

2. Three women jailed in ‘illegal brothel’ case

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/three-women-jailed-in-‘illegal-brothel-case

Three women initially suspected of being sex trafficking victims have been arrested in Nicosia on suspicion of taking part in the running of an illegal brothel, with police securing eight-day remands but declining to specify any provisional charges against them...

3. Status of sex workers unknown after Nicosia raid

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/status-of-brothel-workers-unknown-after-nicosia-raid

The legal status of three women detained during a prostitution raid in Nicosia remains unknown, while a former police officer and another female have been accused of running an illegal brothel in connection with the case...

4. Prostitutes detained after botched trafficking raid

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/two-prostitutes-detained-after-botched-trafficking-raid

Police are filing charges against two women accused of running an illegal brothel, after they were arrested on Thursday in Limassol during an undercover trafficking operation that yielded no evidence...

5. Pimp locked up in Limassol brothel case

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/pimp-locked-up-in-limassol-brothel-case

A man in Limassol has been sentenced to eight years in prison for pandering, after police detained him and four women during a prostitution sting in late 2020...

6. New York: $2 million earned by two nurses selling fake vaccination certificates

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-york-$2-million-earned-by-two-nurses-selling-fake-vaccination-certificates

U.S. authorities have charged two nurses in Long Island, New York, with selling fake vaccination certificates against Covid-19, earning nearly $ 1.5 million from their scheme....

7. Cyprus awaits Brussels decision on golden passports

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-awaits-brussels-on-golden-passports

The President’s Cabinet in the Republic of Cyprus has approved at least 390 golden passport applications despite European warnings after the program was scrapped last year, with Interior Minister Nicos Nouris saying he has already explained the logic to the European Commission but hasn’t heard back yet...

8. Berlin: Dead Russian diplomat outside his country's embassy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/berlin-dead-russian-diplomat-outside-his-country-s-embassy

A 35-year-old Russian diplomat was found dead in front of his country's embassy in Berlin under unclear circumstances. ...

9. Second suspect arrested in alleged plot against Israelis

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/second-suspect-arrested-in-alleged-plot-against-israelis

Cyprus police have arrested another man in connection with an investigation into an alleged assassination plot against Israeli businessmen, while lawyers representing the main suspect say lack of a public hearing is not fair to their client...

10. Azeri’s defense signals hell of a fight in court

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/azeri-s-defense-signals-hell-of-a-fight-in-court

The defense team of an Azeri man in Cyprus, suspected in an alleged plot to assassinate Israelis on the island, has invoked its client’s right to a public trial, arguing it would be unfair to him and the court to allow insinuations of terrorism fueling a media frenzy...

11. Israel stays firm on Iran behind plot in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/israel-still-points-to-iran-behind-plot-in-cyprus

Businessman Teddy Sagi says Cypriot police never warned him to leave, with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett insisting a thwarted alleged assassination plot was a much larger effort by Iran to kill Israelis in Cyprus and his defense minister backing the claim alluding to intelligence sources...

12. Cops investigate assassination plot in total secrecy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cops-investigate-assassination-plot-in-total-secrecy

Cyprus police are keeping details of an arrest in Engomi under wraps, but local media are speculating a foreign man is suspected to be a contract killer sent to the island to assassinate a businessman in Nicosia...

13. Supermarkets want a Safe Pass redo

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/supermarkets-want-a-safe-pass-redo

Supermarket representatives in the Republic of Cyprus are crying foul over Safe Pass measures, accusing police officers of being vindictive with fines and pointing out that some door greeters are even scared to confront aggressive customers...

14. Police hunt for supplier in cigarette racket

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-hunt-for-supplier-in-cigarette-smuggling-racket

Cyprus police are making headway in the fight against the sale of illegal tobacco, with officials hoping a man's dramatic arrest over the weekend could help catch bigger fish and rein in the sale of untaxed cigarettes...

15. Nicosia reacts to new Al Jazeera video

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nicosia-reacts-to-new-al-jazeera-video

Nicosia has refuted allegations concerning a Cypriot minister and his trips to London, in reaction to an Al Jazeera secret investigation into how convicted criminals could take on new identities and launder money through ownership of English football clubs by deceiving authorities...

16. Al Jazeera publishes prequel to The Cyprus Papers

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/al-jazeera-publishes-prequel-to-cyprus-papers

A new documentary by Al Jazeera on football corruption in Britain includes allegations that a Cypriot minister flew to London to arrange paperwork at a consular office for a Russian national who was wanted by Interpol and unable to travel under his real name...

17. Woman arrested in Limassol prostitution bust

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/woman-arrested-in-prostitution-bust-in-limassol

Limassol police are keeping a lid on a prostitution bust in Yermasoyia, where two apartments were raided after being suspected of operating as illegal brothels...

18. FBI app nails fugitive once caught in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/fbi-app-nails-fugitive-once-caught-in-cyprus

Cyprus was back in the headlines after new court records showed how a suspected drug lord, who evaded capture on the island a decade ago, unwittingly distributed an FBI app to his associates resulting to hundreds of arrests around the world...

19. Plainclothes issued police badges in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/plainclothes-issued-police-badges-in-cyprus

Plainclothes law enforcement officers in the Republic of Cyprus will be required to carry a new readily distinguishable police badge, which must be displayed or shown promptly to members of the public...

20. Syllouris declines questions in passport probe

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/syllouris-declines-questions-in-passport-probe

A former Cypriot parliamentary speaker secretly filmed in an expose on a now discredited cash-for-passports scheme declined to answer questions on Wednesday into his role in a scandal which rocked the island nation...

21. Stars in Al Jazeera video face committee

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/stars-in-al-jazeera-video-face-committee

22. Damning State Dep. report highlights Cyprus human rights issues

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/damning-state-dep-report-highlights-cyprus-human-rights-issues

A US State Department country report on human rights practices in 2020 proved damning for Cyprus which was found to have had significant human rights issues last year....

23. Lawyer says Al Jazeera took him out of context

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/lawyer-says-al-jazeera-took-him-out-of-context

Cypriot attorney Andreas Pittadjis, who was targeted in an Al Jazeera undercover investigation into allegations of corruption over golden passports, took to social media to reiterate his position he did nothing illegal, accusing the foreign network of being dishonest...

24. Police search homes, offices of those implicated in Al Jazeera video

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-search-homes-offices-of-those-implicated-in-al-jazeera-video

Police on Thursday searched the homes and offices of the people embroiled in the Al Jazeera video on the Cyprus Papers that caused ongoing political turmoil on the island. ...

25. President defends block on audit office

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/president-defends-block-on-audit-office

President Nicos Anastasiades invoked the Constitution during a televised interview, saying the job description of the auditor general, who is currently seeking information on foreign nationals linked to a casino project, does not authorize him to 'have a say in everything'...

26. Police get to work on passport scandal

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-get-to-work-on-passport-scandal

Cypriot police appear to have their plate full with three different probes into alleged corruption in the golden passport scheme, with investigators facing their biggest challenge by a shocking Al Jazeera video that dealt the fatal blow in the country’s Citizenship by Investment Programme...

27. Cypriot minister has one regret over passports

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriot-minister-has-one-regret-over-passports

Finance Minister Constantinos Petrides, who oversaw Cyprus' disgraced golden passport scheme while he was serving as interior minister, says he should have pushed harder to end the program much sooner...

28. Game plan to circumvent passport rules

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/game-plan-to-circumvent-passport-rules

Meme culture enthusiasts in Cyprus upped their game this week following a passport scandal reported by Al Jazeera, with catchphrases such as “this is Cyprus” and name dodging tricks seen in a secret video prompting media to spot five ways a lawyer could circumvent the system in the golden passport scheme...

29. Cypriots rise up against corruption

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriots-rise-up-against-corruption

A crowd of protesters gathered outside Filoxenia Conference Centre in Nicosia on Wednesday evening, calling on House Speaker Demitris Syllouris to resign after he was featured in an Al Jazeera undercover story on corruption...

30. MOKAS refutes lawyer claim in passport scandal

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/mokas-refutes-lawyer-s-claim-in-passport-scandal

The Republic of Cyprus’ Unit for Combating Money Laundering (MOKAS) has weighed in on the passport scandal following Al Jazeera’s earth-shuttering investigative report on corruption in the island’s Citizenship by Investment programme...

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