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Police arrest man, 23, in child porn case

Police arrest man, 23, in child porn case

Police arrested a 23-year-old man on Monday in connection to a case concerning the possession of child pornography and the acquisition of access to child pornography. According to a police announcement, information was received by the cybercrime unit through EUROPOL, that the owner or user of a social networking platform, uploaded a video file related to sexual abuse of a child onto the internet through...

Nicosia and Athens monitor Turkish movements with drillship

Nicosia and Athens monitor Turkish movements with drillship

Nicosia and Athens are monitoring Turkish movements with the Abdulhamid Han drillship and have prepared actions, depending on the target for drilling in the Mediterranean, state broadcaster Cybc reported on Monday. The news comes on the back of comments made by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who has now also announced the exit of the Turkish drillship, following earlier comments by Turkish Foreign...

Furore over green line barbed wire is over the top, says Nouris

Furore over green line barbed wire is over the top, says Nouris

The island’s Interior Minister Nicos Nouris said reactions over the placement of barbed wire along the Green Line to stop the flow of irregular migrants into the government-controlled areas from the north are excessive. Government plans to combat illegal entries with an 11km razor wire barrier that is being erected along the buffer zone and would stretch from Astromeritis to the old Nicosia airport. He...

Akel alleges Cyprus link to Greek spying case

Akel alleges Cyprus link to Greek spying case

Main opposition Akel on Monday hectored the government for its silence over the eavesdropping scandal raging in Greece, and claimed a possible link to the earlier ‘spy van’ affair in Cyprus, while a Cypriot MEP called for an on-site investigation both in Greece and here in Cyprus. In Athens, two officials have resigned in the wake of reveals that the country’s intelligence service tapped the phones...

Limassol marathon up in the air due to small print spat with municipality

Limassol marathon up in the air due to small print spat with municipality

The date for the next Limassol International Marathon is in limbo after Limassol municipality on Monday was accused of not honouring an agreement regarding the organisation of the popular annual sporting event. The president of the Olympia sports club (GSO) board of directors, Kyriacos Tsolakis claimed that the municipality’s whole attitude is “completely unacceptable and detrimental to the GSO and...

Spike in large sums of cash smuggled into the north

Spike in large sums of cash smuggled into the north

Turkish Cypriot authorities have noticed a rise in the number of incidents involving the transfer of undeclared cash entering the north. According to Turkish Cypriot newspaper Halkin Sesi four people were arrested in the last month for smuggling a total amount of €6 million in suitcases into the north, without giving any logical explanation for the money. Halkin Sesi’s latest report involved the...

Vegan festival coming in September

Vegan festival coming in September

Here to celebrate all forms of life and a zero-harm lifestyle is the Vegan Fam Festival which is happening for the second time in Cyprus. Taking place in early September and with the aim of being inclusive for all, the festival welcomes not only vegans and vegetarians as its name might suggest but anyone interested in healthy living for them and the planet. The Ancient Olive Trees Park in the Larnaca...

RES producers under scrutiny for ‘windfall profits’

RES producers under scrutiny for ‘windfall profits’

By early next year the government will determine whether RES producers generated ‘windfall profits’ and – should that be the finding – tax those earnings, an official said on Monday. Giorgos Panteli, permanent secretary at the finance ministry, told the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) that so far authorities have looked only at the RES producers’ revenues – which apparently do show a spike in recent...

Contract for erecting land registry’s new headquarters signed

Contract for erecting land registry’s new headquarters signed

The contract governing the design and construction for the land registry’s new headquarters in Nicosia was signed on Monday at the ministry of transport. The project concerns the design, construction and 12-year maintenance of a reinforced concrete building with a minimum total area of 12620m2, to be constructed in Aglandjia municipality at the corner of Kyrenias and Glafcos Clerides avenues, with work...

Email scam telling receivers they’re accused of sex offences

Email scam telling receivers they’re accused of sex offences

Scammers are sending emails using the Cyprus police logo that suggest receivers are being investigated for rape and other sexual offences, police warned on Monday. In a written statement, the force said it recently received several complaints about fraudulent e-mails impersonating the national and Greek police sent to the public in bulk under the fake e-mail address cypruspolice.gov.cy@gmail.com. The...

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