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Cyprus Daily News Briefing

    August 16 Daily News Briefing

    August 16 Daily News Briefing

    In today's episode, police are investigating the death of a three-year-old girl who was found floating unconscious in a hotel swimming pool in Kato Paphos on Sunday. A post mortem on the little girl is to be carried out today.
    Elsewhere, residents of the Akamas village of Ineia have vowed to step up measures to fight against the Akamas local plan to protect the environment, which they say has left them with zero options as regards use of their land.
    In other news, Panagia Angeloktisti, a Byzantine church located in the village of Kiti, has submitted an application to become an Unesco monument of cultural heritage.
    All this and more in the Cyprus Beat briefing brought to you by the Cyprus Mail.

    • 3 min
    August 12 Daily News Briefing

    August 12 Daily News Briefing

    In today’s episode, almost all the presidential candidates piled on Nikos Christodoulides on Thursday, slamming him for what they called his apparent attempt to dodge the televised debates scheduled for next month. In other news, amid heightened concern among the public over costly energy, the Electricity Authority of Cyprus has issued advice to consumers on what to do regarding possible discrepancies between their meter reading and their electricity bills, and the two rivals in Britain’s leadership race to replace Boris Johnson, have both pledged support for Cyprus in separate letters to the UK-based Conservative Friends of Cyprus organisation.

    All these stories and more in your Daily News Briefing, brought to you by the Cyprus Mail. For more news, visit www.cyprus-mail.com

    • 5 min
    August 11 Daily News Briefing

    August 11 Daily News Briefing

    In today's episode, Deputy Attorney-general Savvas Angelides has denied accusations of an alleged cover-up in the 2019 “black van” spyware scandal which returned to the news after the spyware affair in Greece. In other news, Cyprus issued a total of 22,190 new residence permits in 2021, the largest number of which went to Russians, according to Eurostat figures, and the Water Development Department is urging consumers to conserve water as there is increased pressure on the system in some areas and it may cause problems.

    All these stories and more in your Daily News Briefing, brought to you by the Cyprus Mail.

    • 4 min
    August 10 Daily News Briefing

    August 10 Daily News Briefing

    In today's episode, Turkey resumed its hydrocarbon drilling operations in the eastern Mediterranean on Tuesday after a two-year hiatus.
    The Abdulhamid Han, Turkey's fourth drill ship, will operate 55 kilometres off the Gazipasa region in the southern coastal province of Antalya.
    Elsewhere, President Nicos Anastasiades congratulated Cyprus’ athletes after clinching 16th place among 72 countries in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, winning 11 medals, two gold, three silver and six bronze.
    In other news, Cypriot authorities managed to return a total of 3,500 irregular immigrants in the first half of 2022, placing Cyprus as the top EU country in immigrant returns relative to its population.
    All this and more in the Cyprus Beat briefing brought to you by the Cyprus Mail.

    • 4 min
    August 9 Daily News Briefing

    August 9 Daily News Briefing

    In today's episode, main opposition Akel 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.
    In Athens, two officials have resigned in the wake of reveals that the country's intelligence service tapped the phones of an opposition politician and a journalist - allegedly using spyware known as Pegasus.
    Elsewhere, 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 yesterday.
    In other news, one of the two tourists who were injured in a buggy accident in Cape Greco on Monday was transported in critical condition to the Nicosia general hospital.
    The 31-year-old man suffered a brain bleed among other injuries and had to be intubated and transported from the Famagusta general hospital to the capital’s state hospital.
    All this and more in the Cyprus Beat briefing brought to you by the Cyprus Mail.

    • 4 min
    August 8 Daily News Briefing

    August 8 Daily News Briefing

    In today's episode, seven people, contacts, of Cyprus' first monkeypox case, were vaccinated on Sunday, a day after a quantity of the jabs arrived on the island.
    Cyprus detected two more cases of monkeypox over the weekend and just as 1,260 vaccines arrived on the island on Saturday.
    Elsewhere, landowners from the Akamas community of Ineia say they will block the roads in and out of the Lara area next Sunday as part of measures they've planned to oppose the government's local plan for the environmentally sensitive region.
    In other news, Turkey's resolve in the eastern Mediterranean should not be tested, the leader of Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP) said on Sunday.
    Referring to the new mission of Turkey's latest drillship Abdulhamid Han, Omer Celik said Ankara would not "give anyone a pebble, a drop of water, or a breath of air" of thier country.
    All this and more in the Cyprus Beat briefing brought to you by the Cyprus Mail.

    • 4 min

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