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Michele Kambas

Cyprus government broke its own laws countless times in granting passports -inquiry

Jun 07 2021

NICOSIA (Reuters) -Cyprus's government broke its own law countless times in granting citizenship to thousands of people in a now discredited passports-for-cash scheme, an official inquiry has found.

Cyprus government broke its own laws in granting passports -inquiry

Jun 07 2021

NICOSIA, June 7 Cyprus's government broke the law on countless occasions in granting citizenship to thousands of people in a now discredited passports-for-cash scheme, an official inquiry has found.

Cyprus sees nationalists gain in parliament vote

May 30 2021

NICOSIA (Reuters) -Cyprus's ruling conservatives emerged as winners but failed to get an absolute majority in a parliamentary election on Sunday, with voters turning to smaller parties, including a right-wing party with links to Greece's now outlawed Golden Dawn.

U.N.'s Guterres says common ground elusive in Cyprus talks

Apr 29 2021

GENEVA/NICOSIA/ANKARA (Reuters) -The United Nations failed on Thursday to bridge disagreements over restarting peace talks on ethnically-split Cyprus, with the rival sides standing their ground in a conflict that spans half a century. | Video

Got the shot? Cyprus offers no-hassle holidays

Apr 28 2021

NICOSIA Cyprus is offering hassle-free holidays to fully vaccinated individuals from 65 countries from May 10 as it seeks to recoup lost ground from the pandemic.

Cyprus passport inquiry shows potential conflict risks ignored

Apr 27 2021

NICOSIA A discredited cash-for-passports programme run by Cyprus was plagued by flaws, with more than half of its beneficiaries not entitled to it, and run by a government seemingly unaware of potential conflicts of interest, an official inquiry has found.

Greece says wants positive agenda with Turkey after ministers' spat

Apr 16 2021

ATHENS Greece said on Friday it wanted a "positive agenda" with Turkey despite differences, a day after their foreign ministers clashed during a news conference, while President Tayyip Erdogan defended Ankara's response.

Greece says wants positive agenda with Turkey after ministers' spat

Apr 16 2021

ATHENS (Reuters) -Greece said on Friday it wanted a "positive agenda" with Turkey despite differences, a day after their foreign ministers clashed during a news conference, while President Tayyip Erdogan defended Ankara's response.

Cyprus to lift veil of secrecy with register of company owners

Mar 03 2021

NICOSIA Cyprus plans to launch a register in coming months identifying the owners of thousands of companies on the island, lifting a veil of secrecy on opaque and complex corporate structures that campaigners say can help criminals seeking to hide their loot.

Controversial Cyprus passport scheme will not be replaced, says president

Feb 02 2021

NICOSIA A controversial citizenship-for-investment programme scrapped by Cyprus in late 2020 had shortcomings and will not be replaced, President Nicos Anastasiades said on Tuesday.

World News

U.S. warship transits Taiwan Strait a week after large Chinese air incursion

A U.S. warship has again sailed through the sensitive waterway that separates Taiwan from China, a week after the Chinese-claimed island reported the largest incursion https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/taiwan-reports-largest-incursion-yet-by-chinese-air-force-2021-06-15 to date of Chinese air force jets in Taiwan's air defence zone.