Cyprus Headlines

  • New Jersey man sentenced for role in Russian uranium bribe scheme

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A New Jersey man has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for conspiracy to commit money laundering in connection with his role in arranging bribes for the awarding of contracts with Russia's state-owned nuclear energy corporation, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday.

    U.S.
  • Lebanese patriarch makes historic visit to Saudi Arabia

    RIYADH (Reuters) - Lebanon's Christian Maronite Patriarch arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday, with his historic visit to the kingdom under even greater scrutiny amid serious political tensions between the countries.

    IN
  • Cyprus says it could send more light arms to Iraqi Kurds

    Cyprus’ foreign minister says the island nation could send more light arms and ammunition it no longer needs to Iraqi Kurds to assist in their fight against the Islamic State group.

    Washington Post
  • EU lawmakers urge stricter oversight of Malta after killing of journalist

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union lawmakers called on Friday for stricter EU supervision of Malta's application of the bloc's rules on money laundering and basic rights, stepping up pressure after the assassination of an investigative journalist on the island.

    U.S.
  • Cyprus to start compensating failed bank's depositors

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - Cyprus' government is setting up a fund that aims to partly compensate depositors who lost uninsured savings during the country's 2013...

    Mail Online
  • Cyprus dog deaths push animal abuse on to election agenda

    Three months before presidential ballot, growing outrage over treatment of animals is forcing politicians to act A public outcry over cases of horrific abuse against dogs has pushed animal rights to the forefront of the political agenda in Cyprus, three months before presidential elections. There was outrage over the summer when nine dogs belonging to a family of hunters were burned alive in cages they were never allowed to leave. Continue reading...

    the Guardian
  • GP consultations in Britain are among the shortest in Europe

    GP consultations in Britain are among the shortest in Europe and it will take 70 years before the NHS achieves 15 minute appointments, a study published today shows.

    The Telegraph
  • Soccer: Croatia out to maintain perfect playoff record

    ZAGREB (Reuters) - Having billed Greece as the most awkward opponents they could draw in the World Cup playoffs, Croatia will head into the two-leg tie confident of maintaining their flawless record in the final round of qualifying for major tournaments.

    IN
  • Manafort pledges $12 million in assets in bid to avoid house arrest: document

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort offered to post more than $12 million in real estate and life insurance assets and to limit his travel in a bid to avoid continued house arrest, according to court documents filed on Saturday.

    IN
  • Manafort pledges $12 million in assets in bid to avoid house arrest: document

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort offered to post $12 million in real estate and life insurance assets and to limit his travel in a bid to avoid continued house arrest, according to court documents filed on Saturday.

    U.S.
  • ICYMI: Lego’s Airbnb listing; one dumb thief; Amazon in Walnut Creek

    If you missed it ... In a week when the most popular pickup line had to be "I just left my job at Twitter," this also happened: •Airbnb and the Lego House in Denmark are teaming up for a sleepover. They started a contest that will let one family spend the night of Nov. 24 at the toy company's 129,167-square-foot building in Billund. •There's a workplace lesson in here somewhere: Michigan State Police arrested a woman who allegedly stole cash...

    SFGate
  • 175 Syrian migrants reach Cyprus by boat

    A boat carrying 175 Syrian refugees arrived Friday off northwest Cyprus near the coastal resort of Paphos and the migrants were safely brought to shore,...

    Mail Online