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Local News February 26, 2015

CyTA blocks ‘Microsoft scam’ number but warns of more

Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (CyTA) has blocked all calls from a Russian phone number apparently related to a series of phone scams, according to a statement issued on Thursday.

The number, +7847859718, has been blocked but CyTA warns that the scammers will probably use a different number to continue.

According to a warning issued by the police Cyber Crimes Unit last week, scammers are phoning up people posing as Microsoft support personnel in order to get access to credit card data.

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CyTA blocks ‘Microsoft scam’ number but warns of more
Business Local News February 11, 2015

Handful of Cyprus-based Russian investment firms may face risks from  EU sanctions

By Angelos Anastasiou

Despite being sufficiently capitalised at present, a handful of large Russian investment firms operating in Cyprus may face risks relating to EU-imposed sanctions on their parent companies in Russia, Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) chairwoman Demetra Kalogirou said on Wednesday.

Reporting on the CySEC’s achievements and overall performance during 2014, as well as its priorities for 2015, Kalogirou said that potential risks include cases where the parent company of a Cyprus-listed subsidiary are included in the…

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Handful of Cyprus-based Russian investment firms may face risks from  EU sanctions
International News October 1, 2014

Shells hit school playground and nearby street in Ukraine city, 4 killed

REUTERS WITNESSES SEE SIX MORE BODIES OF ADULTS IN BURNT OUT MINI-VAN AND ON STREET NEAR DONETSK SCHOOL HIT BY SHELLING

Shells hit a school playground and a nearby street in the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, killing four people including a teacher and a parent, witnesses said.

A Reuters correspondent at the scene saw a blast hole in the playground of school number 57 in Donetsk’s Kiev district and another crater in a nearby street. No…

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Shells hit school playground and nearby street in Ukraine city, 4 killed
News in Brief July 31, 2014

Tourist injured after being hit by car

A 23-year-old Russian tourist was injured in a road accident in Ayia Napa, Famagusta, on Wednesday night.

According to a police report, the 23-year-old was rushed to a private hospital in nearby Paralimni after suffering bruises and lacerations in various parts of her body and a head injury.

At around 7:15 pm on Wednesday night, a 59-year-old British woman, a permanent resident of Paralimni, while driving her car in Ayia Napa struck the Russian tourist who had been crossing the…

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Tourist injured after being hit by car
Business Local News June 11, 2014

Recapitalisation of CDB completed

By Angelos Anastasiou

The long-awaited deal between the shareholders of the Cyprus Development Bank (CDB) and a Russian group for the recapitalisation of the lender has been finalised, a source has told the Cyprus Mail.

The bank, rumoured to have been facing hardship as a result of the adverse economic environment, slashed payroll costs last year through a voluntary exit scheme, and had gone public with investor interest from “various groups”, which has since materialised into negotiations with the Russian…

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Recapitalisation of CDB completed
International News May 20, 2014

Swiss court grants $4.5 bln divorce to Russian tycoon’s wife (Updated)

THE WIFE of Russian tycoon Dmitry Rybolovlev has won a $4.5 billion divorce settlement in a Geneva court, Swiss media reported.

However lawyers for Rybolovlev say it’s far from a done deal.

After a six-year divorce battle, Elena Rybolovleva won 4.0 billion Swiss francs and custody of the couple’s 13-year-old daughter, although her estranged husband plans to appeal the ruling.

Elena Rybolovleva was arrested and released in Cyprus in February this year over the alleged theft of a €25m diamond ring but…

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Swiss court grants $4.5 bln divorce to Russian tycoon’s wife (Updated)
Local News May 16, 2014

EU Russia sanctions would be serious blow, president says

THE blowback on Cyprus from full-blown EU economic sanctions on Russia would be extremely severe, President Nicos Anastasiades has said.

In an interview with leading German business newspaper Handelsblatt, Anastasiades said Cyprus, still reeling under austerity and a credit squeeze, stands to lose a great deal should the European Union as a whole escalate an economic standoff with Russia over the Ukraine crisis.

The progress achieved by Cyprus so far in its adjustment programme would be jeopardised, the President said.

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EU Russia sanctions would be serious blow, president says
News in Brief April 5, 2014

Tourist had bag snatched by scooter riders

A Russian tourist had her handbag snatched by two men riding a scooter in Ayia Napa on Friday, police said.

According to the report, the woman was riding a scooter down a main street in Ayia Napa when she was approached by the scooter. The tourist told the police that the men, wearing biker helmets, snatched the handbag that was hanging from her shoulder.

According to the report, the bag contained two ivory necklaces, a pair of ivory earrings, a…

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Tourist had bag snatched by scooter riders
Comment March 6, 2014

Opinion: Stalin’s grandchildren

By Max Gevers

THE crisis in Ukraine, Russian armed intervention in the Crimea and instability in the eastern part of Ukraine, has highlighted how poisonous corruption, so wide-spread across the former Soviet Union, combined with politics and a popular uprising to create a crisis between Ukraine and Russia.

What can be done to solve the crisis?

First, the level of corruption in Ukraine was gargantuan, dwarfing that in many other countries. The state was a vehicle for plundering the nation…

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Opinion: Stalin’s grandchildren
Football Sport March 6, 2014

Ukrainian and Russian footballers prove politics and sport don’t mix

By Nathan Morley

NATIONAL rivalries were cast aside yesterday as the Ukrainian national football team inadvertently ended up billeted at the same hotel as Russian domestic teams staying in Ayia Napa.

The last-minute arrival of the Ukrainians for a friendly game against the United States, came after the match was moved from Kharkiv to Larnaca due to the volatile situation in Ukraine.

Speaking to the Cyprus Mail, Ukrainian team spokesman Alexander Glyvynskyy said it was ironic, but a pleasant surprise…

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Ukrainian and Russian footballers prove politics and sport don’t mix

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