In today’s episode, the audit service and the presidential palace got into a row on Wednesday after reports indicated that an announcement is due to be issued on President Nikos Christodoulides’ overtime hours and stipends paid to him from 2013 to 2018, when he was serving at the presidential palace on secondment from the foreign affairs ministry. In other news, during a blood donation event organised by the Palestinian embassy in Nicosia to commemorate the victims of the conflict in Gaza, Palestinian ambassador Abdallah Attari said the ultimate goal of his people “is to establish an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.” And a group of 179 newly sworn police officers officially pledged their commitment to uphold the laws of the Republic at the Cyprus police academy on Wednesday.

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