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Cyprus 'golden passports' to be revoked if wrongdoing found

Nov. 4, 2019 10:01 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' president pledged on Monday to revoke any of his island republic's passports found to have been "mistakenly" granted to wealthy overseas investors under a controversial cash-for-citizenship program. Nicos Anastasiades said errors may have been made in granting such so-called...

Cyprus 'golden passports' to be revoked if wrongdoing found

Nov. 4, 2019 6:55 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' president is pledging to revoke any passports that were "mistakenly" granted to wealthy investors who were found to have committed wrongdoing. President Nicos Anastasiades says "errors" may have been made in granting such "golden passports" under an earlier, less-strict...

The Latest: US troops leaving Syria to stay in Middle East

Oct. 15, 2019 3:12 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 11:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says the roughly 1,000 U.S. troops he has ordered to leave Syria will remain in the Middle East to prevent a resurgence of the Islamic State threat. In a written statement Monday announcing...

EU Council chief calls on Turkey to stop drilling off Cyprus

Oct. 11, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The president of the European Council urged Turkey Friday to stop "illegal" drilling off Cyprus, saying those activities harm efforts to reunify the ethnically split island nation and undermine Ankara's relations with the EU. Donald Tusk said his presence in the war-divided Cypriot...

Egypt, Cyprus, Greece condemns gas exploration by Turkey

Oct. 8, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt, Cyprus, and Greece on Tuesday condemned an "unlawful and unacceptable" bid by Turkey to drill inside waters where Cyprus has exclusive economic rights. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi hosted a meeting Tuesday with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos...

Court papers say UK's Johnson would seek delay if no deal

Oct. 4, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson would seek an extension to the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline if no withdrawal deal with the European Union is reached by mid-October, according to a document read aloud in a Scottish court Friday. The government document quoted in Scotland's Court of Session...

Cyprus: Turkey's new gas drilling bid 'severe escalation'

Oct. 4, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus on Friday lashed out at Turkey's new attempt to drill for gas in Cypriot waters where European energy companies are already licensed to conduct a search, calling it a "severe escalation" and vowing to fight the move. In a strongly worded statement, the Cypriot government...

The Latest: NGOs give helping hand to Brit expats in Cyprus

Oct. 4, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:05 p.m. British NGOs and volunteer groups are helping some of the approximately 70,000 British expatriates in Cyprus to sort out their residency status once Britain leaves the European Union at the end of the month. Tina Graham with SSAFA, Britain's...

Cyprus: gas drilling to proceed despite Turkey's threats

Oct. 1, 2019 6:32 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' president says more offshore drilling in search for gas deposits will carry on as planned despite Turkey's "threats and unlawful actions" inside waters where the east Mediterranean island nation has exclusive economic rights. President Nicos Anastasiades said in an address on...

At UN, a world stage for disputes often out of the spotlight

Sep. 28, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Middle East. Trade tensions. Iran's nuclear program. Venezuela's power struggle. Civil wars in Syria and Yemen. Familiar flash points such as these got plenty of airtime at the U.N. General Assembly's big annual gathering this week. But some leaders used their time on the world...