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Report: Manafort was millions in debt to pro-Russia interests.

The debt dated before Paul Manafort joined the Trump campaign, according to financial records in Cyprus obtained by The New York Times


Manafort owed $17 million to 'pro-Russia interests' before joining Trump campaign for free.

Earlier, the Wall Street Journal discovered that a small Chicago bank had loaned former campaign manager Paul Manafort and his companies about $16 million soon after Donald Trump had won the presidency—a number that aroused prosecutor suspicion because it represented about a quarter of the bank's available capital, ...

- Daily Kos - US

Lavish life of dead Canadian multimillionaire — and accused cybercriminal — revealed.

Alexandre Cazes owned vacation homes in Antigua, Cyprus and Phuket. A document listed his net worth at US$23M, including a Lamborghini Aventador and Porsche Panamera

- National Post - CA

Turkey Lobbying Israel to Push Cyprus on Approving Gas Pipeline.

Turkey wants Israel to use its clout to push Cyprus into allowing a pipeline to pass through its waters so the region's natural gas can be exported to Europe.

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Turkey calls on Israel to push Cyprus on approving pipeline.

Turkey wants Israel to use its clout to push Cyprus into allowing a pipeline to pass through its waters so the region's natural gas can be exported to Europe.

- The Daily Star - LB

Watch: Andre Schembri finds the net for Apollon Limassol.

Malta international Andre Schembri has found the net again for his new club, Apollon Limassol, as they are involved in the UEFA Europa League qualifying round against Zaria Balti of Moldova. The former Boavista has now scored the second goal for the club and are on their way to the third round of the European competition. 

- - MT | SA 'shoots itself in foot' on innovation.

Countries like Chile, Moldova, Malta, Greece and Cyprus rank higher than SA for innovation, while Mauritius is in 6th place.

- Fin24 - SA

Turkey's premier: 'Pointless' to revive failed Cyprus talks.

Turkey's prime minister says a Greek Cypriot search for oil and gas off Cyprus is "dangerous" and is throwing efforts to reunify the ethnically divided island into deadlock.

- FOX News - US

Turkey PM Binali Yildirim warns Cyprus on 'untimely and dangerous' energy moves.

Ankara has said it will take measures against Cyprus for engaging in gas and oil exploration around the divided island, arguing it has no jurisdiction to explore for hydrocarbons.

- Zee News - IN

Turkey's PM says Greek Cypriot gas search 'dangerous'.

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Turkey PM warns Cyprus on 'untimely and dangerous' energy moves.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Thursday warned Cyprus its moves to explore for energy around the eastern Mediterranean were "untimely and dangerous," adding that Ankara would continue to protect the rights and interests of Turkish Cypriots

- The Daily Star - LB

Report: Before joining Trump campaign, Manafort owed millions to pro-Russia interests

Financial records filed in Cyprus last year show that Paul Manafort, President Trump's one-time campaign chairman, was in debt to pro-Russia interests by as much as $17 million prior to joining Trump's campaign in March 2016, The New York Times reports. The Times says the money looks to have been owed to entities tied ...

- The Week - US

Manafort Was in Debt to Pro-Russia Interests, Cyprus Records Show

Business records from the secretive tax haven of Cyprus suggest that Paul J. Manafort owed millions to pro-Russia interests before joining Donald J. Trump’s campaign.

- New York Times - US

NYT: Manafort Owed Pro-Russia Interests Millions Before Joining Trump Team

Paul Manafort owed millions of dollars to pro-Russia interests before he became President Donald Trump's campaign chairman last year, the New York Times reported late Wednesday. According to the New York Times report, which cited financial records filed in Cyprus in 2016, Manafort — who kept bank accounts in ...

- TPM News - US

Chennaiyin sign Spanish defender Inigo

Chennai, July 19 Chennaiyin FC have signed Spanish defender Inigo Calderon for the 2017-18 Indian Super League season, the club announced in a statement on Wednesday. Calderon joined the 2015 ISL champions on a free transfer after the expiry of his contract at Cyprus club Anorthosis Famagusta. A product of the Alaves youth ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Not the time for 'blame game,' urges UN Special Advisor on Cyprus

Speaking to the media following his briefing to the United Nations Security Council, the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, urged all sides to work collectively and to build on the achievements thus far.

- UN Peace & Security - INT

More than 110 Thousand Migrants Entered Europe through the Mediterranean Sea this Year

More than 110,000 migrants and refugees have arrived in Europe through the Mediterranean since the beginning of the year, the International Organization for Migration announced. Reported by Mediapool.  "From the beginning of the year to July 16, 111 148 migrants and refugees arrived in Europe by sea," IOM spokesman Joel ...

- Novinite - BG

Cypriot pharmaceutical aims investing 20mn euros in Egypt

Cypriot pharmaceutical aims investing 20mn euros in Egypt...


Not the time for a 'blame game,' urges UN Special Advisor on Cyprus

Speaking to the media following his briefing to the United Nations Security Council, the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, urged all sides to work collectively and to build on the achievements thus far.

- UN - INT

Ukraine extradites Italian citizen accused of money laundering – chief prosecutor

Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko has announced Ukraine has extradited Italian fugitive Giuseppe Donaldo Nicosia, the mastermind of one of the most sophisticated money laundering schemes in the history of the Italian Republic.


Greek FM: EU should be louder against Turkish 'intervention rights' in member states

EXCLUSIVE / In a wide-ranging interview, Greece's foreign minister on Sunday outlined his country's position on the failed Cyprus reunification talks, scolding UN envoy Espen Barth Eide and rejecting "interventions rights" for Turkey in any future settlement. He also warned against expecting any breakthrough with FYROM.

- EurActive - UK

Race for Cyprus gas and oil sparks tensions in the Mediterranean

After years of fiscal gloom, Cyprus' government is pressing ahead with its drilling plans. But potential instability looms as Turkey talks tough and sends battleships to the region.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

A Natural Gas War Is Brewing In The Mediterranean

Offshore gas developments in the East Mediterranean region are heating up. Alongside increased exploration efforts and a possible gas pipeline deal between Turkey and Israel, geopolitical risks are increasing too. While commercial prospects are starting to look good for all parties, a real military conflict is also brewing ...

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Tensions Rise Over Race to Explore Cyprus' Gas Resources

Turkey has deployed warships to Cypriot waters in the latest escalation over contested gas exploration rights. “Turkey is determined to protect both its own rights and interests in its continental shelf and to continue its support to the Turkish Cypriot side,” said a toughly worded statement by the Turkish Foreign ...

- Voice of America - US

Greece hands Cyprus secret files on 1974 coup

Athens yields to demands to reveal its role in run-up to Turkey's invasion of the island

- Financial Times - US

The Brief, powered by Eni - To understand Turkey, speak to the Cypriots

Tomorrow is the first anniversary of the failed Turkish coup. Too much analysis has already taken place. To really understand a country, it's always good to speak to a neighbour. My take will be on Cyprus.

- EurActive - UK

Cyprus talks up in the air

A week after the failure of negotiations to reunite the islands, Greek Cypriots are calling on Turkish Cypriots to reaffirm their commitment to the process.

- EU Observer - EU

Turkey threatens measures against Cyprus over exploration of gas deposits

Just a week after UN-led talks broke down between Cyprus and Turkey to end a bitter 40-year division on the island, Ankara and Nicosia are once again at loggerheads. This time, the dispute centers around energy sources.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Nikolas Antoniou Solo Exhibition, Budapest Art Factory, 19 – 28 July

Budapest Art Factory is pleased to announce the solo exhibition of Nikolas Antoniou - a young, emerging talent from Cyprus. Nikolas spent two months in Budapest as part of the international artist residency program managed by BAF. His idiosyncratic artistic vision manifests through a series of works which he presents on ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Turkish and Greek Cypriots remain optimistic, despite collapse of talks

While Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots blamed each other for last week's collapse in negotiations, many see positive signals because of shifts that took place in the talks.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Medserv to service Eni Cyprus for two more years

Malta-based oil and gas logistics firm Medserv and Italian oil company Eni have activated a contract extension which will ensure the Maltese company continues to provide operational base support services for Eni Cyprus Ltd for another two years. The deal, inked with Medserv Ltd, includes the provision of dedicated ...

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EC Has Sent to Bulgaria a Formal Warning Letter Due to Poor Wastewater Treatment

The European Commission has sent to Bulgaria and Cyprus a formal warning letter to initiate a criminal procedure for detected deficiencies in the implementation of the requirements of Directive 91/271 on urban wastewater treatment, according to BGNES. The Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive is a 1991 European Union ...

- Novinite - BG

Turkey sends ships, sub to monitor drilling vessel near Cyprus after unification talks fail

Turkey has sent two ships and a submarine to monitor a drilling vessel in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, the military said on Thursday, in a ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Greece-Turkey tensions mount over plan to start Cyprus gas drilling

As Cyprus prepares to start offshore drilling for gas in its economic zone, Turkey announced it was readying "countermeasures" and Greece replied it was "ready to defend its sovereign rights", in a clear sign of growing tensions between the two NATO members.

- EurActive - UK

Cyprus vows to explore for energy despite Turkey 'challenge'

Cyprus said Thursday it will go ahead with exploratory drilling for untapped oil and gas reserves off its southern shores despite Turkish demands for it to cease operations

- The Daily Star - LB

UN chief 'deeply sorry' as Cyprus talks conclude without agreement

Secretary-General AntĂłnio Guterres says that he is “deeply sorry” that, despite very strong commitments and the engagement of all delegations, the United Nations-facilitated Conference on Cyprus concluded without reaching an agreement.

- UN - INT

Cyprus reunification talks collapse

Reunification talks between the Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders collapsed early Friday without a deal, said UN secretary general Antonio Guterres, who also took part. The discussions had been described as the "best chance" for a deal since the island was divided in 1947. Sources said Turkey insisted on maintaining their ...

- EU Observer - EU

Cyprus and the Perils of No Plan B

If the latest Cyprus resolution talks don't succeed, the EU needs to prepare robust contingency plans to maintain its engagement with Turkish Cypriots.

- Carnegie Endowment - US

'Clear understanding' in ongoing talks between Greek Cypriot, Turkish Cypriot sides - UN

Secretary-General AntĂłnio Guterres has met with the leaders of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities and their backers at the Conference on Cyprus in Switzerland, saying there is now an understanding of what is needed for a possible settlement on the Mediterranean island.

- UN Peace & Security - INT

UN chief urges Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot sides to seize 'historic' chance for peace

United Nations Secretary-General AntĂłnio Guterres today called on the leaders of the Greek and Turkish communities in Cyprus to grasp “an historic opportunity” to reach a comprehensive settlement to the conflict that has divided the Mediterranean island for more than four decades.

- UN - INT

Conference on Cyprus off to constructive start but hard work remains, says UN facilitator

On the opening day of the Conference on Cyprus, a senior United Nations official expressed hope that the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders as well as the guarantors - Greece, Turkey and the United Kingdom - have the determination to overcome the challenges and resolve the issues before them.

- UN - INT

Upcoming Cyprus Conference 'a unique opportunity,' says UN negotiator

A fresh round of talks on Cyprus will last “as long as it takes,” but there are no guarantees of success, the United Nations negotiator facilitating the process said today.

- UN - INT

Crans-Montana - A 'now or never' moment for a Cyprus settlement?

The parties must make the most of the present favourable conditions

- European Policy Centre - BE

UN chief Guterres meets with Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders

Following a meeting with the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders, United Nations Secretary-General AntĂłnio Guterres announced that they had agreed on the need to reconvene the Conference on Cyprus in June, in line with the 12 January statement of the conference.

- UN Peace & Security - INT