Cyprus' president on Thursday defended his government's decision to seek financial aid from the island nation's eurozone partners while at the same time asking for a loan from Russia, insisting ...

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  • Cyprus scrambles for funding
    Debt-hit Cyprus was scrambling to secure funding vital to an international bailout after MPs rejected the terms of an EU deal, tapping Russia ... he telephoned both German Chancellor Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday night after ...
    03/20/2013 - 1:05 pm | View Link
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