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  • NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — All banks in Cyprus except the two largest in the country are to reopen for business Tuesday, more than a week after they shut down to prevent a drain on deposits by customers worried they would lose part of their savings.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 25, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT
  • A short primer on the island’s two main banks, Bank of Cyprus and Popular Cyprus Bank (Laiki). Europe,Bank of Cyprus,Cyprus,Laiki Bank Group,Paul Maidment
    Published Date : Mar 23, 2013, 6:33 PM EDT
  • Cyprus has become not just a congenial holiday destination but a financial haven for Russian oligarchs, savers and gangsters alike. Europe,Cyprus,European Central Bank,European Commission,International Monetary Fund,Russia,Russian oligarchs,Vladimir Putin,Mark Galeotti
    Published Date : Mar 23, 2013, 2:23 PM EDT
  • As go its banks, so could go Cyprus’s geopolitical role as a transit point for the competing interests of the E.U. Britain, Russia, Turkey, Greece, Lebanon and Israel. Europe,Paul Maidment

    Published Date : Mar 22, 2013, 12:26 PM EDT
  • People queue at an ATM outside a closed Laiki Bank branch in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Thursday, March 21, 2013.

    The European Central Bank warned that it would pull the plug on the country's banks at the start of next week if no bailout deal is agreed.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 21, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT
  • In trying to play Russia off against Europe to salvage its economy, Cyprus has embarked on a high-stakes poker game that could see almost everyone lose. Europe,Bailout,Cyprus,Euro zone,European Union,Greek Cypriots,natural gas,Russia,Turkey,Turkish Cypriots,Reuters Comment

    Published Date : Mar 20, 2013, 3:20 PM EDT
  • Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades center, takes part in a meeting with various party leaders and the governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus Panicos Demetriades, second right, at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia, Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

    Meeting underway at central bank to discuss an alternative plan for raising funds, but also for reducing the 5.8 billion euros that must be found domestically.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 20, 2013, 11:44 AM EDT