A protester cries during a rally by employees of Cyprus Popular Bank outside the parliament in Nicosia  this week. Photograph: Andreas Manolis/Reuters

Russia has sent Cyprus ’s finance minister home emptyhanded and said it will only consider helping the stricken island once it(...)

A picture of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky is seen on his grave in the Preobrazhensky cemetery in Moscow. Photograph: Mikhail Voskresensky/Reuters

DANIEL McLAUGHLIN Russia has closed an investigation into how a lawyer who accused officials of stealing some 175 million euros(...)