Protesters shout slogans during an anti-bailout rally outside the parliament in Nicosia. Photograph: Reuters

The Cypriot parliament overwhelmingly rejected the euro zone bailout deal yesterday evening, as the country’s finance minister flew to Russia t(...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble: said it was preferable to tap the high level of foreign capital in Cypriot banks, including from Russia, before expecting European taxpayers to underwrite the programme cost. Photograph: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has said recent experiences in Iceland and Ireland had shown why Cypriot bank investors should accept(...)

A police officer stands by a protest banner outside of parliament before a meeting in Nicosia yesterday. Photgraph: AP

Angry Cypriot bank depositors appeared to have won concessions on the terms of the Cypriot bailout deal last night, after euro zone finance min(...)

heir first reaction to the €10 billion Cypriot bailout deal today, amid fear that the deal could spark contagion across the euro zone. (...)

Small queues of people have gathered at cash machines across Cyprus to withdraw money, while co-operative credit societies had to shut yesterday to prevent a run on deposits. Photograph:  Yiannis Nisiotis/Reuters

Cyprus ’s parliament today postponed a crucial debate and vote on a levy on all bank deposits that the cash-strapped country’s creditors deman(...)

Cyprus’s president Nicos Anastasiades (left) talks with Greece’s president Karolos Papoulias in Athens.

SUZANNE LYNCH in Brussels There is growing expectation that losses may be imposed on senior bank bondholders as part of the imminent Cypr(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the summit was not a crisis meeting. Photograph:  Sang Tan/PA Wire

Eu ropean leaders gather in Brussels today for a two-day summit amid mounting disagreement between member states about the efficacy of the Euro(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the summit was not a crisis meeting. Photograph:  Sang Tan/PA Wire

Eu ropean leaders gather in Brussels today for a two-day summit amid mounting disagreement between member states about the efficacy of the Euro(...)

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