Finance ministers from European countries that use the euro approved a last-minute bailout for Cyprus to keep its banking system from collapsing. The $13 billion deal came after tense negotiations during which the Cypriot president threatened to resign.
Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky died over the weekend in London. The oligarch made a fortune when the Soviet Union broke up but after disagreements with Russia's president, he sought and received asylum in Britain in 2003. In Britain, there's intense speculation over whether the Kremlin wanted him dead.
Secretary of State John Kerry has been putting his diplomatic skills to the test as he deals with some of America's difficult partners. Kerry spent Sunday in Baghdad, where he's tried to nudge the Iraqi government to stop letting Iran use Iraqi airspace to send weapons into Syria.
Cyprus has secured a $13 billion package of rescue loans in tense, last-ditch negotiations. Some in Cyprus question whether the E.U. wanted Cyprus' recently discovered natural gas reserves or big bank deposits to go to German banks.
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