Cypriot leaders meeting in Nicosia
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Cyprus crisis: Urgent talks search for new solution

Emergency talks are being held in Cyprus after the parliament overwhelmingly voted against a one-off tax on people's bank accounts - a key condition of an EU bailout.

The rejection of the levy has been welcomed by savers but means it is back to square one for politicians searching for a way to rescue the economy from the brink of collapse.

Banks remain shut for a third day to avoid account holders withdrawing all their deposits.

Mark Lowen reports from Nicosia.

  • 20 Mar 2013
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