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German Campaign Buffets Cyprus Talks as Shiarly Seeks Rescue

Cyprus is beginning a diplomatic effort to win the bailout it requested seven months ago as election-year politics in Germany threaten to impede talks.

With Cyprus Finance Minister Vassos Shiarly speaking to skeptical Dutch lawmakers in The Hague today, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is seeking to satisfy doubters in his Parliament in Berlin to back a fifth euro-area bailout.