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Tsipras Returns to Reality After Meeting Putin

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Will Greece Have Enough Cash to Cover Bills?

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When his plane touches back down in Athens, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will be quickly reacquainted with reality.

Talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday focused on a proposed energy pipeline, future investments and sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine, a meeting that had been dismissed before it began by Germany and France as a sideshow. With a payment made to the International Monetary Fund on Thursday depleting Greek cash reserves still further, it’s back to haggling with creditors in the euro region over a financial lifeline.