REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - Iceland looked for help from new partners on Monday to dig it out of a crisis that has overwhelmed its once-flourishing financial sector.
A central bank and finance ministry delegation left for Russia to begin talks on an emergency loan worth potentially billions of euros, a central bank staffer said.
Ministers said the north Atlantic island nation should now consider joining the European Union to safeguard the economy -- a step that in the past has been blocked by the country's influential fishing sector.
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