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US backs $500 million in loan guarantees for Tunisia

WASHINGTON - The United States on Friday said it would provide a new loan guarantee for Tunisia worth about $500 million as part of a continuing effort to help the North African nation recover following its 2011 uprising.
President Barack Obama, speaking ahead of a meeting with Tunisian Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa at the White House, said the loan guarantees would help Tunisia's economy "begin to move forward."
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