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Athens : Greece | almost 2 years ago
Greece (AP) A fresh wave of anti-austerity strikes hit Greece Wednesday as the leaders of the governing coalition struggled to finalize further spending cuts for the coming two years...
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Greek parliament approves austerity cutbacks

Greece's parliament has approved tough austerity cuts in line with measures set out by international lenders for a new bailout, despite strong dissent. Prime Minister Lucas Papademos received a majority of 199-74 in favour of drastic cutbacks, but a total of 37 MPs from the majority Socialists and conservative New Democracy party either voted against the measures, abstained or voted present - in opposition. On the streets in Athens, Greeks reacted with anger over the additional spending cuts in what is the most violent protests since 2008. Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillips reports from Athens.
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