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Greek riots escalate as parliament passes austerity plan

The Greek parliament in the early hours of Monday voted its approval of a harsh new austerity plan in exchange for new loans from foreign lenders. The vote was not even close, with 199 members of parliament voting in favor, 74 against, and 27 abstaining. The two major parties in…

Greece faces austerity vote, more strikes

ATHENS (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of demonstrators rallied in front of the Greek parliament on Thursday after violent clashes the previous day as a general strike continued against a deeply unpopular austerity law expected to be approved later in the evening. Deputies are expected to pass the plan, required…

Police, protesters clash again in Greece amid budget strike

ATHENS (AFP) – Police fired tear gas near the Greek parliament on Wednesday as clashes broke out with protesters throwing stones and firebombs during a demonstration against austerity measures, an AFP reporter said. The confrontation occurred near the finance ministry on central Syntagma Square with police seeking to block protesters…

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