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Greek cabinet approves austerity deal amid resignations, general strike

Greece’s cabinet Saturday approved tough austerity measures demanded by EU and IMF creditors after the prime minister warned that a failed debt deal and default would spark “uncontrolled chaos”. The coalition government, hit by defections on Friday, approved the belt-tightening measures on a day that saw renewed street clashes between…

Top Greek union calls austerity strike

Greece’s main union on Thursday called for a strike in Athens next week as the government upped pressure on labour unions to accept wage cuts to avert bankruptcy. The GSEE union said Tuesday’s strike would send a “strong message” to the government, employers and Greece’s institutional creditors “who are planning…