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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:02 PM

Greek government defies protests to approve more austerity [View all]

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Greece's government voted by a razor thin margin on Thursday to approve an austerity package needed to unlock vital aid and avert bankruptcy, despite an internal rift and violent protests at the gates of parliament.

Lawmakers approved the spending cuts, tax hikes and measures making it easier to hire and fire workers after nearly 100,000 Greeks waving flags and chanting "Fight! They're drinking our blood!" descended on Syntagma Square in central Athens.

Read more: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/11/07/uk-greece-idUKBRE8A51JE20121107

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