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Greek Police Clash with Protesters as Workers Strike

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of protesters are clashing with Greek police on the streets of Athens, hurling rocks and fire bombs at them on the first day of a general strike protesting a new round of national austerity reforms. At least 4,000 police converged on the central part of the Greek capital Tuesday as about 20,000 people rallied […]

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Greek Police Clash with Protesters as Workers Strike

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of protesters are clashing with Greek police on the streets of Athens, hurling rocks and fire bombs at them on the first day of a general strike protesting a new round of national austerity reforms. At least 4,000 police converged on the central part of the Greek capital Tuesday as about 20,000 people rallied […]

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Greek Police Clash with Protesters as Workers Strike

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Greek police are clashing with youths hurling rocks and fire bombs in Athens at the start of a two-day general strike protesting a new round of national austerity reforms. At least 4,000 police converged on central Athens Tuesday as about 20,000 people rallied in the square in front of parliament where lawmakers are considering Prime […]

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Greece Faces Limited Austerity Choices

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Greek lawmakers are faced with difficult options -imposing new taxes on minimum wage earners and selling state-owned assets – if the country is to avoid a default and collect a $17 billion share of last year’s $156 billion bailout. As workers walked off their jobs Tuesday to protest Prime Minister George Papandreou’s latest austerity plan, […]

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Greece Heads For 48-Hour Standstill

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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Workers across Greece walked off their jobs Tuesday at the start of a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms. An official with the Greek air traffic controllers’ union said the airports would close four hours in the morning and again in the evening, both Tuesday and Wednesday. Hundreds of […]

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Greece Heads For 48-Hour Standstill

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Greece’s beleaguered government is preparing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms. An official with the Greek air traffic controllers’ union said the airports would close four hours in the morning and again in the evening, both Tuesday and Wednesday. The strike is set to disrupt or stop […]

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France: Banks Agree to Give Greece More Time to Pay Loans

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy says French banks have agreed to help Greece overcome its debt crisis by stretching out most of their existing loans to the Greek government, which is trying to pass an austerity plan to avert bankruptcy. Speaking at a news conference Monday, Mr. Sarkozy said his government has persuaded the banks to […]

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