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Greece approves controversial austerity bill

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Greece’s parliament has passed a deeply unpopular austerity bill demanded in return for 130 billion euro bailout to avoid bankruptcy. 
 
 
The bill will introduce a further round of measures  ranging  from 15,000 public sector job cuts, to a 20 per cent slash in the minimum wage.
 
Angry debate and recriminations coloured the hours leading up to the crucial vote which has stretched the cohesiveness of the coalition government to the limit.