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ATHENS—Greece's parliament passed a package of austerity measures on Thursday, a key condition of its €110 billion ($145 billion) financial rescue, as thousands of protesters demonstrated outside the chamber, some hurling firebombs and clashing with police.
The vote came the day after three people were killed in violent protests against the measures, saddening a nation already struggling with economic hardship.
The White House said President Barack Obama was briefed on the situation in Europe and on the markets Thursday afternoon by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and economic a
Originally posted by Grey Magic
Soros, Goldman Sachs and hedgefunds are to blame.
and my country has to pay up 4.8 billion in 3 years time now, a loan that will never be re-payed.
Screw this European Union and all those of the Club of Filthy Rich!