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Greek unemployment hits 25.4%

Greece's unemployment rate scaled a new record of 25.4 percent in August from a revised 24.8 percent in July, the country's statistics service ELSTAT has said.

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Greek vote under threat as parliamentary staff go on strike

It is getting rather interesting in Athens.

Parliamentary employees have just said they're going to walk out on strike.

We are still trying to establish if tonight's vote can still go ahead.

Tens of thousands of people are protesting in Syntagma Square against the austerity programme.

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