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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 leaders expel MPs who voted against austerity bill

Greece's coalition government expelled seven members of their respective parties for failing to vote for the latest, deeply unpopular, austerity reform package tonight.

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras expelled one lawmaker from his New Democracy party, while Evangelos Venizelos expelled six from his Socialist party PASOK.

The expulsions reduce the fragile, three party coalition to 169 out of the assembly's 300 seats.

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