Greek parliament passes austerity bill

The Greek government has secured enough parliament votes to approve the controversial package of austerity reforms.

The three-party coalition managed to secure the 151 votes needed to win approval for the deeply unpopular package, which includes further spending cuts, tax rises and labour reforms.

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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.