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 parliamentary workers strike delaying key vote

Negotiations in the Greek parliament ahead of a vote on budget cuts were interrupted today when parliamentary workers went on strike.

They were protesting against a clause that would have cut their salaries.

The government was forced to cancel the measure to allow the session to resume.

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