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Greeks strike over state TV

Greek workers are staging a 24hr nationwide strike in protest against the "sudden death" of state broadcaster ERT, Reuters reports. It was suspended by the government as part of cost-cutting measures.

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Greek government suspends state broadcaster

The Greek government has suspended operations at the state broadcaster ERT to lay off staff and slim down the organisation as part of budget cuts.

"At a time when the Greek people are enduring sacrifices, there is no room for delay, hesitation or tolerance for sacred cows," government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou said in a televised statement.

The decision drew protests from workers and junior partners in the ruling coalition.

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