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Greek strike drags into 2nd day Schools, transit halt in run-up to vote on austerity moves

Posted: November 7, 2012 at 5:03 a.m.

Greek trade unions continued a general strike and nationwide protests Tuesday against a new package of austerity measures, to be voted on this week, which would condemn Greece to more years of hardship in exchange for rescue loans.

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