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Greeks Told to Forget ‘Miracles’ as Aid Depends on Austerity

Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos warned lawmakers they must implement further austerity to “rewrite” Greece’s behavior, as the government prepared to put a vote to parliament that risks stoking social unrest.

Tear gas was fired in central Athens as protesters clashed with police for a second day outside the parliament building where Prime Minister George Papandreou will put the legislation to a vote later today. Parliament’s acting speaker confirmed the death of a protester and offered lawmakers’ condolences as the debate continued into the evening local time.