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Greece’s Labor Unions Hold General Strike Over Job Cuts

Greek labor unions held their third general strike of the year as lawmakers in Athens began a two-day debate on legislation demanded by creditors to cut thousands of civil-service jobs.

Government services were shut and transport disrupted today as about 18,000 protesters marched to parliament in central Athens, according to police estimates. No clashes occurred between police and protesters, police spokesman Takis Papapetropoulos said. Civil-aviation workers held a four-hour work stoppage prompting flight delays and cancellations.