The package of pension cuts and tax hikes approved by Greek lawmakers to obtain more credit is controversial. As it stands, the country is already weighed down with massive debt. The goal is to save between 2.5 and 3 percent.
Greece's parliament has voted to approve a package of reforms demanded by the country's international lenders in return for fresh bailout funds. But many Greeks turned out to protest against the measures.
Greek public transport workers have withdrawn their labor to press parliament not to proceed with an austerity bill that would limit trade unions' right to strike. Airlines also warn of cancellations and delays.
The Greek coast guard has impounded a freighter carrying explosives, allegedly to war-torn Libya. Authorities described the vessel as a "moving bomb."
The Greek parliament has changed a century-old law that gave Islamic courts priority over family law matters among the Muslim minority in Western Thrace. Greece is the only EU country with Islamic religious courts.
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