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New Greek Strike Amid Brutal Budget Cuts

Crisis-hit Greece is braced for a 24-hour nationwide strike, in the latest sign of swelling social unrest against a new batch of brutal government budget cuts. Thousands of protesters in Athens plan to surround parliament, creating a human shield to prevent lawmakers from entering the building. The latest round of cuts comes as the government tries to woo additional bailout funds from international lenders, as the socialist Pasok government…