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Greece passes painful reforms

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>> Protests outside the Greek Parliament overnight as lawmakers debated a package of economic reforms. Police battling demonstrators who opposed the plan to cut pension payments and boost tax revenues. Inside the chamber, the debate was getting fiery too.>>
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> If the Eurozone ministers approve the Greek measures, they can okay 5 billion euros in new bailout cash. But Cyprus has already paid a high price. Originally, elected on a promise to end austerity, opposition MPs, and the protestors outside say, he has ended up delivering yet more.
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>> But MPs eventually passed the reforms in a vote in the early hours of Monday. The measure's aimed to ensure Greece meets a budget deficit target for 2018. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hopes that will unlock the next tranche of bailout cash from international lenders.
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He says Monday's meeting of Eurozone finance ministers will be a big moment.>>
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