Austerity Vote Puts Greece Closer to Bailout

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The debt crisis in Greece has prompted lawmakers to cut spending again.

The 153-128 austerity vote came Wednesday after rioters demonstrated outside parliament against those cuts.

Protestors clashed with police, who responded with tear gas, stun grenades, and water cannons.

The bill in question cuts €13.5 billion in spending on pensions and salaries and raises taxes over two years.

The measure was passed so Greece could secure more loans and avoid going bankrupt.

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