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German Parliament backs Greek bailout with large majority

Lawmakers in the Bundestag Lower House approve the 86 billion euro rescue by 454 votes to 113

Mr Schaeuble opening the debate in the Bundestag Lower House on Wednesday. He told German lawmakers that it would be irresponsible not to approve a third bailout for Greece.


THE German Parliament voted by an overwhelming majority on Wednesday to back a third bailout for Greece, with Chancellor Angela Merkel spared a major rebellion of deputies opposing the aid.

Interrupting their holidays for the second time this summer to cast ballots on a...

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