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German parliament approves aid for Greece

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Germany's parliament on Friday overwhelmingly approved billions of euros in international aid for Greece, handing a much-needed financial boost to Athens as it battles against bankruptcy. 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (centre) casts her vote during a session at the Bundestag in Berlin on November 30. German lawmakers overwhelmingly approved billions of euros of international aid for Greece in a parliamentary vote on Friday.

Deputies voted by 473 to 100 to give the green light to the release of 43.7 billion euros ($56.9 billion) in aid to debt-wracked Greece agreed after torturous talks between eurozone finance ministers.

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