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Greece’s parliament has approved budget plan for 2015-18 as part of the country’s international bailout commitments. The plan envisions Greece’s recession ending this year but a slow decline in unemployment. Lawmakers voted 150-119 Friday in favor of the plan, which forecast a steady increase in growth, from 0.6 percent this year to 2.9 percent in 2015. The left-wing opposition leader Alexis Tsipras argued the bill was intended to extend austerity beyond the government’s term in office.

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