Thousands of Greeks hold the second day of a general strike to protest the latest round of...

|By:, SA News Editor

Thousands of Greeks hold the second day of a general strike to protest the latest round of austerity, which the country's parliament is expected to authorize this evening in a vote. The approval of the €13.5B of wage cuts and tax hikes by 2016 is vital for Greece to receive the latest €31B tranche of its bailout before it runs out of money. Also critical is a vote on the 2013 budget, due on Sunday.