Italian parliament approves 70-bln-euro austerity package (2)

10:42, July 16, 2011      

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Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (L) and Minister of Economy and Finance Giulio Tremonti cast their votes over an austerity package at the House of Deputies in Rome, Italy, July 15, 2011. The lower house of Italy's parliament on Friday approved an austerity budget worth over 70 billion euros (about 98 billion U.S. dollars) aimed at securing public finances and reassuring global markets on the country's financial solidity. (Xinhua/Wang Qingqin)

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