German parliament approves third Greek bailout in landslide vote


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Germany’s parliament overwhelmingly approved a third bailout for Greece on Wednesday, removing a key hurdle to providing new loans to the country and keeping it from defaulting on its debts in as little as 24 hours.

The vote’s result also seemed to dispel any speculation that Chancellor Angela Merkel would have difficulty getting her conservative bloc to sign on. Lawmakers voted 454-113 in favor, with 18 abstentions.

The approval is among the last due from parliaments across Europe, with the Dutch scheduled to vote later Wednesday, after which Greece is expected to get the first installment of its new 86 billion-euro ($95 billion) loans package.

The country needs the money within 24 hours to make a debt repayment Thursday. The board of the European bailout fund that will disburse the money will hold a teleconference Wednesday night to discuss the matter.

http://nypost.com/2015/08/19/german-parliament-approves-third-greek-bailout-in-landslide-vote/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

GERMAN PARLIAMENT APPROVES THIRD GREEK BAILOUT IN LANDSLIDE VOTE


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The vote’s result also seemed to dispel any speculation that Chancellor Angela Merkel would have difficulty getting her conservative bloc to sign on. Lawmakers voted 454-113 in favor, with 18 abstentions.

The approval is among the last due from parliaments across Europe, with the Dutch scheduled to vote later Wednesday, after which Greece is expected to get the first installment of its new 86 billion-euro ($95 billion) loans package.

The country needs the money within 24 hours to make a debt repayment Thursday. The board of the European bailout fund that will disburse the money will hold a teleconference Wednesday night to discuss the matter.

http://www.infowars.com/german-parliament-approves-third-greek-bailout-in-landslide-vote/

Marijuana legalization amendment approved for Ohio’s November ballot


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Ohio voters will decide this fall whether to legalize marijuana in the Buckeye State for recreational and medical use.

ResponsibleOhio’s marijuana legalization constitutional amendment was certified Wednesday by the Ohio secretary of state. It will appear as Issue 3 on the statewide ballot for the general election on Nov. 3.

http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2015/08/marijuana_legalization_amendme.html

GREEK BAILOUT DETAILS PORED OVER ACROSS EUROPE


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Tsipras has called an emergency session of parliament to discuss and vote on the bill, which includes painful tax hikes and spending cuts, in time for a possible meeting of the eurozone’s 19 finance ministers Friday.

The agreement must be finalized so funds on offer can be released in time for Greece to avoid defaulting on a big debt repayment to the European Central Bank on Aug. 20.

http://www.infowars.com/greek-bailout-details-pored-over-across-europe/