The Greeks are facing the Abyss

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Riot police chase protesters after they set a kiosk on fire in Athens.  The Greek parliament was meanwhile debating  on new austerity measures on Wednesday. Both public and private sector unions have scheduled a general strike to coincide with the vote. The measures, including controversial tax hikes, wage reductions and other changes in labor regulations have to be passed if Greece hopes to receive fresh aid for the EU and the IMF.