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Saturday 19 January 2019

German bailout vote

THE final decision on the expansion of the eurozone bailout fund lies with German MPs today.

The proposal has to be approved by all 17 member countries.

This vote in Germany is being seen as a major test of chancellor Angela Merkel's political authority in parliament.

Ms Merkel attempted to quell concerns that German taxpayers' money would not be wasted by voting a new bailout for Athens.

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