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    Greece OKs Reforms Ahead of New Bailout Talks
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    File - Demonstrators gather during a rally organized by supporters of the YES vote for the upcoming referendum in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens, Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

    Greek lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a new batch of reforms demanded by the country's international creditors in return for a third multi-billion euro bailout, The Associated Press reported.

    The vote followed a whirlwind debate that ended at 4 a.m. Thursday (9 p.m. Wednesday ET)

    Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras once again suffered a revolt among his own radical left lawmakers, but had no trouble passing the draft legislation with the backing of pro-European opposition parties.

    The reforms were the final prerequisite before Greece can start negotiations with creditors on a third bailout worth around 85 billion euros ($93 billion).