Greece passes new austerity deal amid rioting

A man collects bread from a trash bin in the northern port city of Thessaloniki, Greece, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012. Welfare agencies and charity groups have warned of a spike in poverty and homelessness in Greece due to the effects of the financial crisis. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)

February 12, 2012 6:44:43 PM PST
Greek lawmakers on Monday approved harsh new austerity measures demanded by bailout creditors to save the debt-crippled nation from bankruptcy, after riots in Athens and other cities left stores looted and burned and more than 120 people hurt.