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French MPs overwhelmingly back Greece bailout deal

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French MPs overwhelmingly backed the new Greek bailout agreement on Wednesday, with Prime Minister Manuel Valls saying it was the only route out of the crisis.

The lower house National Assembly backed the agreement by 412 votes to 69, with Valls saying: "We are demanding a lot of the Greeks, not just to punish it, but to accompany it through a vital economic recovery."

[AFP]