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URGENT ¥¥¥ EU summit opens amid protests against austerity

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European Union leaders opened a summit on Thursday targeted by thousands of anti-austerity protesters, talking about how to loosen government spending to bring down record unemployment, especially among youths.

The two-day meeting will feature a gathering of eurozone-only leaders overnight and eurozone finance ministers' talks on Friday to tackle a bailout for Cyprus.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/urgent-eu-summit-opens-amid-protests-against-austerity