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Italy Senate OKs austerity plan, govt survives

 Demonstrators march past the Colosseum during a general strike in Rome, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011. With Silvio Berlusconi's government under increasing ...
 Susanna Camusso, head of the left-leaning CGIL union, addresses a rally during a general strike in Rome, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011. With Silvio Berlusco...
 Demonstrators march past the Colosseum during a general strike in Rome, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011. With Silvio Berlusconi's government under increasing ...
 People wave flags as they demonstrate during a general strike in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011. A nationwide strike in Italy against austerity...
 A man shouts during a general strike in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011. A nationwide strike in Italy against austerity measures brought the cou...
 People hold a banner reading "We don't pay your bill, change the menu" as they march through downtown Turin, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011. A nationw...

Italy Financial Crisis

Demonstrators march past the Colosseum during a general strike in Rome, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011. With Silvio Berlusconi's government under increasing ...

Italy Financial Crisis

Susanna Camusso, head of the left-leaning CGIL union, addresses a rally during a general strike in Rome, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011. With Silvio Berlusco...

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Demonstrators march past the Colosseum during a general strike in Rome, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011. With Silvio Berlusconi's government under increasing ...

Italy Financial Crisis

People wave flags as they demonstrate during a general strike in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011. A nationwide strike in Italy against austerity...

Italy Financial Crisis

A man shouts during a general strike in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011. A nationwide strike in Italy against austerity measures brought the cou...

Italy Financial Crisis

People hold a banner reading "We don't pay your bill, change the menu" as they march through downtown Turin, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011. A nationw...

Italy's upper house of parliament has approved the government's disputed austerity package aimed at reducing the country's deficit by more than (EURO)54 billion ($70 billion) over three years.
The Senate voted 165-141 with three abstentions to approve the package, which was put to a confidence vote to ensure Premier Silvio Berlusconi's allies united behind the government after weeks of bickering over details of the plan.
The package now goes to the lower Chamber of Deputies, where Berlusconi also maintains a majority.