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    Germany votes to boost EU's rescue fund

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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has won a crucial eurozone vote without relying on the opposition for her victor.

    Parliament members in the Bundestag, Germany's lower house, passed a bill to beef up the Europe's bailout funds, allowing Merkel to avoid political humiliation.

    The European Commission and traders in the US have welcomed the move.

    Al Jazeera's Nick Spicer reports from Berlin.