Russia has added at least Rbs3.4tn ($37bn) to its budget for this year, the war between Israel and Hamas is starting to bite into Israel's economy, and Spain’s ruling Socialist party has sealed a contentious amnesty deal with Catalan separatists. Plus, Paris is rushing to make the river Seine clean enough for Olympic athletes to swim next summer.

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Russia adds more than 3tn roubles to its budget

‘I’m not sure we’ve got a safety net’: Israeli businesses buckle as war hits economy

Pedro Sánchez set to retain power in Spain after amnesty deal with Catalan separatists

Paris bets on giant tank to clean up Seine river in time for Olympics

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