The Federal Trade Commission sued to block the biotechnology company Amgen’s $28.3bn deal to acquire Horizon Therapeutics, Italy is struggling to spend €200bn in EU Covid recovery funds, and Ukraine said it repelled an unprecedented barrage of Russian missiles over Kyiv.

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