Paris races to clean up Seine before Olympics
Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter.
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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