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Commission budget head becomes Spain's economy minister

Nadia Calvino, the European Commission's director general for budget, was appointed Tuesday Spain's economy minister under the new social-democrat prime minister Pedro Sanchez. Calvino's appointment comes as Spain is set to become the last eurozone country under a procedure for excessive deficit given the procedure against France is to be closed in the coming weeks. Sanchez has already committed to follow the budget prepared by his conservative predecessor Mariano Rajoy.

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Almost two-thirds of Europe in danger of drought

Data released by the European Drought Observatory show 60 percent of Europe and the United Kingdom is currently in a state of drought, with farming, homes and industry being affected. Drought conditions have also led to an increase in wildfires.

EU hopeful of Iran nuclear deal

A possible deal to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear pact is within reach, says the European Union. Washington backs the final proposals, but Tehran remains cautious.

UN chief demands access to nuclear plant after new attack

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Monday for international inspectors to be given access to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant after Ukraine and Russia traded accusations over the shelling of Europe's largest atomic plant over the weekend.

Greek PM embroiled in spyware scandal

Greece has become embroiled in a wiretapping scandal that led to the resignation of its intelligence chief as well as the Greek prime minister's top aide.

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