Good afternoon Europe, today we were watching:
Putin critic seized in Spain: Putin critic Bill Browder has been released after reportedly being arrested by Spanish police on an Interpol arrest warrant on Wednesday.
Murder in Kiev: Moscow has denied responsibility over the killing of Russian journalist and fellow Putin critic Arkady Babchenko on Tuesday.
Italy's cabinet: Former International Monetary Fund official Carlo Cottarelli has been asked to form a stop-gap government in Italy to lead the country into early elections. The cabinet is expected to be announced today.
More strikes: A 24-hour national strike against austerity in Greece is planned as the country prepares to exit EU-IMF lending programs in August.
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