As it happened on Tuesday, May 29

As it happened on Tuesday, May 29
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By Sallyann Nicholls

Euronews brings you the latest news and updates as it happens this morning.

Good afternoon Europe, today we've been watching:

Italy: President Sergio Matarella has given economist Carlo Cottarelli a mandate to form a government following the collapse of what would have been western Europe's first populist coalition between the 5-Star Movement and the League.

France: 22-year-old Malian Mamoudou Gassama is to be granted a French residancy permit today after he rescued a four-year-old hanging from a ledge in a Parisian residential block on Saturday.

Belgium: A gunman shot dead two police officers and took a woman hostage in the city of Liege before being "neutralised" by authorities.

Here is Euronews reporter Chris Harris with the latest in Belgium:

Meanwhile, follow our updates on all the main headlines and more below:

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