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As it happened this morning: Friday, June 1

As it happened this morning: Friday, June 1
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Here are the main stories we were watching this morning:

Spain: The leader of Spanish Socialist party Pedro Sanchez became prime minister after centre-right Mariano Rajoy was voted out of office in a closely fought no-confidence motion triggered by a long-running corruption trial.

Italy: Italy was set to get a new government after the two anti-establishment parties agreed on a coalition, ending months of political turmoil.

US: The US decided to slap tariffs on the EU, Canada and Mexico for steel and aluminium imports — sparking a potential trade war.

Look back at how the events unfolded by scrolling through the blog below:

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