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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Here’s what made headlines today.

NEED TO CATCH up? The Journal brings you a round-up of today’s news.


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#GAS: Germany’s energy regulator suspended the approval process for Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline today, dealing another setback to the geopolitically sensitive project and causing Europe’s sky-high gas prices to soar further.

#UK: The suspected terrorist who blew himself up with a homemade bomb outside a hospital was a Christian convert who moved to Liverpool several years ago.

#STANLEY JOHNSON: A senior Conservative and a journalist in the UK both accused Stanley Johnson, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s father, of inappropriately touching them.


Comedian Seán Burke has revealed some pretty interesting information about a famous French song called ‘The Lakes of Connemara’ that he learned while on holiday in France.

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The song is the work of singer Michel Sardou and it was released all the way back in 1981.

Babylon Radio reports that Sardou and his colleague Jacques Revaux wanted to write a song about Scotland but they couldn’t find any information about the country.

However, they were able to get their hands on a tourism brochure about Ireland. And the rest is history.

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