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Dublin: 2 °C Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Here Is What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about job losses in the retail sector, the emergency landing of a flight from Shannon and Stephen Fry’s message for Vladimir Putin.

NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a roundup of today’s news…

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#SUMMIT: US President Barack Obama has scrapped a planned summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, citing “disappointment” over the Edward Snowden affair, amongst other issues.

#FRY: Staying with Russia, there have been renewed calls for the country to be stripped of the right to host the Winter Olympics – Stephen Fry weighed in today with a passionate open letter.

#MELBOURNE: The city’s mayor has announced plans to provide ‘safe havens’ as part of a wider initiative aimed at protecting women.

#BIRD FLU: Scientists in China have reported the first case of person-to-person transmission of bird flu.

#SEAL: A zookeeper in Bristol has been suspended for allegedly punching a fur seal.



We’ll finish as we started: readers have been sharing their cherished memories of Superquinn over on the Daily Edge. Those free cheese samples and their incomparable sausages get quite a few mentions…

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