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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

A man shot dead in Northern Ireland and more arrests in Manchester. Here’s today’s news.

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

IRELAND

FINE GAEL Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

  • A man was shot and killed at a supermarket car park in Bangor, Co Down
  • Gardaí appealed for information on the whereabouts of 52-year-old John Ryan
  • Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney get ready for the last round of the leadership hustings tonight, with Coveney winning the support of MEP Mairead McGuinness
  • The news publication Kildare Now issued an apology after a photograph mix-up caused an altercation between one man and a number of locals
  • Minister for Health Simon Harris admitted that the government can’t express confidence in the State’s corporate watchdog
  • Ireland’s Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll were crowned European Rowing Championship gold medallists after a victory in Racice
  • “Anything to keep the Tories out”: We spoke to Irish citizens living in Britain to get their views ahead of next month’s UK election.

WORLD

General Election 2017 SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon pauses on the campaign trail for an ice cream. Source: PA Wire/PA Images

#SHOW OF STRENGTH: French President Emmanuel Macron described a white-knuckle handshake with President Donald Trump last week as “a moment of truth”.

#MANCHESTER RUN: Tens of thousands of runners and spectators came together for an emotional show of defiance at the Great Manchester Run today.

#BRITISH AIRWAYS: The airline could be facing massive compensation fines after this weekend’s global IT blackout left passengers stranded.

PARTING SHOT

CHINA-BEIJING-DEVELOPMENT FORUM 2017 (CN) Source: SIPA USA/PA Images

The Economist reports a bizarre tale featuring the World Bank’s new chief economist Paul Romer. He was recently “stripped control of the research division” – not in a row over numbers, but over words.

Romer reportedly clashed with colleagues when he demanded shorter reports and declared a war on excessive use of the word ‘and’.

It’s claimed he would not clear a final report for publication if “and” made up more than 2.6% of the text. That’s economy of language for you.

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