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The Daily Fix: Thursday

In tonight’s Fix: the household charge controversy rumbles on; the two Koreas at odds over Christmas trees; and Vladimir Putin takes your calls…

For his latest work, controversial artist Banksy has sawn off the face of an 18th century stone bust and glued on a selection of bathroom tiles, depicting the cover-up of the church's abuse scandal. On display in Liverpool, it's entitled 'Cardinal Sin'.
For his latest work, controversial artist Banksy has sawn off the face of an 18th century stone bust and glued on a selection of bathroom tiles, depicting the cover-up of the church's abuse scandal. On display in Liverpool, it's entitled 'Cardinal Sin'.
Image: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images

EVERY DAY, TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of all the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

  • Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood has accepted a major new Irish film award. The Space Cowboys star has accepted the IFA’s inaugural John Ford Award in California.
  • Staying with the movies, our own Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson are among the nominees for the Golden Globes. Fassbender is up for Best Actor in a Drama for his role in the erotic film Shame while Gleeson’s performance in The Guard has earned him a Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical nomination.
  • North and South Korea are at loggerheads again and its all because of a giant Christmas tree near the demilitarised zone on the border between the two nations.
  • Rugby star Jamie Heaslip and actor Colin Farrell are among those taking part in the ISPCC’s latest anti-bullying campaign. See their striking posters here.
  • Former French president Jacques Chirac has been convicted of embezzlement after a court found that he channelled public money to his party by creating false jobs in City Hall while he was Mayor of Paris in the 70s, 80s and 90s.
  • How might your kids react if you gave them rubbish Christmas presents on purpose? Well American TV host Jimmy Kimmel decided to find out. Here’s what happened…
  • Google is reportedly readying its rival to Apple’s Siri voice assistant. Codenamed after a Star Trek character, it’s generating buzz on the tech blogosphere. Probably because of the Star Trek reference…
  • Finally, Vladimir Putin took to the Russian airwaves today in the wake of recent protests against his party’s election win. While he said protests against alleged vote rigging were acceptable in some cases, he had harsh words for his detractors including Senator John McCain. He implied McCain’s time as a prisoner of war in Vietnam had made him go “nuts”. McCain responded on Twitter:

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