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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

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


FREEDOM SUNDAY 1L2A1541 Kayakers take to the water to celebrate the lifting of restrictions Source: RollingNews.ie


thich-nhat-hanh-walk-with-me-2017 Thich Nhat Hanh passed away aged 95 Source: Alamy Stock Photo

#THITCH NHAT HANH A Buddhist monk and peace activist, who is credited with bringing mindfulness to the West, passed away yesterday, with thousands of mourners packing into a pagoda in Vietnam’s Buddhist heartlands to pay their respects.

#NUSRAT GHANI Boris Johnson is under mounting pressure to hold an inquiry into claims a junior minister was sacked because of her “Muslimness” after a second Cabinet minister called for an investigation.

#STORMY DANIELS The porn star, Stormy Daniels, who was catapulted to fame with her lawsuits against former US President Donald Trump, has brought her former lawyer to court over claims he cheated her out of $300,000 (about €260,000) in book proceeds.

#PANDEMIC ENDGAME A World Health Organisation director has said that the Omicron variant has moved the pandemic into a new phase and that it could bring it to an end in Europe.

#UKRAINE UK Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab has said that there is a “very significant” risk that Russia will mount an invasion of Ukraine, as the country accused Vladimir Putin of planing to install a pro-Russia leader in the country.

Parting Shot

Earlier today, we asked you have you bought any cryptocurrency.

Over half of readers who responded said that they had not bought cryptocurrency and did not intend to.

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The next biggest portion was 13.9%, who say that they have spent thousands of Euro on cryptocurrency.

It comes as Ireland’s advertising watchdog has said that it is monitoring developments in other countries, following British authorities unveiling new regulations aimed at curbing misleading advertising for cryptocurrencies.

Crypto Poll Source: The Journal

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