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N. Ireland's DUP: Brexit's hardline power broker

London - The Democratic Unionist Party, whose votes Prime Minister Theresa May is courting to save her Brexit deal, is a hardline Northern Irish group whose tough negotiating tactics were honed in a civil war.

British ex-soldier charged with N.Ireland Bloody Sunday killings

A former British soldier was charged with murder on Thursday over the 1972 Bloody Sunday killings, one of the darkest chapters in the Northern Ireland conflict.

Former British soldier charged over 1972 Bloody Sunday killings: prosecutors

Derry - British prosecutors on Thursday charged a former paratrooper with two murders and four attempted murders for the 1972 "Bloody Sunday" killings in which 13 protesters were shot dead in Derry.

Families await charging decision over N. Ireland 'Bloody Sunday'

Northern Irish prosecutors will announce on Thursday whether 17 former British soldiers face charges for their part in the "Bloody Sunday" killings of 1972 -- when 13 protesters were shot dead in Derry.

Paintballs and politics on Ireland's battleground border

Since the end of "The Troubles", a paintballers' paradise has thrived on the site of an old British army base on the Irish border.

Brexit: What is the Irish backstop?

London - How to keep the Irish border free-flowing has proved to be the toughest issue to resolve in negotiating Britain's exit from the European Union.

With two months to Brexit, cracks form on Irish border

Dublin - Ever since the Brexit vote, Ireland has had the rest of the European Union behind it in insisting there can be no hard border with Northern Ireland when Britain leaves.

New security scare in N. Ireland after car bomb blast

Dublin - Police in Northern Ireland on Monday issued a security alert in Derry after receiving a report about a hijacked van, and arrested a fifth man over a car bombing in the city being linked to a dissident republican paramilitary group.

Police link N. Ireland car bomb to 'New IRA'

Derry - Police investigating a suspected car bombing in the Northern Irish city of Londonderry said Sunday they believe dissident republican group the New IRA to be responsible.

Suspected car bomb explodes in N. Ireland

London - A suspected car bomb exploded in the Northern Irish city of Londonderry on Saturday, police said, with leading politicians alleging the blast was terror-related.

Ex-British FM Johnson says Brexit deal like 'Titanic'

Belfast - Brexiteer Boris Johnson on Saturday lambasted British Prime Minister Theresa May's draft EU divorce deal, calling it a "historic mistake" of Titanic proportions.

Relief on Irish border as Brexit deal unleashes political turmoil

As Britain's political class agonises over the draft Brexit deal, residents of windswept Irish border areas said they were relieved at an agreement that could offer a stable future for the region after two years of uncertainty.

Brexit breakthrough: the Irish issue explained

London - The draft Brexit deal between Britain and the European Union was made possible by a breakthrough over the Irish border, but it could still prove the issue that unravels the agreement.

Trouble brewing?: Brexit challenge for Guinness supply chain

Dublin - With its brown-black hue and cascading creamy head, Guinness is Ireland's most iconic export.

UK, Irish ministers say 'very close' to Brexit deal

Dublin - British and Irish ministers said Friday they were "very close" to agreeing how to keep open the land border between them after Brexit, which is holding up a divorce deal with the EU.

Northern Irish writer Anna Burns wins Booker Prize

London - Author Anna Burns on Tuesday became the first Northern Irish writer, and the first woman since 2013, to win Britain's renowned Man Booker Prize for her novel "Milkman".

Locals fear being cast away on Brexit border 'island'

For people living in and around the Drummully Polyp, a squiggle on the map of the Irish frontier, life without an open border is unimaginable and a reminder of the bad old days of checkpoints.

UK govt brushes off Brexit threat by N. Irish allies

London - The British government brushed off a threat Thursday by its Northern Irish allies to withdraw their support if it compromises too much on Brexit, amid reports of progress in negotiations with the European Union.

N.Ireland divide threatens Brexit deal days before crunch summit

Apo - A stark divide over Northern Ireland threatened Wednesday to capsize efforts to negotiate Britain's orderly exit from the European Union.

EU: Brexit means new controls on trade to N. Ireland

Apo - Britain will have to accept limited new administrative controls on trade with Northern Ireland in any negotiated Brexit deal, Europe's chief negotiator warned on Wednesday.

Christian UK bakery wins landmark 'gay cake' case

London - A bakery run by a Christian family in Northern Ireland on Wednesday won a landmark case in Britain's highest court over its refusal to make a cake decorated with the words "Support Gay Marriage".

Northern Ireland party warns may oppose Brexit deal

Apo - The leader of the Northern Irish party that holds the key to British Prime Minister Theresa May's parliamentary majority warned Tuesday it could yet oppose the Brexit deal she is trying to negotiate.

N.Ireland's DUP rejects Brexit border compromise

Dublin - The leader of Northern Ireland's highly influential Democratic Unionist Party on Tuesday warned British Prime Minister Theresa May against any Brexit compromise with Brussels that could increase checks on trade between the province and the rest of Brit...

Ex-SF leader Adams' home attacked in N. Ireland unrest

London - The home of former Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams was attacked overnight with an explosive device, he said on Saturday as trouble flared in Northern Ireland for a seventh straight night.

Brexit leaves ferry to Ireland in uncertain waters

Carlingford - The Carlingford ferry, which connects Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland, was launched one year ago but is already facing an uncertain future with a solution to the post-Brexit border problem still to be found.

'Serious divergences' remain in Brexit talks over N. Ireland

Apo - Brussels and London have made progress on several technical sections of Brexit negotiations but "serious divergences" remain over the issue of Northern Ireland after a final round of talks ahead of this month's European summit, the EU said Tuesday.

UK court says would rule N.Ireland abortion law illegal

London - Britain's Supreme Court said on Thursday it would have declared Northern Ireland's abortion laws incompatible with human rights legislation if not for a procedural technicality, in what pro-choice campaigners hailed as a victory.

Britain's top court says cannot rule on Northern Ireland abortion law

London - Britain's Supreme Court on Thursday said it could not rule on an appeal against Northern Ireland's strict abortion laws, but that it would have declared them incompatible with human rights laws otherwise.

UK court set to rule on Northern Ireland abortion law

London - Britain's Supreme Court will rule Thursday on whether Northern Ireland's abortion laws contravene human rights legislation, threatening another headache for Prime Minister Theresa May as she seeks to drive Brexit through parliament.

Brexit tangle raises prospect of Irish reunification

London - The wrangle over what will happen to the Irish border after Brexit has put the previously unthinkable possibility of reunification of the island of Ireland firmly on the political agenda.
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