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N.Ireland's powerful DUP vows to keep wary eye on Brexit talks

Belfast - Northern Ireland's hugely influential Democratic Unionist Party gave grudging approval Friday to a Brexit deal that it had threatened to scupper, but warned there was "still more work to be done".

Irish minister floats Hong Kong solution for post-Brexit N.Ireland

Belfast - Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney on Wednesday said the arrangement linking Hong Kong with China could be a possible solution for addressing the fate of Northern Ireland after Brexit.

Gerry Adams: pariah turned peacemaker

Dublin - Northern Ireland's Gerry Adams, who is expected on Saturday to announce plans to step down as leader of Sinn Fein, went from being the political voice of the Irish Republican Army to an instrumental peacemaker.

EU calls for N. Ireland to stay in customs union after Brexit

Brussels - The EU called at Brexit talks this week for Northern Ireland to effectively stay in a customs union with the bloc to prevent a hard border with Ireland, officials and sources said Friday.

UK links trade to post-Brexit Irish border plans

London - Britain will on Wednesday set out its proposals for the Irish border after Brexit, seeking to use the issue to pressure the European Union into starting early trade negotiations.

Ireland wants 'bridges, not borders' after Brexit: PM

Belfast - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said in Belfast on Friday that his government wants to be "building bridges not borders" with Northern Ireland as he reiterated his opposition to an economic border after Brexit.

Brexit to impact 'every aspect of life' in Northern Ireland: Irish PM

Belfast - Brexit is "the challenge of our generation" with far-reaching consequences for all, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar warned Northern Ireland on Friday on his first visit to the British province.

Irish PM rules out economic border after Brexit

Dublin - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said Ireland would not accept an economic border with Northern Ireland after Brexit and urged Britain to come up with alternatives in an unusually blunt statement.

Two decades on, IRA suspect admits role in Germany attack

Berlin - A former member of an IRA splinter group on Wednesday admitted to a German court his role in carrying out an attack at a British base in Germany 21 years ago.

UK gives more time for N.Ireland power-sharing talks

London - The British government on Monday gave squabbling leaders of Northern Ireland's main parties more time to revive the province's power-sharing executive after last Thursday's deadline passed without a deal.

Northern Ireland power-sharing talks miss deadline

Belfast - Northern Ireland's squabbling political parties missed a deadline Thursday to form a power-sharing government after three months of petty wrangling.

Crunch time in N. Ireland power-sharing talks

London - Northern Ireland's squabbling politicians were in crunch talks Tuesday to form a government, a day after Prime Minister Theresa May promised £1 billion for the province in a deal to keep her in power.

N. Ireland's DUP: A controversial partner for British PM May

Belfast - Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, which struck a deal with the Conservatives on Monday aimed at keeping British Prime Minister Theresa May in power, has caused alarm in some circles over its incendiary views and virulent past.

Arlene Foster: War-hardened leader with key to British power

Belfast - Arlene Foster, the woman who struck a deal to prop up British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday, is a tough leader who experienced the bloodiness of the Northern Ireland conflict firsthand at an early age.

Arlene Foster: War-hardened leader with key to British power

London - Arlene Foster, the woman with the power to make or break Prime Minister Theresa May, is a tough negotiator who experienced the bloodiness of the Northern Ireland conflict first hand at an early age.

DUP deal with London muddies N.Ireland power-sharing talks

Dublin - Talks due to start Monday on restoring a key power-sharing deal in Northern Ireland risk becoming even more arduous as the province's ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) nears an alliance with Britain's Conservative Party.

N. Ireland Unionists turn kingmakers after UK election

Belfast - Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionists were in talks Friday to become kingmakers by lending British Prime Minister Theresa May enough backing for a parliamentary majority -- support that throws the spotlight on the party's deeply right-wing outlook.

Brexit sparks debate on united Ireland vote

Dublin - Britain's vote to leave the EU has sparked a debate after Irish nationalists called for a referendum on reunification less than two decades after Northern Ireland's historic peace deal.

On new EU frontier, Brexit chief tries to calm nerves

Ireland - A stream runs through the land where Kevin Black used to man a checkpoint on the border between the north and south of Ireland -- now a focus of concern as Britain prepares to leave the European Union.

On new EU frontier, Brexit chief tries to calm nerves

Ireland - A stream runs through the land where Kevin Black used to man a checkpoint on the border between the north and south of Ireland -- now a focus of concern as Britain prepares to leave the European Union.

On new EU frontier, Brexit chief tries to calm nerves

Ireland - A stream runs through the land where Kevin Black used to man a checkpoint on the border between the north and south of Ireland -- now a focus of concern as Britain prepares to leave the European Union.

Brexit means changing N.Ireland peace deal: Blair

Newtownmountkennedy - Former British prime minister Tony Blair said Friday that the landmark 1998 peace agreement for Northern Ireland -- which he helped to negotiate -- would have to be changed because of Brexit.

British PM signs letter for Brexit with calls for UK unity

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday signed the historic letter that will launch Brexit, a photo released by her office showed, as she called for unity even as Scotland voted for a new independence referendum.

Scottish lawmakers to hold independence vote on eve of Brexit

Edinburgh - Just a day before Britain kick-starts Brexit proceedings, the Scottish parliament is on Tuesday expected to dismiss Prime Minister Theresa May's overtures and back calls for a fresh independence referendum.

N. Ireland parties get extra time to solve stalemate

Belfast - The British government gave Northern Ireland's main parties extra time to form a power-sharing government after a deadline to resolve their bitter differences expired just two days before the launch of Brexit.

Clinton pleads for peace as N. Ireland's McGuinness buried

Derry - Former US president Bill Clinton urged Northern Ireland to finish the work of peace at the funeral Thursday of Martin McGuinness, the former paramilitary commander turned peace negotiator.

McGuinness and the queen: 'A pretty historic handshake'

Belfast - One of the most iconic images of the peace process in Northern Ireland was the handshake between former IRA commander Martin McGuinness and Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to the British-ruled province in 2012.

Martin McGuinness: Ex-paramilitary who helped bring peace to N. Ireland

London - Northern Ireland's Martin McGuinness, who died aged 66, was a former paramilitary who became a key behind-the-scenes negotiator for the peace process.

Martin McGuinness: Ex-paramilitary who helped bring peace to N. Ireland

London - Northern Ireland's Martin McGuinness, who died aged 66, was a former paramilitary who became a key behind-the-scenes negotiator for the peace process.

Martin McGuinness: Ex-paramilitary who helped bring peace to N. Ireland

London - Northern Ireland's Martin McGuinness, who died aged 66, was a former paramilitary who became a key behind-the-scenes negotiator for the peace process.
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