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50 years on, N.Ireland still reckons with army killings

Lisburn - For many Britons, the soldiers who intervened in Northern Ireland 50 years ago this week are unsung heroes who tried to keep the peace in a region riven with sectarian tensions.To many Irish, they instead helped fuel the conflict.

Northern Ireland: when British troops moved in 50 years ago

Paris - British troops deployed into Northern Ireland for the first time 50 years ago after days of rioting in a Catholic heartland that later spread to Belfast and beyond.

Irish PM says no-deal Brexit could lead to united Ireland

London - A no-deal Brexit could lead to a united Ireland as more people in Northern Ireland would "come to question the union" with Britain, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said.

Cautious welcome in Belfast for abortion, gay rights vote

Belfast - In a Belfast alleyway, a poignant graffiti mural makes a promise to Northern Ireland's LGBT youth: "It won't always be like this. It's going to get better.

Thrilling yarn: tapestry depicts 'Game of Thrones' saga

Belfast - In a Belfast museum, seamstresses are at work depicting gory battles and warring kings in shimmering threads of red and gold -- an epic homage to the TV phenomenon "Game of Thrones".

Two in N. Irish court charged with rioting as journalist killed

London - Two men appeared in court on Saturday charged with rioting in the Northern Irish city of Londonderry on the night a journalist was shot dead.

Funeral for young journalist shot dead in N.Ireland

Belfast - A journalist killed by a dissident republican paramilitary in Northern Ireland is to be laid to rest on Wednesday at a ceremony celebrating her life to be attended by British Prime Minister Theresa May.

New IRA takes responsibility for killing N.Ireland journalist

London - Dissident republican group the New IRA on Tuesday took responsibility for killing Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKee last week as police said they had arrested a 57-year-old woman in connection with the shooting.

New IRA admits responsibility for killing N.Ireland journalist: media

London - Dissident republican group the New IRA on Tuesday admitted responsibility for killing Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKeen during rioting in Londonderry last week, in a statement to The Irish News.

Journalist murder marks upsurge in N. Ireland unrest

Dublin - The killing of a journalist in Londonderry marks the latest upsurge of violence in Northern Ireland -- where fears are growing that a fragile and hard-won peace is increasingly at risk.

Police release men arrested over killing of N.Ireland journalist

London - Police in Northern Ireland said they had released without charge two young men arrested in the investigation into the death of journalist Lyra McKee who was shot dead during riots in Londonderry.

Two young men held over killing of N. Irish journalist

Derry - Two young men have been arrested over the killing of a journalist shot dead in Northern Ireland, police said Saturday, after the murder triggered international condemnation.

Journalist shot dead in N.Ireland unrest

Derry - A journalist was shot dead during riots in Northern Ireland in what police Friday were treating as a terrorist incident following the latest upsurge in violence to shake the troubled region.

Woman shot dead in N.Ireland in 'terrorist incident'

London - A woman has been shot dead during riots in the city of Londonderry in Northern Ireland and the killing is being treated as a terrorist incident, police said Friday, following the latest upsurge in violence to shake the troubled region.

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".
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