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Early elections set to be called in Northern Ireland

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BELFAST Britain's Northern Ireland minister is set to call an early election in the province on Monday, a week after the resignation of Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness effectively toppled its devolved government.

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Northern Ireland elections would not delay Brexit timetable - minister 15 Jan 2017

LONDON Likely snap elections in Northern Ireland will not delay the British government's timetable for withdrawal from the European Union, Britain's Northern Ireland minister James Brokenshire said on Sunday.

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Exclusive: Credit Agricole exits government bond dealer roles in Austria, Ireland 13 Jan 2017

LONDON Credit Agricole's investment banking arm said on Friday it had decided to cease acting as a primary dealer in government bonds for Austria and Ireland, and in treasury bills for the Netherlands.

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Exclusive - Credit Agricole exits government bond dealer roles in Austria, Ireland 13 Jan 2017

LONDON Credit Agricole's investment banking arm said on Friday it had decided to cease acting as a primary dealer in government bonds for Austria and Ireland, and in treasury bills for the Netherlands.

Bond star Hasenstab picks Argentina as winner, sticks with unloved Mexico 13 Jan 2017

LONDON With sweeping economic reforms, Argentina represents an investment turnaround story similar to Ireland in 2011, according to high-profile bond investor Michael Hasenstab, who has also gone out on a limb with a big bet on unloved Mexico.

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Northern Ireland political crisis could delay May's Brexit plans - lawyer 12 Jan 2017

BELFAST Britain's plan to trigger Brexit talks by the end of March could be delayed by a political crisis in Northern Ireland if the British Supreme Court rules that Belfast's regional assembly must approve an EU exit, a lawyer for a Brexit challenger said.

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May, Ireland's Kenny discuss 'seriousness' of Northern Ireland political crisis 11 Jan 2017

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May and her Irish counterpart Enda Kenny recognised the difficulties and seriousness of the situation in Northern Ireland during a phone call on the political crisis there, May's office said on Wednesday.

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Northern Ireland will still have say in Brexit preparations - May 11 Jan 2017

LONDON Prime minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that Northern Ireland would continue to have a say in Britain's preparations for leaving the European Union, despite the likelihood of fresh elections in the province.

Northern Ireland political uncertainty must not jeopardise peace process - May 11 Jan 2017

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May said political uncertainty in Northern Ireland must not be allowed to affect the peace process that has largely ended decades of sectarian violence in the province.

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Cracks exposed at heart of Northern Irish peace by 'cash-for-ash' scandal 11 Jan 2017

BELFAST After a decade of bitter compromises over paramilitaries and policing, Northern Ireland's power-sharing government finally fell apart this week over the abuse by farmers of a green-energy grant to burn fuels such as wood pellets instead of coal.

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Iraqi forces battle Islamic State near Tigris river in Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq Iraqi special forces battled Islamic State militants in districts near the Tigris river in Mosul on Monday as they sought to bring more of the east of the city back under government control.