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Brexit prompts Northern Ireland electoral pacts that could shake DUP grip

05 Nov 2019

BELFAST Division among Northern Ireland's pro-British and pro-Irish parties over Brexit has prompted tactical electoral moves that put at risk some of the seats that had given the province's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) the balance of power in London.

Brexit could fuel Northern Ireland paramilitary attacks, watchdog says

04 Nov 2019

BELFAST Brexit has the potential to fuel paramilitary violence, which lingers in British-ruled Northern Ireland two decades after a peace deal, but is less significant than the current lack of devolved government, an independent watchdog said on Monday.

Second man charged over UK truck deaths, victims now thought to be Vietnamese

01 Nov 2019

BELFAST A second man was charged with manslaughter over the deaths of 39 people found in the back of a truck near London, British police said on Friday, as they confirmed they now believe all the victims were Vietnamese.

Northern Ireland prepares for momentous abortion, same-sex marriage changes

21 Oct 2019

BELFAST Campaigners who fought for decades to end Northern Ireland's same-sex marriage ban and restrictions on abortion gathered in Belfast on Monday to prepare for a momentous change to the laws on both at the stroke of midnight.

Exclusive: Ireland's Orange Order discourages protests over Brexit deal

21 Oct 2019

BELFAST The head of Northern Ireland's influential Orange Order said on Sunday unionists in the province should avoid staging violent protests over British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal despite feeling that they had been let down.

Exclusive: Northern Ireland's Orange Order discourages protests over Brexit deal

20 Oct 2019

BELFAST The head of Northern Ireland's influential Orange Order said on Sunday unionists in the province should avoid staging violent protests over British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal despite feeling that they had been let down.

N.Ireland's Orange Order discourages protests over Brexit deal

20 Oct 2019

BELFAST, Oct 20 The head of Northern Ireland's influential Orange Order said on Sunday he did not want to see violent street protests by unionists in the province against British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, despite feelings that they had been let down.

As Troubles cast long shadow, Brexit stakes are high in Northern Ireland's border city

18 Oct 2019

LONDONDERRY Just a few kilometres from the border with Ireland, the people of Northern Ireland's second city of Londonderry know exactly what is at stake as Britain seeks to seal its departure from the European Union. | Video

Northern Ireland's DUP says it can't support Johnson's Brexit deal

17 Oct 2019

BELFAST Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) said on Thursday it could not support Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit agreement with the European Union, complicating his task of getting it approved by parliament.

Northern Ireland's DUP says it can't support Johnson's Brexit deal

17 Oct 2019

BELFAST Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) said on Thursday it could not support Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit agreement with the European Union, complicating his task of getting it approved by parliament.

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