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Stalemate: May under mounting pressure to rethink Brexit plan

11:30am BST

BELFAST/LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May was under mounting pressure on Monday to rethink her plan for leaving the European Union after Brexit talks reached a stand-off at the weekend over the so-called Irish backstop.

DUP leader sees no-deal Brexit as 'likeliest outcome' - The Observer

13 Oct 2018

BELFAST The head of the Northern Irish party that props up British Prime Minister Theresa May's government is "ready" to trigger a no-deal Brexit and now regards it as the "likeliest outcome," The Observer newspaper reported on Saturday, citing a leaked email.

Brexit negotiators eye Monday breakthrough, Northern Irish party ups the ante

12 Oct 2018

LONDON/BRUSSELS British and EU negotiators making headway on the Irish border hope for a Brexit deal breakthrough on Monday, diplomats said, though the British prime minister's Northern Ireland ally has stoked uncertainty by warning it could vote against her.

Brexit deal possible in weeks, says Northern Irish party that props up May

09 Oct 2018

BELFAST/BRUSSELS A Brexit deal is "eminently possible" within weeks but there can be no regulatory barriers within the United Kingdom, the head of the Northern Irish party that props up British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday.

Leader of Northern Ireland's DUP says Brexit deal 'eminently possible'

09 Oct 2018

BELFAST The head of the Northern Irish party that props up Prime Minister Theresa May's government said on Tuesday a Brexit deal was "eminently possible" within weeks, but she would not accept different regulations from the rest of the United Kingdom.

Leader of Northern Ireland's DUP says Brexit deal 'eminently possible'

09 Oct 2018

BELFAST The head of the Northern Irish party that props up Prime Minister Theresa May's government said on Tuesday a Brexit deal was "eminently possible" within weeks, but she would not accept different regulations from the rest of the United Kingdom.

UK top court says it can't demand abortion law change in Northern Ireland

07 Jun 2018

LONDON/BELFAST Britain's Supreme Court expressed the view on Thursday that Northern Ireland's strict abortion law was incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights, but added it did not have the powers to make a formal declaration that the law should be changed. | Video

Northern Ireland police demand extra resources for post-Brexit

01 Jun 2018

(This May 31 story has been corrected to show Mark Lindsay is chairman of police federation, not police service)

In Northern Ireland, abortion rights groups clamor for change

27 May 2018

BELFAST Abortion rights activists in Northern Ireland called on the British government to end what one group described as the province's "Victorian-era abortion ban" after neighboring Ireland voted by a landslide to liberalize its laws.

In Northern Ireland, abortion rights groups clamour for change

26 May 2018

BELFAST Abortion rights activists in Northern Ireland called on the British government to end what one group described as the province's "Victorian-era abortion ban" after neighbouring Ireland voted by a landslide to liberalise its laws.

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