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At UN, Biden, Truss seek to smooth over N Ireland divide

Sep. 21, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss declared themselves staunch allies Wednesday as they tried to patch up a divide over Brexit’s impact on peace in Northern Ireland. The leaders met at the United Nations two days after they attended...

Order of Service for Queen Elizabeth II's funeral

Sep. 19, 2022 02:38 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Here is the order of service for Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral, which will take place at 11 a.m. BST (6 a.m. EDT, 1000 GMT) in Westminster Abbey on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022": The service is conducted by The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle MBE, Dean of Westminster. The...

Order of Service for Queen Elizabeth II's funeral

Sep. 18, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Here is the order of service for Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral, which will take place at 11 a.m. BST (6 a.m. EDT, 1000 GMT) in Westminster Abbey on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022": The service is conducted by The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle MBE, Dean of Westminster. The...

McLean beats Foley in all-Irish US Mid-Amateur title match

Sep. 17, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

ERIN, Wis. (AP) — Matthew McClean won the rain-delayed U.S. Mid-Amateur on Saturday, building a 5-up lead and holding off close friend Hugh Foley in an all-Irish final at Erin Hills. The 36-hole championship match was split over two days because of rain earlier in the week. McClean...

In Northern Ireland, praise for monarchy vies with disdain

Sep. 13, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — It’s less than ten minutes walk from the Falls Road to the Shankill Road in Northern Ireland's capital, where Catholics and Protestants still live in segregated enclaves. But to hear people in these adjoining neighborhoods explain their almost...

Live updates: Queen's coffin arrives at Buckingham Palace

Sep. 13, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

LONDON — The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II has arrived at Buckingham Palace in London after the 96-year-old monarch’s death in her beloved Scotland last week. The military C-17 Globemaster carrying the monarch’s casket touched down at RAF Northolt, an air force base west of the...

Aer Lingus cancels Dublin-origin flights, cites IT outage

Sep. 10, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Irish carrier Aer Lingus canceled all flights out of Dublin to European and U.K. destinations Saturday after a major computer networking incident knocked offline its check-in and boarding systems and website, the company said. It said all outgoing flights from...

Ice cream shop born in Ireland grows in North Carolina

Sep. 10, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — If there’s a home-away-from-home for Jeff Hogan, it’s Ballybunion, a seaside town in Ireland. He’s visited many times over the past decade or so, often with his father who eventually bought a home there. On each visit, he goes to an ice cream shop...

US authors Strout, Everett among Booker Prize finalists

Sep. 06, 2022 21:44 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — American authors Elizabeth Strout and Percival Everett are up against writers from Britain, Ireland, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka as finalists for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction. Strout’s symphony of everyday lives “Oh William!” and Everett’s powerful...

Irish watchdog fines Instagram 405M euros in teen data case

Sep. 05, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Irish regulators are slapping Instagram with a big fine after an investigation found the social media platform mishandled teenagers' personal information in violation of strict European Union data privacy rules. Ireland's Data Protection Commission said by email...