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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...

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...

African nations urged to pile on pressure at climate summit

Sep. 06, 2022 10:22 AM EDT

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — The former Irish President has called on African nations to pile on the pressure on rich, heavily-polluting countries to fulfill their climate pledges to the continent during a visit to Uganda. Mary Robinson, who is also chair of the Elders group of global...

UK, Irish leaders at funeral for peacemaker David Trimble

Aug. 01, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The leaders of Britain and Ireland joined scores of mourners on Monday for the funeral of politician David Trimble, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize for helping to end decades of violence in Northern Ireland. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Irish Premier Micheal...

David Trimble, architect of N Ireland peace deal, dies at 77

Jul. 25, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — David Trimble, a former Northern Ireland first minister who won the Nobel Peace Prize for playing a key role in helping end Northern Ireland’s decades of violence, has died, the Ulster Unionist Party said Monday. He was 77. The party said in a statement on behalf of...

Germany, Ireland slam UK move toward overriding Brexit deal

Jul. 03, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Germany and Ireland have condemned the U.K government’s move towards unilaterally rewriting parts of the post-Brexit deal with the European Union. German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and Irish counterpart Simon Coveney said there was “no legal or political...