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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...

UK presses on with Brexit rules rewrite; EU calls it illegal

Jun. 27, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson signalled Monday that a plan to rip up parts of the post-Brexit trade deal he signed with the European Union could become law by the end of the year. Lawmakers began debating legislation that rewrites trade rules for Northern...

Ireland, Norway, Turkey want UN to extend aid to Syria

Jun. 15, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The foreign ministers of Ireland, Norway and Turkey say aid deliveries from Turkey to rebel-held northwest Syria must continue, warning Wednesday of a humanitarian crisis if the only remaining border gate is closed. Russia’s deputy U.N. ambassador has told...

Irish leader sees no UK will to end Brexit trade standoff

Jun. 08, 2022 06:18 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The British government appears to have no political will to resolve its festering trade dispute with the European Union and risks endangering the hard-won peace in Northern Ireland, Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin said Wednesday. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s...

N Ireland party leader pans Pelosi's warning on Brexit terms

May. 20, 2022 09:37 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is facing criticism from the leader of Northern Ireland’s biggest unionist party after saying Congress won’t approve a trade deal with the U.K. if Britain scraps the agreement governing post-Brexit trade on the Irish island. The...

Johnson: UK will act on Northern Ireland rules if EU won't

May. 16, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday renewed British threats to break a Brexit agreement with the European Union, blaming it for a political crisis that's blocking the formation of a new government in Northern Ireland. Johnson said there would be “a necessity to...

UK's Johnson urges end to N Ireland deadlock, spars with EU

May. 15, 2022 17:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is heading to Northern Ireland on Monday to try to end a political deadlock that is preventing the formation of a regional administration. The trip comes amid threats by Johnson's government to break the Brexit agreement with the...

Unionists block new N Ireland govt over Brexit trade rules

May. 13, 2022 11:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland’s second-biggest political party on Friday blocked the formation of a working legislature in Belfast, and said it would keep up the boycott until the U.K. government tears up post-Brexit trade rules it accuses of destabilizing the region. The...