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A Flybe flight departs from Manchester Airport, England, Monday Jan. 13, 2020. Britain's leaders are considering whether to support a rescue deal for the struggling regional airline Flybe, with discussions under way as to whether the carrier should receive tax relief on passenger duty levies. (Pete Byrne/PA via AP)

UK says it has struck deal to save troubled airline Flybe

Jan. 14, 2020 4:16 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Tuesday it had reached a deal to save the struggling regional airline Flybe. Though full financial details were not revealed, shareholders backed a plan to inject an undisclosed cash sum into the airline, whose network includes more than half of British domestic...

Arlene Foster of the DUP leads her party into the chamber at Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Saturday Jan. 11, 2020. Legislators returned to Northern Ireland’s assembly Saturday for the first time in three years, after a deal was struck to restore the divided region’s mothballed power-sharing government. (Michael Cooper/PA via AP)

After 3 years of acrimony, N Ireland has a government again

Jan. 11, 2020 1:07 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Legislators returned to Northern Ireland’s assembly Saturday for the first time in three years after a deal was struck to restore the divided region’s mothballed power-sharing government. Lawmakers gathered at Parliament Buildings in Belfast and chose a new executive, led by the...

SDLP or Social Democratic and Labour Party leader Colum Eastwood, left and deputy leader Nichola Mallon speak to the media in the Great Hall of Parliament Buildings, Stormont, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.  Northern Ireland’s main political parties met on Friday to decide whether to accept a deal to restore the Belfast-based government that collapsed three years ago. (Brian Lawless/ PA via AP)

After 3 years, N Ireland parties agree return to government

Jan. 10, 2020 12:57 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland's major political parties agreed Friday to restore the Belfast-based government, three years after it collapsed in acrimony and left 1.8 million people with no regional government. Northern Ireland — part of the U.K. along with England, Wales and Scotland — has...

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 29, 2019 file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers Hunter College's commencement address in New York.  Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been appointed Chancellor at Queen's University in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, Thursday Jan. 2, 2020, to serve a five-year term.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, FILE)

Hillary Clinton gets role at Queen's University in Belfast

Jan. 2, 2020 10:18 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a new role: chancellor at Queen's University in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. The university said Thursday that Clinton was appointed to a five-year term in the largely ceremonial post. “It is a great privilege to become...

Maine mother recorded admitting to beating her daughter

Dec. 11, 2019 2:43 PM EST

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — Maine state prosecutors played police recordings of a mother admitting to severely beating her 10-year-old daughter during a murder trial in the child's death. Jurors in Belfast on Tuesday heard Sharon Carrillo admit in a police interview to abusing her daughter, Marissa Kennedy, who...

Trial underway in child murder case that exposed state gaps

Dec. 4, 2019 11:45 AM EST

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — A judge on Wednesday declared a woman competent to stand trial in the death of her 10-year-old daughter in a case that exposed failures in Maine’s child protection system. After the decision, jury selection began in Belfast in the trial of Marissa Kennedy's mother, Sharon...