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Grandson of author James Joyce dies in France

Feb. 8, 2020 12:55 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Stephen Joyce, the gatekeeper of his grandfather James’ estate and subject of the celebrated poem “Ecce Puer,’’ has died, the president of Ireland said. He was 87. Joyce died on Jan. 23 at his home on the Ile de Re, an island off the west coast of France, Irish...

Actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, right, and wife Vanessa Nadal attend the world premiere of

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 9-15

Feb. 3, 2020 12:59 PM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 9-15 Feb. 9: Actress Janet Suzman is 81. Singer Carole King is 78. Singer Barbara Lewis is 77. Actor Joe Pesci is 77. Author Alice Walker is 76. Actress Mia Farrow is 75. Actress Judith Light is 71. Country singer Travis Tritt is 57. Actor Jason George is 48....

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar speaks with the media as he arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. European Union leaders are gathering Friday to discuss Britain's departure from the bloc amid some relief that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has secured an election majority that should allow him to push the Brexit deal through parliament. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Irish prime minister seeks new mandate in February election

Jan. 14, 2020 10:39 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Leo Varadkar sought a fresh mandate to govern Ireland on Tuesday, arguing he's the best person to represent Irish interests in the next phase of Brexit negotiations between the European Union and Britain. The leader of the Fine Gael Party formally asked President Michael...