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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...

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen kisses EU Chief Negotiator on Brexit Michael Barnier on the cheek as they depart 10 Downing Street following a meeting with Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson in London, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

France rejects 11-month deadline UK sets on EU trade talks

Jan. 10, 2020 10:19 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — France made it clear Friday that it does not want to be shackled to the tight deadline British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seeking to impose for the upcoming free trade talks between Britain and the European Union. Johnson has said discussions about the future must be completed by the...

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney, left, speaks with Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok during a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the Europa building in Brussels, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. European Union foreign ministers are debating how to respond to a controversial deal between Turkey and Libya that could give Ankara access to a contested economic zone across the Mediterranean Sea. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

UK, Ireland push for resumption of suspended N Ireland govt

Jan. 9, 2020 5:36 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain and Ireland say they have struck a deal to restore the Northern Ireland government, exactly three years after it collapsed amid a feud between the main Catholic and Protestant power-sharing parties. The British and Irish governments said Thursday they had submitted a draft proposal to...

FILE In this file photo dated Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street for the State Opening of Parliament by Queen Elizabeth II, in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London.  Charismatic Prime Minister Johnson’s larger-than-expected margin of victory in the December general election may give him a chance to consolidate power during the coming 2020 year. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, FILE)

Uncharted Brexit waters: UK's Boris Johnson faces 2020 tests

Jan. 3, 2020 4:42 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — After a remarkable political turnaround, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is on the verge of taking Britain out of the European Union with the enthusiastic support of a strong majority in Parliament. After suffering a string of parliamentary defeats over Brexit — plus the ignominy of being...

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...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 file photo showing a Loyalist mural painted on a wall in east Belfast, Northern Ireland. Rory Finnis was only 21 years old when he was killed in 1991 by the Irish Republican Army. Accused of “informing” the Northern Ireland government of the paramilitary group’s activities, the boy from Londonderry was shot in the head. His hands had been tied behind his back and his eyes taped closed. Details of Finnis’ death, along with many others, have been revealed in archives newly opened by the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland. The files concern the violent period known as “The Troubles”, which centred on whether Northern Ireland would be part of the United Kingdom, as it is today, or join the Republic of Ireland. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)

Archives reveal details of alleged informers killed by IRA

Dec. 29, 2019 8:25 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Rory Finnis was only 21 when he was killed in 1991 by the Irish Republican Army. Accused of informing the Northern Ireland government of the paramilitary group’s activities, the Londonderry man was shot in the head. His hands had been tied behind his back, his eyes taped closed....

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles walk behind the Imperial State Crown as they arrive in the chamber for the State Opening of Parliament, in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London, Thursday Dec. 19, 2019. Queen Elizabeth II will formally open a new session of Britain's Parliament on Thursday, with a speech giving the first concrete details of what Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to do with his commanding House of Commons majority. (Aaron Chown, Pool via AP)

UK's Johnson unveils legislative plan to end Brexit deadlock

Dec. 19, 2019 12:20 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson signaled an end to Britain’s era of Brexit deadlock Thursday, announcing a packed legislative program intended to take the U.K. out of the European Union on Jan. 31, overhaul everything from fishing to financial services and shore up the country’s...

FILE - In this July 20, 1982 file photo, horses from a detachment of the Queen's Household Cavalry and two soldiers became victims of a nail bomb in Hyde Park, London. A British judge on Wednesday Dec. 18, 2019, found that a 67-year-old Irishman was an “active participant

UK judge: 67-year-old took part in 1982 Hyde Park bombing

Dec. 18, 2019 1:09 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A British judge ruled Wednesday that a 67-year-old Irishman was an “active participant" in the 1982 IRA nail bombing attack in London's Hyde Park that killed four soldiers. The decision came in a civil suit that relatives of the dead launched some five years after a criminal case...