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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...

Tributes paid to Northern Ireland peacemaker David Trimble

Jul. 26, 2022 09:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — David Trimble helped end decades of violence in Northern Ireland by shunning his hardline unionist past and negotiating with a former foe in pursuit of a goal they both shared: Peace. That willingness to compromise was remembered Tuesday on both sides of the Atlantic...

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...

UMS renews chancellor Malloy's contract despite criticism

Jul. 11, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine System chancellor who came under criticism for his handling of staffing and restructuring will keep his job for another year. Trustees voted unanimously Monday to extend the contract for Chancellor Dannel Malloy despite recent votes 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...

Johnson's move to rewrite Brexit rules clears 1st hurdle

Jun. 28, 2022 06:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s bid to rip up parts of the post-Brexit trade deal he signed with the European Union has cleared its first hurdle in Parliament, despite warnings from opponents that the move is illegal. Lawmakers voted 295 to 221 late Monday...

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...

EU sues UK over move to rewrite post-Brexit trade rules

Jun. 15, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union sued Britain on Wednesday over its move to rewrite the trade rules agreed to when the country left the EU two years ago, ratcheting up tensions between the major economic partners. Earlier this week, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's...

UK moves to rewrite Brexit rules; EU threatens legal action

Jun. 13, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government on Monday proposed new legislation that would unilaterally rewrite post-Brexit trade rules for Northern Ireland, despite opposition from some U.K. lawmakers and EU officials who say the move violates international law. The proposed bill seeks to...

UK to introduce bill next week to breach Brexit deal with EU

Jun. 10, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Friday it will introduce a bill next week to override parts of the Brexit trade treaty it signed with the European Union before the U.K. quit the bloc in 2020. The move will be a major escalation in a festering U.K-EU dispute over trade rules for Northern...