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2006-06-13 08:25:12

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The United States transferred a convicted U.S. Marine through Ireland without telling the Irish government, Ireland's foreign affairs minister said on Tuesday, but denied the country had been used to move terrorist suspects. Ireland was named in a Council of Europe report earlier this month as one of more than 20 countries, mostly in Europe, that colluded in a "global spider's web" of secret CIA jails and flight transfers of terrorist suspects, an accusation...

2006-05-18 13:11:23

Please read in second paragraph ... The House voted 390-5 ... instead of ... The House voted 390-31 A corrected story follows: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives called on Britain on Thursday to comply with an agreement with Ireland and start a full investigation of the 1989 murder of Northern Ireland attorney Pat Finucane. The House voted 390-5 for a resolution urging Britain to establish a full "independent public judicial" inquiry into the murder of...

2006-05-18 12:02:59

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives called on Britain on Thursday to comply with an agreement with Ireland and start a full investigation of the 1989 murder of Northern Ireland attorney Pat Finucane. The House voted 390-31 for a resolution urging Britain to establish a full "independent public judicial" inquiry into the murder of Finucane, a human rights attorney gunned down in his home in Belfast in front of his wife and three children. Some human rights groups...

2006-05-15 07:10:03

By Anne Cadwallader BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's regional parliament creaked into life for the first time in nearly four years on Monday as political enemies strove to overcome decades of mistrust and agree to share power. Progress is expected to be slow and few expect agreement before a November deadline, if at all. Assembly members gathered only briefly before the meeting was adjourned for a garden party given by Britain's Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain. They...

2006-05-15 05:33:11

By Anne Cadwallader BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's regional parliament met for the first time in nearly four years on Monday as political enemies strove to overcome decades of mistrust and agree on how to share power. Progress is expected to be slow. Assembly members will gather only briefly in the morning before the meeting is adjourned, then politicians are due to attend a garden party given by Britain's Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain later. They have six weeks to...

2006-05-15 05:01:58

By Anne Cadwallader BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's regional parliament will meet for the first time in nearly four years on Monday as political enemies strive to overcome decades of hatred and mistrust to forge agreement on sharing power. Progress is expected to be slow. Assembly members will gather only briefly in the morning before the meeting is adjourned -- politicians are due at a garden party hosted by Northern Ireland's Secretary of State in the afternoon. They have...

2006-05-11 09:52:19

By Paul Holmes and Jodie Ginsberg BELFAST (Reuters) - Gerry Adams stood on the steps of Stormont, home of the Northern Ireland parliament, and surveyed the sweeping driveway that looks down on the tiny workers' houses so typical of Belfast. For four decades until 1972, when Britain abolished the parliament at the height of the province's sectarian conflict, Stormont was home to governments led by Protestants committed to keeping Northern Ireland part of Britain. "They must all be...

2006-05-10 06:26:56

BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's main Catholic republican party will nominate Protestant hard-liner and staunch political opponent Ian Paisley to lead the province's local government, its President Gerry Adams said on Wednesday. The move to propose Paisley, an outspoken critic of Catholic republicanism through decades of sectarian violence, follows a fresh bid by London and Dublin to revive the assembly and persuade Paisley to share power with his rivals in Sinn Fein. Adams...

2006-04-06 17:51:22

By Paul Hoskins ARMAGH (Reuters) - Britain and Ireland set a November deadline on Thursday for restoring Northern Ireland's regional administration in a final push to persuade the province's feuding politicians to share power. "The moment has come as we always knew it would for the ultimate decision," British Prime Minister Tony Blair told a news conference near the border with the Republic of Ireland. Blair and Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern unveiled plans to recall the Belfast...

2006-04-06 12:22:47

By Paul Hoskins ARMAGH (Reuters) - Britain and Ireland set a November deadline on Thursday for restoring Northern Ireland's regional administration in a final push to persuade the province's warring politicians to share power. "The moment has come as we always knew it would for the ultimate decision," British Prime Minister Tony Blair told a news conference near the border with the Republic of Ireland. Blair and Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern unveiled plans to recall the Belfast...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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