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2006-04-06 09:24:26

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 in County Armagh, close to the Irish border with Northern Ireland. Blair and Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern unveiled plans...

2006-04-05 08:28:09

By Paul Hoskins and Michael Smith DUBLIN (Reuters) - Police launched a murder inquiry on Tuesday after finding the mutilated body of former Sinn Fein member Denis Donaldson who last year admitted spying on fellow Irish nationalists on behalf of British security forces. The Irish Republican Army, which like Sinn Fein wants to end British rule in Northern Ireland, denied it was behind a killing that risks heightening mistrust two days before a fresh bid by Dublin and London to end a...

2006-04-04 15:52:30

By Paul Hoskins and Michael Smith DUBLIN (Reuters) - Police launched a murder inquiry on Tuesday after finding the mutilated body of former Sinn Fein member Denis Donaldson who last year admitted spying on fellow Irish nationalists on behalf of British security forces. The Irish Republican Army, which like Sinn Fein wants to end British rule in Northern Ireland, denied it was behind a killing that risks heightening mistrust two days before a fresh bid by Dublin and London to end a...

2006-04-04 14:17:42

By Paul Hoskins DUBLIN/LONDON (Reuters) - A former member of Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein who spied for Britain was found shot dead on Tuesday, just two days before a fresh bid by London and Dublin to end Northern Ireland's political stalemate. Police in the Republic of Ireland confirmed they were investigating the discovery of a man in his mid-50s in the northwestern county of Donegal. "The State Pathologist has been contacted and the scene is being preserved pending the...

2006-04-04 12:39:43

LONDON (Reuters) - A former senior member of Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein, expelled by the party in December after he admitted he had been spying for Britain, was found shot dead on Tuesday, Britain's Sky television reported. Denis Donaldson was found dead in Donegal in Ireland, the report said, without giving further details.

2006-03-25 09:35:33

By Ben Harding MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero will visit Dublin within weeks to see what he can learn from the Irish peace process after the Basque separatist group ETA's ceasefire declaration. He has accepted an invitation from his Irish counterpart Bertie Ahern and will probably go in April, a Spanish government spokeswoman said on Saturday. Zapatero is keen not to let momentum slip after the ETA guerrillas' declaration this week raised...

2006-03-18 01:34:13

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams was delayed at a Washington-area airport on Friday for a secondary security screening, a Homeland Security Department official said. Adams had been scheduled to fly from Washington's Reagan National Airport to Buffalo, New York, for St. Patrick's Day appearances with Democratic Rep. Brian Higgins of New York but was unable to make the trip because of the airport delay, said Teresa Kennedy, a spokeswoman for the congressman. Earlier...

2006-02-25 12:38:16

By Jodie Ginsberg DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish nationalists clashed with police in Dublin on Saturday as demonstrations against a planned march by Northern Irish Protestants sparked the worst rioting in the city for over a decade. Hundreds of rioters hurled bricks, fireworks and bottles at police as they waited for the "Love Ulster" rally to get underway in one of Dublin's main shopping streets. The rioters were protesting plans for relatives of people killed by the Irish Republican...

2006-02-01 10:39:48

By Paul Hoskins and Adam Pasick DUBLIN (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's ceasefire watchdog said on Wednesday the Irish Republican Army was keeping to a disarmament pledge it made last July but was still involved in spying and organized crime. The British government hailed a "sea change" by the guerrilla group, but a chilly reaction from Northern Ireland's biggest unionist party underlined the difficulty of breaking a political stalemate in the province. Dublin and London had hoped...

2006-02-01 09:36:21

By Paul Hoskins and Adam Pasick DUBLIN (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's ceasefire watchdog said on Wednesday the Irish Republican Army was keeping to a disarmament pledge it made last July but was still involved in spying and organized crime. The British government hailed a "sea change" by the guerrilla group which could help break political stalemate in the province. The watchdog's findings are central to building trust between opposing Northern Irish political parties to help...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin