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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.

2006-01-11 09:05:26

By Katherine Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Britain scrapped plans on Wednesday to allow fugitive Northern Ireland paramilitaries, on the run for attacks committed before a 1998 peace agreement, to return to normal life without fear of imprisonment.

2005-12-19 13:02:27

By Paul Hoskins BELFAST (Reuters) - Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams called on Britain on Monday to accept responsibility for a spying scandal which brought down Northern Ireland's fledgling government and exposed a key party member as a British agent.

2005-12-19 12:26:32

BELFAST (Reuters) - Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams is due to hold talks with Britain's Northern Ireland minister later on Monday following revelations that a key figure in the party was a British spy for more than 20 years.

2005-12-04 09:53:34

By Jodie Ginsberg BELFAST (Reuters) - Hundreds of gay couples in Britain are preparing to make it official on Monday when they can apply for legal status under a new law allowing same-sex civil partnerships.

2005-12-03 10:03:47

By Jodie Ginsberg BELFAST (Reuters) - Belfast gave soccer great George Best a hero's send-off on Saturday when tens of thousands turned out to pay their final respects to their local legend, who died last week after losing a highly public battle with alcoholism.

2005-12-03 09:02:32

By Jodie Ginsberg BELFAST (Reuters) - Tens of thousands turned out in Belfast on Saturday to bid farewell to George Best, Northern Ireland's local lad turned soccer legend who died last week after losing his battle with alcoholism.

2005-11-28 12:23:17

BELFAST (Reuters) - George Best will be buried in his home town of Belfast on Saturday after a funeral service at Stormont, home to Northern Ireland's parliament buildings, his agent said on Monday.

2005-11-28 09:42:08

BELFAST (Reuters) - George Best will be buried in his home town of Belfast on Saturday after a funeral service at Stormont, home to Northern Ireland's parliament buildings, his agent said on Monday.

2005-11-22 13:13:08

BELFAST (Reuters) - Police have arrested a 35-year-old man in connection with Northern Ireland's bloodiest single attack, the 1998 Omagh bombing that killed 29 people, a police spokesman said on Tuesday.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.