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2005-11-07 15:42:28

By Anne Cadwallader BELFAST (Reuters) - Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams canceled a planned visit to the United States this week after the U.S. government denied him permission on Monday to raise funds for his party. Adams had been due to fly to New York on Tuesday to attend a fundraising dinner to mark Sinn Fein's 100th anniversary but U.S. authorities withheld an exemption on his visa which would have allowed him to raise cash. The U.S. government's decision was intended to put...

2005-11-07 15:15:42

By Anne Cadwallader BELFAST (Reuters) - Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams canceled a planned visit to the United States this week after the U.S. government denied him permission on Monday to raise funds for his party. Adams had been due to fly to New York on Tuesday to attend a fundraising dinner to mark Sinn Fein's 100th anniversary but U.S. authorities withheld an exemption on his visa which would have allowed him to raise cash. The U.S. government's decision was intended to put...

2005-11-07 14:35:00

By Anne Cadwallader BELFAST (Reuters) - Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams canceled a planned visit to the United States this week after the U.S. government denied him permission on Monday to raise funds for his party. Adams had been due to fly to New York on Tuesday to attend a fundraising dinner to mark Sinn Fein's 100th anniversary but U.S. authorities withheld an exemption on his visa which would have allowed him to raise cash. The U.S. government's decision was intended to put...

2005-10-30 15:46:57

BELFAST (Reuters) - A murderous feud between rival Protestant paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland which claimed four lives over the past four months has ended, a statement from negotiators said on Sunday. The feud was called off after a week of talks between the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) and the rival Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF) brokered by a group of community and church activists in Belfast. "Those initiating the process had the encouragement of many within political and...

2005-10-17 13:33:25

By Kevin Smith BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland followed in the footsteps of the Irish Republic on Monday by outlawing smoking in all workplaces, including pubs and restaurants. The move, which some campaigners felt would increase pressure on England to follow suit, comes into effect in April 2007. Last year, the Irish Republic, which borders British-ruled Northern Ireland, became the first country in the world to impose a nationwide ban on smoking in pubs, restaurants and...

2005-10-05 04:15:01

(Corrects headline and first paragraph to read former paramilitary Protestant leader instead of former Protestant leader - inserting dropped word) By Paul Hoskins DUBLIN (Reuters) - Gunmen killed a former leader in Northern Ireland's largest Protestant paramilitary group on Tuesday, the most high-profile victim of a spate of violence among armed Protestant factions in the province. Jim Gray, who survived an assassination attempt in 2002 and was ousted from the Ulster Defense...

2005-10-05 04:18:13

By Paul Hoskins DUBLIN (Reuters) - Gunmen killed a former leader in Northern Ireland's largest Protestant paramilitary group on Tuesday, the most high-profile victim of a spate of violence among armed Protestant factions in the province. Jim Gray, who survived an assassination attempt in 2002 and was ousted from the Ulster Defense Association in March, was killed outside his home in Belfast, said sources among the armed factions. Police declined to give any details. Tensions are...

2005-10-04 20:29:56

By Paul Hoskins DUBLIN (Reuters) - Gunmen killed a former leader in Northern Ireland's largest Protestant guerrilla group on Tuesday, the most high-profile victim of a spate of violence among armed Protestant factions in the British province. Jim Gray, who survived an assassination attempt in 2002 and was ousted from the Ulster Defense Association (UDA) in March, was killed outside his home in Belfast, said sources among the armed factions. Police declined to give any details....

2005-09-30 09:36:58

By Gideon Long MADRID (Reuters) - The IRA's decision to scrap its weapons will put psychological pressure on ETA to call a truce with Spain but is unlikely to draw meaningful concessions from the armed Basque separatist group, analysts said. "The Basque nationalists have always looked at Northern Ireland out of the corner of their eye and this week's IRA announcement is bound to have some impact," British analyst Jonathan Power said. "It must weaken ETA's self-confidence," said...

2005-09-28 12:02:18

By Paul Hoskins DUBLIN (Reuters) - Pro-British unionists skeptical about the dismantling of the Irish Republican Army's arsenal should be given time to digest the news, the leader of the guerrilla group's political ally Sinn Fein said on Wednesday. The refusal by Northern Ireland's main unionist party to accept this week's statement by international monitors that the IRA had scrapped its guns is a major obstacle to restoring a power-sharing regional government in the British-ruled...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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