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Northern Ireland to restore government after UK parliament approves deal

London/Belfast, UK Reuters Northern Ireland is set to elect a government on Saturday for the first time in two years after the British parliament agreed to revamp post-Brexit trade rules to break a political stalemate. In a historic first, Irish nationalists Sinn Fein are set to take the First Minister role after securing the most […]

Rishi Sunak strikes post-Brexit Northern Ireland deal with EU

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen shake hands as they hold a news conference at Windsor Guildhall, Britain, February 27, 2023.

London, UKReuters British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak struck a new deal with the European Union on post-Brexit trade rules for Northern Ireland on Monday, saying it would pave the way for a new chapter in London’s relationship with the bloc. Standing alongside European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen at a news conference in Windsor, […]

Britain wants to revive imperial measurements to mark Queen’s jubilee

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London, UKReuters Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to revive Britain’s traditional system of imperial measurements, such as pounds and ounces, in a post-Brexit move that has divided the public and businesses. Coinciding with this week’s 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, the government will launch consultations on how to change the law on weights […]

Northern Irish loyalists demand Brexit changes, call for end to street violence

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, UKReuters Pro-British loyalist militants in Northern Ireland said on Friday there had been a “spectacular collective failure” to understand their anger over Brexit and other issues as there was some respite in street clashes following a week of riots. Despite appeals for calm from London, Dublin and Washington, the nightly unrest in […]

Northern Irish leaders struggle to quell worst violence in years

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Belfast, Northern IrelandReuters Northern Ireland’s power-sharing government put aside factional differences on Thursday to appeal for calm after more than a week of nightly violence partly fuelled by frustration among pro-British unionists over post-Brexit trade barriers.  Hundreds of youths in the British province’s capital Belfast set a hijacked bus on fire and attacked police with […]

UK PM urges calm as Belfast protesters hijack bus, attack police

UK Belfast burning bus

Belfast, UKReuters Crowds of youths in a pro-British area of Belfast set a hijacked bus on fire and attacked police with stones in the latest of a series of nightly outbreaks of violence that began last week. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was “deeply concerned” by the violence, which has injured dozens of […]