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Northern Irish rejection threatens Brexit deal as EU leaders meet

Oct 17, 2019 - 3:28 PM

Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party dramatically rejects the accord, which would see their British-ruled province remain under EU customs and Value Added Tax rules

NO DEAL BREXIT PROTESTS. Demonstrators from 'Border Communities Against Brexit' attend an anti-No Deal Brexit protest at the Carrickcarnon border crossing on the road between Dundalk, Ireland on October 16, 2019, and Newry in Northern Ireland. Photo by Paul Faith/AFP

British PM battles to bring Brexiteers onside

Mar 18, 2019 - 11:53 PM

Former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson urges Prime Minister Theresa May to use the EU summit to wring more concessions out of the bloc before risking a third vote

BREXIT. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a meeting with Estonia's Prime Minister Juri Ratas in 10 Downing street in central London on January 30, 2018. File photo by Ben Stansall/Pool/AFP

May strikes power deal with Northern Ireland's DUP

Jun 26, 2017 - 8:07 PM

The agreement with the ultra conservative Northern Irish party is signed after more than two weeks of negotiations following her disastrous showing in the June 8 general election

WE'VE GOT A DEAL. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (L) shakes hands with Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster (C) as they arrive for a meeting at 10 Downing Street in central London on June 26, 2017. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Brexit laws head agenda for UK's 'zombie government'

Jun 21, 2017 - 4:15 PM

UPDATED The British parliament opens in the aftermath of an election that weakened Prime Minister Theresa May s authority and tragedies that have shaken the nation

AT THE HOUSE OF LORDS. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sits alongside her son Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales during the State Opening of Parliament in the Houses of Parliament in London on June 21, 2017. Carl Court/Pool/AFP

Britain, EU in suspense as May tries to strike power deal

Jun 14, 2017 - 1:03 PM

May lost her parliamentary majority in last week s election and is now desperately seeking the support of the 10 MPs from Northern Ireland s ultra conservative Democratic Unionist Party

AT THE COMMONS. In a still image take from footage broadcast by the UK Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) via Parliament TV on June 13, 2017 Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at the dispatch box in the House of Commons in central London on June 13, 2017 during the process of starting a new parliament. PRU/AFP

Brussels left waiting as May tries to clinch power deal

Jun 13, 2017 - 9:01 PM

UPDATED As May attempts to cobble together a majority the EU s Michel Barnier says he would hold talks with British envoy Olly Robbins to organize the Brexit negotiations

THERESA MAY. British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves the Conservative Party HQ in central London, on June 9, 2017, hours after the polls closed in the British general election. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Britain's May apologizes to own MPs for election 'mess'

Jun 13, 2017 - 8:01 AM

I got us into this mess and I m going to get us out May tells Conservatives MPs during the meeting in Westminster

STILL PRIME MINISTER. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after hosting a Cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in central London on June 12, 2017. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Britain's May still in talks with DUP on power deal

Jun 11, 2017 - 7:18 AM

UPDATED The new statement comes after Downing Street earlier said the DUP had agreed to the principles of an outline agreement to support a Conservative government

THERESA MAY. British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves the Conservative Party HQ in central London, on June 9, 2017, hours after the polls closed in the British general election. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

British PM regroups after election setback

Jun 10, 2017 - 2:56 PM

UPDATED The firestorm of criticism continues unabated after May announced she would keep her ministerial team unchanged and planned to stay in power with the aid of a small Northern Irish party

BACK AT NO. 10. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip are welcomed into number 10 Downing Street by the staff, June 9, 2017, Stefan Rousseau/Pool/AFP

Sinn Fein declares Northern Ireland talks over despite UK hopes

Mar 27, 2017 - 9:26 AM

After 3 weeks of negotiations to form a power sharing executive in the province the Irish Republican party Sinn Fein says that no deal has been reached

A picture shows the Parliament Buildings, the seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly, on the Stormont Estate in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on March 4, 2017. Pal Faith/AFP

Britain, Ireland step in to end Northern Ireland stalemate

Mar 06, 2017 - 7:28 AM

This comes as political parties in Northern Ireland start a 3 week countdown to form a power sharing executive following Thursday s March 2 election

A picture shows the Parliament Buildings, the seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly, on the Stormont Estate in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on March 4, 2017. Pal Faith/AFP

Clock ticking for Northern Ireland rivals after fractious vote

Mar 05, 2017 - 7:59 AM

In a historic shake up unionist parties lost their absolute majority in Northern Ireland s legislature for the first time since the province s creation in 1921

A man cycles past a mural on the Catholic Falls Road in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on March 4, 2017. Paul Faith/AFP

Northern Ireland votes in fractious snap election

Mar 02, 2017 - 2:36 PM

The two main parties both claim they want a fresh power sharing government installed as soon as possible but the enmity between them seems entrenched with neither side prepared to give ground

A 'No Entry' sign is pictured in front of the Parliament Buildings, Stormont in Belfast on January 16, 2017. Paul Faith/AFP

Deadlocked Northern Ireland set for snap elections

Jan 17, 2017 - 7:31 AM

If after the elections the largest Protestant British Unionist and Catholic Irish nationalist parties cannot agree to form a new executive the province could end up being governed from London

A 'No Entry' sign is pictured in front of the Parliament Buildings, Stormont in Belfast on January 16, 2017. Paul Faith/AFP