Belfast mayor jostled by loyalist crowd at park re-opening event

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The mayor of Belfast said this week the "anti-peace elements" will not win in Northern Ireland after he was roughed up by loyalist protesters at an event.

Belfast parade protest avoids violent ending

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, July 20 (UPI) -- A loyalist protest parade in Northern Ireland Saturday went off peacefully after a similar parade recently ended in violence and riots, officials said.

Belfast officials hope for family friendly July 12

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, July 9 (UPI) -- Officials in Northern Ireland's capital hope this year's Belfast OrangeFest will be a celebration of community and not a trigger for renewed sectarian violence.

Orange Order: No need for parade permits

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The Protestant Orange Order may stop giving the Parades Commission in Northern Ireland advance notice of its marches, its grand chaplain says.

Thousands march in Protestant parades

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, July 13 (UPI) -- Thousands of Protestants participated Saturday in traditional July 12 marches in Northern Ireland.

Can Orange parades become tourist lure?

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- The Orange Order in Northern Ireland, long known for its militant anti-Catholicism, now hopes to turn its traditions into a tourist attraction.

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British youngsters ignorant of history

LONDON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A BBC poll finds many British young people have trouble distinguishing fiction from history.

Thousands parade through Northern Ireland

BELFAST, Ireland, July 12 (UPI) -- Thousands of Orangemen paraded through Northern Ireland Saturday to celebrate the Protestants' victory over the Catholics on July 12, 1690.

Drumcree march ends peacefully

PORTADOWN, Ireland, July 6 (UPI) -- Thousands of police and troops kept Protestants and Catholics apart Sunday during the most emotionally-charged parade of Northern Ireland's marching season.

COMMENTARY: How tolerant are the British?

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Since Sept. 11, there has been much chest-thumping among American professional pundits -- and even more so among the countless amateur "bloggers" who have sprun
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

The New Library of Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt, April 3 (UPI) -- "The sights of Alexandria are in themselves not interesting, but they fascinate when we approach them through the past," wrote E.M. Forster in his 1922 book, "A

The Bear's Lair: Boomers' bursting bubble

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- As the pattern of overstretched accounting and unexpected bankruptcies widens, it is becoming clear that in the U.S. we are facing a once-in-a-generation financial meltdown, whatever the effects on the real economy.
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor