Chinese born parliamentarian in Northern Ireland leaves politics after racial attacks

Chinese born parliamentarian in Northern Ireland leaves politics after racial attacks

BELFAST, Ireland, May 30 (UPI) --Northern Ireland parliamentarian Anna Lo said she plans to not seek re-election as a member of the centrist Alliance party due to rising racism in the country.
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Obama, Biden to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Irish prime minister

Obama, Biden to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Irish prime minister

March 13 (UPI) -- Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Enda Kenny will join President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden for St. Patrick's Day observances in Washington.
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No. Ireland's first minister annoys some unionists by praising GAA

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Peter Robinson, Northern Ireland's first minister, angered some fellow unionists when he praised the Gaelic Athletic Association's "role in peace-building."

Belfast police targeted by bombs in fourth night of rioting

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, July 15 (UPI) -- Rioters threw Molotov cocktails, homemade grenades and pipe bombs at police during a fourth night of violence Monday in Belfast, authorities said.

Second genocide charge reinstated against Karadzic in Balkan conflict

PARIS, July 12 (UPI) -- Appellate judges at a U.N. war crimes tribunal in Paris say the leader of the Bosnian Serbs during the 1990s Balkan war must be tried on two counts of genocide.

Northern Ireland leaders outline new peace plan

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, May 10 (UPI) -- First Minister Peter Robinson and his deputy, Martin McGuinness, have outlined plans to bring young people together across sectarian lines in Northern Ireland.

Plans unveiled for site of N. Ireland's Maze Prison

LISBURN, Northern Ireland, April 25 (UPI) -- Plans for the land that formerly housed Northern Ireland's notorious Maze Prison call for a business park focused on new technologies, the developers say.

Rioters throw firebombs at church, homes

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Violence over flying the British flag in Belfast, Northern Ireland, escalated Monday with loyalist rioters attacking homes and a church in a Catholic area.

Shots fired at police in Belfast

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Shots were fired at police officers in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Saturday afternoon, a first in the region's latest hostilities over flags, authorities said.

Clinton: End violence in N. Ireland

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, on a visit to Northern Ireland, condemned recent violence there shortly after two bombs were found Friday.

McGuinness: N.I. needs more attention

LONDON, June 29 (UPI) -- A day after his handshake with Queen Elizabeth II of Britain, Sinn Fein leader Martin McGuinness criticized the British government in a London speech.
Queen, McGuinness to shake hands next week

Queen, McGuinness to shake hands next week

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, June 22 (UPI) -- Martin McGuinness, the Irish rebel turned Northern Ireland politician, said Friday he will meet and shake hands with Queen Elizabeth II next week.

N. Ireland politico Paisley hospitalized

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The Rev. Ian Paisley, the Protestant firebrand turned conciliatory politician, remained in intensive care in a Northern Ireland hospital Tuesday.
Martin McGuinness seeks Irish presidency

Martin McGuinness seeks Irish presidency

DUBLIN, Ireland, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness, a former IRA chief of staff, is entering the race for the Irish presidency.

N. Irish officials call for calm

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, July 11 (UPI) -- Officials in Northern Ireland are calling for calm ahead of the most controversial loyalist parade in Ulster's marching season.
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