Rory McIlroy likely to play in 2020 Olympics for Ireland

Golf 05/14/19, 15:53

Rory McIlroy will likely go to the 2020 Olympics and represent Ireland.The 30-year-old from Northern Ireland disclosed his decision Tuesday, two days before the start of the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black.McIlroy skipped the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016 in part because he felt the Olympics were forcing him ...

Journalist’s murder spurs bid to unblock NIreland politics

Europe 04/26/19, 05:36

Britain and Ireland are making a new push to restore Northern Ireland's collapsed government, amid mounting criticism of politicians following the murder of a journalist by a banned militant group.The two governments are expected to make an announcement Friday about talks to revive the power-sharing administration, which has been suspended ...

UK PM May to attend funeral of slain journalist Lyra McKee

Europe 04/24/19, 04:07

Prime Minister Theresa May will attend the funeral of Lyra McKee, a journalist shot dead during rioting in Northern Ireland last week.May's office says the prime minister will miss her weekly House of Commons question-and-answer session to attend Wednesday's service in Belfast.McKee, who was 29, was killed Thursday as she ...

Revulsion in Northern Ireland over riot, fatal shooting

Europe 04/23/19, 08:29

The dramatic riot in Londonderry last week was starkly reminiscent of the violence that plagued Northern Ireland for decades before the 1998 peace agreement. The result was both tragic and familiar: the death of a young journalist, apparently hit by a stray bullet.Here are answers to some questions about the ...

Update: Woman arrested in killing of N Ireland reporter

Europe 04/23/19, 02:54

The Latest on the killing of a journalist in Northern Ireland (all times local):8:50 a.m.The Northern Ireland Police Service says they have arrested a woman under the Terrorism Act in the slaying of journalist Lyra McKee.The 57-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday under the terrorism act.An Irish Republican Army splinter group ...

Northern Ireland police free 2 men held in reporter’s death

Europe 04/21/19, 16:22

Two teenagers who were arrested in the shooting death of a 29-year-old journalist in Northern Ireland have been released from police custody without being charged.Police let the 18- and 19-year-old men go Sunday night and appealed to anyone with information about whoever killed Lyra McKee to come forward.McKee was fatally ...

Northern Irish police arrest 2 over killing of journalist

Europe 04/20/19, 02:47

Police in Northern Ireland say they have arrested two teenagers in connection with the fatal shooting of a journalist during rioting in the city of Londonderry.The men, aged 18 and 19, were detained under anti-terrorism legislation, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said Saturday. No further information was immediately given.Lyra ...

Northern Ireland police release video in hunt for killer

Europe 04/19/19, 15:06

Police in Northern Ireland searched for multiple suspects Friday after the fatal shooting of a journalist during rioting in Londonderry and sought help from the public to get "a killer off the streets" and into custody. The Police Service of Northern Ireland said 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee was shot and killed, ...

Journalist shot dead in Northern Ireland rioting

Europe 04/19/19, 02:15

Police in Northern Ireland say the dissident republican group the New IRA was probably responsible for the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight rioting in the city of Londonderry.The Police Service of Northern Ireland said Friday morning that 29-year-old investigative journalist Lyra McKee died after she was shot during ...

EU cannot rule out Irish border points in no-deal Brexit

Europe 04/04/19, 08:52

Just eight days before Britain is to leave the European Union, senior EU officials still cannot rule out the possibility that customs checkpoints might have to be rebuilt along the volatile Irish border should the U.K. crash out of the bloc without a divorce deal.In recent days, EU executive commission ...

Update: EU mulls Irish border post options post-Brexit

Europe 04/04/19, 07:21

The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local):1:20 p.m.A leading official in the European Union says he cannot rule out the prospect of customs points being built on the Irish border with Northern Ireland in the event Britain crashes out of the bloc in eight days ...

UK leader Theresa May makes final push on EU divorce deal

Europe 03/28/19, 04:04

British Prime Minister Theresa May is making a final effort to save her European Union withdrawal deal after her promise to quit failed to win over lawmakers from Northern Ireland.May pledged Wednesday night that she would stand down if the deal were approved, in hopes of blunting opposition from lawmakers ...

Prime Minister May says she’ll step down if Brexit deal OK’d

Europe 03/27/19, 21:22

British Prime Minister Theresa May offered up her job in exchange for her Brexit deal Wednesday, telling colleagues she would quit within weeks if the agreement was passed and Britain left the European Union.May's dramatic concession that "there is a desire for a new approach - and new leadership" was ...

UK prime minister in last-minute push to win Brexit support

Europe 03/18/19, 05:19

British Prime Minister Theresa May was making a last-minute push Monday to win support for her European Union divorce deal, warning opponents that failure to approve it would mean a long — and possibly indefinite — delay to Brexit. Parliament has rejected the agreement twice, but May aims to try a ...

Northern Ireland: 3 teens die in St. Patrick’s Day crush

Europe 03/18/19, 04:17

Police in Northern Ireland said two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old have died after a crowd of revelers trying to get into a St. Patrick's Day event caused what appears to be a crush. A 16-year-old girl remains hospitalized after the incident at the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown on Sunday evening, March ...

Ex-soldier to be charged in Bloody Sunday killings

Europe 03/14/19, 07:03

A former British soldier is set to be prosecuted in connection with the deaths of two civil rights protesters in Northern Ireland 47 years ago, part of an incident known as Bloody Sunday, prosecutors said Thursday.The former soldier, identified as soldier "F," was a member of the 1st Battalion Parachute ...

Irish border still a key Brexit obstacle

Europe 03/12/19, 11:35

The issue of a physical border between the United Kingdom's Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, a European Union member, received scant attention during the 2016 Brexit referendum. But it has proven to be a major stumbling block in the British government's quest for a divorce deal.It's extremely difficult ...

Update: EU says no breakthrough in Brexit discussions

Europe 03/06/19, 06:47

The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local):11:45 a.m.The European Union says Brexit discussions with British officials "have been difficult" and that there has been no breakthrough ahead of a key vote in the UK parliament next week.Steve Bray, a protestor who supports Britain remaining in ...

Official warns of ‘no-deal’ Brexit risk to Northern Ireland

Europe 03/06/19, 05:17

Northern Ireland's top civil servant is warning that a disorderly U.K. exit from the European Union will lead to a sharp increase in unemployment and an exodus of businesses from the region.David Sterling says "there is currently no mitigation available for the severe consequences of a no-deal outcome."Britain and the ...

Irish drivers warned to get paperwork for ‘no-deal’ Brexit

Europe 02/28/19, 06:56

Irish drivers have been warned they will need a special insurance document to cross the currently invisible border to Northern Ireland after next month if the U.K. leaves the European Union without a deal.The Motor Insurers' Bureau of Ireland said Wednesday that it has issued insurance firms with 1 million ...

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