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Protesters in Belfast Riot Over Flag Vote

Posted December 4th, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of protesters rioted in the Northern Ireland city of Belfast following a vote by councilors to remove the British flag from city hall for most of the year. Fifteen police officers were injured Monday night as demonstrators threw bottles and bricks at officers during an attempt to force their way into the building. Two […]

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Handshake Between Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, Ex-IRA Leader

Posted June 27th, 2012 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has engaged in an historic handshake with a former leader of the separatist group that waged a bloody decades-long fight for Northern Ireland’s independence from British rule. The handshake between the monarch and Martin McGuinness, a former leader of the Irish Republican Army-turned deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, took place Wednesday […]

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British Monarch Arrives in Northern Ireland

Posted June 26th, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth met with relatives of people killed in an Irish Republican Army bomb attack 25 years ago in the Northern Ireland town of Enniskillen. The 86-year-old monarch and her husband, Prince Philip, were welcomed to the seaside town by scores of villagers waving British flags. Enniskillen was the scene of one of the […]

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British Monarch Arrives in Northern Ireland

Posted June 26th, 2012 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has arrived in Northern Ireland at the start of a two-day visit marking her 60th year on the throne — as well as the peace that has generally held there since the 1998 Good Friday accords. The 86-year-old monarch and her husband, Prince Philip, arrived in the small seaside village of Enniskillen […]

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Bomb Found on Plane in N. Ireland

Posted May 14th, 2012 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Army bomb disposal experts in Northern Ireland removed what they call a “viable explosive device” from a small plane Monday at an airport. Police shut down the main road to and from St. Angelo airport near Enniskillen. Authorities have given no other details on the bomb or who may have been responsible. Occasional violence and […]

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Police Investigate Twin Bombings in N. Ireland

Posted January 20th, 2012 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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Police say two bombs exploded in different locations in the Northern Ireland city of Londonderry Thursday night but there are no reports of injuries. As police investigate, some politicians are accusing dissidents of the Irish Republican Army of making the attacks in a predominantly Catholic area of west Londonderry. Dissidents have been linked to similar […]

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Catholic Rioters attack N. Ireland Police

Posted August 13th, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Violence broke out in Northern Ireland’s second largest city of Londonderry Saturday after a Protestant parade passed close to Catholic areas. A police spokeswoman said Irish Catholic rioters threw petrol bombs at police and hijacked and burned vehicles following the annual Apprentice Boys parade to commemorate historical events, particularly British military victories. The spokeswoman said […]

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Police Arrest 5 Suspects in Northern Ireland Bombing

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Northern Ireland say they have arrested five people in connection with the April killing of a police officer. Authorities said Tuesday the five suspects were arrested under an anti-terror act during an operation that involved around 200 officers. The 25-year-old policeman was killed April 2 outside his home in the town of Omagh […]

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Second Night of Riots Rock Belfast

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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A second night of riots erupted in Northern Ireland’s capital, Belfast, after police blocked Irish nationalists from confronting Protestant loyalists after an annual march Tuesday. The riots took place in the flashpoint area of Ardoyne, in north Belfast. Police used water cannons and fired plastic bullets against the rioters, who threw gasoline bombs, bricks and […]

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Riot in Belfast Before Protestant March

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Northern Ireland officials say rioting erupted early Tuesday on the streets of west Belfast, before the start of a major Protestant march. Police say they fired plastic bullets at the nearly 200 rioters who responded by throwing rocks, bricks and gasoline bombs. Police said at least 22 officers were injured. No civilian injuries were reported. […]

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