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Police Officer Shot in Belfast Drive-By Attack

LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland officials say that a police officer has been shot in the arm in Belfast. The Police Service of Northern Ireland said Sunday night that the officer’s injuries aren’t life-threatening and he is being treated in


Britain’s MI5 Raises Threat Level From Northern Irish Militants

Britain has raised the threat level from dissident Northern Ireland militants to “substantial,” meaning an attack on the British mainland is considered a strong possibility, Home Secretary (Interior Minister) Theresa May said on Wednesday. May said the decision by the

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Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams Tweets Racial Slur

Irish politician and Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams used a racial slur on his Twitter account late Sunday, days before his party is to contest regional elections in Northern Ireland. His tweet appeared to link a former slave’s struggle against


Abortion Becomes Top Issue In Northern Ireland Assembly Election

The prosecution of women in Northern Ireland over abortion has become a key campaign issue ahead of regional elections on Thursday, with unprecedented political support for reforming the law. A 21-year-old woman was prosecuted earlier this year for taking pills


Northern Ireland Rejects Attempt To Loosen Abortion Law

The Northern Ireland regional assembly voted against relaxing strict abortion laws on Wednesday, despite a ruling by the Belfast High Court that the legislation breaches human rights. After a debate that ran to almost midnight, members of the Stormont Assembly