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Irish PM warns punitive Brexit terms could inflame anti-EU sentiment


DUBLIN Ireland's premier urged fellow European Union leaders on Monday not to impose harsh terms on Britain as punishment its vote to leave the bloc, warning such an approach could inflame anti-EU sentiment across the continent.

UK's new Northern Ireland minister wants to keep Irish border open after Brexit

DUBLIN Britain does not want to see the return of frontier controls with the Irish Republic after leaving the EU, especially on the land border with Northern Ireland, its new Northern Ireland secretary said on Friday.

World, Jul 15 2016

James Brokenshire appointed UK's Northern Ireland Secretary: PM's office

LONDON James Brokenshire has been appointed Britain's Northern Ireland Secretary by Prime Minister Theresa May, her office said on Thursday.

World, Jul 14 2016

UK's Northern Ireland Secretary Villiers resigns from government

LONDON Britain's Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers said on Thursday she had resigned from the government after declining a new post offered to her by Prime Minister Theresa May.

World, Jul 14 2016

Trade, not trouble, is the big Brexit fear for Irish border towns

BELCOO, Northern Ireland Along the narrow country roads that weave across the border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, locals fear Brexit may curb trade and gut farm funding but few see a return to the dark days of military checkpoints.

World, Jul 13 2016

EU points to autumn decision in Apple tax probe: Irish finance minister

DUBLIN The European Union's antitrust chief has indicated that it will likely reach a decision in September or October on its two-year probe into Apple's tax dealings with Ireland, Ireland's finance minister said on Wednesday.

Tech, Jul 13 2016

Italy backs Irish Republic's call to avoid hard border with North Ireland after Brexit

DUBLIN Erecting a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic over Britain's vote to leave the European Union would be a dangerous development that Europe should avoid, Italy's foreign minister said on Tuesday.

World, Italy, Jul 12 2016

Islamic State lost quarter of its Iraq, Syria territory in 18 months: IHS

BEIRUT Islamic State lost an area the size of Ireland - a quarter of its territory - to hostile forces in the last 18 months in Iraq and Syria and is likely to further step up attacks on civilians in coming months, IHS said in a report on Sunday. | Video

World, Syria, Iraq Jul 10 2016

U.S. tax agency investigates Facebook's Ireland asset transfer

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said Facebook Inc may have understated the value of intellectual property it transferred to Ireland by "billions of dollars", unfairly cutting its tax bill in the process, according to court papers.

Tech, Facebook Jul 08 2016

Irish main opposition poll surge piles pressure on Kenny

DUBLIN Support for Ireland's main opposition party has surged since its decision to let Prime Minister Enda Kenny's minority government survive by offering qualified assistance in parliament, raising pressure on Kenny to announce when he intends to step aside.

World, Jul 07 2016

German-Iranian gunman kills nine in Munich, then himself: police

MUNICH An 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman who apparently acted alone opened fire near a busy shopping mall in Munich on Friday evening, killing at least nine people in the third attack on civilians in Western Europe in eight days. | Video