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LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party is looking for a new leader following First Minister Arlene Foster's announcement that she will be standing down after nearly 5 1/2 years in the post. Following weeks of pressure related to her handling of Brexit and her perceived softening on social issues such as abortion and LGBT rights, Foster said she would step down as leader of the party on May 28 and as first minister of Northern Ireland at the end of June.
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tension background © Peter Morrison / AP in Northern Ireland, revealing graffiti of post-Brexit voltages. It is in this context that the British province celebrates its centenary. Northern Ireland celebrates Monday, May 3, the 100th anniversary of its creation and attachment in the United Kingdom. An anniversary not really happy: on the one hand, because of the health restrictions and on the other hand, because North Irish society remains deeply divided between loyalists and nationalists.
At the end of a meeting in London with its British counterpart Dominic Rabb as part of the G7, the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken recalled the "unequivocal" support of President Joe Biden to the peace agreement on Friday Saint, which ended three decades of bloody conflict in 1998. "A historical achievement we need to protect," said the leader of American diplomacy.
A "very important anniversary""The United States remains an unshakeable supporter of a safe and prosperous Northern Ireland, in which all the communities have their say and can benefit from the acquired peace of peace", has Declared Antony Blinken. The British province is also in full political uncertainty, since the announcement this Wednesday of the resignation of Prime Minister Arlene Foster, victim of an internal rebellion within his political formation, the ultra-conservative Party Unionist Dup, fueled. by the Rancans around the consequences of Brexit.
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on Twitter, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, whose unwanted promises arouse, attached to the British crown, a feeling of treason, greeted a "very important anniversary", marking "the formation of the kingdom. UNI as we know it today ". Since the Republic of Ireland frank British dominion on May 3, 1921, the existence of Northern Ireland, created at the same time and attached to Great Britain, has ended up in the center of A sometimes bloody iron arm. Unionists defenders of membership in the United Kingdom, especially Protestants, and the Republicans favorable to a reunification with Ireland, largely Catholics, tear for decades on the status of the territory. Republicans, who do not recognize the British crown, do not celebrate the birthday.
"Reconciliation before the division"for Boris Johnson, this is a "moment of shared reflection", also the opportunity to "celebrate Northern Ireland and build a better future for all its population" . The chipe of the Republican party Sinnfein Mary Lou McDonalds, favorable to the unification of Ireland, felt that the past of the island was "defined by those who divide". But "the future is for those of us who unite," she tweed.
European Parliament set to greenlight post-Brexit trade deal
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers are set to formally ratify the post-Brexit deal between the EU and the United Kingdom amid ongoing tensions between London and Brussels over Northern Ireland trade rules. The deal, which was finalized on Christmas Eve, already has been ratified by the U.K. Parliament and conditionally came into force pending the European Parliament's approval. Because of disagreement on how to apply trade rules in Northern Ireland, some EU legislators previously threatened to hold back the ratification vote, but a large majority of lawmakers are in favor of the deal.
If the 1998 peace agreement ended three bloody decades who made 3,500 dead, the tensions were recently exacerbated by the changes introduced by the Brexit, giving rise in early April to a dozen evenings of riots, which have made 88 wounded in the ranks of the police. "The peace process is very accurately brought to a generation of leaders who had a vision and courage to put reconciliation before division," wrote Queen Elisabeth II. According to a survey published this weekend in the local press, 90% of Unionists and Loyalists are concerned that the perspective of unification of Ireland does not result in a return of violence in Northern Ireland. The introduction of controls on goods from Great Britain, a solution designed to avoid the return of a physical border between the British province and the Republic of Ireland, a member of the European Union, has led to many upheavals . In fact, Northern Ireland remains in the Customs Union and the European Common Market. Northern MondeiRland: Two arrests in the survey on the bomb found under a police car PolicyBexit: France requests a rapid implementation of the fishing agreement
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