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By Richard Rahn
Treaty would let tyrants peer into Americans' financial information
Topic - Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland police announced Thursday they will sue to obtain all of the audiotaped interviews of former militants who described their wartime careers to a Boston College oral history project, a move designed to reopen scores of "cold case" murder investigations in the British territory.
The Associated Press has determined that Jean McConville, a widowed west Belfast mother of 10 abducted and killed by the Irish Republican Army in December 1972, was 38 at the time of her death, not 37 as has been reported by news media including the AP since she was first reported missing in January 1973. The AP reported that she was 37 based on information provided by police, reference books and some of her children. After receiving conflicting information last week, the AP sought and obtained a copy of McConville's birth certificate, which gives her date of birth as May 7, 1934, making her 38 at the time of her death.
A police evidence file documenting Gerry Adams' Irish Republican Army career has been delivered to British state prosecutors in Belfast, but experts say the chances of the Sinn Fein leader being charged are slim on legal, political and particularly national-security grounds.
Northern Ireland police were granted an extra 48 hours Friday to interrogate Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams about the 1972 IRA killing of a Belfast widow, infuriating his Irish nationalist party and raising questions about the stability of the province's Catholic-Protestant government.
Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams was in police custody for a third day Friday as detectives questioned him over his alleged role in the Irish Republican Army killing of a Belfast mother of 10 in 1972.
Sinn Fein chief Gerry Adams, the warlord-turned-peacemaker of the Northern Ireland conflict, was being interrogated Thursday over the grisly slaying of a Belfast widow that has haunted his political career for decades.
A Boston College oral history project may have played a role in the arrest of Sinn Fein party leader Gerry Adams by police in Northern Ireland.
In a hearing on Capitol Hill, human rights experts and survivors of decades of violence and civil unrest in Northern Ireland discussed the need for justice and accountability for victims and society at large.
A priest exonerated of sexual assault charges against a teen girl will return to his parish with "great joy," almost four years after he left public ministry, and two years after his acquittal.
Rory McIlroy did just enough to keep the lead Saturday in the Honda Classic.
The British government announced Thursday it will appoint a judge to investigate its long-secret policy of supplying letters to Irish Republican Army fugitives promising them protection from arrest. The issue is dividing Northern Ireland's unity government. Why? The AP explains.
The U.S. made the right decision to negotiate with, and ease sanctions on, Iran to give the country the chance to prove it doesn't want to build a nuclear weapon, former Maine senator and special envoy to Northern Ireland and the Middle East George Mitchell said Tuesday.
Northern Ireland tourism agents trying to spark some travel and pull in some revenues are looking to television for ideas, trying to piggyback off the popular HBO series “Game of Thrones” as a destination draw.
The World Cup of Golf begins Thursday at Royal Melbourne with 25 two-man teams and eight to 10 individual golfers vying for $8 million in prize money.
The curls no longer spilled from under his cap, a big change for Rory McIlroy. Prompted to reveal the rest of his free haircut, he removed his hat and wild brown locks sprang to life.