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19th Jan 2018

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Deadline looms for Northern Ireland negotiations

Northern Ireland is heading towards an intervention from London after talks between Irish nationalist Sinn Fein and the pro-British DUP ended Friday without an agreement. Northern Ireland has been without a regional administration since January. London set Monday as a deadline for an agreement, to avoid a budget being introduced from Westminster. Northern Ireland state secretary James Brokenshire warned of "a glide path to greater and greater UK government intervention".

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