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Northern Ireland holds snap election in shadow of Brexit

BELFAST: Northern Ireland began voting on Thursday (Mar 2) in snap elections to resolve a political crisis fuelled by bad blood and Brexit, which is testing the delicate peace in the British province. Long-simmering tensions boiled over in January when Sinn Fein deputy first minister Martin McGuinness quit, saying he could no longer work with… Read More »

Italian prosecutor holds talks in Egypt over probe into student's killing

CAIRO: Italian and Egyptian prosecutors discussed Egypt’s investigation into the killing of an Italian student on Tuesday and called the talks “positive”, after months of rising tension as Rome complained about a lack of cooperation from Cairo. Giulio Regeni, who was doing postgraduate research into Egyptian trade unions, was last seen by his friends on… Read More »