Northern Ireland First Minister Steps Down Amid Impasse

September 10, 2015 4:49 PM

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Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson said Thursday that he is stepping aside because of an impasse that threatens to bring down the Catholic-Protestant power-sharing government.

Robinson said Thursday that all but one of his party's ministers will step down immediately, gravely weakening the coalition government that is a cornerstone of the 1998 peace agreement.

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