Northern Ireland talks to save UK region's Catholic-Protestant government open in Belfast

October 16, 2014 7:44 AM

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BELFAST, Northern Ireland – Negotiations aimed at bolstering Northern Ireland's power-sharing government are beginning in Belfast as the 7-year-old alliance of British Protestants and Irish Catholics faces its toughest political test.

The United Kingdom government is overseeing Thursday's talks at Stormont House involving local leaders, who in the past year have grown increasingly divided over a growing list of issues. The diplomatic push is expected to run twice weekly alongside the continuing operation of Northern Ireland's fiv...

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