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Northern Ireland struggles to heal deep fracture

BELFAST (Reuters) - When U.S. President Barack Obama visited Northern Ireland before the G8 summit in June, he hailed its extraordinary progress in the 15 years since a peace agreement to end three decades of what locals call "The Troubles". Full story

Northern Ireland parliament recalled as violence continues

BELFAST (Reuters) - Protestant youths hurled petrol bombs at police in Northern Ireland, wounding at least 27 officers in a fourth night of protests over restrictions on traditional marches, as the White House expressed "deep concern" about the violence. Full story

Petrol bombs, bricks thrown in third night of N.Irish violence

BELFAST (Reuters) - Rioters threw petrol bombs, bricks, bottles and fireworks at police in a third night of violence in Northern Ireland around traditional Protestant marches, wounding one officer early on Monday. Full story

Violence flares around Northern Ireland marches

BELFAST (Reuters) - Protestant marchers in Belfast threw objects at police, who responded with water cannon as Northern Ireland's annual parade season descended into violence on Friday. Full story

N.Ireland Protestants burn bonfires before marches

Shouting "No surrender!" and singing anti-Catholic songs, Protestant hardliners across Northern Ireland burned midnight bonfires topped with Irish flags and prepared to parade past Catholic areas Friday in an annual test for the British territory's peace process. Full story

Northern Ireland drafts in G8 police for parade season

BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland is drafting in more than 600 police from mainland Britain during marches planned this week by the province's Protestants, a potential flashpoint for sectarian violence, the local police chief said on Tuesday. Full story

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