Northern Ireland negotiations fail to resolve issues between parties

Negotiations between British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern regarding government actions in Northern Ireland came to an end Saturday without a definitive resolution. The two leaders were attempting to work out an agreement to appease Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, which had requested changes to the Good Friday Agreement, the legislative plan developed in 1998.

Although the leaders have made progress with regards to disarmament, the DUP refuses to share political power with Sinn Fein, a branch of the Irish Republican Army, preventing the two parties from working together to find a suitable solution. BBC News has more.

 

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