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Talks Open On N. Ireland Governance

The leaders of Britain and Ireland appealed Thursday to the Irish Republican Army to disarm and disband as part of a new diplomatic push to bring a stable Catholic-Protestant government to Northern Ireland. “This is the moment of decision as to whether those acts of completion will happen or not,” British Prime Minister Tony Blair said at the start of an expected three days of negotiations between political figures from Northern Ireland at a castle southeast of London. Any agreements achieved at Leeds Castle will hinge on new peace commitments from the outlawed IRA, which is not officially at the table.Full Story

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