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UKs Cameron rallies world leaders to N.Ireland
Associated Press ^ | Jun 17, 2013 2:25 AM EDT | Shawn Pogatchnik

Posted on 06/16/2013 11:57:54 PM PDT by Olog-hai

British Prime Minister David Cameron says leaders gathering Monday for the G-8 summit in Northern Ireland should reach speedy agreement on trade and tax reforms, and draw inspiration from the host country’s ability to resolve its own stubborn conflict. …

Referring to Northern Ireland’s ability to leave behind a four-decade conflict that claimed 3,700 lives, he said leaders of the Group of Eight wealthy nations should be inspired by the setting—the lush lakelands of County Fermanagh—to deliver their own economic breakthrough. …

Obama, seizing on that theme, was beginning his trip in the Northern Ireland capital of Belfast, where he’s delivering a speech on sustaining Catholic-Protestant reconciliation 15 years on from the U.S.-brokered Good Friday peace accord. …

But with IRA splinter groups still active today, Northern Ireland’s police appear to be leaving little to chance in ensuring security around the Lough Erne resort west of Enniskillen. …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: davidcameron; g8summit; ira; northernireland

1 posted on 06/16/2013 11:57:55 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

UK providing leadership? In the age of Obama it seems so.


2 posted on 06/17/2013 12:52:16 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Olog-hai

Hard to believe that Obama took Michelle and girls on this trip.


3 posted on 06/17/2013 3:00:42 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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