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  • Talk Is Cheap

    04/08/2003 7:14:30 AM PDT · by WaveThatFlag · 2 replies · 175+ views
    <p>When does a "peace process" become more about process and less about peace?</p> <p>That question comes to mind in light of yesterday's Belfast summit between U.S. President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Iraq was certainly at the top of the agenda for the 25-hour meeting. But two other festering trouble spots found their way into the discussions as well -- Northern Ireland and the Middle East.</p>
  • Bush and Blair Will Meet in Belfast Early Next Week

    04/04/2003 10:02:36 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 198+ views
    New York Times ^ | Saturday, April 5, 2003 | ELISABETH BUMILLER
    April 5, 2003 Bush and Blair Will Meet in Belfast Early Next WeekBy ELISABETH BUMILLER ASHINGTON, April 4 — The White House said today that President Bush would meet with the British prime minister, Tony Blair, in Belfast next week to discuss the war in Iraq and the peace efforts in Northern Ireland and in the Middle East. The meeting of Mr. Bush and Mr. Blair, to begin on Monday, is expected to focus on when to declare the existence of a new Iraqi government, an event that American officials now say could come even before the government of Saddam...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 6-25-02

    06/25/2002 1:08:21 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 5 replies · 260+ views
    NASA ^ | 6-25-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 June 25 Venus and Jupiter Over Belfast Credit: Peter Paice Explanation: Venus and Jupiter appeared to glide right past each other earlier this month. In a slow day-by-day march, Jupiter sank into the sunset horizon while Venus remained high and bright. The conjunction ended the five-planet party visible over the last two months. Jupiter, of course, is much further away from the Earth and Sun than Venus,...
  • Three Shot In Belfast Riots (Northern Ireland)

    06/03/2002 12:29:45 AM PDT · by colette_g · 32 replies · 366+ views
    Sky News ^ | 07:51 UK, Monday June 03, 2002 | Sky News
    Three Shot In Belfast Riots Three people have been shot as a new wave of sectarian rioting erupted in east Belfast. Houses were petrol bombed and families moved out of a loyalist district after nationalists attacked them across a peaceline. A man, 39, and two teenagers were wounded as gunfire was directed at Cluan Place in the Protestant Albertbridge Road. Progressive Unionist Party leader David Ervine said the man was taken to hospital after being hit in the back and lower leg. The youths suffered bullet wounds to their lower legs, he said. Residents forced to flee their homes were...
  • Violence erupts in Belfast

    04/03/2002 12:35:14 PM PST · by colette_g · 28 replies · 233+ views
    BBC News ^ | Wednesday, 3 April, 2002, 21:09 GMT 22:09 UK | BBC News
    Violence erupts in Belfast Police were attacked with low velocity rounds Police have fired 15 plastic baton rounds after being attacked by a loyalist crowd with gunfire and pipe bombs in north Belfast. Police said the trouble began at about 2000 GMT on Wednesday when a crowd of about 100 people attacked them with at least five pipe bombs. Police said they had been attacked by 23 pipe and blast bombs, 30 petrol bombs and that there had been five shooting incidents. Police said these involved low velocity rounds. Stones and other missiles were thrown in the disturbances. Trouble broke...
  • Petrol bombs thrown at Army and police as Sectarian mobs gather in Belfast.

    04/01/2002 10:57:37 AM PST · by colette_g · 21 replies · 262+ views
    BBC News ^ | Monday, 1 April, 2002, 19:32 GMT 20:32 UK | BBC News
    Clashes between rival factions Fresh disturbances have taken place on the Limestone Road in north Belfast. Police and the Army came under petrol bomb and pipe bomb attack after clashes between rival groups on Monday. A hijacked lorry was set on fire but there were no reports of injuries. On Sunday night, a pipe bomb was thrown during disturbances in the area. Up to 100 nationalists and loyalists began hurling stones at each other, before police moved in to separate them. Petrol bombs On Sunday several soldiers and police officers were injured in clashes in north Belfast. Rival loyalist and...