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Veteran AP reporter, editor Robert Barr dies at age 71

LONDON (AP) — Robert Barr, a longtime reporter and editor for The Associated Press in London who covered major news events ranging from the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 to the death of Stephen Hawking th...

Ireland's McGuinness trod unlikely path from war to peace

DUBLIN (AP) — Standing at the Butcher's Gate in Londonderry, Martin McGuinness often had to choose between war and peace. For the longest time, he chose war. I met McGuinness for the...

WORLD SPORTS at 1345 GMT

TOP STORY: SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP LONDON — Arsenal plays at West Bromwich Albion with a five-point gap to close on the four Champions League places, while runaway lea...

AP FACT CHECK: Irish "slavery" a St. Patrick's Day myth

DUBLIN (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Irish people were not transported to the Americas as slaves, despite nearly decade-old claims circulating anew online in the run-up to St. Patrick's Day. ...

Dublin sees future as hub for financial firms fleeing Brexit

DUBLIN (AP) — Britain's plans to leave the European Union threaten to cause Ireland all kinds of economic and security headaches. But a silver lining is expanding daily along the crane-filled banks of...

Guinness, Airbnb offer Dublin brewery bar for 1 night only

DUBLIN (AP) — Guinness is inviting its first sleepover guest in the Dublin brewery's 258-year history — by transforming its rooftop bar into a penthouse with the city's most panoramic view. ...

Sinn Fein surge creates new Northern Ireland landscape

DUBLIN (AP) — Northern Ireland's snap election has left the rival extremes of politics virtually neck and neck for the first time — and facing a bruising battle to put their Catholic-Protestant govern...

Outside US, trans kids' toilets often not a federal issue

DUBLIN (AP) — Coming out as a transgender boy brought untold relief to Irish student Lucas Cross. After years of holding it in, he could finally start using the boys' restrooms at school — because Ire...

'A truly magnificent talent:' actor John Hurt dies at 77

LONDON (AP) — As a self-described "old drunk," the actor John Hurt nonetheless had a half-century career highlighted with memorable performances, two Oscar nominations, a Golden Globe and four British...