A group of international leaders, including Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams and former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, called Monday for the Basque terrorist group ETA to abandon violence permanently.
Budget-conscious celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has been hired to cook for G20 leaders in London next week, nearly a year after they provoked outrage by eating an eight-course meal while discussing the global food crisis.
Northern Ireland's major Protestant and Catholic parties joined together Tuesday to form a power-sharing government, marking a "new era of politics" and an end to three decades of sectarian conflict in the province.
The prime ministers of Britain and Ireland have issued a final deadline for Northern Ireland's deeply divided politicians to revive a stalled power-sharing assembly seen as key to lasting peace in the province.
The murder and mutilation of a former official with Northern Ireland's Sinn Fein party, who was recently exposed as a spy, has cast a shadow over renewed efforts to bring lasting peace to the troubled region.
European Union leaders have overcome their differences to agree to the bloc's first constitution and must now push ahead with their search for a compromise candidate to be the next European Commission president.
Ireland has taken over the six-month revolving European Union presidency from Italy, placing a country of 4 million inhabitants in charge of a body which will expand to 450 million people while Prime Minister Bertie Ahern is in the chair.