Former US President To Meet With Prime Minister

Former US President Bill Clinton is to meet with Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss the current political crisis in Northern Ireland.

Mr Clinton has already met with political leaders in Belfast, and he will hold talks with Mrs May in London today, 19 October.
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The DUP and Sinn Féin have been trying to reach an agreement to restore power-sharing in NI, however they have failed to agree on culture and language issues.

NI Secretary of State James Brokenshire has given the parties until the end of October to reach a deal.


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