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Clinton optimistic Northern Ireland govt will be revived


BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton says he’s optimistic that one of Northern Ireland’s main political parties will soon end a boycott that has kept the regional government on ice for more than a year. Clinton said he met Democratic Unionist Party leader Jeffrey Donaldson on Monday, and “I left that meeting more optimistic than I entered it.” Clinton is in Belfast this week to mark 25 years since the Good Friday Agreement ended decades of sectarian bloodshed. Northern Ireland has been without a government since the DUP walked out to protest post-Brexit trade rules that imposed a customs border between Northern Ireland and the rest of the U.K.

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