UK government says it will extend Northern Ireland talks' deadline to June 29

LONDON The British government on Friday said it was willing to extend the deadline on talks to form a power-sharing executive in Northern Ireland between Irish nationalists and pro-British unionists to late June in light of a snap UK-wide election.

The semi-autonomous Belfast government collapsed in January and despite fresh regional elections in March, no replacement executive has been agreed. That has left Northern Ireland without political leadership as Britain begins negotiating its exit from the European Union.

The British government’s Northern Ireland minister James Brokenshire said new legislation

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