UK government to extend Northern Ireland talks deadline until end of June – sources

By Amanda Ferguson | BELFAST

BELFAST The British government has decided to extend the deadline on talks to form a power-sharing executive in Northern Ireland between Irish nationalists and pro-British unionists until after a snap UK-wide election, two sources told Reuters on Thursday.

Several parties said the talks had been rendered unsustainable by Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision on Tuesday to call a general election for June 8, which pits the parties involved in the talks against each other.

The extension allows the

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