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By PBS NewsHour
The Irish Republican Army announced Thursday it would end all armed campaigns and work purely through political channels in what could be a historic step forward in advancing the stalled 1997 peace deal.
The Northern Ireland peace process, stalled for more than a year, lurched back into motion Tuesday with dual announcements that the Irish Republican Army had surrendered more arms and the British government would hold key elections Nov. 26.
In a move that threatens to derail the last four years of peace talks in Northern Ireland, the Irish Republican Army ended its cooperation with the international commission established to disarm all sides in the conflict.
Citing a breakdown in trust between the major political parties, the British secretary for Northern Ireland suspended the region's power-sharing government, saying he hoped the move would be a temporary setback.
Despite heckling and shoving by hard-line politicians, the leaders of Northern Ireland's fledgling government returned to power Tuesday hoping to save the assembly from the brink of collapse.
The British government stripped lawmaking power from the fledgling Northern Ireland coalition -- a move officials say will give Protestant and Catholic politicians more time to settle their differences.
Leaders from Britain and Ireland presented a plan they say could keep Northern Ireland's fledgling government from self-destructing.
More than 100 police officers and dozens of residents were hurt early today as Catholic protesters rioted in Belfast following the heaviest day of Protestant marching season.
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