A major push to seal a political settlement for Northern Ireland has stalled at the last moment over demands for photographic evidence of &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/accidents/2001/03/05/2848.html ' target=_blank>IRA scrapping their arms.
Despite the breakdown, Britain and Ireland went ahead and published their joint plan for reviving a power-sharing government in Belfast, saying they were agonizingly close to a landmark deal between divided Protestant and Catholic parties.
"What's been achieved is remarkable, but not yet complete," said &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/mailbox/22/101/399/14348_Blair.html ' target=_blank>Blair on Wednesday. "I may be a weary traveller but I am not downhearted -- I think there is an inevitability about this (peace) process that is now locked in", informs Reuters.
Chinese President Xi Jinping warned his new US counterpart Joe Biden not to push Europe into an alliance against Beijing