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No consensus reached on final set of proposals to deal with flags, disputed parades and the legacy of the Troubles

Irish peace deal sealed by summit

New accord to greet Clinton

Clinton flies in to Ireland impasse

COLIN BROWN

I'm against violence, says Adams

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams admitted yesterday that he had no desire to die - or kill - for Ireland.

LETTER:Victims ofCommunism

From Mr Norman Davies

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From Ms Ann Macdonald

Sinn Fein in talks at Stormont of spacey

The saga of whether and when Government ministers will finally meet Sinn Fein took another turn yesterday with the revelation that republicans had gone to Stormont for an unscheduled meeting with officials, writes David McKittrick.

Clinton and Major stay at arms' length

Sunday's transatlantic telephone conversation between John Major and the US President, Bill Clinton, has failed to dispel the impression of a frost in relations between Downing Street and the White House, after the row over President Clinton's meeting with Gerry Adams, president of Sinn Fein.

LETTER:Wages of Sinn Fein

From Mrs Elizabeth Thomas

A clause for our times Labour MP Brian Wilson on the words he would choose to define his party's value s

AS ONE who prefers a relatively quiet life, I might not have started the debate on Clause IV, but once it was under way I admit to feeling a slight sense of intellectual relief.

Government ready to talk to Sinn Fein

JOHN MAJOR will today announce the Government's 'working assumption' that the IRA ceasefire is permanent, opening the way to historic talks with Sinn Fein.

Exclusion order on Adams to be lifted before talks

THE Government is prepared to lift the exclusion order against Gerry Adams, the Sinn Fein president soon, allowing him to travel to mainland Britain, ministers said last night.

Ministers look to the new year

Ministers are expected to accept the IRA ceasefire can be regarded as permanent and to open talks with Sinn Fein by the new year. Page 3

Sinn Fein plan to open border crossings

Sinn Fein will try to open more than 200 cross-border roads between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic over the weekend, the party said last night.

IRA Ceasefire: Broadcast voices of Sinn Fein now face up to being silenced

'POSITIONS SOUGHT: due to a change in overall political circumstances beyond their control, six actors now available for regular voice-over work. Irish accents a speciality.'

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