N Ireland sees no return to devolved govt for months Mar 09, 2018 0 50 12345 REUTERSLONDONThe leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), Arlene Foster, said on Thursday she saw little chance of a return to devolved government in the British province in the coming weeks or months.The province has been without a devolved executive for over a year since Irish nationalists Sinn Fein withdrew from the compulsory power-sharing government with the DUP, their arch-rivals. The executive is central to a 1998 peace deal that ended three decades of violence."For this past 13 months we have been unable to form a devolved government. I really regret that," Foster said in a speech to the British Chambers of Commerce in London."Given everything that happened over the past couple of weeks, I see little prospect of it being returned in the coming weeks or months."Foster, whose party supports Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative government, added that she was disappointed that a return to violence in Northern Ireland had been raised in Brexit talks by those with little knowledge of the region.Arrangements for the border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic are one of the thorniest issues of Brexit talks. Britain's government has said it does not want a customs union with the EU, without which the EU says it would need to regulate Northern Ireland's trade to avoid a return of customs checks. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES UK to take action if Russia role proven in nerve attack Mar 09, 2018 0 350 Women-only club, The AllBright, taps London feminist tradition Mar 09, 2018 0 147 Toxic particle linked to diesel kills 6,000 a year in Germany Mar 09, 2018 0 51 France vows to 'name and shame' companies that pay women less AFP Paris French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday marked International Women's Day with a pledge to"name and shame" companies that pay women less than men for the same work. On a visit to a Paris-based property .. Markle baptised ahead of wedding to Prince Harry BIRMINGHAM U.S. actress Meghan Markle has been baptised by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the spiritual head of the Church of England, ahead of her royal wedding in May to Britain's Prince Harry, the Daily Mail .. Germany set to get new foreign minister Berlin Germany's Justice Minister Heiko Maas will take over as foreign minister in Chancellor Angela Merkel's next government, media reported Thursday. The 51-year-old Social Democrat is to be officially .. Brexit deal details will be clinched on eve of British exit, says jr minister LONDON The final details of a Brexit deal may not be clinched until the eve of Britain's exit in late March 2019 but a deal will be done, British junior foreign minister Mark Field said on Thursday. "I think we are going to ..