Northern Ireland deputy leader Martin McGuinness resigns amid political crisis

Northern Ireland deputy leader Martin McGuinness resigns amid political crisis

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness resigned from his post on Monday in protest over differences with his power-sharing government partners. The nationalist (Sinn Féin party) deputy leader resigned in protest at his power-sharing government partners’ handling of a botched energy scheme (known as the ‘Renewable Heat Incentive’). His resignation plunged Northern Ireland’s government […]

North Korea’s deputy ambassador in UK defects to South

North Korea’s deputy ambassador in UK defects to South

North Korea’s deputy ambassador in London has defected with his family to South Korea, making him the highest-ranking Pyongyang diplomat ever to flee the isolated regime for the democratic South, South Korea said on Wednesday. The Unification Ministry in Seoul declined to say when or how Thae and his family arrived, or how many relatives […]