Source Pravda.Ru

Queen Elizabeth II visits Northern Ireland

Queen Elizabeth II made her 13th official visit to Northern Ireland on Thursday, an event fueling speculation about when the British monarch might make a historic trip to the neighboring Republic of Ireland. The British government said the queen and her husband, Prince Philip, arrived Wednesday night and stayed at Hillsborough Castle, the queen's official residence in this British territory, which is normally occupied by Secretary of State Peter Hain. Her schedule of events was not made public in advance. Speculation was rife in government and media circles that the queen might meet Irish President Mary McAleese, who also was traveling in Northern Ireland on Thursday.

The British monarch and Irish head of state have met several times in London and on neutral foreign ground, but never before in Northern Ireland, where more than 3,400 people have been killed since 1969 in a conflict between the province's British Protestant majority and Irish Catholic minority.

McAleese, who in 1997 extended a formal invitation to the queen to visit the Irish Republic, said in June, during her most recent meeting in London with the queen, that she hoped that Elizabeth would travel to the country soon.

No British monarch has visited the territory of the modern-day Republic of Ireland since 1911, when Ireland was still part of the United Kingdom. Ireland was partitioned, and Northern Ireland created as a new region of the United Kingdom, in 1921 months before the predominantly Catholic rest of Ireland won independence from Britain following a two-year war of independence, reports the AP. I.L.

Representatives of the North Korean administration issued a statement saying that the United States and its allies have lost the "political and military confrontation" to the DPRK

North Korea declares victory over USA

In recent years, genetics has become a cutting-edge science, not only in the professional field of biology, but also because of the enormous social reach of its discoveries and approaches. Not in vain, practically every day the press offers us the discovery of a new gene, a new hereditary determinant directly involved in the manifestation of diseases or physical characteristics.

The Myth of the Gene: Genetics, Epigenetics and the Organism-Environment Loop
Comments
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
Kim Jong-un's tactic of hard power teaches USA lesson of obedience
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
North Korea declares victory over USA
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
Donbass without militia will be worse than Srebrenica - Putin
USA no longer wants Bashar Assad to go
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
North Korea declares victory over USA
Visit to Moscow: Tillerson takes secret offer for Putin
Turkish President Erdogan issues ultimatum to Washington and Brussels
The need for a Global Political Agenda 2018
Pentagon can not accept Russia's victory over terrorists in Syria
Pentagon can not accept Russia's victory over terrorists in Syria
Putin: Russia will continue spending enough on defence not to be killed
Italy: Free fall
Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, capitals and puppets
North Korea declares victory over USA
The Myth of the Gene: Genetics, Epigenetics and the Organism-Environment Loop
Russia unveils the date for the launch of the superbridge to Crimea