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December 5, 1997 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ah, said Gerry Adams as he sipped his tea, the irony of it all. The Sinn Fein leader has his invitation to a historic meeting with Prime Minister Tony Blair at 10 Downing St. next week but was again rebuffed Thursday by the British Parliament to which he was elected. "Britain, which once ruled the waves, now waives the rules," he quipped, after House of Commons Speaker Betty Boothroyd refused his request for use of facilities and the Parliament's library.
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December 5, 1997 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ah, said Gerry Adams as he sipped his tea, the irony of it all. The Sinn Fein leader has his invitation to a historic meeting with Prime Minister Tony Blair at 10 Downing St. next week but was again rebuffed Thursday by the British Parliament to which he was elected. "Britain, which once ruled the waves, now waives the rules," he quipped, after House of Commons Speaker Betty Boothroyd refused his request for use of facilities and the Parliament's library.
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April 10, 1998 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The longest day in this strife-torn province's politics--a marathon wind-up to bargaining over a peace deal--dragged on well past a self-imposed negotiation deadline of midnight Thursday, but many participants predicted that a landmark agreement would soon be at hand. "It could be in bright light," said David Ervine, who leads a party linked with a pro-British Protestant paramilitary group, the Ulster Volunteer Force. "We have a long way to go, but we'll get there."
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