Follow @nytimesworld for international breaking news and headlines. The former commander, Martin McGuinness [Unlink] , enjoys near-legendary status among Irish nationalists and was long considered one of Britain's greatest enemies. Since the cease-fire in 1997 that effectively ended the I.R.A.'s...
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U.S. Secretary of State Clinton, Northern Ireland's First Minister Robinson and Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister McGuinness smile after speaking briefly to the media before their meeting in Washington
07 I think this is fantastic news. I was a soldier in NI during the troubles but as I grew older I realised that there was indeed a case for a united Ireland and whilst condoning terrorism I fully support republican aims.