San Jose Mercury News
Queen Elizabeth II and a former Irish Republican Army commander offered each other the hand of peace Wednesday in a long-awaited encounter symbolizing Northern Ireland's progress in achieving reconciliation after decades of violence.
Sydney Morning Herald
What lies behind yesterday's historic handshake in Belfast between the Queen and Martin McGuinness, former IRA leader and now the Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister? The Good Friday Agreement in 1998 effectively ended the Troubles...And all good...
It was a moment pregnant with symbolism, but one that remained closed to the public and was initially intended to not even be photographed: a senior Irish republican shaking the hand of the British Queen. The deputy first minister of Northern Ireland...
The handshake that is being termed as a historic episode in the history of Northern Ireland and Britain, comes fourteen years after a conflict that claimed the lives of thousands of soldiers and civilians. Martin McGuiness, who is now the Deputy...
Queen's historic handshake ends conflict' AFP 2 hours ago Britain's Queen Elizabeth shakes hands with Northern Ireland deputy first minister Martin McGuinness, watched by first minister Peter Robinson (C) at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast June 27, 2012.
Christian Science Monitor
ments Historic handshake between British queen and Irish republican The meeting between Queen Elizabeth and longtime republican and Northern Irish Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness is a 'hugely significant step,' say commentators. By Jason...