Northern Ireland

Queen joins in prayers

Queen Elizabeth II prayed together Tuesday with Catholic and Protestant leaders. The British monarch visited the lakeside town of Enniskillen, scene of one of the Irish Republican Army’s most shocking atrocities. Today, she’s expected to meet and shake hands with Martin McGuinness, former commander of the dominant Provisional IRA faction, in what many see as the symbolic conclusion to a four-decade conflict.


Finance minister named

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Tuesday appointed Yannis Stournaras, an economist and former government adviser who served as development minister in the previous caretaker administration, as the country’s new finance minister. The appointment came a day after the man originally designated to assume the post, Vassilis Rapanos resigned before he could be sworn in, citing health problems.


Drone kills at least 4

Pakistani intelligence officials said a U.S. drone fired two missiles at a house in northwest Pakistan, killing at least four suspected militants. The officials said two other militants were wounded in Tuesday’s attack in the Shawal area of South Waziristan tribal region bordering Afghanistan.


Suu Kyi says no grudges

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday that she holds no grudges against the military regime that kept her under house arrest for some 15 years and considers them people to work with toward reform. Suu Kyi held a news conference after a meeting with President Francois Hollande on the first day of her four-day visit to France.


Tumor outweighs child

Mexican doctors say they have successfully removed a 33-pound benign tumor from the body of a 2-year-old child. Dr. Gustavo Hernandez says the tumor was heavier than the child who at the time of the June 14 surgery weighed 26 pounds.

Compiled from wire reports.