Britain's May urges Northern Irish government deal by June 29 | Reuters

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May urged Northern Ireland's political parties on Thursday to reach an agreement to restore government for the province by June 29, or London would need to consider alternative steps.

Senior representatives from Northern Ireland's main political parties met May in London earlier.

"Speaking with the parties today, it was clear that real progress was made in the last round of discussions and agreement can be reached if there is good will on all sides," May said in a statement.

"But time is running short and the parties must come together by the 29 June for the return of a strong voice at (Northern Ireland's seat of government) Stormont," she added. (Reporting by David Milliken; Editing by Elisabeth O'Leary)

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Updated Date: Jun 16, 2017 00:15 AM

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