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Bill Clinton tries to broker new Northern Ireland deal

Bill Clinton, who helped reach a historic Northern Irish peace deal, has held talks with both sides in the hope of overcoming the current deadlock over power-sharing.

The former US President met both DUP and Sinn Fein leaders in an effort to help them find a breakthrough.

The sticking point is language - Sinn Fein want a new Irish language act giving Gaelic equal status with English. Their sponsorship of the effort reflects the fact that most Irish speakers are nationalists.

But the DUP says an exclusively Irish language act would ignore Ulster Scots speakers, who are mainly protestant.

The two sides must find a common language or face a return to direct rule, which is one outcome that neither side wants.

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Hillary and Bill Clinton 'earn $25 million' for speeches

Credit: Reuters

Hillary and Bill Clinton have earned over $25 million for delivering over 100 speeches since 2014, US media has reported.

The Washington Post and Wall Street Journal say that they obtained the information from financial disclosure forms.

Hillary Clinton, who is the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, also earned $5 million in royalties for her book, "Hard Choices," which was released in June, according to the newspapers.

Meet Bill and Hillary Clinton's new granddaughter

The first pictures of Bill and Hillary Clinton's new granddaughter Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky have been released

Bill and Hillary Clinton with their newborn granddaughter Charlotte. Credit: Jon Davidson

The doting grandparents are seen cooing over the new arrival who is the first child for their daughter Chelsea and her husband Marc.

We are blessed, grateful, and so happy to be the grandparents of a beautiful girl, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, born on Friday evening... Chelsea is well and glowing. Marc is bursting with pride. Charlotte's life is off to a good start.

– Bill and Hillary Clinton
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