Queen says fixing division in Scotland 'will take time'

Healing differences in Scotland after a divisive referendum that came close to splitting the United Kingdom this year will take time, Queen Elizabeth II said in her annual Christmas broadcast on Thursday.

Romania name uncapped teenager George Puscas in Euro qualifier squad
Romania name uncapped teenager George Puscas in Euro qualifier squad

Romania named two uncapped players, including teenager George Puscas, in their squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Northern Ireland and the friendly against Denmark next month, the country`s football federation (FRF) said.

Graeme McDowell believes US' fallout in Ryder Cup will ensure 'fairly epic' tournament in 2016
Graeme McDowell believes US' fallout in Ryder Cup will ensure 'fairly epic' tournament in 2016

Northern Ireland golfer Graeme McDowell has predicted that the bitter fall-out from the United States ' Ryder Cup loss to Europe would make the 2016 tournament an even more gripping contest.

Northern Ireland stun Greece as historic Euro bid gathers momentum
Northern Ireland stun Greece as historic Euro bid gathers momentum

Northern Ireland’s fairytale start to Euro 2016 qualifying continued in sensational style on Tuesday as Michael O`Neill`s side stunned former champions Greece 2-0 at the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium in Athens.

Britain, Ireland call talks to break N Ireland deadlock

Britain and Ireland are to revive talks between nationalist and unionist parties in Northern Ireland to resolve a standoff that has at times threatened to topple the power-sharing administration.

FA chief backs video replays for referees
FA chief backs video replays for referees

Video replays to help football referees in key decision-making moments such as awarding penalties received the backing of England`s Football Association chairman Greg Dyke on Wednesday.

Let the best stay but get rid of mediocre foreigners: FA chief
Let the best stay but get rid of mediocre foreigners: FA chief

Greg Dyke, chairman of England`s Football Association, has called for mediocre foreign players to be prevented from playing in English leagues at the detriment to local players.

Lafferty late show earns Northern Ireland shock win in Hungary
Lafferty late show earns Northern Ireland shock win in Hungary

Kyle Lafferty`s late goal gave Northern Ireland their first competitive away win since 2010 on Sunday as they scored twice in the final 10 minutes to beat Hungary 2-1 in their opening Euro 2016 Group F qualifier.

Afghan Sikh stowaways: Two truck drivers charged in UK

Two truck drivers have been charged with human smuggling after 35 Afghan Sikh stowaways, one of them dead, were found in a shipping container at a dockyard in Britain.

Former Ireland prime minister Reynolds dies aged 81: Report

Former Irish prime minister Albert Reynolds, a central figure in the Northern Ireland peace process and in brokering the 1994 IRA ceasefire, has died aged 81, Irish broadcaster RTE reported Thursday.

Rory McIlroy not ready to launch `Rory era` just yet

World number one Rory McIlroy has become golf`s most dominant player thanks to longer drives and more accurate wedges, but he`s not calling this the "Rory Era" just yet.

History-making Nicola Adams targets second Olmpic gold

Nicola Adams has set her sights on defending her Olympic title at Rio in 2016 after winning a controversial gold in the historic women`s Commonwealth flyweight final on Saturday.

Bowls gold for South Africa in Glasgow Games

South Africa took the first gold medal on the fifth day of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Monday when they defeated Northern Ireland 19-10 in the men`s lawn bowls triples final.

Courteney Cox scouting wedding venues in Northern Ireland?

Former `Friends` star Courteney Cox is reportedly scouting out possible wedding venues in Northern Ireland for her upcoming nuptials to Johnny Mc Daid.

Commonwealth Games: Indian paddlers start campaign on winning note

Indian men and women`s table tennis team made an impressive start at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, posting two convincing wins each on the opening day of competitions here on Thursday.

McIlroy under pressure at rain-hit British Open

Rory McIlroy was struggling to hold on to his lead in a rain-hit third round of the British Open on Saturday.

Tiger Woods delights British Open crowds with birdie blitz

Tiger Woods rolled back the years with some of the scintillating golf that made him a 14-time major winner as he carded a three-under par 69 in Thursday`s opening round at the British Open.

Northern Ireland`s Steele signs for Jets in A-League

Northern Ireland international Jonny Steele has joined the Newcastle Jets for the next two Australia A-League seasons, the club said on Sunday.

McDowell faces stiff defence of French Open crown

Northern Ireland`s Graeme McDowell begins his French Open defence at Le Golf National near Versailles on Thursday as a quality field get another taste of the venue set to host the 2018 Ryder Cup.

Torture in Northern Ireland sanctioned by minister: Report

Torture methods used during internment of Irish nationalists at the height of the Northern Irish Troubles were sanctioned by the British government minister, an Irish television documentary has claimed.