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Firebrand Northern Irish Leader Ian Paisley Dies at 88

Ian Paisley, Northern Ireland's firebrand Protestant leader who late in life struck a power-sharing deal with bitter Catholic rivals, has died in Belfast. He was 88. The death, after years of failing health, was announced Friday in a family statement. Paisley, a cleric known for decades of blistering anti-Catholic rhetoric, stunned political observers in 2007, joining a power-sharing government with Sinn Fein leader Martin McGuinness. At the height of the three-decade Northern...

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