Queen Elizabeth II 2007The Irish Republican Army-linked Sinn Fein party says one of its leaders, Martin McGuinness, will meet Queen Elizabeth II next week, a once-unthinkable symbol of progress toward peace in Northern Ireland.

McGuinness, a former IRA commander, is the current deputy first minister of Northern Ireland’s Catholic-Protestant power-sharing government.

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