In Glasgow, questions over future of UK after Tory landslide victory | AFP

Prime Minister Boris Johnson may be revelling in his mighty election victory but the results in Scotland and Northern Ireland have hinted at battles ahead in trying to keep the United Kingdom together.

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State of the Union: election tests ties that bind the UK | AFP

The outcome of the UK’s general election could put more strain on the links between England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, which are already being tested by Brexit.

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Images of lorry container where 39 bodies were found in Essex | AFP

Police have cordoned off an area in an industrial park in Grays, Essex, after 39 bodies were discovered in a lorry container. Despite attempts from emergency services, the 39 people, including one alleged teenager, were pronounced dead on the scene. A 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland has been arrested and is in custody ‘on suspicion of murder.’ IMAGES of the lorry and the forensic tent

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Images of lorry container where 39 bodies were found in Essex | AFP

Police have cordoned off an area in an industrial park in Grays, Essex, after 39 bodies were discovered in the container of a Lorry. Despite attempts from emergency services, the 39 people, including one alleged teenager, were pronounced dead on the scene. A 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland has been arrested and is in custody ‘on suspicion of murder’. IMAGES of the lorry and area

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Border communities anxious amid Brexit deal

On the Northern Ireland border, people have gathered at crossing points, huddling together against the cold to demand that politicians protect a peace that suddenly seems in jeopardy. (Oct. 17)

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Brexit ignites fears in Northern Ireland

Brexit may cause a smoldering conflict to flare up especially if there are renewed customs and passport controls along the now-invisible border between EU member Ireland and the U.K.’s Northern Ireland after Britain leaves the European Union. (Oct. 16)

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Fears over Brexit effect on UK-Ireland border

A small ferry connects the hamlet of Greencastle in Northern Ireland with the village of Greenore in the Republic of Ireland. But if the UK leaves the EU without a Brexit deal, this local boat could find itself plying an international border. (Oct. 9)

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UK Brexit plan will not have checks at Irish border: Johnson | AFP

There will “under no circumstances” be “checks at or near the border in Northern Ireland” in the UK’s new proposal for a Brexit withdrawal deal, says Boris Johnson at the Conservative Party Conference. SOUNDBITE

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‘Game of Thrones’ tapestry goes up in Bayeux

Inspired by the famous 11th century Bayeux Tapestry depicting the Norman invasion of England, a “Game of Thrones” version goes up in Bayeux Museum on loan from Northern Ireland. (Sept. 20)

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Veterans mark 50th anniversary of British army’s N. Ireland mission | AFP

Veterans mark the 50th anniversary of the British army’s deployment to Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Veterans Association is holding an anniversary memorial event in the city of Lisburn, southwest of Belfast, with hundreds of ex-service personnel attending, including those from the Parachute Regiment and the Royal Engineers. IMAGES

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Golf equipment | AFP Animé

Videographic on the equipment used to play the sport of golf. The Open begins at Portrush in Northern Ireland on Thursday.VIDEOGRAPHIC

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Tony-nominated ‘Ferryman’ tackles N. Ireland troubles

Based on partner Laura Donnelly’s family tragedy, Jez Butterworth tackles Northern Ireland troubles in “The Ferryman.” The play has received nine Tony nominations. (June 7)

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UK, Irish leaders attend funeral of slain journalist

Leaders of Great Britain and Ireland joined mourners at the funeral of Lyra McKee, the journalist shot dead during rioting in Northern Ireland last week. (April 24)

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Swords, selfies: Game of Thrones fever boosts N. Ireland tourism

Since Game of Thrones began its meteoric rise in 2011 fans of the show have been flocking to Northern Ireland, where much of the series was shot. The once conflict-riven province has become a pilgrimage trail for diehard fans hoping to experience the magic of the show for themselves.

Game of Thrones gives Northern Ireland a tourism boost

The week the final season of Game of Thrones premieres, an exhibition opens in Belfast celebrating its costumes, set pieces and Northern Irish filming locations. The chief executive of Tourism Northern Ireland, John McGrillen, says the TV series has “driven up” the number of visitors coming to the country.

Today in History for April 10th

Highlights of this day in history: Peace talks conclude in Northern Ireland with Good Friday agreement; the Titanic sets sail; F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ published; Comedian Sam Kinison killed. (April 10)

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Michel Barnier, European Union chief Brexit negotiator

Michel Barnier, the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, says the EU would be open to a customs union arrangement but warned that if the UK were to leave without a deal, the EU “would not discuss anything with the UK until there is an agreement for Ireland and Northern Ireland.”

The border between N. Ireland and Ireland

Videographic locating the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. A proposed arrangement to keep open the border with Ireland by aligning Britain with some EU trade rules has been one of the issues at the heart of Brexit talks. VIDEOGRAPHICS

Pettigoe: the village divided by the Irish border

The village of Pettigoe is divided by the Irish border, with one side in Northern Ireland and the other in the Irish Republic. Since the end of The Troubles both sides have re-integrated, but there are concerns that Brexit could cause new division, since there’s still no agreement on how the UK and Ireland will manage if they have different trade policies either side of the border.