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May to make first visit to Africa

The government has held out the prospect of increased trade with non-European Union countries as one of the major selling points of Brexit as it prepares to leave the bloc, now its biggest trading partner, in March next year. "Obviously we look across Africa ... they are looking to invest [but] want to ensure that countries have that stable aspect investors are always looking for", May said.



Trump, under pressure to honor McCain, orders flags to half-staff

Mr Trump has faced criticism for not acknowledging Mr McCain after his death, while the American flag atop the White House was raised from half mast. McCain and Arizona's junior US senator, Republican Jeff Flake, who is retiring at the end of this year, were both outspoken critics of President Donald Trump , a dynamic that put Arizona at the forefront of deep divisions within the Republican Party.


John McCain, US senator and former presidential candidate, dies aged 81

John McCain, US senator and former presidential candidate, dies aged 81

Once users clicked on the story , it got even worse. Democrat Bill Clinton hailed McCain for having "frequently put partisanship aside", while his former vice president Al Gore said he always admired how the senator "would work to find common ground, no matter how hard".


McCain requested Obama and George W. Bush deliver eulogies at funeral

McCain requested Obama and George W. Bush deliver eulogies at funeral

White House aides did not make plans for a televised statement on McCain's passing, which would have been routine under similar circumstances in other recent presidencies. But a mention of McCain's health was notably absent during a almost hour-long speech by the President on Friday in Ohio. David J. Hickton, former US attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the founding director of the Institute for Cyber Law, Policy and Security at the University of Pittsburgh, said he was ...


Saudi foils Yemen rebels boat attack in Red Sea

Saudi foils Yemen rebels boat attack in Red Sea

The United Nations claims that for the second time in August, a bomb launched by Saudi Arabia in the American-backed campaign against Yemeni rebels killed more than 20 children. "Governments selling arms to Saudi Arabia should recognise that the coalition's sham investigations do not protect them from being complicit in serious violations in Yemen ".


Senator John McCain dies after battle with brain cancer

Senator John McCain dies after battle with brain cancer

Most recently, he was a thorn in the side of President Donald Trump , keeping up his criticism of the White House even while undergoing severe medical treatment in Arizona. When his plane was shot down, he spent more than five years as a prisoner of war. McCain's colleague in Arizona, Senator Jeff Flake, is retiring this year, leaving his seat open to several Republican competitors.