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White House Flag Is Lowered a 2nd Time

White House Flag Is Lowered a 2nd Time

Also that day, President Donald Trump was accused of insensitivity to McCain's death, as the flag atop the White House was returned to full staff while those at the U.S. Trump will not be attending the senator's funeral on Saturday as McCain banned his attendance before his death. Aides to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer had requested all government flags fly at half-staff until sunset next Sunday, when McCain will be buried in Maryland, ...


British and French fishermen clash in scallop war

British and French fishermen clash in scallop war

Around 40 French boats gathered overnight on Monday in protest against so-called British " pillaging ". He said: "The French need access to British fishing waters on a huge scale and it is not clear they will be able to after Brexit as the United Kingdom will be an independent coastal state", meaning it could deny France and the rest of the European Union access to waters up to 200 miles from the coast, or at the median point between two neighbouring coastlines.


Biden to speak at McCain's funeral service in Arizona

Biden to speak at McCain's funeral service in Arizona

McCain died on Saturday , a little more than a year after doctors diagnosed him with brain cancer . Against that backdrop, the flag above the White House spoke volumes. Flag policy has been a priority for Trump, even before he was president. "Whether at war, or in politics, or representing America overseas, no one fought harder with more courage and honor for his country and its ideals than John McCain".


Theresa May says no-deal Brexit 'wouldn't be end of the world'

Theresa May says no-deal Brexit 'wouldn't be end of the world'

A fact which is not lost on social media users on Twitter , where many liken her dance moves to a robot. British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday pledged to prioritise investment in Africa as she started a three-nation visit to the continent aimed at drumming up trade deals ahead of leaving the European Union .


Iranian parliament removes finance minister

Iranian parliament removes finance minister

With rapidly rising food prices, a dramatic currency collapse and the reimposition of U.S. sanctions after it abandoned the nuclear deal, many Iranians are in a bleak mood. A new round of Trump sanctions to be imposed in November targets Iranian oil sales. The lawmakers, who have already impeached his labour and economy ministers this month, were unimpressed.


Arizona Prepares To Honor McCain

Arizona Prepares To Honor McCain

Meanwhile, scores of people in Hanoi paid their respects to McCain at the U.S. Embassy and at a monument by Truc Bach lake, where he landed after parachuting from his damaged plane. Capitol on Friday. "The entire focus of the McCain family is on John McCain ", Mr Davis said. Lindsey Graham, a senior Republican senator close to McCain ideologically, said on Tuesday in the Senate that the lesson he learned from his "good friend" was that "when good ignores evil, it may be convenient bit it ...