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Americans bid McCain solemn farewell with US Capitol honor

Washington - Americans paid their final respects Friday to John McCain as the national icon lay in state in the US Capitol as part of a momentous sendoff for the war hero and statesman.

NATO mulls proposal to name HQ for McCain

Apo - NATO said Thursday it will consider a proposal made by three former alliance chiefs to name the organisation's new headquarters in honour of the late US politician and Navy veteran John McCain.

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

Washington - Donald Trump bowed to pressure Monday to honor the late John McCain, ordering that flags be lowered to half-staff across the country, as the late senator fired a parting shot at the president in a farewell message to the United States.

McCain takes parting shot at Trump in final message

Phoenix - Late US senator John McCain took a final swipe at Donald Trump in his farewell message to the nation delivered posthumously Monday, denouncing "tribal rivalries," as an aide confirmed the president will not attend the lawmaker's funeral.

Trump isolated in his silence on McCain

Washington - Donald Trump's conspicuous failure to pay tribute to the late John McCain Monday underscored the isolation of the US leader -- seen by critics as incapable of bringing a divided nation together even as it mourns a political icon.

Burning in hell: Russian press sheds few tears for McCain

Moscow - Russian pro-Kremlin media pulled no punches on Monday in condemning John McCain, who died of a brain tumour at the weekend, as Washington's "chief Russophobe".

Burning in hell: Russian press sheds few tears for McCain

Moscow - Russian pro-Kremlin media pulled no punches on Monday in condemning John McCain, who died of a brain tumour at the weekend, as Washington's "chief Russophobe".

Vietnam remembers, mourns former POW John McCain

Hanoi - Hanoi paid tribute Monday to former US Senator John McCain, a onetime foe who helped heal the wounds of the Vietnam War after spending years as a prisoner in the city.

John McCain's Hanoi Hilton jailor recalls 'stubborn' POW

As a prisoner of war in the "Hanoi Hilton", navy pilot John McCain was known as uncompromising, frank and an avid reader who fiercely debated the war with his Vietnamese jailors.

Five major dates in the life of John McCain

Washington - US Senator John McCain, who died Saturday at age 81, spent 35 years in politics after a military career interrupted by his Hanoi confinement during the war in Vietnam.

America mourns John McCain, war hero and political icon

Washington - Flags were flying at half-staff Sunday over the White House and US Capitol in honor of John McCain, the Vietnam War hero and two-time presidential candidate with a legendary temper whose personal courage and insistence on treating even his foes with re...

Veteran US senator McCain halts cancer treatment

Washington - Veteran US senator and war hero John McCain -- a towering figure in American politics for decades -- has stopped treatment for brain cancer, his family announced Friday, one year after the Republican went public with his diagnosis.

'Rock bottom': Anti-McCain comments spark bipartisan uproar

Washington - Family and congressional colleagues pushed back Friday against attacks on cancer-stricken John McCain, including one by a White House aide who reportedly said the senator's opposition to a presidential nominee did not matter because "he's dying anyway....

McCain does not want Trump at his funeral: reports

Washington - Senator John McCain, 81 and battling brain cancer, has made clear he does not want President Donald Trump to attend his funeral, US media reported Saturday.

Tillerson visits 'Hanoi Hilton' that once held McCain and other POWs

Vietnam - Washington's top diplomat visited the remains of a Vietnam War era prison on Saturday where American POWs were held, including veteran Republican senator John McCain.

McCain takes swipe at Trump military service record

Washington - Senator John McCain has taken a barely-veiled jab at President Donald Trump's avoidance of military service, sharply escalating their war of words.

McCain to return to US Senate as health vote teeters

Washington - US Senator John McCain returns to Washington on Tuesday for the first time since being diagnosed with brain cancer, his office announced, in order to take key votes on repealing Obamacare and passing sanctions on Russia.

US Senate icon McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

Washington - US Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war and the maverick 2008 Republican presidential nominee, has been diagnosed with brain cancer, his office announced Wednesday.

McCain calls for Pakistani 'cooperation' against extremists

Kabul - US Senator John McCain visited Kabul Tuesday and warned neighbouring Pakistan that Washington was counting on its support to eliminate militancy and in particular the Haqqani network, responsible for numerous attacks on Afghan territory.

John McCain visits 'Big Bad John' US destroyer in Vietnam

Hanoi - US senator John McCain visited an American missile destroyer dubbed "Big Bad John" that docked in Vietnam Friday, as Washington and Hanoi deepen military ties amid heightened tensions in the South China Sea.

John McCain visits 'Big Bad John' US destroyer in Vietnam

Hanoi - US senator John McCain visited an American missile destroyer dubbed "Big Bad John" that docked in Vietnam Friday, as Washington and Hanoi deepen military ties amid heightened tensions in the South China Sea.

John McCain visits 'Big Bad John' US destroyer in Vietnam

Hanoi - US senator John McCain visited an American missile destroyer dubbed "Big Bad John" that docked in Vietnam Friday, as Washington and Hanoi deepen military ties amid heightened tensions in the South China Sea.

Putin a bigger threat than Islamic State: McCain

Sydney - Russian President Vladimir Putin is a bigger threat to world security than the so-called Islamic State group, according to veteran US Senator John McCain who also admits Donald Trump makes him "nervous".

Trump critic McCain meets Saudi king

Riyadh - Influential American Senator John McCain, a critic of President Donald Trump, held talks with Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Tuesday, official media said.

Putin foe McCain could emerge as bulwark against Trump

Washington - At 80, John McCain has begun his sixth term in the US Senate by proving to be a thorn in Donald Trump's side even before the president-elect takes the oath of office.

Syrian opposition criticises ceasefire deal

Munich - A senior figure in the Syrian opposition movement on Sunday criticised the truce deal forged by the US and Russia, saying Moscow was continuing its onslaught on civilian areas.

McCain takes high road as Trump attacks war record

Washington - John McCain said Monday that property mogul and White House hopeful Donald Trump should apologize to veterans after he dismissed the US senator's military record because he was taken prisoner.

Trump heaps scorn on war hero record of 'loser' McCain

Washington - Donald Trump, known for his incendiary rhetoric on the 2016 campaign trail, lobbed his latest verbal grenade, dismissing the military record of Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war.

Is China getting too aggressive in South China Sea?

Washington, D. C. - U.S. officials are raising concerns internationally about China’s latest activities in the South China Sea that appear to threaten Southeast Asia allies.

Defense secretary resigns, could signal U.S. government shakeup

Washington, D. C. - Speculation about a shakeup at the highest levels of the U.S. government security apparatus were rampant Monday after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced his resignation.
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