McCain honored as his body lies in state at the US Capitol

Monday, 03 Sep, 2018

President Donald Trump is leaving open the possibility of relaunching military wargames with South Korea while saying there's no reason at this time to spend millions of dollars on the exercises.

The move by the Independent Alliance ministers could cause a major diplomatic headache for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar ahead of Mr Trump's arrival.

It is understood Mr Trump will spend one day in Dublin and one day in Co Clare, where he owns a golf course.

He said a programme for the visit had not yet been worked out but any schedule would have to respect the fact that we will be inaugurating a President on 11 November.

"It will be an opportunity to follow up on the issues discussed in the White House in March including migration, trade, climate change and human rights issues", he said.

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It is the first time that Mr Trump has visited Ireland since he entered the White House at the start of 2017.

Mr McGrath confirmed he would join the protest and said he meant to raise concerns with the Taoiseach at this week's Cabinet meeting. "We're calling on Irish people to tell our government to cancel this visit; and for them to demonstrate in never-before-seen numbers should they fail to do so".

Trump made no reference to the senator's passing, even as the luminaries of Washington -including three former presidents - began gathering at the National Cathedral for a memorial service. But she, a populist firebrand with similarities to Trump, was not invited to any of the services. "They know that's what I've been for them, and it's what I'll continue to be as their Senator next year", said Donnelly.

"It is only right that today, near the end of his long journey, John lies here, in this great hall, under this mighty dome, like other American heroes before him", said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied his government interfered in the election, despite the conclusions of US intelligence and law enforcement agencies and congressional committees that Moscow intervened with its own state-directed campaign of e-mail hacking and public opinion manipulation. Our two countries have such strong historic, economic, cultural and family ties. "Maintaining those connections is always a top priority", he said.