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Walmart pulls Confederate flag merchandise after Charleston attack Walmart announced it has decided to remove Confederate flag merchandise from its stores as a debate rages around the banner seen by many as a symbol of racial violence.
23 июня 2015
Photo courtesy of Expensive patriotism: man in Kazakhstan fined for hanging flag A man in Kazakhstan was ordered to pay a fine for hanging a flag off his balcony in a multi-apartment house. Lawyers and public do not agree with the decision. Will he pay?
06 марта 2015
A New Zealand flag. ©REUTERS New Zealanders to vote on flag change New Zealand will hold a binding referendum in 2016 on whether to change the national flag, Prime Minister John Key said.
29 октября 2014
Prime Minister John Key.  ©Reuters New Zealand PM pushes flag change after election win New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said he would press ahead with plans to hold a referendum to change the national flag following his election triumph.
22 сентября 2014
Saudi Arabia flag. Photo courtesy of Saudi jails Shiites over flag insult A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced five young Shiites to jail terms ranging from three to six years for insulting the kingdom's flag during protests, an official source said.
23 июня 2014
©Reuters/Zoran Milich Made in USA: Pentagon to use only 100% American flags It is the ultimate symbol of chest-thumping American patriotic pride and now the United States flag must be "100 percent made in the USA" -- at least where the Pentagon is concerned.
24 февраля 2014
International Olympic Committee lifts ban on India The International Olympic Committee Tuesday reinstated India, allowing its athletes to compete under their own flag in Sochi.
11 февраля 2014
Photo courtesy of Google Doodle flies gay flag for Sochi Olympics Google marked the Winter Games in Sochi by flying the gay flag in a search page Doodle that linked to a call for equality in the Olympic Charter.
07 февраля 2014
©Reuters/Mansi Thapliyal 'Gay' Christmas lights spark Rome row The gay rainbow-flag theme for the Christmas lights on Rome's main shopping street that were switched on Friday have sparked an unholy row in the Eternal City.
07 декабря 2013
©REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach Angela Merkel's flag necklace gets own Twitter account A necklace worn by Chancellor Angela Merkel sporting the colours of the German flag has acquired a dedicated Twitter account delivering satirical jibes following its much-commented upon appearance at a TV debate.
03 сентября 2013
Kazakhstan flag. Photo by Gizat Makkhanov© Kazakhstan anthem to be played simultaneously in Astana, London, Washington, Moscow and Shanghai Kazakhstan anthem will be played simultaneously in Astana, Moscow, London, Washington and Shanghai to commemorate the Kazakhstan State Symbols Day on June 4.
04 июня 2013
Taiwanese fishermen burn Filipino flags in protest Angry Taiwanese fishermen burned Filipino flags in protest Monday after the Philippine coastguard fired on a Taiwan fishing boat killing a crew member.
14 мая 2013
British flag raised in Belfast for first time since riots The British flag was hoisted over Belfast's City Hall on Wednesday for the first time since the decision not to fly it permanently sparked riots in Northern Ireland.
11 января 2013
Iranian Flag Iraq aims to unite with new national anthem, flag Iraq is seeking to replace its national anthem and flag in a move aimed at providing unifying national symbols and putting decades of conflict and hardship in the country behind it.
25 сентября 2012
Olympic flag arrives in Rio, host of 2016 Games The Olympic flag arrived Monday in Rio de Janeiro, which will host the 2016 Summer Games -- a challenge which authorities in Brazil say the city is prepared to conquer.
14 августа 2012
Kazakhstan features two holes at Olympics Two incidents involving Kazakhstan symbols at London Olympics-2012 outrage the country's citizens.
31 июля 2012
Photo courtesy of @gdnlondon2012 Olympics: North Korea flag blunder mars day one London's Olympics got off to an embarrassing start Wednesday when North Korea's women footballers refused to play after a mix-up over their national flag, in one of a series of blunders.
26 июля 2012
©REUTERS Olympics kick off but flag error sparks protest Britain's women footballers kicked off the 2012 Olympics on Wednesday, two days before the opening ceremony, but controversy erupted later over a mistake with the North Korean flag.
26 июля 2012
Olympics: London cracks down on unofficial souvenirs The London Olympics pop up on teapots, bunting and a one-eyed mascot -- but strict branding laws are in place to ensure that official products are the only ones in the race.
20 июля 2012
Kazakhstan flag next to UNICEF office. Photo by Danial Okassov© Kazakhstan flag hangs upside down next to UNICEF office in Astana The wire got shifted down and that’s why the flag changed its orientation, because a strong wind was blowing in Astana in the last two days: UNICEF.
11 июля 2012
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