A provincial lawmaker from Misiones northeast Argentina had to meet with six organizations of Malvinas Veterans and apologize for having taken the oath of office last week, wearing a T-shirt with the colors of the Union Jack.
Britain on Friday ended almost half a century of European Union membership, making a historic exit after years of bitter arguments to chart its own uncertain path in the world. There were celebrations and tears across the country as the EU's often reluctant member became the first to leave an organization set up to forge unity among nations after the horrors of World War II.
A 92-year-old woman has been buried in Nebraska with British military honors for a secret that she held for decades: her World War II service as a code breaker of German intelligence communications. The Union Jack was draped over Jean Briggs Watters' casket during her burial on Monday, the Omaha World-Herald reported. Watters died Sept. 15.
New Zealanders have voted to keep their existing flag after a national referendum, preliminary results show. The referendum asked whether the flag which includes the Union Jack should be replaced by a design called Silver Fern, which won an earlier ballot. The results show 56.6% voted for no change, while 43.1% opted for the new design. Just over 2.1m votes were cast.
Sir Jack Hayward, the man instrumental in bringing the SS Great Britain back to Bristol, has died. The 91-year-old multi-millionaire helped fund the project to return Brunel's ship from the Falkland Islands in 1970, a journey of 8,000 miles. Known as 'Union Jack' for his patriotism, the businessman was a former owner of Wolverhampton Wanderers.