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McCain in Blair talks; POLITICS MEETING.

US presidential hopeful John McCain met former Prime Minister Tony Blair yesterday for talks on the Middle East.

Mr McCain, who is set to secure the Republican nomination for the presidency, is on a week-long tour of Europe and the Middle East with members of the Senate Armed Forces Committee.

A spokesman for Mr Blair, who is now an international envoy for the Middle East, said they discussed the situation in the region as well as climate change issues during their one-hour meeting in London.

Earlier, Mr McCain - a Vietnam War veteran - praised Prince Harry for serving on the frontline in Afghanistan.

"His willingness and his eagerness to serve provides an inspiration to other young men and women to serve the cause of freedom in Afghanistan," he said.

"All of us Americans and British are proud of him. I respect and admire the Royal Family and I think those two young Princes are very good role models."
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