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Outrage after troops protecting US Capitol forced to sleep in garage

Washington - A decision to turn a chilly underground parking garage into an overnight billet for National Guard troops in Washington to protect President Joe Biden's inauguration has stirred an uproar.

Bernie Sanders and his mittens are an Internet sensation

A meme was born on Wednesday when Bernie Sanders took his mittens to Washington, DC. Amidst the designer creations sported by Michelle Obama, Vice-President Harris, and Dr. Jill Biden, Sanders' mittens stood out like a very warm "sore thumb."

Bundled-up Bernie: 'anti-fashion' Sanders sparks inauguration meme storm

Washington - Standing out in a crowd of glamorously dressed guests, Bernie Sanders showed up for the US presidential inauguration in a heavy winter jacket and patterned mittens -- with an AFP photo of the veteran leftist spawning the first viral meme of the Biden e...

Biden to unveil Covid plan on first full day in office

Washington - US President Joe Biden was expected Thursday to unveil his administration's plans to tackle the coronavirus crisis, as he starts his first full day in the White House with America confronting a slew of challenges.

Springsteen, Katy Perry boost Biden at inauguration concert

Washington - Fireworks burst over the White House Wednesday for a star-studded night of socially distanced music celebrating America's new President Joe Biden, a pandemic-era special that replaced the traditional bevy of balls.

Biden signs raft of orders, including to rejoin Paris climate accord

Washington - US President Joe Biden signed a series of executive orders to launch his administration Wednesday, including a decision to rejoin the Paris climate accord and a mask mandate for all federal buildings.

Democracy, truth and Covid — Biden's inauguration speech

Washington - President Joe Biden spoke for just over 20 minutes after his swearing in. Here are some excerpts from his inaugural address.- The election, and democracy -This is America's day.

Biden plans immediate orders on immigration, Covid, environment

Washington - US President-elect Joe Biden plans to kick off his new administration Wednesday with orders to restore the United States to the Paris climate accord and the World Health Organization, aides said.

European public optimistic on Biden, concerned on US democracy

Washington - The European public is strongly supportive of US President-elect Joe Biden but is increasingly concerned about democracy in the United States following Donald Trump's tumultuous tenure, a survey said Tuesday.

Biden's top diplomat vows US will lead but restore alliances

Washington - Antony Blinken, President-elect Joe Biden's choice to be secretary of state, will vow Tuesday that the United States will "outcompete" a rising China while reviving frayed alliances, in a sea change from Donald Trump's go-it-alone "America First" appro...

Biden facing 'competing crises' as he takes office

Washington - A raging pandemic. An economic crisis. A nation divided. Deep racial wounds.Joe Biden has his work cut out for him as he prepares to be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday.

Biden to sign executive orders on Day 1, amid high alert for inauguration

Washington - Joe Biden's top aide said Saturday the incoming president would sign about a dozen executive orders on his first day in office, as police fearing violence from Trump supporters staged a nationwide security operation ahead of the inauguration.

US capital locks down as security threats mount

Washington - The center of Washington was in lockdown Thursday as more than 20,000 armed National Guard troops were mobilized following the deadly assault on the Capitol and the threat of more violence at the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden.

Washington on lockdown as security threats mount

Washington - The center of Washington was on lockdown Thursday as more than 20,000 armed National Guard troops were being mobilized due to security concerns ahead of the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden.

UN hoping for violence-free Biden inauguration

New York - The United Nations on Tuesday called on political leaders including US President Donald Trump not to incite violence, as Washington prepares for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.

After mob siege, Capitol police take heat for security response

Washington - How a ragtag mob egged on by Donald Trump managed to overpower security and invade the US Congress triggered anger and disbelief in Washington on Thursday.

George W. Bush to attend Biden inauguration: spokesman

Washington - Republican former US president George W. Bush will attend the inauguration of Democrats Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in Washington on January 20, his chief of staff said Tuesday."President and Mrs.

No Scottish golf trip for Trump, says leader Sturgeon

Edinburgh - Scotland's leader Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday poured cold water on rumours that Donald Trump was set to visit, saying even the US president was subject to coronavirus travel restrictions.

Belarus leader Lukashenko sworn in at secret ceremony: agency

Minsk - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has been sworn in for a sixth term at a secret ceremony held with no prior announcement, the Belta state news agency reported Wednesday.

Rockets and rivalry mar Afghan's new presidency as US starts pullout

Kabul - Rocket fire interrupted the swearing-in ceremony Monday for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, whose second-term win has been undercut by his rival's simultaneously claiming the leadership ahead of critical peace talks with the Taliban.

Macri, millionaire president facing heave in Argentina election

Buenos Aires - Critics of Mauricio Macri say he has floated above the maelstrom of Argentina's economic crisis during his four-year presidency, concerned but untouched, protected by a life of privilege to which he will return.

Georgia's first female president sworn in

Telavi - Georgia on Sunday swore in its first female president, Salome Zurabishvili as opposition parties continue to denounce her election as fraudulent and demand snap parliamentary polls.

Putin sworn in for fourth term as Russian president

Moscow - Vladimir Putin was sworn in as Russia's president for a fourth term on Monday, extending his almost two-decade rule by another six years at a time of high tension with his Western rivals.

Putin 4.0 to launch amid crackdown on opposition

Moscow - Vladimir Putin will on Monday be inaugurated for his fourth Kremlin term under the shadow of hugely strained ties with the West and a crackdown on the opposition, with Alexei Navalny and hundreds more detained at the weekend.

Honduran president begins second term amid angry protests

Tegucigalpa - Juan Orlando Hernandez was sworn in as president of Honduras for a second term Saturday amid protests that he fraudulently won the November election.

Mogadishu on lockdown for president's inauguration

Mugadishu - Somalia's capital Mogadishu was under security lockdown Wednesday, with roads closed and commercial flights cancelled ahead of the inauguration of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed.

Jovenel Moise sworn in as Haiti's new president

Port-au-prince - Jovenel Moise was sworn in Tuesday as Haiti's 58th president, ending a protracted electoral crisis that had created a power vacuum in the impoverished, disaster-prone Caribbean nation.

Trump looks to steady ship after fraught start

Washington - US President Donald Trump gets down to work on Monday, signing a slew of executive orders to start rolling out his policy agenda after a tumultuous start put his administration on the back foot.

Trump tweets criticism over US protests

Washington - President Donald Trump took to Twitter early Sunday to needle the estimated two million people who marched in women-led mass protests against him a day earlier, including celebrities who took part.

Trump launches term stirring controversy over popular support

Washington - Barely arrived in the White House, President Donald Trump has touched off a stormy debate over the extent of his popular support, but sought to shift the focus to upcoming actions from his office.
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