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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.

Fury, concern over Trump presidency

Washington - Women poured into Washington to express concern, anger and outrage over Donald Trump's taking over as the 45th US president, in the "Women's March on Washington.

'Dump Trump': Tens of thousands join global march

London - Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of London, Paris and other cities worldwide on Saturday in solidarity with women-led marches in the United States opposed to President Donald Trump.

Review: Lee Greenwood spectacular at Trump inauguration Special

Washington - Grammy-winning country artist Lee Greenwood gave a spectacular performance of "God Bless the U.S.A." at the Trump inauguration.

Women lead huge rights protests across US

Washington - Led by women in pink "pussyhats," hundreds of thousands of people packed the streets of Washington and other cities Saturday in a massive outpouring of defiant opposition to America's hardline new president, Donald Trump.

Trump's inauguration day of ritual upends tradition

Washington - Donald Trump awoke as your everyday American billionaire. By noon he was sworn in as the nation's 45th president, on a whirlwind day that saw him thrust into the spotlight like never before.

Taiwan envoy hails US ties after Trump inauguration

Washington - The leader of a Taiwanese delegation that defied Chinese anger to attend US President Donald Trump's inauguration said Friday that US-Taiwan ties were at a "historic high.

'Hideous' Trump a 'disgrace' for European protesters

Paris - Terrifying, hideous, racist, atrocious and a "disgrace to humanity": Protesters around Europe pulled no punches in reacting to Donald Trump's inauguration as US president on Friday.

Popcorn, salami — and bemusement — in Melania Trump's hometown

Sevnica - Sevnica is a small town in a small country but on Friday that didn't stop local dignitaries making the most of its most famous daughter -- US First Lady Melania Trump.

Pope Francis calls on Trump to help poor and outcasts

Vatican City - Pope Francis congratulated US President Donald Trump on his inauguration Friday, urging the new president to keep fighting for the poor at a time of "grave humanitarian crises.

Trump takes office with 'America first' vow

Washington - Donald Trump launched his presidency Friday with a fiercely nationalistic vow to put "America first," declaring a new political era after being sworn as the 45th US head of state.

Trump at White House for last meeting with Obama

Washington - US President-elect Donald Trump arrived at the White House Friday for his final meeting with outgoing leader Barack Obama, before the two head to the Capitol for the Republican's swearing-in ceremony.

Trump begins inauguration day activities with church service

Washington - US President-elect Donald Trump on Friday attended the first event of his jam-packed inauguration day -- a prayer service just hours before he takes the oath of office.Trump, his wife Melania and his adult children arrived at St.

Anti-Trump protesters, attendees clash at Washington 'Deploraball'

Washington - Hundreds of protesters demonstrating against Donald Trump clashed with guests leaving an event in honour of the new US president in Washington late Thursday, prompting police to use chemical spray on the crowd.

Donald Trump set to be sworn in as US president

Washington - Donald Trump was on the cusp of taking power as the 45th president of the United States Friday -- ushering in a new political era that has been cheered and feared in equal measure."It all begins today! I will see you at 11:00 A.M. for the swearing-in.

Trump wants to ditch 'Obamacare' but keep the gains

Washington - Health coverage for all: the promise of President-elect Donald Trump was also the vow of his predecessor Barack Obama, whose signature domestic achievement is now under serious threat of repeal.

Trump pledges to unify US on inauguration eve

Washington - Billionaire Republican Donald Trump pledged to bring unity to America as he swept into Washington on the eve of his inauguration as 45th president of the United States.

Chile's Bachelet hopes Trump will 'respect' Latin America

Santiago - Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said Thursday that she hopes Donald Trump will maintain "a relationship of respect and cooperation" with Latin America when he takes over the White House.

Trump soaks up Washington pageantry on inauguration eve

Washington - Donald Trump swept into Washington Thursday embracing soaring patriotism and pledging unity on the eve of the most consequential moment of the billionaire Republican's life -- his inauguration as 45th president of the United States.
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