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'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.

Adama Barrow 'to be sworn in at Gambian embassy in Senegal'

Banjul - Gambia's president-elect Adama Barrow will be sworn in at the country's embassy in Dakar, Senegal, his spokesman told AFP on Thursday.

Voices of Americans on Trump's inauguration

Washington - As Donald Trump prepares to take the helm of a divided nation, Americans across the political spectrum are looking to the inauguration of their 45th president with wildly different expectations -- ranging from excitement and elation to despondency and ...

The business world falls under Trump's thumb

Washington - With his carrot-and-stick manhandling of the US business community, President-elect Donald Trump has major companies falling over themselves to offer goodwill gestures and promises to create US jobs.

Migrants race to reach US before Trump takes over

Sasabe - Migrants trying to sneak into the United States from the parched Mexican desert have to contend with border guards' drones overhead, poisonous snakes underfoot and human trafficking gangs at their backs.

Trump could enact sweeping changes to environment policy: experts

Miami - President-elect Donald Trump could enact sweeping changes to environmental policy in the beginning days of his administration, with far-reaching effects both in the United States and around the world, experts say.

Media girds for battle with Trump White House

Washington - Donald Trump and the media are digging in for what could be a long and bitter war.

Obama warns Trump, tells supporters 'we'll be okay'

Washington - Barack Obama vowed to speak up if Donald Trump threatens core US values and reassured Americans "we'll be okay" Wednesday, in a political swansong after eight years as president.

Obama holds farewell press conference

Washington - US President Barack Obama will give his final presidential press conference Wednesday, a traditionally mild-mannered ritual given fresh political weight by the rocky handover to Donald Trump.

Trump 'needs to learn how to cry' from Obama

Paris - Donald Trump has one big lesson to learn from outgoing US President Barack Obama -- he needs to learn to be cool about crying.

Trump supporters flock to Washington for inaugural

Washington - Republican Linda Cools journeyed from Chicago to Washington to be a part of history: the upcoming inauguration of her favorite candidate Donald Trump to be the United States' 45th president."I'm very excited.

Trump to take office with dismal ratings -- except on jobs

Washington - Donald Trump is poised to take office with the lowest approval ratings of any new president in recent history, but despite a chaotic transition, Americans trust the billionaire on one crucial point: jobs.

Poor Mexico workers fear Trump trade effect

Villa De Reyes - In a rocky desert of northern Mexico, impoverished villagers fear they may be the first people in the world to suffer the impact of US President-elect Donald Trump's trade crackdown.

Celebrity-in-chief Trump struggles to get A-list inauguration talent

New York - Donald Trump has spent decades palling around in the celebrity world and once dreamed of a movie career. But for his presidential inauguration, he is finding little love in return.

The Trump transition, tweet by tweet

Washington - Since winning the presidency, Donald Trump has exploited Twitter to make administrative announcements, weigh in on foreign policy -- and hurl barbs at anyone who crosses him.With 19.

How did he do it? Trump's shock rise to the presidency

Washington - Less than 17 months -- that's how long it took Donald J. Trump to reach the White House, besting rivals who had been chasing that dream for years. But his political ambitions go back nearly three decades.

Race relations: hope and disappointment of Obama years

New York - If Barack Obama was elected on a wave of optimism, eight years later, hopes of a post-racial America have soured amid recognition that it takes more than a black president to overcome centuries of racism.

Trump's busy Day 1: Scrap Obama orders, deport illegals

Washington - Rolling back Obamacare and industry regulations. Deporting undocumented immigrants. Scrapping trade deals. And of course, building that border wall.

High security over truck attacks for Trump inauguration

Washington - Lone-wolf shooters, trucks used as attack vehicles and weaponized drones are all considered significant risks by security agencies as nearly a million people prepare to throng Washington Friday for Donald Trump's presidential inauguration.
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