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Thousands of Australians kick off anti-Trump Women's March day

Sydney - Thousands of Australians and New Zealanders on Saturday took to the streets in reaction to Donald Trump's inauguration, kicking off the Women's March day of global protest against the new US president.

Anti-Trump protesters set to flood Washington

Washington - Hundreds of thousands of protesters spearheaded by women's rights groups are set to converge on Washington Saturday to send a defiant message to America's new president, Donald Trump.

British PM says Trump 'recognises importance of NATO'

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May said she believed US President Donald Trump "recognises the importance and significance of NATO", despite him days earlier dubbing the military alliance obsolete.

'Europe will wake up in 2017', Le Pen tells Germany right-wing congress

Koblenz - French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen on Saturday told a European gathering of rightwing populists in Germany that a string of high-stakes elections in 2017 would blow a wind of change across the region.

'Europe will wake up in 2017', Le Pen tells Germany right-wing congress

Koblenz - French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen on Saturday told a European gathering of rightwing populists in Germany that a string of high-stakes elections in 2017 would blow a wind of change across the region.

'Europe will wake up in 2017', Le Pen tells Germany right-wing congress

Koblenz - French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen on Saturday told a European gathering of rightwing populists in Germany that a string of high-stakes elections in 2017 would blow a wind of change across the region.

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.

Gambians await Jammeh's exit after pledge to go

Banjul - Gambians on Saturday awaited the departure of Yahya Jammeh to a life of exile, with some nervousness remaining over a deal reached with west African leaders that headed off a regional military intervention.

Turkey vote paves way for referendum on Erdogan powers

Ankara - Turkey will hold a referendum this spring on dramatically expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers after a parliamentary vote early Saturday backed changes that could leave him in power until 2029.

Turkey vote paves way for referendum on Erdogan powers

Ankara - Turkey will hold a referendum this spring on dramatically expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers after a parliamentary vote early Saturday backed changes that could leave him in power until 2029.

Turkey vote paves way for referendum on Erdogan powers

Ankara - Turkey will hold a referendum this spring on dramatically expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers after a parliamentary vote early Saturday backed changes that could leave him in power until 2029.

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.

Full probe urged of key Brazil judge's death

Rio De Janeiro - Relatives and allies of a judge involved in probing a corruption scandal potentially implicating Brazil's president demanded on Friday a full investigation into the magistrate's death in an air crash.

'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.

Op-Ed: Inauguration insights — Digital Journal's new pundits chime in

Digital Journal is happy to present the first in our hard-biting series of lighthearted commentary on the politics we find ourselves gnawing on today.

S. Korea minister resigns after arrest over arts blacklist

Seoul - South Korea's culture minister resigned after being arrested Saturday for allegedly creating a "blacklist" of nearly 10,000 artists who voiced criticism of impeached President Park Geun-Hye.

S. Korea minister resigns after arrest over arts blacklist

Seoul - South Korea's culture minister resigned after being arrested Saturday for allegedly creating a "blacklist" of nearly 10,000 artists who voiced criticism of impeached President Park Geun-Hye.

S. Korea minister resigns after arrest over arts blacklist

Seoul - South Korea's culture minister resigned after being arrested Saturday for allegedly creating a "blacklist" of nearly 10,000 artists who voiced criticism of impeached President Park Geun-Hye.

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.

Putin won't watch Trump's inauguration live: Kremlin

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin won't be watching the live ceremony of Donald Trump's inauguration Friday, his spokesman said, rubbishing the idea of him being Moscow's man in Washington.

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.

Barack Obama leaves Oval Office for last time

Washington - Outgoing US President Barack Obama on Friday left the Oval Office for the last time, as he prepares for the inauguration of his successor Donald Trump.

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.

Trump tweets his work is about to begin

Washington - Hours before his inauguration Friday, US President-elect Donald Trump tweeted that his job of shaking up America's political and economic status quo is about to begin.

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.

More than 45,000 have fled The Gambia this month: UN

Geneva - More than 45,000 people have fled a political crisis in The Gambia this month, the United Nations said Friday, as veteran leader Yahya Jammeh faced a midday deadline to leave office.

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.

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.
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