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  • 'The work begins!': Trump to be sworn in as U.S. president

    Security personnel walk on the roof of then White House near Pennsylvania Avenue before Inauguration Day for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in WashingtonBy Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump will be sworn in on Friday as the 45th president of the United States, taking power over a divided country after a savage campaign and setting the country on a new, uncertain path at home and abroad. In a ceremony likely to draw 900,000 people, including protesters, Trump and his vice president, Mike Pence, will take the oath of office at midday (1700 GMT) outside the domed U.S. Capitol, with U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts presiding. "It all begins today!" Trump wrote in a note on Twitter at about 7:30 a.m. "I will see you at 11:00 A.M. for the swearing-in.




  • Trump readies to be sworn in as 45th US president

    US President-elect Donald TrumpDonald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday -- winning vindication for his bare-knuckle White House bid and beginning a four-year term that promises to shake up Washington and the world. THE MOVEMENT CONTINUES - THE WORK BEGINS!" Trump tweeted from his overnight lodgings at Blair House, just steps from the White House. In the cool Washington dawn, his most ardent supporters ignored forecasts of rain and began to make their way by metro, car and on foot to take part in history.




  • Melania Trump's hometown in Slovenia marks inauguration
    SEVNICA, Slovenia (AP) — The inauguration of Donald Trump is a big thing for a small town in Slovenia where the future U.S. first lady traces her roots.

  • In Trump We Trust: Inauguration prompts celebration in Russia

    A pedestrian walks past the store "Army of Russia", with an image of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump seen on the advertising banner, in MoscowBy Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin may have spent years reviling America, but Russians hoping Donald Trump will usher in a new era of detente marked his inauguration on Friday with parties and trinkets from commemorative coins to "matryoshka" nesting dolls in his image. Craftsmen in the city of Zlatoust, east of Moscow, have released a limited series of silver and gold commemorative coins, engraved with "In Trump We Trust" - an allusion to the phrase on U.S. banknotes "In God We Trust".




  • The Latest: Mexican druglord "El Chapo" is in US courthouse

    In this photo provided U.S. law enforcement, authorities escort Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, center, from a plane to a waiting caravan of SUVs at Long Island MacArthur Airport on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. The infamous drug kingpin who twice escaped from maximum-security prisons in Mexico was extradited at the request of the U.S. to face drug trafficking and other charges, and landed in New York late Thursday, a federal law enforcement official said. (U.S. law enforcement via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman facing drug trafficking and other charges in the United States (all times local):




  • Will Trump end globalization? The doubt haunts Davos' elite

    A woman cleans the stage prior to a panel session on the closing day of the 47th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — It's been impossible to escape the shadow of Donald Trump at this year's gathering of the business elites at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.




  • Royal Navy removes WWII bomb from River Thames in London

    Part of the Victoria Embankment in central London is cordoned off by police as a suspected unexploded World War II bomb was found in the River Thames, forcing the closure of Waterloo and Westminster bridges Thursday Jan. 19, 2017. The device was found in the river by Victoria Embankment. ( Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)LONDON (AP) — Britain's Royal Navy on Friday removed and detonated a still-dangerous World War II bomb whose discovery in the River Thames shut down a chunk of central London.




  • Micho, the 'soldier and servant of African football'

    Uganda coach Milutin SredojevicPort-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) - "There is no bigger showroom than the Africa Cup of Nations," says Uganda coach Milutin Sredojevic, and making it to this year's tournament in Gabon has thrust him and his team into the limelight. The articulate and engaging Serbian has been working towards this moment since first arriving on the continent in 2001, and now he has taken Uganda to a first Cup of Nations since 1978. For Sredojevic, or "Coach Micho" as he likes to be known, leading Uganda back to the big time has brought the kind of recognition and responsibility that he did not wait around to get in his homeland.




  • Denmark says deploying special forces to Syria against Islamic State
    Denmark will deploy up to 60 special forces to fight Islamic State in Syria, the Danish government said on Friday. NATO member Denmark is part of the U.S.-led operation "Inherent Resolve" against Islamic State and already has ground troops operating in Iraq. "Based on a concrete approach from the coalition, the government has decided to expand the tasks of our special forces in Iraq and Syria," said foreign minister Anders Samuelsen.

  • Rescue crews find some 8 people alive after Italy avalanche

    This frame from video shows Italian firefighters extracting a boy alive from under snow and debris of an hotel that was hit by an avalanche on Wednesday, in Rigopiano, central Italy, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (Italian Firefighters/ANSA via AP)FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) — Rescue crews located up to eight people alive in the kitchen of an avalanche-crushed hotel on Friday, an incredible discovery that boosted spirits two days after the massive snow slide buried around 30 people in the resort.




  • No longer 'realistic' to exclude Assad from Syria deal: Turkey

    Turkey said it was no longer "realistic" to insist on a solution to the Syria conflict without President Bashar al-AssadTurkey said on Friday it was no longer "realistic" to insist on a solution to the Syria conflict without President Bashar al-Assad. Ankara acknowledged last year that Assad is an actor in Syria but it is the first time a senior Turkish official has openly said it would be unrealistic to insist on the embattled leader's departure for any solution. The facts on the ground have changed dramatically," Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek told a panel on Syria at the World Economic Forum in Davos.




  • Syrian rebels bitterly divided before new peace talks

    FILE PHOTO: Rebel fighters sitting on the rubble of damaged buildings as they wait to be evacuated from a rebel-held sector of eastern AleppoBy Tom Perry and Suleiman Al-Khalidi BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's opponents appear more divided than ever as they prepare for peace talks next week, demoralized by their defeat in Aleppo and unable to unite into a single force to defend their remaining territory.     The new diplomacy led by Assad's Russian allies has exposed yet more splits in a rebellion that has never had a clear chief, with rebel factions long fractured by regional rivalries, their ties to foreign states, and an ideological battle over whether to pursue Syrian national or Sunni jihadist goals. After the rebels' defeat in Aleppo last month, the latest effort to unify the jihadist and moderate wings of the insurgency collapsed. By contrast Assad is as strong as at any time since the fighting began, his Russian and Iranian backers committed to his survival while the differing agendas of foreign states backing the rebels have added to their divisions.     The delegation of rebels that will attend the talks with the Syrian government starting on Monday in the Kazakh capital Astana represents only part of the moderate opposition that has fought Assad in a loose alliance known as the Free Syrian Army.




  • Nice prosecutor: no security lapse in Nice attack
    NICE, France (AP) — Nice public prosecutor has dismissed allegations that French authorities and the city of Nice failed to implement proper security measures in July when a man drove a truck into the crowds, killing 86 people.

  • With little room to maneuver, Syria's rebels head for talks

    FILE - This undated handout file photo released by the Russian Defense Ministry claims to show Russian Military engineers driving in their APCs to operate in Aleppo, Syria. Syrian rebels are sending representatives next week to the capital of Kazakhstan for talks with government representatives. With the loss of Aleppo, the election of Donald Trump and the pivot of Turkey toward Russia, the opposition has very little room to maneuver. Without much foreign support and with the wider rebellion in crisis, the opposition will be negotiating for scraps.(Russian Defense Ministry Press Service photo via AP, File)BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels are sending more than a dozen representatives next week to the capital of Kazakhstan for talks with government representatives, the first such negotiations between the two sides in a year.




  • Murray, Federer masterclass wows Australian Open

    Switzerland's Roger Federer in action against the Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych in the Australian Open third round in Melbourne on January 20, 2017Andy Murray and Roger Federer put on a masterclass on Friday as they swept into the last 16 of the Australian Open, hoping to take advantage of Novak Djokovic's shock exit. Murray swamped Sam Querrey 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 and Federer humbled Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 in just 90 minutes, maintaining his 100 percent record over his old rival at Melbourne Park. Women's world number one Angelique Kerber also hit form as she dropped only four games against Kristyna Pliskova to race into a fourth-round meeting with America's Coco Vandeweghe.




  • Germany says U.S. under Trump must abide by trade deals

    German Finance Minister Schaeuble attends the WEF annual meeting in DavosThe United States must stick to international agreements under the presidency of Donald Trump, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Friday, adding that he did not expect a major trade war despite Trump's attack on German car makers. Trump, taking office on Friday, has vowed to make sweeping changes to U.S. trade policy, and economists see his protectionism as the biggest risk to U.S. growth.




  • Federer joins Murray in 4th round at Australian Open

    Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after defeating Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer showed against 10th-seeded Tomas Berdych that his first two wins against qualifiers at the Australian Open really were warmups.




  • Australian Open Glance

    Britain's Andy Murray makes a forehand return to United States' Sam Querrey during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A look at the Australian Open on Wednesday:




  • Smoke, fire hinder search for bodies under collapsed Tehran mall

    A collapsed building is seen in TehranThick smoke and fire were hampering the search for the bodies of at least 20 firefighters under the rubble of a collapsed 17-storey building in Tehran more than a day after the blaze began, Iranian state TV reported on Friday. Twenty firemen were killed as they evacuated people on Thursday from Iran's oldest high-rise building, built in 1962, which housed hundreds of clothing warehouses as well as a shopping mall and other businesses. "We are trying any way possible to reach them ... but very thick rising smoke is making the work very difficult," Tehran's emergency services head, Pir Hossein Kolivand, told state TV.




  • Gambia's Jammeh asks for extension of deadline for him to leave power
    BANJUL (Reuters) - Gambia's longtime leader Yahya Jammeh has asked the West African bloc ECOWAS for an extension of a midday deadline for him to leave power until 4 p.m. local time (1600 GMT), government sources said on Friday. Guinea's President Alpha Conde and Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz arrived in the Gambian capital Banjul on Friday for last-ditch talks with Jammeh, witnesses said. It was not clear whether Jammeh intended to step down. (Writing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; Editing by Gareth Jones)

  • Shanghai appoints former judge as new mayor
    By John Ruwitch SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's largest city Shanghai has named a former judge as mayor, one of the most senior provincial-level positions in the country, the city government announced on Friday. Ying Yong, 59, had previously run the city's top court and the ruling Communist Party's local organization department, which oversees personnel, according to the Shanghai government. The appointment comes amid a nationwide reshuffle of upper echelon officials ahead of a meeting of Communist Party elite later this year.

  • Ellis Genge back with England for 6 Nations
    LONDON (AP) — Ellis Genge has been recalled to the squad for England's Six Nations title defense just weeks after being dropped by coach Eddie Jones.

  • China asks regions to spell out how they will crack down on low-grade recycled steel

    Smog billows from chimneys and cooling towers of a steel plant during a hazy day in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, ChinaChina has asked local authorities to provide a list of producers of a highly-polluting kind of low-end steel product, with details of specific measures and a timetable for phasing out its production, as part of China's drive to tackle smog. The state economic planner, the National Development & Reform Commission (NDRC), requested local authorities to submit the list to relevant central government agencies by Jan. 20, according to a statement on the website of the National Energy Administration. The government has pledged to halt production of the polluting low-end steel product by the end of June and has sent 12 inspection groups to areas including Hebei, Henan, Guangxi and Heilongjiang to oversee the move, state media Xinhua has reported.




  • Gambia's Jammeh offered last chance for peaceful exit before troops advance

    Gambians take to the street in jubilations as Adama Barrow is sworn-in as President of Gambia in BanjulBy Tim Cocks BANJUL (Reuters) - West African leaders said it was no longer possible for Gambia's veteran leader Yahya Jammeh to stay in power as regional military forces stood ready to advance on the capital Banjul on Friday. A regional delegation was due to visit Banjul to give Jammeh a last chance to quit peacefully and cede office to newly-elected President Adama Barrow. "It's out of the question that he stays in place," said Marcel de Souza, head of a commission from the regional grouping ECOWAS.




  • Germany launches bid as favorite to host Euro 2024

    FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 file photo, Chairman of the German Soccer Association, Reinhard Grindel attends the signing of several Memorandums of Understanding on the cooperation in soccer in Berlin, Germany. Germany’s soccer federation on Friday Jan. 20, 2017, has formally launched a bid to host the 2024 European Championship. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The German soccer federation has formally launched a bid to host the 2024 European Championship.




  • FIFA appoints CONMEBOL president to chair finance panel
    GENEVA (AP) — FIFA has appointed the president of the corruption-ravaged South American governing body to chair its finance committee.

  • Mayer beats Innerhofer, Feuz to win super-G in Kitzbuehel

    Austria's Matthias Mayer celebrates at the finish area of an alpine ski, men's World Cup Super G, in Kitzbuehel, Austria, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Matthias Mayer gave the host country a winning start to the traditional Hahnenkamm races by taking Friday's super-G.




  • Trapped in dying tea gardens, workers lose children to traffickers
    By Anuradha Nagaraj JALPAIGURI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fagua Ooraon was running late for work when traffickers stopped outside his hut and said they were taking his teenage daughter with them to the city for better employment. "They took her anyway," he said, sitting in his home in Diana Tea Estate in the east Indian state of West Bengal. Sabita, 16, is among the growing number of adolescent girls coerced to leave the tea-growing belt of West Bengal, whose pickers endure severe poverty, social isolation and health problems now their jobs have gone West Bengal reported 14,671 cases of missing children in 2014, according to Child Rights and You, a non-profit organization that analyzed government data.

  • The Latest: French Open champion Muguruza into 4th round

    Spain's Garbine Muguruza serves to Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest from the Australian Open on Friday (all times local):




  • Eight survivors found after massive Italy avalanche

    Firefighters work at Hotel Rigopiano in FarindolaBy Antonio Denti and Valentina Consiglio PENNE, Italy (Reuters) - Eight people were found alive on Friday two days after being buried under a massive avalanche that hit a luxury mountain hotel in central Italy, a Civil Protection official said. Titti Postiglione told reporters that two of the survivors had already been pulled clear of the snow and debris which destroyed the isolated Hotel Rigopiano on Wednesday. "Finding these people gives us further hope there are other survivors," Postiglione said.




  • Turkey can no longer insist on Syria settlement without Assad: Turkish deputy PM
    Turkey can no longer insist on a resolution of the conflict in Syria without the involvement of President Bashar al-Assad, as the situation on the ground has changed dramatically, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Friday. Turkey has long insisted that Assad must go for sustainable peace to be achieved in Syria.

  • Russian political elites revel in Trump's inauguration

    The U.S. Embassy building is reflected in a window of a Russian military outerwear shop "Armia Rossii" (Russian Army) displaying a poster of Donald Trump, in downtown Moscow, Russia, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, hours ahead of Donald Trump being sworn in as president of the United States, The poster reads: "10 percent discount to the embassy employees and US citizens on the Inauguration Day". (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials and lawmakers lauded Donald Trump's inauguration Friday, hoping it will herald a period of better ties with the United States, while revelers in Moscow and elsewhere gathered for celebrations as bar and club owners sought to cash in on public excitement.




  • Danes can also fight militants with Iraqi troops
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark has extended the mandate of an undisclosed number of special Danish troops training Iraqi troops fighting Islamic State group, to also fight militants.

  • West African forces to wait for end of talks before advancing
    DAKAR (Reuters) - West African forces that entered Gambia as part of an operation to force the country's veteran leader Yahya Jammeh to step aside will wait for mediation talks to finish before resuming their advance, a Senegalese presidential source said on Friday. Guinea's President Alpha Conde and Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz have headed to Gambia to urge Jammeh to quit peacefully after he lost an election. "So long as Conde and Aziz are there we will not resume hostilities," the source said. ...

  • Four dead, more than 20 hurt when driver ploughs into Australian pedestrians

    Police cordon off Bourke Street mall after a car hit pedestrians in central Melbourne, AustraliaA man deliberately drove into pedestrians, killing four and injuring more than 20, in the center of Australia's second largest city of Melbourne on Friday, but police said the incident was not terrorism-related. Police said the man had a history of family violence and was wanted over a stabbing earlier in the day. Pursued by police cars, the man had been seen driving erratically before speeding into a pedestrian mall, ploughing into people, police said.




  • Amid tension, Taiwan says wants 'new era' of peace with China

    Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen waves to supporters as she leaves a hotel for her return to Taiwan after her visit to Latin America in BurlingameBy J.R. Wu TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan aspires to create a "new era" of peace with China as military action cannot resolve problems, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said in a letter to Pope Francis, lauding Taipei's peaceful intentions at a time of tension with Beijing. The issue of self-ruled and proudly democratic Taiwan has shot to the top of the international agenda since U.S. President-elect Donald Trump broke with decades of precedent last month by taking a congratulatory telephone call from Tsai.




  • Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' to appear in New York court on Friday

    Mexico's top drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted by police officers in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, as he is extradited to New YorkMexican cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is expected to appear in a court in New York on Friday, shortly after his surprise extradition from Mexico ended a decades-long career in drug-trafficking, dare-devil jail breaks and murder. A Justice Department spokesman said El Chapo, or Shorty, once one of the world's most wanted drug lords, was set to appear for an arraignment at the federal court in Brooklyn. Guzman, 59, arrived in a small jet at Long Island's MacArthur Airport after nightfall Thursday, from a prison in the city of Juarez in the northern state of Chihuahua, where his Sinaloa cartel crushed the rival Juarez gang.




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