The Latest: More may be on Mall for march than for Trump
U.S. envoy to Kazakhstan to attend Syria talks as an observerThe U.S. State Department said on Saturday it will not send a delegation from Washington to attend Syrian peace talks in the Kazakh capital next week due to immediate demands of the transition. The State Department's acting spokesman Mark Toner said U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan, George Krol, would attend the Jan. 23 Russian-led talks as an observer. "We welcome and appreciate Kazakhstan's invitation to participate as an observer," Toner said in a statement, "Given our presidential inauguration and the immediate demands of the transition, a delegation from Washington will not be attending the Astana conference." Toner said the U.S. was committed to a political resolution to the Syrian crisis through a Syrian-owned process.
Rooney becomes Man United's record scorer with 250th goal
Trump opens first full day on job at church
WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Donald Trump opened his first full day as president Saturday at a national prayer service, the final piece of transition business for the nation's new chief executive before a promised full-on shift into governing.
'Europe will wake up in 2017', Le Pen tells Germany right-wing congress
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. Emboldened by the Brexit vote and Donald Trump's US presidential victory, the far-right National Front leader said voters in France, Germany and the Netherlands would be next to reject the status quo. 2017, I am sure, the people of continental Europe will wake up," she told a cheering crowd at a conference hall in the western city of Koblenz, on the river Rhine.
Anti-Trump protesters flood Washington for Women's March
Women in pink "pussyhats" flooded into Washington by the train-load Saturday for a massive rights march set to draw hundreds of thousands in defiance of America's hardline new president, Donald Trump. According to Washington's deputy mayor Kevin Donahue, organizers have upped their initial turnout estimate from 200,000 to 500,000 people faced with the early morning flood of protesters. Trump's defeated rival Hillary Clinton tweeted her support to the crowds massed near Washington's National Mall, preparing to march on the White House led by celebrity participants including Scarlett Johansson and Michael Moore.
New Gambia leader says Jammeh leaving soon for Guinea
Trump heads to CIA after feud with intelligence agencies
By Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump plans to visit CIA headquarters on Saturday in what could be an effort to mend fences after he criticized spy agencies for their investigation into Russian hacking during the presidential election. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Twitter than more than 300 people would attend the event at the Central Intelligence Agency, based in Langley, Virginia. "Excited to thank the men and women of the intelligence community," Spicer said.
Hackers in Russia claim to shut down African Cup website
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) ? A group of Russian hackers claimed Saturday to have shut down the website of the African Cup of Nations soccer tournament in a protest at organizers holding it in Gabon, where President Ali Bongo Ondimba retained power in disputed and violent elections last year.
Budapest mourns as 16 die in fiery bus crash on Italian road
VERONA, Italy (AP) ? A bus carrying Hungarian students home from a school ski trip to France slammed into a highway barrier in northern Italy and burst into flames, killing at least 16 people, police said Saturday. Thirty nine others survived, but some were seriously injured.