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'The work begins!': Trump to be sworn in as U.S. president
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump began the ceremonial events leading up to his swearing-in later on Friday as the 45th president of the United States, when he will take power over a divided country after a bitter campaign and set the country on a new, uncertain path at home and abroad. 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, a Republican, 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.
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U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in early trading Friday ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. Phone company stocks led the gainers. Energy stocks also rose as oil prices headed higher. Investors also had their eye on the latest batch of company earnings and outlooks.
German safety body must pay 60 mn euros to breast implant victims: court
A French court on Friday ordered German safety certifier TUV to pay 60 million euros ($64 million) in compensation to 20,000 women who received defective breast implants that the group had approved. The German company was ordered to make a provisional payment of 3,000 euros to each plaintiff for certifying that implants made by French firm Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) met safety standards. In what became a major health scandal, the devices were later found to contain substandard, industrial-grade silicone gel.
Trump's big day underway: Tea with Obamas, then the oath
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Following the path of inaugurations past, Donald Trump paid visits to church and the White House on Friday as the real estate mogul and reality television star who upended American politics prepared to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. His ascent puts Republicans in control of the White House for the first time in eight years.
Protesters make their mark on Trump's inauguration
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Barack Obama leaves Oval Office for last time
Obama walked into the Oval Office holding a letter, which he left on the Resolute desk, a 19th century gift from Queen Elizabeth that is made from the timber of a British arctic vessel. It is customary for the outgoing president to leave a personal note for his successor. Obama was to have morning tea with Trump before they make their way to the Capitol for the inauguration ceremony.