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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that he plans to visit the U.S. as soon as possible to meet with incoming U.S. President Donald Trump. Speaking on the eve of Trump's inauguration, he called ...
A-listers join anti-Trump protest in hometown New York
A-list celebrities joined several thousand protesters on the streets of New York on Thursday night to demonstrate against Donald Trump on the eve of the incoming Republican president's inauguration. Hollywood actors Robert de Niro and Alec Baldwin, Oscar-winning director Michael Moore and singer Cher were among those who joined the noisy gathering close to the Trump International Hotel on Central Park South. "Fight Trump every day" and "justice and civil rights for all," read placards at the rally in the president-elect's hometown, where a majority of people voted for his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in last year's election.
How to watch inauguration events, with or without TV
NEW YORK (AP) ? The lack of a TV set shouldn't prevent you from following Friday's presidential inauguration ceremony, the pomp and circumstance surrounding it, and the many protests and marches planned around the country.
China GDP beats expectations but debt risks loom
China's economy grew a faster-than-expected 6.8 percent in the fourth quarter, boosted by higher government spending and record bank lending, giving it a solid tailwind heading into what is expected to be a turbulent 2017. "We do not expect this (Q4 GDP) rebound to extend far into 2017, when a slowdown in the property market and steps to address supply shortages in the commodity sector ought to drag again on demand and output," said Tom Rafferty, regional China manager for the Economist Intelligence Unit. The economy expanded 6.7 percent in 2016, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday, roughly in the middle of the government's 6.5-7 percent growth target but still the slowest pace in 26 years.
Brazil judge dies in crash ahead of corruption probe ruling
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) ? Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki's died in a small-plane crash just weeks before he was to rule on a major corruption case that could implicate high-ranking politicians in several Latin American countries.
Spurs C Gasol breaks finger during warmups, out indefinitely
Factbox: Trump on Twitter (Jan 19)-Rev. Graham, Washington D.C., InaugurationThe following bullet points are from the U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump's Twitter account. Reuters has not edited the tweets. * "It wasn't Donald Trump that divided this country, thiscountry has been divided for a long time!" Stated today byReverend Franklin Graham." [0752 EST] * "Getting ready to leave for Washington, D.C. The journeybegins and I will be working and fighting very hard to make it agreat journey for.." [0800 EST] * "the American people. ...
Paramount inks $1B film co-finance deal with 2 Chinese firmsParamount Pictures said Friday it has inked a co-financing deal with two Chinese companies for the Hollywood studio's slate of movies over the next three years. Under the terms of the deal, Shanghai Film ...