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Trump, sworn in as U.S. president, promises to put 'America First'
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, succeeding Barack Obama and telling a bitterly divided country he will pursue "America First" policies at home and abroad. As scattered protests erupted elsewhere in Washington, Trump raised his right hand and put his left on a Bible used by Abraham Lincoln and repeated a 35-word oath of office from the U.S. Constitution, with U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts presiding. Afterward, he stretched his arms wide and hugged his wife, Melania, and other members of his family.
Melania Trump wears sky-blue cashmere Ralph Lauren ensemble
Russian political elites revel in Trump's inauguration
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.
Mexico drug lord 'El Chapo' awaits New York court appearance
By Nate Raymond and Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will spend the rest of his life in a U.S. prison if convicted on charges he ran the world's largest drug-trafficking organization during a decades-long criminal career, U.S. prosecutors said on Friday. El Chapo (Spanish for "Shorty"), once one of the world's most wanted drug lords, was set to appear at 2 p.m. EST in federal court in Brooklyn to be arraigned on 17 criminal counts, a day after his surprise extradition from Mexico. The charges carry a mandatory minimum sentence of life in prison, Robert Capers, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said at a news conference.
Will Trump end globalization? The doubt haunts Davos' elite
Donald Trump sworn in as 45th US president
Donald Trump became the 45th president of United States on Friday, ushering in a new political era that is cheered and feared in equal measure. The 70-year-old Republican billionaire placed his left hand on a bible used by Abraham Lincoln and recited the 35-word oath spoken since George Washington, and then launched into a much-anticipated inaugural address. "We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people," Trump told a crowd of hundreds of thousands massed on the National Mall.
US newspapers carry woman-in-headscarf protest ads
A poster-size image of a woman in a headscarf in the colors of the American flag appeared in full-page ads in several US newspapers Friday, part of a protest launched on the day of Donald Trump's presidential inauguration. The image is the work of Shepard Fairey, a graphic artist famous for his "Hope" poster of Barack Obama.
Sporadic violence at Washington anti-Trump protest
Washington police fired pepper spray and made arrests after black-clad anarchists emerged from protests to smash windows on Friday ahead of Donald Trump's presidential inauguration. As Trump, his supporters, former presidents and other dignitaries gathered on the National Mall for the swearing-in ceremony, opponents marched in nearby streets and were confronted by a heavy police presence. Most of the noisy protests -- including those by an array of anti-racist, feminist, pro-immigration, anti-war and marijuana legalization groups -- were peaceful.