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Trump vows to return power to the people in inaugural speech

US President Donald Trump on Friday vowed to take power away from Washington bureaucrats and politicians and give power back to the people.

Donald Trump sworn in as US president

Donald Trump takes the oath of office and is sworn in as the 45th US president in a ceremony at the US Capitol.

Six survivors found in avalanche-hit hotel, bringing total to eight

Rescuers on Friday confirmed that they had discovered six survivors at a hotel in central Italy that was engulfed by an avalanche this week, bringing the total number of survivors to eight, the...

Syria indefinitely extends Russia's use of air and naval bases

Russia and Syria have signed agreements to indefinitely prolong Russia's use of a naval base and an airbase on Syrian territory, according to copies of the contracts published Friday.

Thirty per cent of Aleppo's Old City destroyed, UNESCO says

Thirty per cent of the Old City of Aleppo has been destroyed and 60 per cent significantly damaged amid the ongoing conflict there, UNESCO said Friday.

Donald Trump prepares to take office, as thousands flock to Mall

Donald Trump arrived at the White House Friday as he prepares to take the oath of office and become the 45th president of the United States.

Trumps arrives at White House for tea with the Obamas

US President Barack Obama greets his successor Donald Trump on the steps of the White House.

Children open Danish city's cultural capital year

Thousands of children sang and danced Friday as the Danish city of Aarhus opened its year as European capital of culture,  an honorary title it shares with the port town of Pafos in Cyprus.

Merkel not watching Trump inauguration, as US-German business warns

The American Chamber of Commerce in Germany warned incoming US president Donald Trump on Friday against leading the world's biggest economy into isolation, while Chancellor Angela Merkel has other...

Protests and parties around the world mark Trump inauguration

Groups of demonstrators took to the streets in cities around the world on Friday to both lament and celebrate the inauguration of Donald Trump as US president.

Financial leaders in Davos optimistic about US, but see trade risk

The US economy will likely profit from the planned policies of its new president, as long as Donald Trump does not turn his protectionist plans into reality, Western financial leaders said Friday...

Report: Eight survivors, two children found in Italy hotel

Italian rescuers located a total of eight survivors, including two girls, at a central Italian hotel that was engulfed by an avalanche, local media report police as saying.

Poroshenko's chocolate factory in western Russia to end production

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's eponymous Roshen chocolate factory in the Lipetsk region of western Russia announced on Friday that it would end production in the coming months.

UN: About 45,000 flee Gambia due to political crisis

About 45,000 people have fled from Gambia to neighbouring Senegal amid a threat of military intervention as autocrat Yahya Jammeh refuses to give up power, the United Nations says.

Swedish population tops 10 million

The population of Sweden officially hit the 10-million mark on Friday, Statistics Sweden said, citing a rise in births and immigration.