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US turns inward: President Trump vows to put "America first"

The inauguration of President Donald Trump takes the United States into uncharted territory as the Republican looks set to switch off the internationalism of recent decades.

Gambia ex-president ready to 'cede power,' mediation efforts ongoing

Gambia's longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh is apparently willing to cede power and step aside, security sources in the capital Banjul said late Friday.

Mexican drug baron 'El Chapo' pleads 'not guilty' in US court

The world's most notorious drug kingpin, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, pleaded not guilty in a New York court Friday to charges including running a criminal enterprise and other drug trafficking...

More than 200 people arrested in Washington on inauguration day

Police arrested 217 people on Friday in Washington during protests against the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States.

NATO a boon to US and Europe, Stoltenberg tells Trump

NATO is "as good for the United States as it is for Europe," said Jens Stoltenberg, the alliance's secretary general, on Friday as he congratulated US President Donald Trump on his inauguration....

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.

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.

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.

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.

Vietnam gets sixth submarine from Russia

Vietnam has received its sixth attack submarine from Russia amid rising Chinese assertiveness in the South China Sea, state-controlled media reported Friday.

"The good times are over": Chinese fear Trump impact on economy

China's economy shows signs of stabilization. But Donald Trump is threatening high import duties on Chinese products. Economists and entrepreneurs say serious harm to China's economy is highly...