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Pope Francis writes to Donald Trump upon his inauguration

Head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has congratulated United States (US) President, Donald Trump on his inauguration.

Obama's Pension Package: He'll earn half of his presidential salary

Outgone US President, Barack Obama will earn $207,800, about half of his presidential salary, as his pension pay in the upcoming year.

Trump inauguration: Full text of new president's speech

President Donald Trump's speech after taking the oath of office lasted approximately 16 minutes.

Here's how much Obama's pension is worth

At noon on Friday, 55-year old Barack Obama became a federal retiree.His pension payment will be $207,800 for the upcoming year, about half of his presidential salary.

Police injured in protests, nearly 100 arrested at Trump inauguration

A pair of police officers were injured and 95 protesters arrested after they smashed windows, damaged cars and threw rocks at police near Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony on Friday in Washington,…
President Trump taking oath of office

The 45th President of the United States of America

Over the past two years, we have witnessed a rendezvous of media attention on the probable most powerful nation on earth, the United States.

Trump sworn in as US President

In what has been a long-awaited moment, Donald J. Trump is sworn as the 45th President of the United States by Chief Justice Roberts.
Donald Trump

Hope, or Doom? How Trump might change America and the World.

At about 17 GMT London time, perhaps one of the most unlikely man to be elected President will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.

Washington prepares for Donald Trump's big moment

Donald Trump has arrived in Washington -- and he's going to be here for at least four years. The reality of the moment, that the real estate mogul and reality show star will recite the oath of office…

Obama offers reassurance mixed with warnings

"The only thing that is the end of the world is the end of the world. "With that parting message to the nation, a sanguine Barack Obama sought to reassure the millions of Democrats disorientated and…

The world needs fixing — and Trump thinks he's the man to do it

Just days ahead of his inauguration, President-elect Donald Trump has issued his own data dump.It amounts to a blueprint of his foreign policy and has caused widespread consternation among European…

Obama bids farewell with final speech

US President Barack Obama gave a farewell speech in Chicago, reflecting on his time in office.

Ex-President of Iran dead at 82

Iran's ex-President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a dominant figure in the country's politics since the 1980s, has died at the age of 82, media say.

Palestinian rams lorry into Israeli soldiers killing four in Jerusalem

Four people have been killed in Jerusalem by a Palestinian who rammed a lorry into a group of soldiers, in what police say was a terrorist attack. Three women and one man, all in their twenties, were…

U.S. ‘political’ ambassadors told to quit by Jan 20

Ambassadors in some of the most desirable foreign capitals such as London and Paris have been told they must end their service on Jan. 20 with “no exceptions,” State Department officials confirmed…
Russia hacks US election

Russian hacking claims: US spy chief promises Putin motive

The US intelligence chief has promised to explain why Russia allegedly meddled in the US presidential election.

Canada lottery jackpot won with numbers from a dream

A Canadian woman who has used the same lottery numbers for nearly 30 years has won the jackpot, winning a CA$5.3m ($3.9m; £3.2m) cash prize.

Sweden's Queen Silvia says palace is haunted by ghosts

Queen Silvia of Sweden believes her royal palace is haunted, according to a documentary to be aired on Swedish public television on Thursday.

I will only perform at Trump's inauguration under one condition -Rebecca Ferguson

British pop singer Rebecca Ferguson says she has been invited to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration, but her response may not be the RSVP the President-elect's team were expecting.

Israeli police question PM Netanyahu in corruption probe

Israeli police have questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as part of an inquiry into corruption allegations.