Latest Inaugurations News

Security forces fire on Afghan protesters in NE, killing 3

Jun. 08, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Security forces opened fire Tuesday on dozens of demonstrators in northeastern Afghanistan demanding clean tap water and electricity, killing three and injuring 42 others, protesters and provincial authorities said. Some 200 people rallied in...

Erdogan inaugurates landmark mosque on main Istanbul square

May. 28, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan inaugurated a landmark new mosque on Istanbul’s Taksim Square on Friday, fulfilling a long-time ambition to build a Muslim house of worship in the city’s main public space that has become a symbol of the modern Turkish Republic. ...

Former banker Guillermo Lasso becomes president in Ecuador

May. 24, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Former banker Guillermo Lasso was sworn in as president of Ecuador on Monday, saying he will escalate efforts to vaccinate people to protect them from COVID-19 and work to revive an economy hit hard by the pandemic. So far, Ecuador has vaccinated...

White House says Biden has first call since his inauguration with Palestinian leader Abbas amid violence in region

May. 15, 2021 15:02 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House says Biden has first call since his inauguration with Palestinian leader Abbas amid violence in region.

Biden inauguration priest resigns California university post

May. 13, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The Jesuit priest who presided over an inaugural Mass for President Joe Biden has resigned his position as president of Santa Clara University in Northern California, college officials said, after an investigation found he engaged in inappropriate, alcohol-fueled...

Florida man convicted in plot to attack pro-Trump protesters

May. 06, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man was convicted Thursday of trying to organize an armed response to supporters of former President Donald Trump for an expected gathering at the state Capitol in January ahead of Joe Biden's presidential inauguration. Daniel Alan...

Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos to be inaugurated this weekend

May. 01, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos is being formally inaugurated this weekend. The public ceremony is scheduled for noon on Sunday on the North Lawn of the State House. Matos is Rhode Island's 70th lieutenant governor, but the first...

New St. Louis mayor's budget calls for closure of one jail

Apr. 21, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

One day after her inauguration, new St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones on Wednesday announced a budget plan that calls for closing a long-criticized jail known as the workhouse. Jones’ office said the fiscal year 2021-22 budget proposal was presented to the Board of...

New St. Louis mayor pledges to fight all discrimination

Apr. 20, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tishaura Jones has called systemic racism the biggest obstacle to progress in St. Louis, and the city’s new mayor used her inauguration speech on Tuesday to pledge to fight back against all types of discrimination. Jones was sworn in during a...

Repeated Guard missions in DC trigger frustration, denials

Apr. 19, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three months after more than 25,000 National Guard troops poured into the nation's capital to secure President Joe Biden's inauguration, Defense Department and Guard officials are losing patience and are denying some of the city's recurring requests for troops to protect...