Latest Inaugurations News

Correction: Trump Fundraiser Probe story

Jul. 9, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story July 8 about a federal grand jury investigating top Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy, The Associated Press erroneously reported when leaked emails showed an attorney for Broidy's security firm Circinus resigned after expressing alarm to company executives about corruption...

Melania Trump depicted in wooden statue in native Slovenia

Jul. 6, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — The likeness of Melania Trump has been carved in wood in her native Slovenia. A life-size sculpture of the U.S. first lady has been unveiled in her hometown of Sevnica, drawing mixed reactions from the locals. The rustic figure was cut from the trunk of a linden tree, showing her...

El Salvador's new president vows reparations for massacre

Jun. 18, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's recently inaugurated president on Tuesday promised to comply with reparations ordered by an international court for relatives of the victims of the El Mozote massacre, one of the bloodiest chapters of the country's 1980-1992 civil war. Some 978 residents of...

Zuzana Caputova inaugurated as 1st Slovak female president

Jun. 15, 2019 7:50 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Liberal environmental activist and lawyer Zuzana Caputova was inaugurated Saturday as the first female president of Slovakia. Caputova took the oath of office at a special session of Parliament, becoming Slovakia's fifth president since it gained independence after the split of...

UN experts: More armed groups in Congo willing to surrender

Jun. 13, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say a growing number of armed groups in Congo appear willing to surrender under the right conditions following January's inauguration of opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi as president. The experts monitoring U.N. sanctions against Congo said in a report to the Security...

New Kazakh president plans to stay on predecessor's course

Jun. 12, 2019 9:48 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The new president of Kazakhstan promised during his inauguration Wednesday to continue the course set by his predecessor, who led the Central Asian country since it gained independence in 1991. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev took the oath of office three days after an election that took place among...

El Salvador's president sworn in, ending 2-party dominance

Jun. 1, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Youthful businessman Nayib Bukele has assumed the presidency of El Salvador, ending more than a quarter century of two-party dominance in the crime-plagued Central America nation. Dressed in a blue suit with no tie and accompanied by his wife Gabriela, the 37-year-old...

Nigerian President Buhari sworn in again, faces challenges

May. 29, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari began his second term as head of Africa's most populous nation on Wednesday, facing heightened pressure to defeat Islamic extremism and boost the oil-dependent economy amid concerns over his health. The 76-year-old former military dictator read the...

Toronto tripleheader includes Tennessee-Washington matchup

May. 28, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto will host a college basketball tripleheader featuring three teams that reached the NCAA Tournament this past season. The inaugural James Naismith Classic Nov. 16 has Tennessee facing Washington, Buffalo meeting Harvard and Rutgers matching up with St. Bonaventure. The event will take...

A hefty donation to Trump's inaugural comes under scrutiny

May. 27, 2019 8:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Real estate mogul Franklin Haney contributed $1 million to President Donald Trump's inaugural committee and all he's got to show for the money is the glare of a federal investigation. The contribution from Haney, a prolific political donor, came as he was seeking regulatory approval and...