Latest Inaugurations News

Turkey sends off new drill ship into eastern Mediterranean

Aug. 09, 2022 09:48 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president inaugurated the country's newest and largest undersea hydrocarbon drill ship Tuesday that he said would head for a spot northwest of Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean, which is not claimed by any other country. “Our exploration and drilling...

Ex-rebel takes oath as Colombian president in historic shift

Aug. 08, 2022 01:48 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s first leftist president was sworn into office Sunday, promising to fight inequality and bring peace to a country long haunted by bloody feuds between the government, drug traffickers and rebel groups. Gustavo Petro, a former member of...

Syria's Assad tours once rebel-held Aleppo city, power plant

Jul. 08, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — President Bashar Assad made a rare visit to the northern province of Aleppo on Friday to tour the country's largest city and inaugurate a power station that was once held by insurgents and suffered wide damages during the war, state media reported. The visit by Assad...

Mexican footbridge collapses during inaugural walk by mayor

Jun. 07, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The mayor of the Mexican city of Cuernavaca was proudly inaugurating a footbridge over a scenic stream Tuesday when the span collapsed, sending him and about two dozen other people plunging into a gully. The hanging bridge made of wooden boards and metal chains...

Trump's inaugural chair pleads not guilty to latest charges

May. 24, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The chair of former President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee pleaded not guilty Tuesday to the latest charges in an indictment accusing him of secretly working for the United Arab Emirates to influence Trump’s foreign policy. Wealthy businessman Tom Barrack,...

East Timor celebrates independence anniversary, new leader

May. 19, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

DILI, East Timor (AP) — Former East Timor independence fighter and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta was sworn in as president of Asia’s youngest country late Thursday as it marks its 20th anniversary of independence. Crowds cheered as he then traveled by motorcade to...

Prosecutors detail charges against Trump's inaugural chair

May. 19, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors have spelled out more details of the allegations against the chair of former President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee, who’s accused of secretly working as an agent for the United Arab Emirates to influence Trump’s foreign policy. The...

Chicago-area man gets 3 years for threat at Biden inaugural

May. 17, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago man was sentenced to more than three years in prison Tuesday for threatening members of Congress and to commit violence at the 2021 presidential inauguration. U.S. District Judge Ronald A. Guzman sentenced Louis Capriotti, 47, of Chicago Heights to...