Latest Inaugurations News

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...

Governor, others highlight celebration of fishing

Jun. 6, 2019 5:27 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor and other state officials will highlight an inaugural celebration they hope will lure more people to the state's lakes for fishing. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine and the heads of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the state Division of Wildlife plan to be at...

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...

'Huge' challenges as Ramaphosa takes oath in South Africa

May. 25, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday urged the country to pursue "an extraordinary feat of human endeavor" as he was sworn in for a five-year term with a delicate fight against government corruption ahead of him. "The challenges our country face are huge and...

Ukraine's president calls new parliamentary election

May. 21, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's new president on Tuesday formally ordered Ukraine's parliament to dissolve and called an early election for July, hoping to ride the wave of his electoral success to get his supporters into parliament. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a 41-year-old TV comedian who won 73% of the...