Inaugurations

July 06, 2019 - 2:49 pm
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,...
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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in for a second four-year term in Africa's most populous nation in Abuja, Nigeria, Wednesday May 29, 2019. The 76 year-old former military dictator faces heightened pressure to defeat Islamic extremism and boost the oil-dependent economy amid concerns over his health. (AP Photo)
May 29, 2019 - 12:59 pm
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...
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African National Congress party (ANC) supporters gather for the swearing-in ceremony for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria, South Africa, Saturday, May 25, 2019. Ramaphosa has vowed to crack down on the corruption that contributed to the ruling ANC' s weakest election showing in a quarter-century. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
May 25, 2019 - 8:33 am
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...
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Mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot speaks during her inauguration ceremony Monday, May 20, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Young)
May 20, 2019 - 9:16 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Lori Lightfoot told aldermen and other city powerbrokers assembled at her inauguration Monday as Chicago's first black woman mayor that she meant what she said on the campaign trail about top-to-bottom reforms in the nation's third largest city. "For years, they've said Chicago ain't...
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Ukrainian new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy gestures during his inauguration ceremony in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, May 20, 2019. Television star Volodymyr Zelenskiy has been sworn in as Ukraine's next president after he beat the incumbent at the polls last month. The ceremony was held at Ukrainian parliament in Kiev on Monday morning. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
May 20, 2019 - 5:52 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian TV star Volodymyr Zelenskiy was sworn in Monday as the country's new president, promised to stop the war in the east against Russian-backed separatists and immediately dissolved parliament, which he has branded as a group only interested in self-enrichment. Zelenskiy...
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May 18, 2019 - 7:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry will lead a delegation to the inauguration of Volodymyr Zelenskiy's as Ukraine's next president. Zelenskiy is a popular comedian with no political experience. He defeated President Petro Poroshenko in a runoff last month by winning 73 percent of the...
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W. Samuel Patten, right, with his wife, leaves federal court after being sentenced to three years probation in the Trump Russia Probe case, Friday April 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
April 12, 2019 - 2:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington political consultant initially entangled in the Russia investigation was sentenced Friday to three years of probation for illegal lobbying and skirting the ban on foreign donations to President Donald Trump's inaugural committee. W. Samuel Patten, 47, and prosecutors...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff leaves Trump Tower, in New York. The House Intelligence Committee wants to interview Wolkoff, a key planner of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, a person familiar with the request tells The Associated Press. Federal prosecutors are investigating, among other things, whether foreigners illegally contributed to the inaugural events. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 03, 2019 - 9:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The House Intelligence Committee wants to interview — and has requested records from — a key planner of President Donald Trump's inauguration, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday, adding to a growing list of inquiries into the funding of the celebratory events. The...
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Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, center, stands on a stage with the background of a Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit train during the inauguration ceremony of the subway line in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, March 24, 2019. The 16-kilometer (10-mile) line system running south from Jakarta's downtown is the first phase of a development that if fully realized will plant a cross-shaped network of stations on the teeming city of 30 million people. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, Pool)
March 24, 2019 - 7:47 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's long-awaited first subway opened Sunday in the country's capital with the aim of relieving crippling traffic gridlock in Southeast Asia's biggest economy. Minutes after inaugurating the 16-kilometer (10-mile) transit line running south from Jakarta's downtown,...
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This Saturday, March 16, 2019 photo, shows a natural gas refinery at the South Pars gas field on the northern coast of the Persian Gulf, in Asaluyeh, Iran. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday inaugurated a new phase in the development of the South Pars natural gas field. Iran says the development will allow Iran to overtake Qatar in the production of natural gas. The two countries are among the biggest gas producers in the world, and share the South Pars gas field. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
March 17, 2019 - 10:40 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has inaugurated a new phase in the development of a massive natural gas field. State TV on Sunday quoted the CEO of the South Pars gas field company, Mohammad Meshkinfam, as saying the development will allow Iran to overtake Qatar in the...
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