Inaugurations

Iraq's new President Barham Salih, center right, walks with new Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, center left, in the parliament building in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Iraq's new president has tasked veteran Shiite politician Abdul-Mahdi with forming a new government nearly five months after national elections were held, state TV reported late Tuesday. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
October 03, 2018 - 3:57 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's newly-elected president is set to be inaugurated a day after tapping an independent Shiite lawmaker for the post of prime minister. Barham Salih, a longtime Kurdish politician, is scheduled to take office on Wednesday, a day after being elected by parliament. Under an...
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September 11, 2018 - 1:14 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe opposition leader Nelson Chamisa plans his own "inauguration" on Saturday after losing disputed elections, the latest in a series of African politicians to hold a ceremony of defiance while claiming the presidency. The rally at a stadium in the capital, Harare, will...
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September 04, 2018 - 10:37 am
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been sworn in to a new five-year term in the presence of former rebels and several other personalities although the opposition continues to dispute his election win. Keita, 73, was inaugurated Tuesday following his August 20 election...
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Supporters of Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa carry a makeshift coffin bearing the name of opposition leader Nelson Chamisa during Mnangagwa's inauguration ceremony at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. Zimbabwe on Sunday inaugurated a president for the second time in nine months as a country recently jubilant over the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe is now largely subdued by renewed harassment of the opposition and a bitterly disputed election. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
August 26, 2018 - 11:34 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe on Sunday inaugurated a president for the second time in nine months as the country once jubilant over the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe is now largely subdued by renewed harassment of the opposition and a bitterly disputed election. The military-backed...
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A soldier looks at a portrait of Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the venue of his inauguration in Harare, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. This is the second swearing-in of Mnangagwa in just nine months as a country once jubilant over the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe is now more subdued after the reemergence of harassment of the opposition.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
August 26, 2018 - 5:43 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's presidential election (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Emmerson Mnangagwa has taken the oath as Zimbabwe's president after a bitterly disputed election. Cheers ring out in a national stadium at his inauguration as the country moves on from the decades-...
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Soldiers laugh during rehearsals for Sundays inauguration of Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwas in Harare, Saturday, Aug, 25, 2018. Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa said he respectfully rejects the court ruling upholding Mnangagwas narrow election win. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
August 25, 2018 - 12:55 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's main opposition leader said Saturday he respectfully rejects the court ruling upholding the president's narrow election win and called the inauguration set for Sunday "false," while U.S.-based election observers said the country does not yet have a "tolerant,...
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Supporters of Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa celebrate in Harare, Friday, August, 24, 2018. Zimbabwe's constitutional court on Friday unanimously upheld Mnangagwa's narrow victory in last month's historic election after the opposition alleged vote-rigging, saying "sufficient and credible evidence" had not been produced. That means the inauguration will be held within 48 hours, likely on Sunday, as Zimbabwe moves into a new era after Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
August 24, 2018 - 4:00 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's top court Friday upheld the narrow and disputed election victory by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, clearing the way for his inauguration as the country remained deeply divided in the post-Robert Mugabe era. Mnangagwa, a former Mugabe enforcer who has tried to...
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Police gather outside the Constitutional Court after the court upheld Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa' s narrow victory in Harare, Friday, August, 24, 2018. Zimbabwe's constitutional court on Friday unanimously upheld President Emmerson Mnangagwa's narrow victory in last month's historic election after the opposition alleged vote-rigging, saying "sufficient and credible evidence" had not been produced. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
August 24, 2018 - 11:58 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's disputed presidential election (all times local): 6 p.m. A spokesman for Zimbabwe's ruling party says the inauguration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa will be on Sunday after the constitutional court upheld his election win. Paul Mangwana says the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2017, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at George Mason University Arlington, Va., campus. Complaints and lawsuits lodged against for-profit colleges are unfolding as DeVos engineers a seismic shift in the regulatory landscape that stands to benefit the multibillion-dollar industry. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
August 24, 2018 - 5:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawsuit against Ashford University describes an admissions office with a cutthroat sales culture more akin to a used-car lot than a place of higher learning, peddling "false promises and faulty information" to lure students eligible for federal financial aid. Sound familiar? The...
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Defendant Micheail Ward listens during the trial for the fatal shooting of Hadiya Pendleton at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. Prosecutors played a videotape for jurors Tuesday, of an interrogation of a man who ultimately confessed to pulling the trigger in the fatal 2013 shooting of a 15-year-old Chicago honor student Hadiya Pendleton. On the video, Ward can be heard telling police how he fired into a park, aiming for who he believed were rival gang members. Ward is charged with first-degree murder, as is the alleged getaway driver, Kenneth Williams. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
August 23, 2018 - 7:22 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the trial in the killing of a Chicago teenager days after she participated in then-President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities (all times local): 6:20 p.m. The parents of the high school honor student gunned down five years ago in a Chicago park bowed their heads as...
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