UN council rejects Russian request for a meeting on Ukraine

U.S. 05/20/19, 19:10

The U.N. Security Council rejected a Russian request Monday to hold a meeting on a new language law in Ukraine, with opponents calling it an attempt by Moscow to interfere in the inauguration of Ukraine's new president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy.Russia needed ...

House committee seeks interview with key inaugural planner

U.S. 04/03/19, 20:27

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 ...

Indonesia’s first subway opens in its gridlocked capital

Asia & Pacific 03/24/19, 00:13

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, President Joko Widodo presided over ...

White House says Feds’ inaugural probe part of ‘hysteria’

Politics 02/05/19, 13:24

A federal subpoena seeking documents from Donald Trump's inaugural committee is part of "a hysteria" over the fact that he's president, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Tuesday. Federal prosecutors in New York issued the wide-ranging subpoena Monday, furthering ...

Congo inauguration postponed; police stop opposition rally

Africa 01/21/19, 13:04

Congo's police dispersed a gathering Monday of supporters waiting to hear a speech by presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu, his spokeswoman said.Dozens of people gathered outside his coalition's headquarters in Kinshasa before police arrived and canceled the event, said Eve Bazaiba."Our ...

Update: Fetterman sworn in as state lieutenant governor

U.S. 01/15/19, 10:41

The Latest on Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's second inauguration (all times local):10:40 a.m.The former mayor of an economically distressed steel town is the new lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania.Democrat John Fetterman took the oath of office Tuesday, giving Gov. Tom Wolf ...

Update: GOP’s Kevin Stitt sworn in as Oklahoma governor

U.S. 01/14/19, 13:12

The Latest on the inauguration of Oklahoma's new governor, Republican Kevin Stitt (all times local):12:10 p.m.Oklahoma officially has a new governor.Republican Kevin Stitt and other statewide elected officials took the oath of office Monday during a ceremony on the south ...

Gunman to be sentenced in Chicago honor student’s killing

U.S. 01/14/19, 12:19

A Chicago man faces decades in prison for fatally shooting a 15-year-old honor student a week after she performed at then-President Barack Obama's inauguration festivities in 2013.Hadiya Pendleton became a symbol of Chicago's gun violence when she was caught in ...

Maduro foe says he’s ready to replace the president

America 01/11/19, 13:35

The head of Venezuela's opposition-run congress says he's prepared to step into the nation's presidency to replace Nicolas Maduro, whose inauguration has been rejected as illegitimate by most countries in the hemisphere.National Assembly President Juan Guaido made the statement to ...

Update: Lamont sworn in as Connecticut’s 89th governor

Business 01/09/19, 13:17

The Latest on Inauguration Day and opening day of Connecticut General Assembly (all times local):1:10 p.m.Ned Lamont has been sworn in as Connecticut's 89th governor, promising a new beginning for the state.The 65-year-old former businessman was administered the oath of ...

Update: McMaster promises economic prosperity for SC

Business 01/09/19, 12:29

The Latest on Gov. Henry McMaster's inauguration (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Gov. Henry McMaster promised to keep recruiting businesses to South Carolina and lower taxes in his inaugural speech. McMaster used several sports metaphors during Wednesday speech after he took the oath ...

Colorado’s Jared Polis succeeding Hickenlooper as governor

Enviroment 01/08/19, 11:56

Colorado takes a formal step to the left Tuesday with the gubernatorial inauguration of Democrat Jared Polis, whose overwhelming election victory and party's consolidation of legislative control promise ambitious changes for energy and environmental regulation, health care and state-funded early ...

Update: DeSantis says faith can mend political divide

U.S. 01/08/19, 10:54

The Latest on the inauguration of Republican Ron DeSantis as Florida's next governor (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis is giving God credit for ending slavery, helping the civil rights movement and winning the Cold War against communism. He also said ...

Georgia’s 1st woman president is inaugurated amid protests

Europe 12/16/18, 10:59

The first woman president of Georgia has been sworn into office amid continued protests from opposition figures who allege her election was tainted.President Salome Zurabishvili said during her inauguration speech on Sunday that she would work "to promote our country's ...

Mexico gets 1st leftist leader after 32 years of technocrats

World 12/01/18, 00:03

Mexicans are getting more than just a new president Saturday. The inauguration of leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will mark a turning point in one of the world's most radical experiments in opening markets and privatization.Mexico long had a closed, ...

New leftist president promises transformation of Mexico

World 11/30/18, 00:04

Mexico's incoming president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, is folksy, plain-spoken, and spontaneous — perhaps too much so for financial markets, which have been roiled in advance of his inauguration Saturday. Lopez Obrador is the first president since the Mexican Revolution to ...

Loyola celebrates inauguration of first female, lay leader

U.S. 11/16/18, 11:54

Loyola University New Orleans celebrated the inauguration on Friday of the first woman and first layperson to be appointed president of the more than century-old Jesuit institution.Tania Tetlow is Loyola's 17th president. Her appointment was announced earlier this year, and ...

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