WASHINGTON — Donald Trump was sworn in on Friday as the 45th president of the United States.
With his hand on a Bible used by his family and the one used for the inauguration of the 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, Trump took the oath of office administered by Chief Justice John Roberts at the U.S. Capitol, becoming the first U.S. president without prior government or military experience. (US-Trump-Inauguration)
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WASHINGTON — Shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump was sworn into office Friday, the newly updated White House website said the new administration will eliminate the Climate Action Plan, the centerpiece of former President Barack Obama’s climate legacy.
“For too long, we’ve been held back by burdensome regulations on our energy industry,” the website said in a page titled “An America First Energy Plan.” “President Trump is committed to eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies such as the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the U.S. rule.” (US-Climate)
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PARIS — French President Francois Hollande on Friday denounced the economic protectionism repeated several times by his new American counterpart Donald Trump, local media reported.
Hollande made the remarks during a visit to a company located in the French department of Vosges (east), French television channel BFMTV reported. (France-Hollande-Trump)
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DAKAR — Former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has agreed to step down and leave the country, Gambian President Adama Barrow said Friday night on his Twitter account.
“I would like to inform you that Yahya Jammeh has agreed to step down. He is scheduled to depart Gambia today.” Barrow wrote on Twitter. (Gambia-Jammeh) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/


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