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Trump signs executive order withdrawing US from TPP trade deal
President Donald Trump moved Monday to pull the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, making good on a pledge to scrap a deal he denounced as a "job killer" and a "rape" of US interests.
‘I am so behind you,’ Trump tells CIA as he blames ‘dishonest’ media for tension
U.S. President Donald Trump tried to ease tensions with the CIA on Saturday, telling officers he had their back after he had leveled unprecedented criticism against spy agencies for their investigation into Russian hacking during the election.
'This is the beginning': Over one million join anti-Trump Women's Marches worldwide
Just one day after President Donald Trump took office, more than a million took to the streets Saturday in Washington and around the world to "inaugurate the resistance" – as many placards put it.
Millions join anti-Trump Women’s March around the world
A day after Donald Trump was sworn into office, millions of protesters joined marches organised by women’s rights groups in cities across the world in solidarity with a massive rally in Washington DC.
Russia's Putin ready to meet President Trump 'in coming months'
Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to meet U.S. President Donald Trump but preparations for the possible meeting may take months.
Trump signs executive order targeting ‘Obamacare’
In an opening salvo against "Obamacare," President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday night that appears aimed squarely at undoing the unpopular requirement that individuals carry insurance or face fines.
'American carnage': Donald Trump takes the reins of a divided nation
Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States in Washington DC on Friday, pledging to lead a "united America" to renewed prosperity. But widespread protests suggested the country may be more divided than ever.
Donald Trump takes office as 45th US president
Donald Trump was sworn in on Friday as the 45th president of the United States, while Mike Pence became Vice President.
Security tight as Trump supporters, protesters flood DC for inauguration
Tens of thousands of security officials are deployed in Washington, DC, on Friday as the capital braces for almost a million people flooding in to either celebrate or protest against the swearing-in of Donald Trump as president.
Trump pledges to unify the nation ahead of inauguration
Billionaire Republican Donald Trump on Thursday pledged to bring unity to America as he swept into Washington on the eve of the most consequential moment of his life -- his inauguration as 45th president of the United States.
Mexico extradites drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to US
Mexico on Thursday extradited drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States -- handing over one of the world's most notorious criminals on the eve of US President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.
Trump’s foreign policy plans signal shift in world order
As Donald Trump prepares to take office as the 45th American president on Friday, US allies and adversaries are eager to decipher what direction US foreign policy might take under a Trump administration.
Obama will not stay silent on 'core values' after leaving White House
Outgoing US President Barack Obama vowed not to remain silent when he feels the country's "core values" are being threatened as he gave his last press conference on Wednesday before turning over the Oval Office to Donald Trump.
Live: Obama gives last press conference as US president
US President Barack Obama is set to give his final presidential press conference on Wednesday, two days before he turns over the Oval Office to Donald Trump.
'We must resist demonisation of minorities,' says Human Rights Watch
Western societies have to stand up for the importance of a rights-based democracy, and reject "populist visions where the rights of certain disfavoured minorities are dispensable," Human Rights Watch's Executive Director Ken Roth tells FRANCE 24.
Pardon my whistleblower: Obama commutes Chelsea Manning sentence (part 1)
On the eve of his final full day in office, Barack Obama used his executive power one last time to commute the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who fed classified documents to Wikileaks. Senior Republicans denounce Manning as a traitor, while his supporters tout him as a whistleblower. Will this affect Obama’s somewhat tainted legacy on security and surveillance?
President Obama commutes Chelsea Manning sentence
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the sentence of transgender soldier Chelsea Manning, who is serving 35 years behind bars for handing classified US documents to WikiLeaks.