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Trump takes over as U.S. president, vows to end 'American carnage' in defiant speech

WASHINGTON Donald Trump took power as the 45th president of the United States on Friday and pledged to end the "American carnage" of social and economic woes in an inaugural address that was a populist and nationalist rallying cry. | Video

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Trump trade strategy starts with quitting Asia pact: White House

WASHINGTON The new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump said on Friday its trade strategy to protect American jobs would start with withdrawal from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact.

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In Trump We Trust: Inauguration prompts celebration in Russia

MOSCOW The Kremlin may have spent years reviling America, but Russians hoping Donald Trump will usher in a new era of detente marked his inauguration on Friday with parties and trinkets from commemorative coins to "matryoshka" nesting dolls in his image.

Four children and woman rescued, two days after Italy avalanche

PENNE, Italy Four children and a woman were saved on Friday from the wreckage of a mountain hotel in central Italy that was flattened by an avalanche, surviving almost two days in sub-zero temperatures in the buried ruins of the luxury spa. | Video

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Conflicted U.S. capital prepares to host Trump's inauguration

WASHINGTON Rob Cortis calls it the “Trump Unity Bridge” - a bulky, metal 45-foot structure welded to two wheels and bedecked with red, white and blue signs echoing President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign themes.

Politics, Election 2016, U.S. 12:35am EST

China GDP beats expectations but debt risks loom

BEIJING China's economy grew a faster-than-expected 6.8 percent in the fourth quarter, boosted by higher government spending and record bank lending, giving it a tailwind heading into what is expected to be a turbulent year.

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Trump administration condemns America's 'dangerous anti-police atmosphere'

WASHINGTON The Trump administration condemned what it called the "anti-police atmosphere" in America and called for more law enforcement and more effective policing in a statement on the White House website after President Donald Trump's inauguration.