Protesters make their mark on Trump's inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bearing signs reading "Let freedom ring" and "Free Palestine," protesters pitching diverse causes but united against the incoming president demonstrated in the early hours of Inauguration Day, intent on making their mark as Donald Trump prepared to take office.

  • Written by JESSICA GRESKO , Associated Press

Russian political elites revel in Trump's inauguration

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials and lawmakers lauded Donald Trump's inauguration Friday, hoping it will herald a period of better ties with the United States, while revelers in Moscow and elsewhere gathered for celebrations as bar and club owners sought to cash in on public excitement.

  • Written by VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV , Associated Press

Iran shocked by deadly fire, collapse of Tehran high-rise

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A historic high-rise building in the heart of Iran's capital caught fire and later collapsed Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and leaving their stunned colleagues and bystanders weeping in the streets.

  • Written by AMIR VAHDAT and JON GAMBRELL , Associated Press

Will Trump end globalization? The doubt haunts Davos' elite

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — It's been impossible to escape the shadow of Donald Trump at this year's gathering of the business elites at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

  • Written by PAN PYLAS and JAMEY KEATEN , Associated Press

Gambian leader told to cede power or be forced out

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — The leaders of Guinea and Mauritania arrived in Gambia's capital Friday in a last-ditch diplomatic effort to get defeated President Yahya Jammeh to cede power, while a regional military force was awaiting orders to act.

  • Written by CARLEY PETESCH and BABACAR DIONE , Associated Press