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Germany says U.S. under Trump must abide by trade deals


BERLIN Washington must stick to international agreements under the presidency of Donald Trump, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Friday, but does not expect a major trade war despite the President-elect's attack on German car makers.


British protesters tell Trump from Tower Bridge - 'Build bridges not walls' 10:50am GMT

LONDON A banner reading "Build bridges not walls" was draped across London's Tower Bridge on Friday as part of a series of protests across the world aimed at expressing displeasure at the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president.


Washington braces for massive protests as Trump becomes U.S. president 7:34am GMT

WASHINGTON Tens of thousands of law enforcement officers and miles of barriers were in place in Washington on Friday, as officials braced for hundreds of thousands of people planning to celebrate or protest Donald Trump's inauguration as president of the United States. | Video


Japan PM aims to strengthen U.S. alliance under President Trump 7:30am GMT

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, speaking in parliament hours before U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office, said on Friday he wanted to further strengthen the Japan-U.S. alliance.


Trumponomics may be wrong medicine for U.S. economy today 6:09am GMT

WASHINGTON Tax cuts, deregulation and more federal spending advocated by the incoming Trump administration are a classic remedy for economic stagnation and long unemployment lines.

Pageantry, protests to mark the start of Trump's U.S. presidency 6:02am GMT

WASHINGTON Donald Trump will be sworn in on Friday as the 45th president of the United States, taking power over a divided country after winning a savage campaign and setting the country on a new, uncertain path at home and abroad.

Factbox - Trump's early executive actions could undo Obama policies 5:32am GMT

Republican President-elect Donald Trump is expected to take executive action shortly after being sworn into office on Friday to advance key priorities and reverse some policies of outgoing Democratic President Barack Obama.

On Inauguration Eve, Trumpsters party in the 'swamp' of Washington 5:32am GMT

WASHINGTON They voted to "drain the swamp" in Washington, D.C., but on the night before Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, they came to wallow in it.


Nason, former Treasury official, being vetted for Fed role - sources 2:29am GMT

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK David Nason, a General Electric executive and former Treasury Department official, is the front runner to become the Federal Reserve's top Wall Street regulator under President-elect Donald Trump, sources familiar with the screening said on Thursday.

Rights group files legal request on Trump business ties 2:02am GMT

WASHINGTON The American Civil Liberties Union filed a legal request with several government agencies on Thursday demanding details on Donald Trump's potential conflicts of interest related to the extensive business affairs of the incoming U.S. president and his family.