Ross Douthat: How the Obama legacy crumbled

Much of the progress made in the former President’s first four years in office was undone during his second term says Ross Douthat

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Police use pepper spray on protesters in Washington. Picture: AP

Trump ceremony is marked by protests across the world

Police deployed pepper spray in a chaotic confrontation a few blocks away from Donald Trump’s inauguration in Washington yesterday as protesters registered their rage against the incoming president.

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Win Butler, lead singer of Arcade Fire, Trump protesters. Picture: Getty

Arcade Fire joins growing list of bands using art to defy Trump

Arcade Fire has joined the list of bands releasing music in protest against Donald Trump’s presidency.

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U.S. President Donald Trump takes the oath of office as his wife Melania Trump holds the bible and his son Barron Trump looks on. Picture: Getty

Donald Trump sworn in as the 45th president of the United States

DONALD Trump vowed to put “America first” as he set out a nationalist agenda after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.

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Emergency services tend to the injured after a driver ploughed into pedestrians in Melbourne, killing four. Picture: Getty

Four killed after car strikes pedestrians in Melbourne

A man with a history of mental health and drug abuse issues drove into a street crowded with pedestrians in Australia’s second-largest city, killing at least four people, including a child, and injuring at least 29 others, police said.

Supporters of Gambias president-elect Adama Barrow celebrate outside of the Gambian embassy in Dakar. Picture: Getty

Defeated Gambian leader agrees to cede power after talks

Defeated Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh has agreed to cede power to the country’s newly inaugurated president, a Senegalese government official confirmed late last night.

Former First Minister Alex Salmond said that Donald Trump has a character problem. Picture: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Alex Salmond reacts to Donald Trump’s inaugural address

ALEX Salmond reacted to Donald Trump’s inaugural address by saying that it may now be a case of “may God Bless America and may God help the rest of us”.

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A file picture of the Roman Theatre in the ancient city of Palmyra  now destroyed by Islamic State. Picture: Getty

Palmyra’s ancient Roman landmarks is destroyed by IS

Islamic State group militants have destroyed a landmark ancient Roman monument and parts of the theatre in Syria’s historic town of Palmyra, the government and opposition monitoring groups said yesterday.

Mr Farage is one of Britains most prominent supporters of new US president Donald Trump. Picture: TSPL

Ex-Ukip leader Nigel Farage to be political analyst on Fox News

NIGEL Farage has taken up a post as a political analyst on American right-wing news channel Fox News.

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Donald Trump will take his presidential oath upon his mother's bible. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Inauguration: Donald Trump to swear oath on Scots mother’s Bible

Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States by taking an oath upon a Bible given to him by his Scottish mother.

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Video: Anti-Trump banners hung in protest in Edinburgh

Anti-Trump campaigners have hung banners over North Bridge in Edinburgh in defiance against the President-elect to mark inauguration day.

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Protesters hold signs as they listen to speakers at an anti-Trump rally. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Donald Trump Inauguration: police clash with protesters

Protesters have clashed with police outside a pro-Donald Trump rally in Washington DC, as tens of thousands of people prepare to take to the streets to oppose his presidency.

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Emergency services on the scene after a car ploughed into pedestrians in Melbourne. Picture: AP/Andrew Brownbill

3 dead, 20 hurt after car drives into pedestrians in Melbourne

A man deliberately drove into a street crowded with pedestrians in Australia’s second-largest city, killing at least three people and injuring 20 others.

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Released files reveal CIA interest in Scottish paranormal research

Declassified documents released online reveal US Central Intelligence Agency interest in Scottish research into the paranormal.

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Almost a third of small firms in Scotland fear Donald Trump will have a negative effect on their business. Picture: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Small firms in Scotland wary over Donald Trump’s impact

Scottish SME leaders have taken a much more negative view of key political events than the rest of the UK, emphasising existing contrasts with the rest of the country, a new study has revealed.

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The assassination of John F Kennedy is a moment that many of that generation will never forget.

Jim Duffy: Another JFK moment is here: Trump takes over as President

Today’s historic moment is a day many of us will never forget says Jim Duffy - an event that changes the world we live in

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Mohammad and Talat Aslam from Newlands attended Glasgow Mosque. Picture: Robert Perry

Two Scots killed in Saudi Arabia pilgrimage crash tragedy

A couple from Glasgow were among six Britons killed in Saudi Arabia after the minibus they were travelling in was involved in a crash.

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Tourists take a selfie in front of the western side of the US Capitol building which has been prepared for todays inauguration ceremony. Picture: Getty Images

Donald Trump lands in Washington DC ahead of being sworn in

President-elect Donald Trump has arrived in Washington to kick off his inauguration festivities.

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Miami zoo announced it had euthanised one of its gorillas.  (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Gorilla Harambe’s grandmother dies at age 49 at Miami zoo

Zoo Miami’s matriarch gorilla, Josephine, who was grandmother to the internet-famous Harambe, has died.

People board the ferry leaving Banjul, Gambia, as special flights were being organised to evacuate British and other tourists. AP photo

UK tourists scramble to leave Gambia as troops gather

British holidaymakers told of a “chaotic” scramble to get on flights out of Africa when they landed home from crisis-torn Gambia.

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