Chris Hipkins Sworn in as New Zealand Prime Minister

Chris Hipkins was sworn in as prime minister by New Zealand’s governor general during a ceremony on January 25, in Wellington, after Jacinda Ardern that she would step down from the top job. Ardern said that she no longer had “enough in the tank” after steering the country through natural disasters, the Christchurch terror attack … Read more

Brazil’s Lula sworn in, vows accountability and rebuilding

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was sworn in as president on Sunday, and in his first address expressed optimism about plans to rebuild while pledging that members of outgoing Jair Bolsonaro’s administration will be held to account. Lula is assuming office for the third time after thwarting far-right incumbent Bolsonaro’s … Read more

Lula sworn in as Brazil’s president

STORY: Lula, 77, narrowly defeated Bolsonaro in October to win an unprecedented third presidential term after a hiatus that saw him spend a year and a half behind bars on corruption convictions that were later overturned. “I promise to maintain, defend and fulfill the Constitution, observe the laws, promote the good of the Brazilian people, … Read more

Kevin Costner’s John Dutton Sworn in as Governor of Montana in Yellowstone Season 5 Trailer: WATCH

fans, rejoice! Paramount Network revealed the for the fifth season of the series Thursday, teasing what’s to come when the show returns to television screens with two new episodes on Nov. 13. In the clip, ‘s John Dutton is seen being sworn in as Governor of Montana, before other scenes of chaos and hints of … Read more

Minnesota’s Finstad sworn in as newest member of Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Republican Brad Finstad was sworn in Friday as the newest member of the U.S. House, giving the GOP one more seat, which means Democrats can’t afford to lose more than four votes on close issues like their Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a ceremonial photo op afterward with a smiling Finstad, … Read more

Britney Spears’s dad says he ‘never’ authorized surveillance of her bedroom in sworn statement

‘s dad denies bugging her bedroom. — and her father, , was ousted as her conservator 10 months ago — there are many loose ends that need to be tied up. They include payments Jamie is seeking for his former role as well as addressing the allegations of conservatorship abuse made by the pop star. … Read more

Marcos Jr. Sworn In as President Decades After Father Fled

(Bloomberg) — Incoming Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., son of the nation’s ousted dictator, said he will focus on food sufficiency and pandemic recovery in an inaugural speech that paid tribute to his late father. Most Read from Bloomberg “The role of agriculture cries for urgent attention,” Marcos said in Manila on Thursday after taking … Read more

Next New York lieutenant governor to be sworn in Wednesday

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado will be sworn in Wednesday as New York’s next lieutenant governor, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced. Hochul said Monday she will issue a proclamation for a special election to fill her fellow Democrat’s seat in upstate New York once he resigns. It remains unclear when that will be. … Read more

Anthony Albanese: Australia’s new PM sworn in ahead of Quad meeting

Anthony Albanese has been sworn in as Australia’s new leader and will fly immediately to an international summit. Mr Albanese’s Labor Party defeated Scott Morrison’s conservative government in an election on Saturday. It remains unclear whether Mr Albanese will form a majority or govern with the support of crossbenchers. The prime minister left for Tokyo … Read more