INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, Weds. 15/01/13: In the International Herald Tribune, Peter Rutland says the core of the conflict in Mali is the nationalist secession movement of the Tuareg people. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal says Islamabad is in chaos. Also, China Daily says authorities should learn lessons from other cities like London on how to fight pollution. And the Independent leaks details of Barack Obama’s upcoming inauguration.
France 24's Leela Jacinto goes to the Washington eatery Ben’s Chili Bowl, where Barack Obama popped in for a bite to eat last week, and talks to the crowds who were there to see their new president's historic inauguration.
Barack Obama took a second oath of office in front of staff and journalists on Wednesday. Chief Justice John Roberts had accidentally inverted the wording as he administered the oath during Obama's inauguration on Tuesday.
Before he had even taken his oath of office, heads of state around the world were showering new US President Barack Obama with their congratulatory messages. They also shared their expectations, and warnings.
Music with impact has been one of the more extraordinary results of Barack Obama's election campaign and his eventual inauguration. From classical to rock, soul and hip-hop, we look at the variety and sheer quantity of music in the campaign.
China's two biggest Internet portals Sina and Sohu omitted references to communism and the silencing of dissent when translating Barack Obama's inauguration speech, while live broadcast on the state channel was briefly interrupted.
As Barack Obama steps into the Oval Office for his first day in the job he will face a host of crises abroad – wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a fragile truce in Gaza – as well as a faltering economy at home.