Politics

05:28
The businessman and reality TV star told America to "always pursue solidarity", but it's been a difficult pill to swallow for many.

He's hired: President Trump lays into predecessor, labelling America as 'carnage'

The businessman and reality TV star told America to "always pursue solidarity", but it's been a difficult pill to swallow for many.

02:13
Thousands in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch hoped to move Washington and convince the new president to change tack.

'It's a disaster for the world' - NZ's major cities take part in worldwide movement against Donald Trump

Thousands in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch hoped to move Washington and convince the new president to change tack.

00:21
In true modern day fashion, social media is already awash with memes mocking the uncomfortable moment.

Internet squirms over Michelle Obama and Melania Trump's awkward gift exchange

Social media is already awash with memes mocking the uncomfortable moment.

01:16
Mike Pence has taken the oath this morning at the inauguration of new President Donald Trump.

'I Michael Richard Pence do solemnly swear' - USA's 45th vice-President sworn into office

Mike Pence has taken the oath this morning at the inauguration of President Trump.

00:46
Barack and Michelle Obama shook hands with President and First Lady Trump cordially before heading away.

Farewell! Departing President Barack Obama waves goodbye before being choppered away from White House

Barack and Michelle Obama shook hands with President and First Lady Trump cordially before heading away.

00:40
President Donald Trump has vowed that every decision on trade and taxes, among other things, would be made to benefit American workers.

President Donald Trump's inaugural speech: 'From this day forward, it's only going to be America first'

President Donald Trump has vowed that every decision on trade and taxes, among other things, would be made to benefit American workers.

Protesters burn signs outside the National Press Building ahead of the presidential inauguration, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

'Stand up to Trump' - chaotic scenes at protests ahead of Trump's inauguration

Spirited marches and demonstrations unfolded worldwide overnight in protest of Donald Trump's inauguration.

00:30
Donald Trump is this morning being sworn in as the 45th President of the USA.

A cordial president - Donald Trump walks out for his inauguration, gives Obamas gracious handshakes

Donald Trump is this morning being sworn in as the 45th President of the USA.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama pose with President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania at the White House in Washington today.

'It all begins today' - Trump to become America's 45th president

Trump will put Republicans in control of the White House for the first time in eight years.

02:54
America correspondent Rebecca Wright brings us the latest, just hours before Donald Trump is sworn in.

The day many thought would never happen – Donald Trump poised to become President of the US

America correspondent Rebecca Wright brings us the latest from Washington DC.

01:48
Mark Gilbert is leaving Wellington for home tonight after being withdrawn from his duties.

'I'm hoping he will rise to the occasion' – outgoing US Ambassador hopeful about Donald Trump

Mark Gilbert is leaving Wellington for home tonight after being withdrawn from his duties.

00:30
Ivanka says the idea she will replace step-mother Melania is "inappropriate".

Ivanka Trump slams suggestions she will perform First Lady duties

Ivanka says the idea she will replace step-mother Melania is "inappropriate".

00:34
Ahead of his inauguration tomorrow, Trump joined VP Mike Pence to honour US servicemen.

A solemn Donald Trump lays wreath at war memorial

Ahead of his inauguration tomorrow, Trump joined VP Mike Pence to honour US servicemen.

Obama lashes out at Congress over Guantanamo detention centre

Mr Obama pledged at the start of his presidency to close the facility.

00:31
Defeated leader Yahya Jammeh refuses to hand power over to elected president Adama Barrow causing fears of violence.

Gambian streets eerily quiet as political crisis deepens

Defeated leader Yahya Jammeh refuses to hand power over to elected president Adama Barrow.

00:22
Trump, who will officially be the president tomorrow, looked relaxed as he walked off the plane in the US capital.

Video: 'Certainly this is the inauguration that no one in the news media was ready for' - Trump arrives in Washington DC

As the president-elect left New York behind, the capital braced for an onslaught of inaugural crowds.

00:37
The British Prime Minister says she doesn’t expect failure as she negotiates Britain's departure from the EU.

British PM already discussing future trade ties with NZ, Australia and India

May said Britain is looking to strike trade deals with "old friends" and "new allies."

00:53
The outgoing president maintains that his conversations with the president-elect have been cordial.

Obama's advice for Trump: This is a job of such magnitude you can't do it by yourself

He maintains his conversations with president-elect have been cordial.

00:40
Barack Obama says his children don't want to follow in his footsteps.

Obama: Malia and Sasha don't have any interest in politics

Barack Obama says his children don't want to follow in his footsteps.

00:34
The US President defends his commute of Manning, saying her sentence was very disproportionate to what other leakers had received.

Watch: Barack Obama defends slashing Chelsea Manning's 'tough prison sentence' by 29 years

Obama said Manning received a sentence that was harsher than other leakers have received.

01:06
The president says he's enjoyed working with the press over the course of his two terms.

'You've kept us honest' – Barack Obama thanks the media for making his team work better

The president says he's enjoyed working with the press over the course of his two terms.

00:12
This is the final time as president Barack Obama will hold a press conference.

Barack Obama cracks jokes in signature style in parting words as President

This is the final time as president Barack Obama will hold a press conference.

Obama expected to defend decision to pardon whistleblower

He commuted Chelsea Manning's 35-year jail sentence after she had served six years.

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2016, file photo, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Health and Human Services Secretary speaks in Washington. With coverage for millions of people at stake, Price is facing pointed questions about President-elect Donald Trump’s health policies, and his own investments in health care companies, from senators considering his selection as health secretary. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, file)

Pointed questions await Trump's pick for health secretary

A budget hawk and a social conservative, he drafted his own plan to replace President Barack Obama's 2010 health care law.

01:56
The Deputy PM today visited Kaikoura, where Gerry Brownlee got a frosty welcome when he turned up before Christmas.

'All I've heard is support for all of our ministers' - Paula Bennett gets a better reception than the last visit from ministers

The Deputy PM today visited Kaikoura, where Gerry Brownlee got a frosty welcome when he turned up before Christmas.

00:28
Peters has pledged to make the mine re-entry non-negotiable in any coalition deal but English says it's a legal, not a political decision.

John Armstrong: Pike River re-entry never going to happen

Hard as it is for the families, they should be wary of politicians' promises, our columnist says.

00:42
Barack Obama surprised his Press Secretary in his final briefing with a special speech.

Watch: How about this for a character reference! Obama stuns surprised press secretary with jaw-dropping tribute

Barack Obama surprised his Press Secretary in his final briefing with a special speech.

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