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Key events in 2017 around the world

From the inauguration of US President Donald Trump to record hurricanes, here are the 12 key events which marked 2017:

A year of Trump

On January 20, Republican billionaire Donald Trump, 70, is inaugurated as the 45th US president, vowing to follow a policy based on “America first”. Suspicions of collusion between his election campaign and Russia, however, dog the start of his term.

Through early morning tweets, Trump unpicks the achievements of his Democrat predecessor, Barack Obama. He pulls out of several international agreements: on climate, free trade, immigration and UNESCO.

On December 6, in another break with his predecessors, Trump creates shockwaves around the world when he recognises Jerusalem as Israel´s capital.   Read more

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