MOSCOW -- Vladimir Putin took the oath of office in a brief but regal Kremlin ceremony on Monday, while on the streets outside thousands of helmeted riot police prevented hundreds of demonstrators from protesting his return to the presidency.    Putin, 59, has ruled Russia since 2000, first as president and then during the past four years as prime minister. The new, now six-year term will keep him in power until 2018, with the option of running for a fourth term.

MOSCOW -- Vladimir Putin took the oath of office in a brief but regal Kremlin ceremony on Monday, while on the streets outside thousands of helmeted riot police prevented hundreds of demonstrators from protesting his return to the presidency. Putin, 59, has ruled Russia since 2000, first as president and then during the past four years as prime minister. The new, now six-year term will keep him in power until 2018, with the option of running for a fourth term.

President Barack Obama announces the death of Osama bin Laden a year ago.

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President Barack Obama announces the death of Osama bin Laden a year ago.

The President has been shot! 11-22-63  Jackie leans over him while a Secret Service agent attempts to get to him over the rear of the convertible.

The President has been shot! 11-22-63 Jackie leans over him while a Secret Service agent attempts to get to him over the rear of the convertible.

The president boards Air Force One to depart Iowa.

President Obama on the 2012 campaign trail

Update: President Obama told ABC News’ Robin Roberts Wednesday, “I think same sex couples should be able to get married.”

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Update: President Obama told ABC News’ Robin Roberts Wednesday, “I think same sex couples should be able to get married.”

Stand with President Obama to say fair pay isn't a women's issue—it's a family issue: http://OFA.BO/G43z3w

Stand with President Obama to say fair pay isn't a women's issue—it's a family issue: http://OFA.BO/G43z3w

ATHENS — It took months for international finance officials to piece together a bailout that was acceptable to Greek leaders. But it took voters just 12 hours at the polls to deal it a hard blow, leaving Greece on Monday at renewed risk of being pushed off the euro currency once and for all. Europe’s top leaders gave no indication Monday that they would allow Greece any wiggle room, and one, Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann, warned of the possibility of Greece exiting the euro zone.

Greece at new risk of being pushed off euro

ATHENS — It took months for international finance officials to piece together a bailout that was acceptable to Greek leaders. But it took voters just 12 hours at the polls to deal it a hard blow, leaving Greece on Monday at renewed risk of being pushed off the euro currency once and for all. Europe’s top leaders gave no indication Monday that they would allow Greece any wiggle room, and one, Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann, warned of the possibility of Greece exiting the euro zone.

Egypt’s electoral commission announced Sunday that Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi would be sworn in as president, becoming the Arab world’s first elected Islamist head of state. Morsi defeated Ahmed Shafiq, a former prime minister under ousted leader Hosni Mubarak.

Mohamed Morsi declared new Egyptian president

Egypt’s electoral commission announced Sunday that Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi would be sworn in as president, becoming the Arab world’s first elected Islamist head of state. Morsi defeated Ahmed Shafiq, a former prime minister under ousted leader Hosni Mubarak.

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