Trump Schedules Visits With British, Mexican Officials
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will meet with his first foreign leader as president on Friday: British Prime Minister Theresa May.
Press Secretary Sean Spicer says Trump has also scheduled a meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto later this month.
The two are scheduled to meet on Jan. 31 to discuss trade, immigration and security.
Trump has proposed building a wall along the southern border and insists that Mexico will pay for it.
Trump and Peña Nieto met in Mexico City during Trump's campaign.
Spicer also says Trump spoke on Saturday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and plans to set up meetings in the coming days.
Pope: I'll judge Trump after we see what he does
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says he'll wait to see what U.S. President Donald Trump does before forming an opinion about him.
In an interview published Saturday evening by Spanish newspaper El Pais, Francis says he doesn't like "judging people early. We'll see what Trump does."
Asked about populist-style political leaders emerging in the United States and Europe, Francis warned against seeking a savior in times of crisis.
He said Adolf Hitler in the 1930s' Germany "was voted for by the people and then he destroyed the people."
Francis laments that in crises "we look for a savior to give us back identity, and we defend ourselves with walls, barbed-wire fences, from other peoples."
He was interviewed Friday at the Vatican at the same time as Trump's inauguration ceremony.
Dalai Lama hopes President Trump, Putin will work for peace
NEW DELHI (AP) — The Dalai Lama said he hopes that President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will work together for global peace.
The exiled spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists said the world needed leaders with compassion. He made the remarks Saturday at a program in New Delhi organized by the women's chapter of an industry group, according to the press statement.
He said the world is moving toward peace and non-violence, and he hopes Trump and Putin will come closer and work toward creating global peace.
The Dalai Lama had said in Mongolia in November that he had "no worries" about Trump's election as U.S. president and looked forward to meeting him after he took office. Trump was inaugurated Friday.
The Dalai Lama has met former U.S. presidents, including four meetings with Barack Obama. Such meetings anger Beijing, which accuses the Tibetan leader of trying to split Tibet from China. The Dalai Lama says he simply wants a higher degree of autonomy under Chinese rule.
The Dalai Lama has been based in India's northern hill town of Dharmsala since fleeing Tibet during an abortive uprising against Chinese rule in 1959.