Eric Adams elected mayor of New York: Democrat faces staggering set of challenges
04 November 2021 | 11:07 am
Former police captain Eric Adams is set to become the next mayor of New York City after winning Tuesday's vote. The Democratic candidate has a nuanced stance on law enforcement issues, as both an African American man and a former officer. In his acceptance speech, Adams called for unity, while telling his story of a working-class child who grew up to become mayor.
5 Sep 2021
At the age of just 26, Zarifa Ghafari became the first female mayor of the Afghan province of Maidan Wardak. She fled Afghanistan after the Taliban took power earlier this month. Now in safety in Germany, she explains that she left her country in order to avoid endangering her family. "I have always been at the top of the Taliban's blacklist," says Ghafari, whose father was assassinated last year. She tells FRANCE 24 how she plans to continue her fight for women's rights in Afghanistan. The young woman also calls for pressure on the Taliban leaders to negotiate.
12 Sep 2021
High waters and heavy rain are seen through a vehicle's window in New York as Storm Ida wreaks further havoc on the northeast United States. The storm has forced airport closures and state of emergency declarations in the state and neighbouring New Jersey.
11 Sep 2021
"Even the morning after, we’re still uncovering the true depth of the loss," New York Governor Kathy Hochul says during a news conference a day after remnants of Hurricane Ida slammed New York City.
12 Sep 2021
Incessant rains from the remnants of Hurricane Ida triggered flash floods that have killed scores in four northeastern states in the US. A state of emergency has been declared in New York and New Jersey.
10 Sep 2021
Christian Dior's hit exhibition tracing the history of the legendary French fashion house opens in New York this week with an American twist after record-breaking attendances in Paris and London.
26 Sep 2021
The Socialist mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, announces plans to run for president in next year's election, joining a growing list of challengers to centrist incumbent Emmanuel Macron. Hidalgo was the first woman to be elected mayor of Paris and she now hopes to become France's first female president. Polls currently show Hidalgo would garner only seven to nine percent in the first round of voting for president in April if picked to represent the Socialists.
16 Sep 2021
In the central Romanian city of Targu Mures, a former archaeologist and political newcomer is seeking to heal ethnic divisions and clean up corruption and mismanagement.
President Buhari meets WTO DG, Okonjo Iweala in New York (Ahead of the UN General Assembly meeting)
21 Sep 2021
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Wednesday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Wednesday.
16 Oct 2021
The SPD's Franziska Giffey won 21.4% of the vote, beating the Greens' Bettina Jarasch, who got 18.9%. Besides the national election, Berlin and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania were also electing local legislatures.
16 Oct 2021
There's a thin line between political satire and stories that are simply fake news. A recent resurfacing of a story about Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris, illustrates the problem. We take a closer look.
5 Oct 2021
After his small Manhattan food stand lost its customers during the coronavirus pandemic, Abdul Rahman -- an Afghan vendor who arrived in New York in 1992 -- has resumed service, albeit at a fraction of former business since offices are still far from full. Rahman and the thousands of street vendors like him were hoping things would finally go back to normal in September. But that's far from the case.
6 Oct 2021
Anti-vaccine mandate demonstrators in New York rally against Australia's Covid-19 measures and protest outside the Australian consulate in the city. Protesters chant "Save Australia" as they tear down a free Covid-19 testing stand on the street.
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Staff at the museum in Manching, a town in Bavaria, discovered a broken display case. Authorities said a daring heist occurred in the early hours Tuesday.
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Around 500 migrants on board a rusty fishing vessel adrift in the Mediterranean Sea have been successfully towed to port. The Hellenic Coast Guard says a major rescue operation was launched following a distress call.
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African leaders said they would try to alleviate cyclic food insecurity on the continent back in 2003. It's time they got on with it, and they can use Western money to do so, writes DW’s George Okach.
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Rising gas and oil prices have plunged Europe into its worst energy crisis in decades. France has been hit hard, but perhaps not for the reasons you would expect. Nuclear and hydroelectric power, the country's main sources of electricity, are both running out of steam. Has the French energy mix hit a breaking point? We take a closer look in this edition of Down to Earth.
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Rights groups and a prominent cleric have warned of a military crackdown in the Kurdish city, following intense protests there. Meanwhile, Iran arrested two actresses, and its football captain spoke up at the World Cup.