The Klitschko brothers, Vitali and Wladimir, spoke to FRANCE 24 from Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital now surrounded by Russian forces. The brothers called on the West to support Ukraine in any way possible, whether it be through stronger sanctions against the Russians or by sending military equipment. For them, the war in Ukraine goes beyond the country's borders: they say they are fighting to protect Europe, and to protect its democratic values.
A video on Twitter claims to show the mayor of Toritama, in Brazil, attacked by anti-vax protesters in response to his vaccination policies. We take a closer look in this edition of Truth or Fake.
4 Nov 2021
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.
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.
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.
15 Jun 2020
A police officer in the southern US city of Atlanta has been fired after the killing of a 27-year-old black man attempting to flee arrest. The mayor said she did not believe the use of deadly force was "justified."
27 May 2020
Marie Cau has become France's first transgender mayor after being elected in Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes over the weekend. Her plans for the small rural commune in northern France include boosting local business and focusing on environmental issues.
12 Jun 2018
London Mayor Sadiq Khan talks with Bloomberg Television's Caroline Hyde about the city's standing as a tech innovation hub, Brexit and the U.K.'s relationship with the U.S.
14 Jan 2018
UK Trump supporters heckle London's Mayor Mayor during a speech at the Fabian Society.
2 Jul 2017
The mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas is vowing action to prevent gun violence after a "heart-breaking" shooting that wounded 25 people.
25 Jun 2017
Former President Bill Clinton addressed more than 250 mayors at the U.S. Conference of Mayors' 85th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, where he said 'good politics' is not how to stretch the limits of acceptable use of power.
4 Jun 2017
London Mayor Sadiq Khan says the city will never be cowed by terrorists following Saturday night's attack in London Bridge.