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4 Nov
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
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
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.
8 Mar 2017
Mayor Of Johannesburg meets Nigerian Consul- General over diplomatic relations.

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Vaccine equity campaigners have long warned the EU that sharing doses was essential to prevent new variants emerging. EU countries made big promises on vaccine donations, but have so far struggled to deliver. Why?
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New legislation is intended to hold social media giants accountable by forcing them to reveal the identity of anonymous online bullies who post defamatory material.
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This year's World AIDS Day puts the spotlight on ongoing inequalities in the fight against HIV, the virus that impacts some 38 million people worldwide. Dr. Alexandra Calmy, the head of the HIV/AIDS Unit of Geneva University Hospitals, says the inequalities surrounding HIV/AIDS are much like those witnessed during the Covid-19 pandemic, with access to treatments and prevention spread unevenly across the world's population. Forty years after the first case of HIV was detected, stigmatisation also remains a major obstacle to eradicating the virus. Dr. Calmy's message for anyone worried they might have HIV is "don't be afraid of yourself".
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The United States is the only developed economy without any national policy on paid parental leave. American lawmakers have recently made efforts to pass mandates on parental and family leave, but the legislation is likely to be blocked in partisan bickering. “It has immense benefits” says Richard Petts, Sociology professor at Ball State University, to journalist Kate Moody. “It's really a can't miss policy”.
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Chinese real estate giant Evergrande, saddled with around $300 billion in debt, has been struggling to meet interest payments on its loans. If it collapses, some of its partner firms could be driven to bankruptcy, prospective homebuyers could lose deposits and some banks would lend less money, which would lead to a credit crunch in the world's second-biggest economy. Property developers in China have in fact created an oversupply: there is enough empty property in the country to house more than 90 million people. FRANCE 24's team reports.
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The neoliberal FDP will be the smallest party in Germany's new government but it has landed key ministries and the all-important finance chief job. How much influence will the Free Democrats really have in the end?