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Rio mayor hops back on Australia Olympic kangaroo 'joke'

Rio De Janeiro - Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes has taken a big hop backwards in what was interpreted as his jibe over sending a kangaroo to an Australian team upset about their unprepared Olympic accommodations.

Rio mayor lambasts New York Times' Olympics portrayal

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro's mayor lashed out Sunday at an opinion piece in The New York Times which warned of "catastrophe" at next month's Olympic Games.Mayor Eduardo Paes is on the defensive a month before the August 5 opening ceremony.

Citizen rage puts Rome on track for first female mayor

Rome - "Bread and circuses" was the formula that ancient Rome's rulers hoped would keep the restless natives happy.

Mayor Morrissey? Singer to decide

London - Singer-songwriter Morrissey is toying with the idea of running for Mayor of London for the forthcoming elections, due to be held in May 2016.

Daily Show prompts Whitesboro to get rid of its racist town seal

After a dose of ridicule by Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," the village of Whitesboro, in upstate New York, is changing its official logo, which shows a white man appearing to strangle a Native American.

Cologne mayor mocked for advice on avoiding sex assaults

Berlin - The mayor of the German city of Cologne drew online mockery Wednesday for her advice to women on how to avoid sexual assaults like those that marred her city's New Year's Eve festivities.

Rome councillors quit to force out embattled mayor

Rome - More than half of Rome's elected councillors resigned en masse on Friday to oust scandal-tainted mayor Ignazio Marino, after he backtracked on a pledge to quit amid an expenses row.

Rome mayor withdraws resignation: official

Rome - Rome's unpopular mayor Ignazio Marino on Thursday withdrew his resignation, which he had announced earlier this month in the midst of an expenses row, even though his own party has demanded he quit.

Child immigrant turned Rotterdam mayor aids refugees

Rotterdam - Ahmed Aboutaleb knows what it's like to arrive as a child destitute in a strange land. Now with Europe bitterly divided over the refugee crisis, Holland's first Muslim immigrant mayor is offering asylum-seekers shelter and hope.

Pro-refugee candidate elected Cologne mayor after knife attack

Berlin - A German city official who was stabbed in the neck in an attack apparently over her work with refugees was Sunday elected the first female mayor of the western city of Cologne.

Ousted Rome mayor warns of mafia return

Rome - Rome's mayor cried foul on Friday after being forced to resign over an expenses row and warned the Italian capital could succumb once more to organised crime.

Rome mayor resigns after 'Dinnergate' row

Rome - Rome's embattled mayor resigned Thursday over an expenses row after months of attacks by opponents determined to make him a scapegoat for the sorry state of the Italian capital.

Mayor wants to publicly name who's on welfare

Lewiston - A mayor in the state of Maine wants to publicly name people who are collecting welfare. He also wants to publicize where they live.

Muslim lawyer selected to stand for London mayor

London - London could get its first Muslim mayor after the main opposition Labour party selected Sadiq Khan, a bus driver's son and former government minister, as its candidate Friday.

Op-Ed: D.C. pols focus on public goals would go far to rebuild trust

Washington D.c. - Outgoing Washington Mayor Vincent Gray is likely to spend his remaining few months in office focused more on his mounting legal troubles, than any lame duck initiatives he may have planned for the city.

Mexico's 'imperial couple' meets inglorious end

- The end of the road for the fugitive "imperial couple" who owned jewelry stores and ruled a southern Mexican city came in a scruffy working-class neighborhood of the nation's capital.

Mexico's 'imperial couple' meets inglorious end

- The end of the road for the fugitive "imperial couple" who owned jewelry stores and ruled a southern Mexican city came in a scruffy working-class neighborhood of the nation's capital.

Toronto's Ford era is over; John Tory elected mayor

Toronto - Toronto decided to elect long-time politician John Tory to lead the city. Tory took 40 percent of the votes, with Doug Ford (Rob Ford's brother) finished second and Olivia Chow in third.

Mayoral couple flee after attack on Mexican students

Iguala De La Independencia - With their designer clothes and jewelry business, Mayor Jose Luis Abarca and his wife Maria de los Angeles Pineda had risen to the pinnacle of this Mexican town, flaunting their wealth and power.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with cancer

Toronto - The lead doctor from Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's medical team announced that the mayor is facing a battle with a very rare cancer. Ford will undergo chemotherapy as soon as possible.

Rob Ford withdraws from Toronto's race for mayor

Toronto - At the last minute Friday Mayor Rob Ford's director of communications Jeff Silverstein put in the paperwork for resignation at Toronto's City Hall. Ford's brother Doug name has been added to the list of mayoral candidates.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with abdominal tumor

Toronto - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been admitted to a hospital due to a tumor. While Ford has dealt with abdominal pain for three months, it became much worse in the last 24 hours.

Don Iveson: Transforming Edmonton Special

Edmonton - Edmonton's Mayor Don Iveson is an active user of social media with many ambitious outlooks for his time in office. He took some time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions about his plans, visions, and goals for the city.

5-year-old mayor in Minnesota loses re-election to teenager

Mendota - Robert "Bobby" Tufts failed to be elected as mayor of Dorset for a third consecutive term after losing out to a 16-year-old on Sunday.

City's first African-American mayor: 'We're moving forward' Special

Inman - The city of Inman, South Carolina may know him as Cornelius Huff the mayor, but outside of city hall he is a family-driven man that lives for The Lord.

Toronto mayor back at work after rehab, wants 'another chance'

Toronto - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted he had been in "complete denial" about his drug and alcohol abuse, but asked voters for another chance as he returned to work following a stint in rehab.

Notorious Toronto mayor set to return

Toronto - Crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is to return to work Monday more popular than ever after a stint in rehab for his internationally publicized alcohol and drug abuse.

Port St.Lucie has a mayor with a heart Special

Port Saint Lucie - It is rare today to find a public official with an open genuine heart, but it is not impossible. JoAnn Faiella, mayor of Port St. Lucie, is such an individual.

Ferry disaster clouds key vote for Seoul mayor

Seoul - South Korea's ferry disaster has cast a heavy shadow over upcoming local elections, especially the key race for Seoul mayor -- a high-profile post seen as a possible springboard for the presidency.

Jealous man castrates and kills French mayor

Paris - A jealous man castrated and murdered the mayor of a hamlet in northern France whom he suspected of having an affair with his girlfriend, officials said Friday.
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A sign near the Old City Hall Courthouse supporting Mayor Rob Ford.