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Virus hit 'like a bomb' as toll rises in Ecuador's business capital

Guayaquil - Ecuador's economic capital Guayaquil is reeling from the most aggressive outbreak of COVID-19 in Latin America after the pandemic hit the city "like a bomb," its mayor said.

New York City public schools to close amid Coronavirus concerns

On March 15, it was announced that New York City public schools will close amid overwhelming Coronavirus concerns. They will transition to remote learning and regional enrichment centers.

Morales leads outrage over humiliating attack on Bolivian mayor

La Paz - Bolivia's President Evo Morales condemned Thursday an attack on a female mayor in which an opposition mob forcibly cut her hair, covered her in paint and marched her barefoot through the streets.

What next for Erdogan after Istanbul vote gamble backfires?

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party suffered a humiliating defeat on Sunday when the opposition's Ekrem Imamoglu won the re-run of the Istanbul mayoral election by a landslide.

Turkey's 'Communist mayor' tears down walls with fresh approach

Tunceli - On his election, Fatih Macoglu's first move as mayor of his Turkish city was to knock down the walls around his office as a symbol of his transparency.

First woman elected mayor of Mexico City takes office

Mexico - The first woman elected mayor of Mexico City was sworn in Wednesday for a six-year term leading one of the world's largest cities, in a country with a deep tradition of machismo.

First woman elected mayor of Mexico City takes office

Mexico - The first woman elected mayor of Mexico City was sworn in Wednesday for a six-year term leading one of the world's largest cities, in a country with a deep tradition of machismo.

Trump renews war of words with London's Muslim mayor

London - A baby-shaped blimp meets a thin-skinned president: cue the renewal of a war of words between Donald Trump and London's first Muslim mayor, encompassing terrorism, crime and good manners.

First woman elected Mexico City mayor: exit polls

Mexico - Mexico City has elected a woman mayor for the first time in history, local politician and scientist Claudia Sheinbaum, according to exit polls.Sheinbaum, 56, won the election to lead North America's largest city with between 47.5 and 55.

Veteran Brazilian politician jailed for corruption

Sao Paulo - One of Brazil's longest-serving politicians, a former mayor of Sao Paulo, surrendered to police Wednesday to start a nearly eight year prison sentence for money laundering.

Barcelona mayor says Catalan independence drive a 'disaster'

Barcelona - Barcelona's mayor on Saturday accused the ousted government of Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont of overseeing a "disaster" in their push to break away from Spain.

Rome prosecutor wants mayor tried in cronyism case

Rome - Rome's public prosecutor on Thursday asked for city mayor Virginia Raggi to be put on trial for allegedly making a false statement to an anti-corruption official.

Corruption-charged Zagreb mayor re-elected for sixth term

Zagreb - Milan Bandic, the populist mayor of Croatia's capital facing corruption charges, has been re-elected for a sixth term, official results showed Monday.

Rio's ex-mayor denies Olympics corruption

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro's ex-mayor Eduardo Paes has denied allegations that he took millions of dollars in bribes from construction giant Odebrecht in the run-up to last year's Olympic Games.

Rio mayor may skip carnival: reports

Rio De Janeiro - Rio's evangelical mayor, Marcelo Crivella, may skip the Rio carnival, the city's biggest annual event and one of the world's most famous street parties, reports said Friday.

Ankara mayor warns of 'manmade quake' threat

Ankara - Ankara's outspoken mayor on Tuesday warned that outside forces could be using sophisticated technology to try to trigger a manmade earthquake in a deliberate bid to harm Turkey's fragile economy.

Leading Rio mayoral candidate denies criminal probe

Rio De Janeiro - The evangelical leading in Rio de Janeiro's mayoral election denied a magazine report Saturday that he was arrested a quarter century ago for making armed threats in a property dispute.

In US visit, London mayor Khan criticizes Trump

Chicago - Visiting London mayor Sadiq Khan criticized Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's comments on Muslim immigration.

Uber, Airbnb workers to benefit from new S.F. janitors contract

San Francisco - Workers for web-enabled car and home rental services will be paid more under a deal with San Francisco's janitors' union negotiated with the help of the city's mayor.

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.
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