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Russia's opposition leader and anti-graft blogger Alexei Navalny. ©REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
Top Putin critic takes on Kremlin rival in Moscow polls

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny on Sunday takes on a Kremlin-backed incumbent in a hotly contested Moscow mayoral poll.

Top Putin critic takes on Kremlin rival in Moscow polls
Zharkyn Zhumagulov. A shot from tv24kz
New Mayor of Kokshetau appointed

Zharkyn Zhumagulov has been appointed the new Akim (Mayor) of Kokshetau city of Kazakhstan.

New Mayor of Kokshetau appointed
Russia's opposition leader and anti-graft blogger Alexei Navalny. ©REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
Russian opposition leader Navalny briefly detained

Russian police on Sunday briefly detained top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny after a campaign rally for the Moscow mayoral election he is contesting next month.

Russian opposition leader Navalny briefly detained
Latino candidate for NY mayor hopes to stir 'sleeping giant'
Latino candidate for NY mayor hopes to stir 'sleeping giant'

If Adolfo Carrion's math is correct, all he needs to become the next mayor of New York is for half the city's Hispanic voters to turn out on election day.

Latino candidate for NY mayor hopes to stir 'sleeping giant'
The Mayor of San Diego Bob Filner. ©REUTERS/Mike Blake
San Diego mayor pressed to quit over sex claims

San Diego's mayor is coming under growing pressure to resign after a former senior aide announced a lawsuit Monday alleging he sexually harassed her, the latest in string of claims.

San Diego mayor pressed to quit over sex claims
Navalny returns to Moscow a hero, will push ahead with mayor bid
Navalny returns to Moscow a hero, will push ahead with mayor bid

Top opposition leader Alexei Navalny triumphantly returned home to Russia's capital on Saturday after his unexpected release from prison.

Navalny returns to Moscow a hero, will push ahead with mayor bid
Leninguer Raymundo Carballido Morales. Photo courtesy of senderodefecal1.blogspot.com
Did a 'dead' man win election in Mexico town?

A man who was allegedly certified as dead almost three years ago has won a race for mayor in the southern state of Oaxaca.

Did a 'dead' man win election in Mexico town?
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Putin foe Navalny nominated for Moscow mayor

Russia's top opposition figure Alexei Navalny faced the uphill battle of getting on the ballot for Moscow mayor on Saturday after being nominated for the post by other leaders of the country's nascent protest movement.

Putin foe Navalny nominated for Moscow mayor
Bloomberg to donors: shun US senators over gun vote
Bloomberg to donors: shun US senators over gun vote

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg personally wrote Wednesday to hundreds of Big Apple donors, asking them to stop funding four Democratic senators who opposed tougher gun laws in Congress.

Bloomberg to donors: shun US senators over gun vote
Bloomberg's $19 bn plan to guard NY against climate change
Bloomberg's $19 bn plan to guard NY against climate change

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled Tuesday a $19.5 billion plan to boost the city's defenses against climate change, seven months after superstorm Sandy devastated the US East Coast.

Bloomberg's $19 bn plan to guard NY against climate change
Texas actress arrested in US ricin case
Texas actress arrested in US ricin case

A Texas actress was arrested Friday for mailing ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a gun control activist.

Texas actress arrested in US ricin case
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Suspicious letters sent to White House, NY mayor

A suspicious letter addressed to the White House and "similar" to an apparently poison-laced letter sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been intercepted.

Suspicious letters sent to White House, NY mayor
Suspected poison letter sent to New York mayor
Suspected poison letter sent to New York mayor

Letters suspected of being laced with the deadly poison ricin were sent last week to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and to an official with the gun law lobby that he supports.

Suspected poison letter sent to New York mayor
Italy holds local polls in test for parties
Italy holds local polls in test for parties

Italians voted in local polls on Sunday that will test political parties three months from a general election that left no clear winner and a month after the start of a fragile coalition cabinet.

Italy holds local polls in test for parties
US judge blocks New York ban on giant fizzy drinks
US judge blocks New York ban on giant fizzy drinks

A New York judge blocked mayor Michael Bloomberg's planned ban on giant sodas Monday, dealing a setback to his public health agenda just hours before curbs on selling such drinks were due to begin.

US judge blocks New York ban on giant fizzy drinks
New Yorkers live longer than other Americans: mayor
New Yorkers live longer than other Americans: mayor

New Yorkers are living longers than Americans overall, and the margin is increasing, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday as he praised his administration's health policies.

New Yorkers live longer than other Americans: mayor
Beverage groups sue over New York 'supersize' ban
Beverage groups sue over New York 'supersize' ban

A US beverage industry group and other businesses filed a lawsuit Friday against the administration of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg seeking to block restrictions on sales of large soda drinks.

Beverage groups sue over New York 'supersize' ban
Ground Zero cancer victims to get compensation
Ground Zero cancer victims to get compensation

About 50 types of cancer have been added to the list of diseases eligible for coverage in a compensation program for people who became sick after the World Trade Center collapse on September 11, 2001.

Ground Zero cancer victims to get compensation
Keynote speaker and San Antonio, Texas Mayor Julian Castro. ©REUTERS/Jessica Renaldi
'Latino Barack Obama' enters national spotlight

A telegenic young Texas mayor billed as a Latino Barack Obama in the making, Julian Castro, bounded on to the world's brightest political stage Tuesday.

'Latino Barack Obama' enters national spotlight
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New Yorkers against super-size soda ban

An overwhelming majority of New Yorkers oppose Mayor Michael Bloomberg's unprecedented proposal for banning super-sized sweet drinks and his support for breastfeeding.

New Yorkers against super-size soda ban