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Nice attack: Mayor says deadly stabbing points to terrorism

Nice attack: Mayor says deadly stabbing points to terrorism

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The Latest: UNGA head concerned NY mayor won’t meet on virus

The Latest: UNGA head concerned NY mayor won’t meet on virus

Health
UNITED NATIONS — The president of the United Nations General Assembly has expressed concern that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio rejected a meeting with him to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the work of the 193-member world organization.Volker Bozkir said in a statement that the United Nations “has been proud to call the city its home since the middle of the last century” and is “happy to generate billions of dollars in economic benefits and tens of thousands of jobs in New York City.” But the Turkish politician said he was disappointed at the mayor’s refusal to meet him.Bozkir said: “This lack of interaction concerns me.”His spokesman, Brenden Varma, told reporters that Bozkir reached out about two weeks ago to ask for an appointment with the mayor. But the assembly presiden...
Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms contracts COVID-19

Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms contracts COVID-19

Health
Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says she has tested positive for COVID-19ByThe Associated PressJuly 6, 2020, 10:10 PM1 min readATLANTA -- Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Monday that she had tested positive for COVID-19. "COVID-19 has literally hit home. I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive," Bottoms, a potential Democratic vice presidential candidate tweeted.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: Health
Manchester mayor criticises Eminem for rap about Ariana Grande gig bomb

Manchester mayor criticises Eminem for rap about Ariana Grande gig bomb

Entertainment
Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has hit out at Eminem for an "unnecessarily hurtful and deeply disrespectful" lyric about the 2017 bomb attack in the city.In a song on his new album, the US star raps: "I'm contemplating yelling 'bombs away' on the game/Like I'm outside of an Ariana Grande concert waiting."That is followed by the sound of an explosion.Twenty-two people died when a suicide bomber attacked a crowd after Grande's gig at Manchester Arena in May 2017.The lines feature in the song Unaccommodating, in which the star boasts about his impact on hip-hop. It appears on his album Music To Be Murdered By, which was released on Friday.In a statement to BBC News, Mr Burnham said: "This is unnecessarily hurtful and deeply disrespec...
Bolivian mayor attacked in response to reports that protesters were killed

Bolivian mayor attacked in response to reports that protesters were killed

World
Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Protesters in Bolivia attacked the mayor of a small town on Thursday after reports that protesters had been killed. Masked men dragged Vinto Mayor Patricia Arce of the governing Mas Party barefoot through the streets, made her kneel down, cut her hair, doused her in red paint and forced her to sign a resignation letter before handing her over to police. People shouted "murderer, murderer" as she was dragged through the streets and protesters set her office on fire and smashed the town hall windows. The protesters accused Arce of bussing in supporters of Bolivian President Evo Morales to try to break a blockade of a bridge in Vinto set up by demonstrators protesting the results of the country's Oct. 20 election. Reports circulated that at least two protesters were killed i...