De Blasio becomes the city's 109th mayor
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Thursday 05 December 2013
Bill Bratton, the former New York police commissioner credited with overseeing a sharp drop in crime in the mid-90s, has been named as the city’s next police chief by incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio, replacing Ray Kelley, who was criticised for the department’s stop-and-frisk policies
Thursday 14 November 2013
The roll will be Schmidt’s first board membership outside of the United States
'Stop buying Home Counties schlosses': Boris Johnson rattles super-wealthy with plea for greater philanthropy
Tuesday 24 September 2013
Mayor of New York says Britain had yet to catch up with American idea of large-scale giving
Wednesday 11 September 2013
President Barack Obama leads nation in moment of silence, as commemoration ceremonies take place in New York, the Pentagon and the Flight 93 memorial in Pennsylvania
Thursday 30 May 2013
Two threatening letters sent to New York City's mayor and his group that advocates for gun control contained traces of the deadly poison ricin, police have said.
Monday 13 May 2013
Bloomberg was today forced to issue a grovelling apology to clients for its “inexcusable” decision to let its journalists use internal customer information in a scandal that has rocked Wall Street and the City.
Sunday 24 March 2013
Obama vowed to push for tighter gun-control laws in the wake Sandy Hook massacre
Saturday 05 January 2013
Gabrielle Giffords, the former congresswoman who survived a mass shooting in her Arizona constituency, held a private meeting yesterday with families of the 26 victims of last month’s gun rampage at a school in Connecticut.
Thursday 20 December 2012
Lady Gaga, MC Hammer and Goldie Hawn are among 100 big names to have publicly condemned America's gun policies
Wednesday 07 November 2012
The electorate of Sandy-battered Staten Island had every excuse not to vote yesterday, yet still these "forgotten borough" residents came to the polls in their droves.
Temperatures approach freezing as another storm looks set to hit New York in the wake of Superstorm Sandy
Monday 05 November 2012
Mere days after a devastating superstorm swept through the region, leaving a trail of destruction behind it, the residents of New York and New Jersey are facing another crisis.
Saturday 03 November 2012
It took a hurricane – but for first time in the race for the White House, the environment became an issue, with an interrogation of the President's record last night.
Friday 02 November 2012
We caught an amusing tweet from David Corn, political editor at Mother Jones, noting receipt of an email from Barack Obama that begins, "David, I am grateful to you". (Millions of us received the same missive thanking us for our support.) "What did I do?" Mr Corn asks rhetorically. Quite a lot, of course.
Monday 29 October 2012
New York City's transit system shut down last night and mandatory evacuation orders were issued for swaths of the mid-Atlantic coast as a potentially calamitous storm barrelled down on a region of 60 million inhabitants.
Friday 19 October 2012
And you thought Vladimir Putin commuted to the Kremlin topless on the back of a lion. Nope, the President gets around the Russian capital like millions of other Muscovites: via its notoriously snarled-up streets. So bad is gridlock in Moscow that the President has now taken to working from his suburban home to save angering his subjects with his massive motorcade, for which everything must give way.
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 200,000 back our campaign
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train