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Tuesday Could Be the Beginning of the End of Philadelphia’s Soda Tax

Tuesday Could Be the Beginning of the End of Philadelphia’s Soda Tax

A slew of opponents of the tax are running in the city’s election Tuesday and beverage industry has spent more than $600,000 on ads aiming to turn public opinion against it.
Tuesday Could Be the Beginning of the End of Philadelphia’s Soda Tax

Tuesday Could Be the Beginning of the End of Philadelphia’s Soda Tax

A slew of opponents of the tax are running in the city’s election Tuesday and beverage industry has spent more than $600,000 on ads aiming to turn public opinion against it.
Valls Puts ‘Identity’ at Center of Barcelona’s Mayor Race

Valls Puts ‘Identity’ at Center of Barcelona’s Mayor Race

France’s former premier wants to get elected Sunday in the Spanish city where he was born. Is he a carpetbagger, or a new kind of European politician?
Donald M. Fraser, Lawmaker Who Bared a South Korea Plot, Dies at 95

Donald M. Fraser, Lawmaker Who Bared a South Korea Plot, Dies at 95

Mr. Fraser, who later served as mayor of Minneapolis, led House hearings that exposed a bribery conspiracy by South Korean intelligence agents and the Rev. Sun Myung Moon.
Candidates for Istanbul Mayor Hold Rare Debate on Live TV

Candidates for Istanbul Mayor Hold Rare Debate on Live TV

The head-to-head, the first such event in Turkey in 17 years, pitted Ekrem Imamoglu of the opposition against Binali Yildirim, a government-backed former prime minister.
As Downtowns Prosper, Voters Ask Mayors: What About My Neighborhood?

As Downtowns Prosper, Voters Ask Mayors: What About My Neighborhood?

In places like Kansas City, a growing gap between a booming downtown and struggling neighborhoods can breed resentment. Both candidates in the city’s mayoral election have promised to address it.
As Downtowns Prosper, Voters Ask Mayors: What About My Neighborhood?

As Downtowns Prosper, Voters Ask Mayors: What About My Neighborhood?

In places like Kansas City, a growing gap between a booming downtown and struggling neighborhoods can breed resentment. Both candidates in the city’s mayoral election have promised to address it.
Stop Sneering at Bill de Blasio

Stop Sneering at Bill de Blasio

He shouldn’t run for president, but he’s been a good mayor.
New York Union Throws Weight Behind ‘Hometown Guy’ Bill de Blasio for 2020

New York Union Throws Weight Behind ‘Hometown Guy’ Bill de Blasio for 2020

A New York hotel union is directing donations to the mayor, with an eye on influencing the next mayor’s race in addition to the presidential contest.
Erdogan Says He Will Meet With Trump to Resolve Weapons Disagreement

Erdogan Says He Will Meet With Trump to Resolve Weapons Disagreement

The Turkish president, holding a rare meeting with international journalists, also said that he would accept the results of Istanbul’s mayoral election.
Turkey’s President Suffers Stinging Defeat in Istanbul Election Redo

Turkey’s President Suffers Stinging Defeat in Istanbul Election Redo

Voters were outraged that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered a redo of the same election two months ago after his party lost control of Turkey’s largest city.
Turkey’s President Suffers Stinging Defeat in Istanbul Election Redo

Turkey’s President Suffers Stinging Defeat in Istanbul Election Redo

Voters were outraged that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered a redo of the same election two months ago after his party lost control of Turkey’s largest city.
Erdogan Faces Fallout After His Party’s Loss in Istanbul Mayor’s Race

Erdogan Faces Fallout After His Party’s Loss in Istanbul Mayor’s Race

The scale of the defeat for his party’s candidate was much larger than in the March election, which was canceled, reflecting anger among voters.
Erdogan Faces Fallout After His Party’s Loss in Istanbul Mayor’s Race

Erdogan Faces Fallout After His Party’s Loss in Istanbul Mayor’s Race

The scale of the defeat for his party’s candidate was much larger than in a March election, which had been canceled. The do-over showed voters were angry.
Turkey Trials Seen in New Light After Erdogan’s Istanbul Defeat

Turkey Trials Seen in New Light After Erdogan’s Istanbul Defeat

The cases will be closely watched by foreign governments troubled by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s efforts to crack down on the opposition.
How a Message of Unity and Mistakes by Erdogan Tipped the Istanbul Election

How a Message of Unity and Mistakes by Erdogan Tipped the Istanbul Election

Ekrem Imamoglu shockingly won the city’s mayoralty in part by wooing the lower and middle-income voters who had powered President Erdogan’s rise.
How a Message of Unity and Mistakes by Erdogan Tipped the Istanbul Election

How a Message of Unity and Mistakes by Erdogan Tipped the Istanbul Election

Ekrem Imamoglu shockingly won the city’s mayoralty in part by wooing the lower and middle-income voters who had powered President Erdogan’s rise.

Judge Orders Madrid to Keep Fining Polluting Drivers

The ruling reversed the conservative mayor’s suspension of fines for older car models that enter the center of Madrid, saying the low-emissions zone was “essential” in order to improve the quality of
What’s the Future of Syrian Refugees in Turkey?

What’s the Future of Syrian Refugees in Turkey?

Turkish government and opposition parties need to work together to prevent the deepening of anti-immigrant talk and xenophobic Turkish nationalism.
Pete Buttigieg Is Still Figuring This Out

Pete Buttigieg Is Still Figuring This Out

A dark-horse presidential candidate tries to stay on track.