Feb 1, 2014

Bloomberg named U.N. climate envoy

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was appointed Friday to be the U.N. special envoy for cities and climate change, a position that will give the billionaire businessman and philanthropist an international stage to press for action to combat global warming. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ...

New York readies for a left turn at City Hall

Oct 20, 2013

New York readies for a left turn at City Hall

by Dan Balz

After two decades under the leadership of Michael Bloomberg and Rudolph Giuliani, New York appears headed for a sharp left turn when voters select a new mayor in November. “I’m a progressive,” said Bill de Blasio, the city’s public advocate and dominant front-runner in ...

Aug 20, 2013

Record gun bust shows 'stop and frisk' is working: N.Y. mayor

More than 200 firearms, from .22 caliber pistols to a submachine gun, have been seized in what New York called Monday the biggest seizure of illegal guns in the city’s history. In a statement, the administration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg hailed the undercover operation ...

Inose calls on New York to aid Olympic bid

Apr 18, 2013

Inose calls on New York to aid Olympic bid

Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose said after meeting New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday that the two sister cities will cooperate to realize the Japanese capital’s ambition of hosting the 2020 Summer Olympics. During a trip to New York, Inose told reporters that Bloomberg ...