Hagley Oval Pavilion, which will host the ICC World Cup opener, was inaugurated at a ceremony here attended by over 150 guests, including New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel.
London Mayor Boris Johnson offered today to be sprayed by water cannon to demonstrate that they are safe, after buying the riot control equipment for the capital despite having no permission to use it.
Italy`s financial police today placed the mayor of Venice under house arrest in a sweeping corruption investigation into a multi-billion-euro flood barrier project to save the island city from rising sea levels.
Buoyed by Narendra Modi-led BJP`s emphatic victory in the Lok Sabha polls, mayors of Delhi have claimed that "hurdles imposed" on the MCD by previous Congress regimes in the state and the Centre would now be cleared and "stalled work" in all three civic bodies would get expedited.
New York city Mayor Bill de Blasio has said there "may be" an "ulterior motive" behind the arrest of a New York Police Department officer in India, even as he vowed to make all efforts to ensure fair treatment to officer.
The mayor of the city of Porto Alegre in southern Brazil, which is a venue for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, has admitted that his city may drop out from the World Cup roster if key legislation is not approved soon.