Anti-establishment candidate Virginia Raggi has swept to victory in Rome's mayoral race, becoming the first woman to take charge of the Italian capital.

The chief executive of Longford County Council in Ireland contravened ethics legislation when he failed to properly disclose his interest in a property he owned that was subject to a grant application by the council, according to a damning report

Greece's government has issued an emergency decree ordering municipal authorities to turn their reserves over to the central bank for use as short-term financing, sparking anger among local government leaders.

Canada's Supreme Court has ruled that a Quebec council cannot open its meetings with a prayer, saying the state must remain neutral in issues of religion and belief.

Details about the resignation of the chief executive of Marion Council, Adelaide, including whether he received a payout, will be kept secret for the rest of his working life following a vote by councillors.

"I'm asking people to stop their nonsense right now," Boston mayor Marty Walsh said on 16 February. "These are adults jumping out windows. It's a foolish thing to do and you could kill yourself."

The mayor of Paris has said she will sue Fox News over claims that part of the city are "no go" areas for non-Muslims.

Calgary's mayor has attacked a controversial gay rights bill before the provincial legislature, saying passing it would draw "international attention toward what kinds of hillbillies we are".

Berlin's mayor has announced he will step down after heavy criticism over delays to the opening of the new Berlin-Brandenburg airport, which is now three years overdue.

The City of Cape Town has shut down South Africa's first gay-friendly mosque because it did not have any parking spaces, prompting its founder to accuse the council of a "witch hunt".