Paris elects first female mayor
Socialist Party candidate Anne Hidalgo was elected the first female mayor of Paris on Sunday, defeating the candidate of the conservative right, former minister Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet. But the far-right National Front came through with its plan to plant local roots around France, winning 10 towns, according to Interior Ministry results.
Life imprisonment for protesters
A defense lawyer said a court in Bahrain has sentenced 13 people to life in prison for attempting to kill a policeman, attacking a police car and taking part in an illegal protest. Lawyer Mohammad Al-Tajir said another person was sentenced to 10 years in jail in the same case on Sunday. The case relates to an incident that took place in March 2012.
May dates set for presidential vote
Egypt’s presidential election will be held in late May, the electoral commission announced on Sunday, finally setting dates for the crucial vote widely expected to be won by the country’s former military chief who ousted an elected president last year. The commission set the first round of voting for May 26 and 27, with results expected by June 5.
Militia fires upon demonstrators
Masked gunmen emerged Sunday from a group of several dozen motorcycle-mounted government loyalists and opened fire on protesters who set up a barricade in La Isabelica, a working-class district of Valencia that has been a center of unrest since nationwide protests broke out last month. Two men were reported killed in the confrontation. The barricades’ defenders had been hurling rocks, sticks and other objects at the attackers, witnesses said.
Compiled from wire reports.