L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, the world's richest woman, has died at the age of 94, her family said.
The youngest laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai, talks to FRANCE 24’s Marc Perelman. The UN messenger of peace is at the UN General Assembly to meet world leaders and urge them to increase the funding of girls’ education. She also calls on them to provide education for children in refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon and Kenya.
British police have arrested a sixth person in connection with last week's attack on a London subway train.
French unions will stage new protests Thursday against an overhaul of the country's labour code, hoping to build pressure on President Emmanuel Macron days before his signature reform is expected to become law.
Rescuers dug frantically Wednesday for survivors of a 7.1- magnitude earthquake that killed more than 200 people in Mexico, as the nation watched anxiously for signs of life at a collapsed school in the capital.
Carles Puigdemont is president of Spain’s Catalonia region. As national authorities crack down on the region’s preparations for an October 1 independence referendum that Madrid says is illegal, Puigdemont has accused the national government of adopting a “totalitarian attitude”.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday defended the nuclear deal at the United Nations, saying it was an internationally backed accord that should not be destroyed by "rogue newcomers to the world of politics."
Falah Mustafa Bakir, the foreign minister of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government, spoke to FRANCE 24's Marc Perelman on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. He admitted that the international community has "asked" his government to postpone the September 25 referendum on Kurdish independence but said Erbil is "determined to go ahead".
France has selected Robin Campillo's “120 Beats Per Minute”, this year’s Grand Prix winner at the Cannes Film Festival, as its submission in the best foreign-language film category of the Oscars.
Boastful, bellicose and, at times, confused, Donald Trump's maiden address to the United Nations General assembly on Tuesday was largely what observers have come to expect from the US president's public speeches.