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Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Thursday that open the door wider to blacklisting people and entities doing business with N. Korea, including its shipping and trade networks, further tightening the screws on its nuclear and missile program.
In many parts of the world, Jewish custom holds that a tombstone be placed on the one-year anniversary of one’s death. For the late Israeli politician Shimon Peres, that anniversary is being marked by the release of his autobiography.
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.
On the margins of the United Nations General Assembly, FRANCE 24’s Marc Perelman meets Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Hussein has been urging Burma to allow an investigation team to enter the country and stop what he calls the 'ethnic cleansing' of Muslim-minority group, the Rohingyas. He also talks of the war in Yemen where violations of international law are observed on a daily basis.
Florian Philippot, for many years the closest aide of French far-right politician Marine Le Pen, said on Thursday he was quitting the National Front party, opening up a likely split in the country’s far-right ranks.
Protesters demonstrated Thursday against an imminent overhaul of France's labour laws but in far lower numbers than organisers hoped, just days before President Emmanuel Macron's flagship reforms enter the statute books.
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.
The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years destroyed homes, knocked out power across the entire island and triggered heavy flooding Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis.
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”.
Montparnasse Tower has long been derided as the ugliest building in Paris. But the 1970s skyscraper is set to undergo a total revamp, costing €300mn, to become a stunning, ecological landmark for when Paris hosts the 2024 Olympic Games.
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".
The head of the Catalan administration has accused Spain's central government of imposing a "de facto" state of emergency in the region in order to prevent an independence referendum from taking place.