The gap between rich and poor in New York City has widened over the last decade. Areas that used to be working class, such as Harlem, are becoming gentrified. New York's mayor-elect, Bill de Blasio, has promised to create more affordable housing, but many struggling artists are currently being evicted from their homes.
Thousands of nationalists gathered in Moscow on Monday for the "Russian March", an event which continues its tradition of racist overtones. It was organised by ultranationalist groups looking to express their dissatisfaction with illegal immigration, an issue which has dominated Russian media in recent months. Since the murder of a Russian by an Azerbaijani citizen last month, ethnic tensions are running high in the Russian capital.
Greenland's Prime Minister says she is determined to push through plans for a controversial uranium mine that could help transform the country's economy. The country's parliament is in favour but it needs final permission from colonial power Denmark to ratify the decision. In an exclusive interview with France 24, Greenland's Premier, Aleqa Hammond, insists the country is mature enough to handle its own affairs.
He's been described as the "world's poorest president", but Uruguayan leader José Mujica - known as Pepe - prefers to define his lifestyle as "simple". He is famous for giving over 75% of his salary to benefit the homeless and inadequately housed, while his speeches rail against the injustice of the capitalist system and developed countries' rampant consumerism. France 24 went to meet this unorthodox - and popular - leader.
One striking effect of EU enlargement in 2004 was the number of Polish people moving abroad in search of better pay. Hundreds of thousands flocked to the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Scandinavia. Since then, Poland has maintained steady economic growth, while Western Europe has not. Despite this, figures for 2012 show the record figure of 2.27 million Poles living abroad could soon be broken again.