Agence France-Presse

Agence France-Presse (AFP) is a global news agency delivering fast, in-depth coverage of the events shaping our world from wars and conflicts to politics, sports, entertainment and the latest breakthroughs in health, science and technology. It is the oldest news agency in the world, founded 1835 in Paris, and currently has bureaus in 150 countries.

Aug 2017
U.S. & CANADA 12:41pm, Aug 19, 2017
Trump mulls new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan

HAGERSTOWN, USA – US President Donald Trump assembled his national security team at the Camp David presidential retreat Friday, August 18, to forge a way ahead in Afghanistan, almost 16 years after ...


OTHER SPORTS 12:26pm, Aug 19, 2017
Pliskova wins twice to reach semis, secures No. 1 spot

CINCINNATI, USA – Defending champion Karolina Pliskova won twice in one day for the third time this season, tightening her grip on the world number one ranking Friday, August 18, to reach the WTA ...


ASIA PACIFIC 11:39am, Aug 19, 2017
Chinese crime writer arrested for murders 22 years ago

BEIJING, China – Life may be stranger than fiction for an award-winning Chinese crime writer who has been arrested in connection with a quadruple-homicide that took place more than two decades ...


EUROPE 11:01am, Aug 19, 2017
Erdogan wades into German election, Berlin hits back

ISTANBUL, Turkey – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Friday, August 18, urged ethnic Turks in Germany to reject its main parties in upcoming elections, prompting a sharp warning from Berlin to ...


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 10:30am, Aug 19, 2017
LISTEN: Justin Bieber drops new song 'Friends'

NEW YORK, USA – Justin Bieber may have canceled a world tour, been banned from China, and issued a recent confessional, but he still wants to be friends, if his new song is anything to go by. He ...


U.S. & CANADA 10:19am, Aug 19, 2017
Bannon leaves White House – but vows to fight on for Trump

WASHINGTON DC, USA – Donald Trump parted ways with his controversial chief strategist Steve Bannon on Friday, August 18, as the White House reeled from the fallout over the president's ...


LATIN AMERICA 09:24am, Aug 19, 2017
Venezuela government allies seize legislative powers

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela's new pro-government constitutional authority declared Friday, August 18, it was seizing power from the opposition-led legislature, tightening President Nicolas ...


EUROPE 08:56am, Aug 19, 2017
Dozens of nationalities among Spain attack victims

PARIS, France – The twin vehicle attacks in Spain that left 14 dead and over 100 more injured in a bustling tourist area of Barcelona and the nearby seaside resort of Cambrils affected people of ...


BOXING 06:44am, Aug 19, 2017
Crawford, Indongo duel for junior welterweight supremacy

LOS ANGELES, USA - Namibia's Julius Indongo has no qualms about taking his quest for super lightweight supremacy into hostile territory - against American Terence Crawford in Lincoln, Nebraska, on ...


EUROPE 12:07am, Aug 19, 2017
Western Germany stabbing kills 1, attacker on the run – police

BERLIN, Germany – One man was killed and another injured in a stabbing in the western German city of Wuppertal on Friday, August 18, police said, adding that the attacker was still on the loose. "We ...