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.

Mar 2017
AFRICA 08:30pm, Mar 29, 2017
Zuma attacked at South Africa freedom icon's funeral

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The funeral of celebrated South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada on Wednesday, March 29, was transformed into a rally against President Jacob Zuma, who ...


EUROPE 07:28pm, Mar 29, 2017
Brexit triggered: UK launches 2-year EU exit process

LONDON, United Kingdom (4th UPDATE) – Britain formally launched the process to leave the European Union (EU) on Wednesday, March 29, handing a letter to EU president Donald Tusk formally notifying ...


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 07:19pm, Mar 29, 2017
Bob Dylan to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm on the weekend

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Music icon Bob Dylan is to receive his Nobel Literature Prize this weekend at a meeting with the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, it was announced on Wednesday, March 29. "The good ...


ASIA PACIFIC 06:04pm, Mar 29, 2017
Myanmar Rohingya militants call for peacekeeping troops

YANGON, Myanmar – A nascent Rohingya militant group whose raids triggered a bloody crackdown by Myanmar's army called on Wednesday, March 29, for international peacekeepers to protect the stateless ...


MIDDLE EAST 05:52pm, Mar 29, 2017
Engineers set to to enter ISIS-held parts of Syria dam

TABQA DAM, Syria – Syrian engineers were expected to carry out urgent maintenance Wednesday, March 29 on the country's largest dam, where US-backed fighters have been battling Islamist State (ISIS) ...


EUROPE 05:42pm, Mar 29, 2017
Ukraine probing attack on Polish consulate

KIEV, Ukraine –Ukraine on Wednesday, March 29, said it was investigating an attack that damaged a Polish consulate in the country's west, an incident which both nations branded a "provocation." An ...


AFRICA 03:52pm, Mar 29, 2017
Zuma skips funeral of South Africa anti-apartheid icon

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – South African President Jacob Zuma will not attend the funeral on Wednesday, March 29, of celebrated South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who in recent ...


ASIA PACIFIC 03:41pm, Mar 29, 2017
Military mobilizes to help cyclone-ravaged Australian region

AYR, Australia – Towns remained cut off in northern Australia Wednesday, March 29, after being pummeled by a powerful cyclone that washed battered yachts ashore and ripped roofs off houses, as the ...


EUROPE 03:29pm, Mar 29, 2017
Former PM Valls endorses Macron for French presidency

PARIS, France (UPDATED) – France's former prime minister Manuel Valls endorsed the presidential bid of centrist Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday, March 29, the most high-profile Socialist to back the ...


NBA 03:24pm, Mar 29, 2017
Hawks snap skid with win over Suns

WASHINGTON, USA – The Atlanta Hawks squandered an early 18-point lead but came back late for a 95-91 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, March 28 (Wednesday in Manila) to end their 7-game NBA ...