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.

May 2017
GLOBAL AFFAIRS 11:03pm, May 24, 2017
Amazon's Bezos gives $1 million to press freedom watchdog

NEW YORK, USA – Amazon co-founder Jeff Bezos is giving $1 million to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, the largest-ever gift to the media rights watchdog. The gift from Bezos, who ...


EUROPE 09:39pm, May 24, 2017
German MPs call off Turkey visit amid high tensions

BERLIN, Germany – A German parliamentary delegation has called off a Turkey trip, saying Wednesday that Ankara had made clear they were not welcome amid a festering bilateral row. A foreign ministry ...


BUSINESS 09:20pm, May 24, 2017
Moody's cuts China's rating on debt fears

BEIJING, China – Moody's on Wednesday, May 24, slashed China's credit rating for the first time in almost 3 decades citing concerns about the country's rising debt and slowing growth, but Beijing ...


AFRICA 08:45pm, May 24, 2017
400,000 DRCongo children at risk in violence-hit Kasai – UNICEF

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo – Almost 400,000 children risk dying of hunger in the Democratic Republic of Congo's troubled Kasai region where months of violence has driven over a million ...


INDONESIA 07:00pm, May 24, 2017
Indonesian police crush alcohol, burn drugs before Ramadan

SURABAYA, Indonesia – Indonesian police Wednesday, May 24 used a steamroller to crush thousands of bottles of alcohol and torched a huge stash of seized drugs ahead of Ramadan in the world's most ...


EUROPE 06:20pm, May 24, 2017
3 men arrested over Manchester attack – police

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom – British police on Wednesday, May 24, made 3 more arrests over the Manchester concert attack that left 22 people dead, bringing the number of men in custody to 4. "Three ...


EUROPE 05:51pm, May 24, 2017
Troops deploy as Britain goes on top terror alert

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (UPDATED) – Britain ordered soldiers to key sites on Wednesday, May 24, and raised the terror alert to maximum after the Manchester concert suicide bombing by a local man ...


ASIA PACIFIC 05:15pm, May 24, 2017
Taiwan top court rules in favor of gay marriage

TAIPEI, Taiwan – A top Taiwan court ruled in favour of gay marriage on Wednesday, May 24, a landmark decision that paves the way for the island to become the first place in Asia to legalize same sex ...


OTHER SPORTS 12:14pm, May 24, 2017
Sports tighten security after Manchester attack

LONDON, England - Major sports venues from Wembley to Headingley will beef up security after a suicide attack at a pop concert in Manchester killed 22 people including children. There are several ...


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 11:14am, May 24, 2017
Tom Cruise says 'Top Gun 2' in the works

SYDNEY, Australia – Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise revealed Wednesday, May 24 he plans a sequel to the cult action film Top Gun, with filming set to begin next year. Rumors have swirled for years ...