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.

Jun 2017
PHILIPPINES 01:25am, Jun 26, 2017
Battle resumes as Eid'l Fitr truce ends in Marawi

MARAWI, Philippines – The 8-hour ceasefire in Marawi allowing residents to celebrate the end of Ramadan came to an abrupt end on Sunday afternoon, June 25, as the government continued its offensive ...


MIDDLE EAST 12:35am, Jun 26, 2017
Turkey police break up Gay Pride protest in Istanbul

ISTANBUL, Turkey (UPDATED) – Turkish police on Sunday, June 25, prevented an attempt by Gay Pride activists to hold a parade in Istanbul, the country's largest city, in defiance of an official ban ...


ARTS & CULTURE 12:21am, Jun 26, 2017
Hogwarts, horcruxes and hippogriffs: Harry Potter turns 20

LONDON, United Kingdom – Harry Potter turns 20 on Monday, June 26 when muggle readers in gowns and glasses from Indonesia to Uruguay will celebrate the birth of a global publishing phenomenon in ...


ARTS & CULTURE 11:41pm, Jun 25, 2017
J.K. Rowling: creator of magic who dazzled the world

LONDON, United Kingdom – The creator of a wizarding empire which has dazzled the world, J. K. Rowling struggled through hardship to become an unrivalled children's author with a global ...


MIDDLE EAST 11:25pm, Jun 25, 2017
UAE president in first appearance since 2014 stroke

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan made his first public appearance Sunday, June 25, since suffering a stroke more than 3 years ago, ...


EUROPE 09:40pm, Jun 25, 2017
Car hits UK Eid crowd, 'not believed to be terrorism' – police

LONDON, United Kingdom – British police on Sunday, June 25, said they did not suspect terrorism was involved when a car ploughed into a group of Muslims leaving Eid prayers in Newcastle, northeast ...


U.S. & CANADA 09:00pm, Jun 25, 2017
Trump slams Democratic 'obstruction' on health reform

WASHINGTON, USA (UPDATED) – As Republicans scrambled Sunday, June 25, to wrangle enough votes to pass health care reform legislation, US President Donald Trump lashed at Democrats, accusing them of ...


MIDDLE EAST 04:12pm, Jun 25, 2017
Erdogan says Saudi-led ultimatum on Qatar 'against international law'

ISTANBUL, Turkey (UPDATED) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday, June 25, welcomed Qatar's dismissal of a sweeping list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies in an escalating ...


ASIA PACIFIC 03:42pm, Jun 25, 2017
AirAsia plane 'shaking like washing machine' returns to Australia

SYDNEY, Australia – An AirAsia flight to Malaysia was forced back to Australia Sunday, June 25, due to a technical problem, with one passenger saying the plane was "shaking like a washing ...


SOUTH & CENTRAL ASIA 03:00pm, Jun 25, 2017
139 dead, more than 100 injured in Pakistan oil tanker fire

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (UPDATED) – An overturned oil tanker exploded in a huge fireball in Pakistan on Sunday, June 25, killing at least 139 people and injuring scores as crowds scavenging for fuel ...