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.

Oct 2017
ASIA PACIFIC 11:53am, Oct 20, 2017
New Zealand's Ardern vows 'government of change'

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – New Zealand's prime minister-elect Jacinda Ardern promised "a government of change" as she met with leaders of her center-left Labour Party Friday, October 20, to prepare ...


MIDDLE EAST 11:37am, Oct 20, 2017
Fighters in Syria's Raqa prepare for civilian handover

RAQA, Syria – US-backed forces who captured Raqa from the Islamic State group (IS, formerly known as ISIS or the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq) prepared to hand the Syrian city over to a civilian ...


TECH NEWS 11:28am, Oct 20, 2017
Family sells everything they own for bitcoin

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – A Dutch family has sold virtually all they own, including a business, their home, two cars and a motorbike and invested the takings in bitcoin just as the virtual currency ...


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 10:35am, Oct 20, 2017
Quentin Tarantino admits he knew of Harvey Weinstein misconduct complaints

LOS ANGELES, USA – Quentin Tarantino has admitted knowing for decades about Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct, confessing in an interview published Thursday, October 19 to feeling ashamed ...


ASIA PACIFIC 09:41am, Oct 20, 2017
Japan emperor abdication set for March 2019 – report

TOKYO, Japan – Japan's Emperor Akihito will step down on March 31, 2019, a report said Friday, October 20, the first imperial retirement in more than two centuries. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will ...


EUROPE 09:33am, Oct 20, 2017
EU to consider further measures against North Korea – summit text

BRUSSELS, Belgium – The EU is to consider stepping up measures aimed at punishing North Korea for its nuclear and ballistic weapons programs, in a summit agreement approved by leaders on Thursday, ...


ENVIRONMENT 08:57am, Oct 20, 2017
Pollution killed 9 million people in 2015 – report

PARIS, France – Pollution claimed the lives of 9 million people in 2015, one in every 6 deaths that year, according to a report published on Friday, October 20. Almost all the deaths, 92%, happened ...


EUROPE 08:23am, Oct 20, 2017
May pleads for Brexit deal she can sell at home

BRUSSELS, Belgium – British Prime Minister Theresa May pressed EU leaders Thursday, October 19, for a Brexit deal she can "defend" at home as her counterparts said at a summit in Brussels that there ...


NBA 01:19am, Oct 20, 2017
Jeremy Lin will miss remainder of season with ruptured patella

NEW YORK, USA - Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin is expected to miss the remainder of the 2017-18 NBA season after suffering a ruptured patella tendon of the right knee in a season-opening loss, the ...


U.S. & CANADA 12:02am, Oct 20, 2017
Puerto Rico mostly in the dark one month after hurricane

UTUADO, Puerto Rico – It's been a month since Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico and Samuel de Jesus still can't drive out of his isolated, blacked-out town. In fact, much of the US ...