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.

Dec 2017
MIDDLE EAST 09:18am, Dec 16, 2017
Pentagon alarmed by uptick in close calls with Russia jets in Syria

WASHINGTON DC, USA – The Pentagon is voicing growing alarm that the risky flying of Russian pilots in Syria could lead to a mishap – or even the nightmare scenario of a United States jet shooting ...


U.S. & CANADA 08:59am, Dec 16, 2017
U.S. judge blocks Trump anti-contraception measure

WASHINGTON DC, USA – A federal judge from Pennsylvania Friday, December 15, blocked a decision by the Trump administration to put an end to an obligation under Obamacare that employers include free ...


MIDDLE EAST 12:20am, Dec 16, 2017
Palestinians killed in new wave of protests over Trump

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories – Two Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli forces in clashes along the Gaza border Friday, December 15, as tens of thousands of people joined new protests ...


AFRICA 11:55pm, Dec 15, 2017
Child soldiers of Congo awarded $10M in damages

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – International war crimes judges on Friday awarded $10 million in landmark reparations to "hundreds or thousands" of former child soldiers left brutalized and stigmatized ...


EUROPE 09:57pm, Dec 15, 2017
Meghan Markle adds sparkle to British royal Christmas

LONDON, United Kingdom – Meghan Markle is to become the first fiancee invited to spend Christmas with the British royal family – a move hailed Thursday, December 14, as a sea change in the ...


EUROPE 09:31pm, Dec 15, 2017
EU opens next Brexit phase, warns of tough talks

BRUSSELS, Belgium – European Union leaders agreed Friday, December 15, to open crucial talks on a future relationship with Britain but warned they would be even tougher than the first torturous ...


OTHER SPORTS 07:25pm, Dec 15, 2017
Federer voted BBC overseas sports personality of the year for record 4th time

LONDON, England - Roger Federer has been voted BBC overseas sports personality of the year for a record fourth time after an astonishing season during which he picked up two more Grand Slam ...


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 05:26pm, Dec 15, 2017
Director Peter Jackson says 'bully' Harvey Weinstein smeared actresses

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson on Friday, December 15 accused Harvey Weinstein of orchestrating a smear campaign decades ago against actresses who have since come ...


EUROPE 04:07pm, Dec 15, 2017
EU leaders agree to roll over Russia sanctions – Tusk

BRUSSELS, Belgium – EU leaders on Thursday, December 14, agreed to extend tough economic sanctions against Russia over its meddling in Ukraine for 6 months, EU President Donald Tusk said. "EU united ...


LATIN AMERICA 03:32pm, Dec 15, 2017
Peru president rejects demands he resign over corruption allegations

LIMA, Peru – Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski late Thursday, December 14, rejected demands he resign, brushing aside an opposition ultimatum to step down or face impeachment over allegations ...