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 2019
MIDDLE EAST 07:28pm, Jun 18, 2019
Egypt's former president Morsi quietly buried in Cairo

CAIRO, Egypt – Egypt's first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi was buried Tuesday, June 18, as calls mounted for an independent investigation into the causes of his death after he ...


TECH NEWS 05:22pm, Jun 18, 2019
With 'Libra,' Facebook takes on the world of cryptocurrency

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Facebook is leaping into the world of cryptocurrency with its own digital money, designed to let people save, send or spend money as easily as firing off text ...


ASIA PACIFIC 04:52pm, Jun 18, 2019
Hong Kong leader offers 'most sincere apology' over law turmoil

HONG KONG – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologized on Tuesday, June 18, for the political unrest sparked by a proposed Beijing-backed law that would have allowed extraditions to mainland ...


SOUTH & CENTRAL ASIA 04:44pm, Jun 18, 2019
Anger in India as lychee-linked brain fever kills 103 children

PATNA, India – Angry protests erupted in one of India's poorest states Tuesday, June 18, over the deaths of more than 100 children from a mysterious brain fever potentially linked to lychees. So far ...


BUSINESS 04:05pm, Jun 18, 2019
French billionaire Drahi to acquire Sotheby's in $3.7-billion deal

PARIS, France – French telecoms and media mogul Patrick Drahi is acquiring Sotheby's auction house, one of the world's biggest art brokers, in a $3.7-billion deal, the British-founded company ...


LIFE & HEALTH 03:50pm, Jun 18, 2019
Sanofi turns to Google in search for better treatments

PARIS, France – French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi said on Tuesday, June 18, it is partnering with Google to use artificial intelligence and deep analytics tools to sift through its data to find ...


ASIA PACIFIC 03:40pm, Jun 18, 2019
Death toll in Indonesia ferry sinking rises to 18

JAKARTA, Indonesia (UPDATED) – The death toll from an Indonesian ferry sinking has risen to 18, authorities said Tuesday, June 18, the latest maritime accident to hit the archipelago nation. The ...


U.S. & CANADA 03:28pm, Jun 18, 2019
Police kill gunman who opened fire on U.S. courthouse

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – A man armed with an automatic rifle opened fire on a Dallas federal courthouse on Monday, June 17, before being killed by police in the southern US city, law enforcement ...


BUSINESS 03:20pm, Jun 18, 2019
Chanel made $11 billion in Lagerfeld's last year

PARIS, France – Chanel clocked up sales of nearly 10 billion euros ($11.1 billion) in its final year under the late designer Karl Lagerfeld, the French label said Monday, June 17. The notoriously ...


BUSINESS 03:05pm, Jun 18, 2019
UK shares list in China, a first for foreign firms

LONDON, United Kingdom – Britain and China began selling shares in each others' companies on Monday, June 17, under a landmark deal, Britain's Treasury announced, as London looks to remain a leading ...