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.

Feb 2019
LATIN AMERICA 08:37am, Feb 19, 2019
Brazil president sacks close aide amid political scandal

BRASILIA, Brazil – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday, February 18, sacked a close aide who helped get him elected after a storm within his party over suspected improper campaign ...


U.S. & CANADA 07:46am, Feb 19, 2019
Trump tells Venezuela military to back Guaido or 'lose everything'

MIAMI, USA – US President Donald Trump urged Venezuela's military on Monday, February 18, to accept opposition leader Juan Guaido's amnesty offer, or stand to "lose everything," as a crisis deepened ...


MIDDLE EAST 07:17am, Feb 19, 2019
Twin bombing kills 24 in Syria's Idlib – monitor

BEIRUT, Lebanon – A double bomb attack in Syria's jihadist-held city of Idlib on Monday, February 18, killed 24 people, including 4 children, a war monitor said. The first blast was caused by a bomb ...


LIFE & HEALTH 12:24am, Feb 19, 2019
'Killer' cells raise hope of universal flu vaccine

PARIS, France – Scientists said Monday, February 18, they had discovered immune cells that can fight all known flu viruses in what was hailed as an "extraordinary breakthrough" that could lead to a ...


ASIA PACIFIC 12:02am, Feb 19, 2019
Thai junta shoots down proposal to slash defense spending

BANGKOK, Thailand – Thailand's junta defended its $7 billion defense budget and annual draft on Monday, February 18, after political opponents proposed slashing military spending by 10% and ending ...


AFRICA 11:34pm, Feb 18, 2019
Nigerian president warns vote-riggers of 'ruthless' response

ABUJA, Nigeria – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday, February 18, he had ordered the police and military to be "ruthless" with vote-riggers, as preparations were made for rescheduled ...


EUROPE 09:46pm, Feb 18, 2019
Poland shuns Israel summit amid Holocaust row

WARSAW, Poland (UPDATED) – Poland's prime minister on Monday, February 18, cancelled Warsaw's participation in a Jerusalem summit, accusing an Israeli minister of "racist" comments about the actions ...


TECH NEWS 09:14pm, Feb 18, 2019
Russia's RT fumes after Facebook blocks 'wildly popular' page

MOSCOW, Russia – Facebook has blocked a popular page run by Russian state TV channel RT, the channel's editor said Monday, February 18, criticising the move as an attack on media rights. "We had a ...


EUROPE 09:13pm, Feb 18, 2019
7 MPs quit UK Labour Party over Brexit, anti-Semitism

LONDON, United Kingdom – A group of MPs from Britain's opposition Labour Party broke away on Monday, February 18, in protest at leader Jeremy Corbyn's support for Brexit and his failure to stamp out ...


TECH NEWS 06:32pm, Feb 18, 2019
British intelligence says Huawei risk manageable – Financial Times

LONDON, United Kingdom (UPDATED) – British intelligence has concluded security risks posed by using equipment made by Chinese telecom giant Huawei can be managed, the Financial Times (FT) reported ...