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.

Sep 2018
MIDDLE EAST 03:43pm, Sep 26, 2018
Germany, Saudi Arabia to restore envoys after Lebanon row

UNITED NATIONS – Germany and Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, September 25, agreed to return ambassadors some 10 months after the kingdom fumed over criticism about its role in Lebanon. Saudi Arabia, which ...


ASIA PACIFIC 01:26pm, Sep 26, 2018
New Zealand PM makes U.N. history with first baby

UNITED NATIONS – New Zealand's prime minister has been proclaimed a historymaker for taking "first baby" – daughter Neve – into the United Nations General Assembly hall, shaking up what is still a ...


TECH NEWS 01:18pm, Sep 26, 2018
Twitter to ban 'dehumanizing' comments with user help

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Twitter on Tuesday, September 25, US time reached out to users for help crafting a ban on comments that dehumanize people and set the stage for real-world violence. A policy ...


ENVIRONMENT 01:12pm, Sep 26, 2018
Ending decades of doubt, 'biggest bird' dispute put to nest

PARIS, France – After more than a century of conflicting evidence, Anglo-French animosity and a H.G. Wells novella involving murder most fowl, scientists said Wednesday, September 26, they have ...


ASIA PACIFIC 11:49am, Sep 26, 2018
Hundreds pay tribute to Vietnam president at state funeral

HANOI, Vietnam – Hundreds of black-clad mourners, weeping or lighting incense and laying wreaths, gathered Wednesday, September 26, at a state funeral for Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang who ...


EUROPE 11:18am, Sep 26, 2018
German Catholic Church apologizes for mass child sex abuse

FULDA, Germany – Germany's Catholic Church on Tuesday, September 25, apologized to thousands of victims of sexual assault by clergy, with the institution's top cardinal saying perpetrators must be ...


EUROPE 10:07am, Sep 26, 2018
Macron at UN rebukes Trump's 'law of the strongest'

UNITED NATIONS – French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday, September 25, urged world leaders to reject "the law of the most powerful," offering a rebuke to Donald Trump's go-it-alone approach to ...


FOOTBALL 09:56am, Sep 26, 2018
Mourinho: Pogba not to captain Man United again

LONDON, United Kingdom – Paul Pogba has been stripped of the vice-captaincy of Manchester United by manager Jose Mourinho as tensions between United's star midfielder and manager continue to ...


ASIA PACIFIC 09:39am, Sep 26, 2018
Japan PM Abe open to summit with N. Korea's Kim

UNITED NATIONS (UPDATED) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a longtime hardliner on North Korea, said Tuesday, September 25, he was willing to meet Kim Jong-un after the once reclusive leader's ...


TECH NEWS 05:57am, Sep 26, 2018
Ex-NSA hacker sentenced to jail over Kaspersky leak

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – A former National Security Agency hacker whose leak of extremely top secret online spying materials led to the US government ban on Kaspersky software was sentenced to 66 ...