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.

May 2018
U.S. & CANADA 04:27pm, May 21, 2018
Dangerous 'laze' forms as Hawaii volcano lava reaches ocean

LOS ANGELES, USA – Authorities in Hawaii have warned of dangerous "laze" fumes as molten lava from the erupting Kilauea volcano reached the Pacific Ocean. Two lava flows "reached the ocean along the ...


ASIA PACIFIC 03:47pm, May 21, 2018
Malaysia sets up task force to probe 1MDB scandal

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysia on Monday, May 21, set up a task force to probe allegations that billions of dollars were looted from sovereign wealth fund 1MDB in an audacious fraud overseen by ...


ASIA PACIFIC 03:20pm, May 21, 2018
Vanuatu to permanently evacuate volcanic island

PORT VILA, Vanuatu – Entire communities living under the shadow of a smouldering volcano on an island in Vanuatu will be permanently relocated to another island from next week, the Pacific nation's ...


ASIA PACIFIC 03:15pm, May 21, 2018
Tackle graft, governance to stem 'Golden Triangle' meth trade – UNODC

YANGON, Myanmar – "Golden Triangle" countries must address corruption and collaborate more closely to tackle record meth production and the gangs who traffick the drug across Southeast Asia and ...


OTHER SPORTS 02:33pm, May 21, 2018
Nadal eyes 11th French Open but insists 'Rome triumph means nothing'

ROME, Italy – Rafael Nadal insisted Sunday, May 20, that his stunning 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 comeback win over Alexander Zverev which delivered an 8th Rome Masters title will have no impact on his campaign ...


NBA 01:52pm, May 21, 2018
Resurgent Warriors can't rest on record – Kerr

LOS ANGELES, USA – The Golden State Warriors' 126-85 demolition of the Houston Rockets on Sunday, May 20, was an NBA record-setting 16th straight home playoff win, but the Warriors won't take time ...


LATIN AMERICA 11:19am, May 21, 2018
Maduro wins as rivals call for new Venezuela elections

CARACAS, Venezuela (3rd UPDATE) – President Nicolas Maduro was unsurprisingly declared winner of Venezuela's election on Sunday, May 20, in a poll rejected as invalid by his rivals, who called for ...


NBA 10:35am, May 21, 2018
Curry catches fire as Warriors bury Rockets by 41 for 2-1 lead in West finals

OAKLAND, USA – Stephen Curry silenced his critics with a 35-point display as the Golden State Warriors thrashed the Houston Rockets, 126-85, to take a 2-1 series lead in the NBA Western Conference ...


LATIN AMERICA 09:40am, May 21, 2018
Maduro rivals should reject result: Venezuela opposition

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela's main opposition, which boycotted Sunday's presidential election, urged the two candidates who opposed President Nicolas Maduro not to recognize the results, calling ...


U.S. & CANADA 09:02am, May 21, 2018
Texas Muslims mourn slain Pakistani exchange student

STAFFORD, USA – Houston's Muslim community gathered to offer prayers Sunday, May 20, at the funeral service for a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at her southeast ...