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 2017
EUROPE 12:28pm, Sep 20, 2017
FAST FACTS: How Germany's complex electoral system works

BERLIN, Germany – If popular Chancellor Angela Merkel faced a US presidential-style vote, she would almost certainly win by a landslide – but things are not so simple under Germany's complex ...


EUROPE 11:37am, Sep 20, 2017
Coalition wrangling looms for Merkel after German poll

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany – Chancellor Angela Merkel may be on track to win a fourth term in Sunday's (September 24) election, but exactly what Germany's next government will look like is anyone's ...


U.S. & CANADA 11:22am, Sep 20, 2017
Trump's fiery UN address redefines U.S. role in the world

UNITED NATIONS – US President Donald Trump's debut speech at the United Nations featured saber-rattling aplenty, but it also showed glimmers of a Trump doctrine that could transform America's place ...


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 11:19am, Sep 20, 2017
WATCH: Hollywood stars, ex-spies launch Russia investigation campaign

WASHINGTON DC, USA – "We have been attacked. We are at war," says Morgan Freeman. He adds: "This is no movie script." In a video that shot across social media Tuesday, September 19, the star of ...


LATIN AMERICA 09:33am, Sep 20, 2017
Scandal-plagued Lula heads Brazil election survey

BRASILIA, Brazil – Brazil's scandal-plagued former leftist president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and a tough-talking rightwing congressman lead voter intentions ahead of next year's presidential ...


LATIN AMERICA 07:54am, Sep 20, 2017
Scramble for survivors as quake flattens Mexico City buildings

MEXICO CITY, Mexico – When the earthquake hit Tuesday, September 19 it sent panicked people running into the street but many weren't so lucky. The dust settled minutes later to reveal a landscape of ...


ASIA PACIFIC 07:48am, Sep 20, 2017
Suu Kyi faces mounting world anger over Rohingya

UNITED NATIONS – Aung San Suu Kyi faced mounting criticism Tuesday, September 19, over what some world leaders are now calling the "ethnic cleansing" of Myanmar's Rohingya minority, despite her plea ...


EUROPE 07:38am, Sep 20, 2017
Pro-independence Catalan mayors appear before prosecutors

BARCELONA, Spain – The first of hundreds of Catalan mayors under investigation for helping to stage an independence referendum deemed illegal by Madrid appeared before Spanish prosecutors for ...


LATIN AMERICA 07:35am, Sep 20, 2017
'Potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Maria eyes Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

GUADELOUPE, France – Hurricane Maria headed towards the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday, September 19, with the US National Hurricane Center warning of a "potentially catastrophic" impact ...


U.S. & CANADA 07:22am, Sep 20, 2017
St Louis police face growing criticism over protest tactics

CHICAGO, USA – A US civil rights group signaled Tuesday, September 19, that it would sue the St Louis police department, as criticism mounted over the law enforcement response to days of violent ...