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.

Jul 2020
GLOBAL AFFAIRS 11:16pm, Jul 13, 2020
World hunger worsening as coronavirus weighs and obesity rises – U.N.

ROME, Italy – Nearly 1 in 9 people in the world are going hungry, with the coronavirus pandemic exacerbating already worsening trends this year, according to a United Nations report published ...


AFRICA 10:18pm, Jul 13, 2020
Ivory Coast Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan quits

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast – Ivory Coast's Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan has stepped down, the presidency said on Monday, July 13, an announcement that comes on the heels of the sudden death of ...


FOOTBALL 10:05pm, Jul 13, 2020
Three things we learned from the Premier League weekend

LONDON, UK – Chelsea's defensive frailties reawakened the race for a place in the Champions League next season as a 3-0 defeat at Sheffield United gave the chasing pack hope of a late season ...


BUSINESS 08:50pm, Jul 13, 2020
IMF predicts worst Middle East downturn in half century

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday, July 13, again sharply lowered its Middle East and North Africa economic forecast, to its lowest level in 50 years, ...


TECH NEWS 08:01pm, Jul 13, 2020
Israel court rejects Amnesty petition against spyware firm NSO

JERUSALEM – An Israeli court on Monday, July 13, rejected a bid by rights group Amnesty International to revoke the export license of spyware firm NSO group over hacking allegations. NSO has faced ...


TECH NEWS 07:49pm, Jul 13, 2020
Analog Devices to acquire Maxim Integrated, form $68-billion firm – statement

NEW YORK, USA – American semiconductor firm Analog Devices has agreed to buy rival Maxim Integrated in an all-stock transaction valued at $20.91 billion, the companies announced Monday. The ...


GLOBAL AFFAIRS 07:38pm, Jul 13, 2020
Latin America virus deaths pass U.S. as Spain lockdown blocked

LERIDA, Spain – Latin America surged past the US and Canada to become the world's second worst-hit region for virus deaths on Monday, July 13, as a Spanish court blocked a move to lock down some ...


AFRICA 07:11pm, Jul 13, 2020
International appeal for calm in Mali after protest deaths

BAMAKO, Mali – Mali's worried allies and neighbors have appealed for restraint and dialogue as the country's deepening political crisis spirals into bloodshed. After 3 days of unrest in the capital ...


BUSINESS 06:45pm, Jul 13, 2020
Global super-rich call for wealthy to face coronavirus tax

LONDON, United Kingdom – More than 80 millionaires on Monday, July 13, urged governments around the world to tax the super-wealthy much more to help fund the global recovery from the coronavirus ...


ASIA PACIFIC 06:23pm, Jul 13, 2020
Leading Hong Kong activists charged for Tiananmen vigil gathering

HONG KONG – Thirteen prominent Hong Kong democracy activists appeared in court on Monday, July 13, charged with holding an unauthorized gathering to mark the Tiananmen Square crackdown, the latest ...