Articles By AFP

7642 Articles

Terror deaths down but ISIS still major threat: US report 

Despite a spate of bloody incidents that made global headlines, the total number of deaths in terrorist attacks fell last year by 14 percent, a US government report said today.

World News

UN blacklists Saudi-led coalition over child deaths in Yemen

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has placed the Saudi-led military coalition supporting Yemen's government on an annual blacklist over the deaths of hundreds of children in airstrikes.

World News

Rare good news in Venezuela: Beer is back

The brewery is part of Venezuela's largest corporation, Empresas Polar, whose chief executive, Lorenzo Mendoza, has repeatedly clashed with Maduro as the economy...

World News

Paris museums on alert as flood chaos hits France, Germany

The deaths bring the toll from the floods in Germany to nine, including four killed earlier this week in the southern region of Baden-Wuerttemberg. Three others...

World News

US Air Force plane crashes after flying over Barack Obama speech

The pilot ejected safely from the aircraft and was undergoing a medical examination, according to the Air Force official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Barack Obama, Europe, UN peacemaking summit News

Bank of England unveils new plastic Churchill $5 note

The Bank of England today unveiled the design of a new USD 5 (6.5 euros, USD 7.2) banknote bearing the image of wartime leader Winston Churchill at an event in his family's ancestral home of Blenheim Palace.

Banking & Finance News

UK retailer BHS collapses with loss of up to 11,000 jobs

British department store chain BHS is to close with the loss of up to 11,000 jobs, administrators said today after failing to find a buyer.

Industry News

IMF says not recanting on neoliberalism, austerity

The International Monetary Fund's top economist said today that the global crisis lender is not abandoning its much-criticized neoliberal approach to boosting economic growth.

imf, mexico News

Angela Merkel says Britain will be stronger within EU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel today urged Britain to stay in the EU, warning three weeks ahead of its referendum that a 'Brexit' vote would leave the United Kingdom with less clout.

angela merkel News

Britain, France pressure UN over Syria aid drops

Britain and France urged the United Nations to begin humanitarian air drops to Syria's besieged areas including a rebel-held town near Damascus after the first aid convoy there in years contained no food.

United Nations, Ireland Abortion ban, abortion ban, United Nations Human Rights Commission, Ireland, United Kingdom News

Turkey: German parliament genocide resolution historic mistake

Turkey today slammed as "null and void" and a "historic mistake" the German parliament's resolution recognising the World War I killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide.

Numan Kurtulmus, turkey News

Thai tiger temple monk caught fleeing with skins, fangs

Thai authorities uncovered a trove of animal parts and intercepted a monk trying to leave a controversial "tiger temple" with skins and fangs today...

World News

Australia to trial ground-level traffic lights for smartphone users

In addition, the New South Wales government is shelling out Australian dollar 250,000 (USD 181,000) to test "in-ground traffic-light technology" at key crossings...

World News

Hillary Clinton struggling to vanquish Sanders in California

Sanders is considerably behind, at 1,545 delegates. But the US senator from Vermont has long argued that Clinton's lead is largely based on her broad advantage....

Hillary Clinton News

South Korea welcomes US move to label North Korea money launderer

South Korea welcomed today the US decision to label North Korea a "global money laundering concern" -- a move that will further isolate Pyongyang from the global financial system.

World News

Iran tells Saudi: ‘We’ll leave Iraq when Iraq asks’

Iran's foreign minister said today that Tehran had no intention of leaving Iraq and criticised "arrogant" Saudi Arabia for accusing it of stoking sectarian violence.

Haider al-Abadi , ISIS news, US ISIS News

Oil prices flat ahead of OPEC meeting

Oil prices were flat in early Asian trading today as investors awaited the outcome of an OPEC meeting later in the day in Vienna.

Arun jaitley, crude oil prices, oil prices, Oil imports, oil imports India, GST bill, Goods and services tax News

Brexit: Francois Hollande hopes UK ‘will remember’ close Europe ties

French President Francois Hollande voiced hope today that Britons "will remember" their close ties to Europe when they vote in a June 23 referendum on EU membership.

World News

Smartphone growth slows to a trickle in 2016: Survey

The global smartphone market is sputtering in 2016, with Apple likely to see its first "down" year for the iPhone, a research report said today.

Industry News

Oil drops in cautious trade ahead of OPEC

Oil prices dropped today, as traders trod cautiously before this week's OPEC meeting in Vienna, and set aside upbeat Chinese data.

IEA Oil market Report, IEA News, IEA Oil News

The world’s longest tunnel opens in Switzerland

The world's longest tunnel officially opened today, with the trailblazing rail passage under the Swiss Alps aiming to ease transit through the heart of Europe.

World News

US to establish lab network for combating ‘superbugs’

US authorities have said they are establishing a network of labs that can respond quickly to antibiotic-resistant "superbugs", following America's first human case of a dangerous strain of E. coli.

World News

Iran says markets have absorbed its rising oil exports

World oil markets have seen no negative impact from a doubling of Iranian exports following the lifting of international sanctions, the country's oil minister said today.

World News

Map blunder sparks Indonesia-Singapore row, troop dispatch

The map initially showed Pulau Manis -- islets that make up the resort -- in blue, the same colour as Singapore, prompting outrage in Indonesian media at what they said was an attempt to claim their country's territory

World News

France’s DCNS seeks submarine tie-up with ThyssenKrupp

French industrial giant DCNS is seeking a possible tie-up in its submarine activities with German rival ThyssenKrupp, one of its directors said in comments to German newspapers today.

World News

Technology giant Microsoft wants Windows to open into mixed reality

Microsoft is out to use Windows software to do for altered reality what it did for personal computers: make them commonplace.

microsoft Linkedin, microsoft acquire Linkedin, microsoft, linkedin acquired by Microsoft, Microsoft offical blog, Microsoft LinkedIn Corporation, Microsoft LinkedIn deal, microsoft linkedin acquisition, Linkedin, Microsoft news, linkedin news, tech news, business news, News

Renewable energy sources grew at record pace in 2015: Study

Developing countries spent more on renewable power than rich ones for the first time last year, driving the fastest increase in sources of green energy on record, a study said today.

Wind energy News