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French war reporter who witnessed Lee Harvey Oswald shooting dies aged 94

Paris - A veteran French war reporter who was a witness in Dallas to the fatal shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald has died at the age of 94, his family said on SundayIn 1963, Francois Pelou, who also covered the wars in Korea and Vietnam for Agence France-Presse (A...

AFP pares 2018 deficit but forecasts tough 2019

Paris - Agence France-Presse made a net loss of 2.6 million euros ($2.8 million) in 2018, down on 4.8 million in 2017, helped by higher commercial receipts, but warned that 2019 will be a challenging year.

AFP pares 2018 deficit but forecasts tough 2019

Paris - Agence France-Presse made a net loss of 2.6 million euros ($2.8 million) in 2018, down on 4.8 million in 2017, helped by higher commercial receipts, but warned that 2019 will be a challenging year.

AFP to cut 95 jobs, CEO says, scaling back initial 125 target

Paris - Agence France-Presse will cut 95 jobs over the next five years, 30 fewer than announced in October, without affecting targeted savings, CEO Fabrice Fries said Monday.

Pakistan journalist wins AFP's Kate Webb Prize

Islamabad - Freelance reporter Asad Hashim was named as winner of the 2018 Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize on Monday for his coverage of the plight of ethnic Pashtuns and blasphemy issues in his native Pakistan.

Montenegro investigative journalist to get Mackler award

Washington - A Montenegro-based freelance reporter who has investigated organized crime in Europe and war crimes in the Balkans has been selected for the 2018 Peter Mackler Award named for an AFP journalist, organizers said Wednesday.

Press body condemns killing of AFP driver in Kabul

Apo - The International Federation of Journalists on Thursday condemned the killing of Mohammad Akhtar, a 31-year-old driver for AFP, in a suicide attack in Kabul and called for those responsible to be punished.

AFP to launch fact-checking sites in English, Spanish and Portuguese

Paris - Agence France-Presse (AFP) will launch fact-checking sites in English, Spanish and Portuguese with financial support from Facebook, the international news agency announced on Thursday.

'Burning man' image wins AFP top prize at World Press Photo

Amsterdam - Agence France-Presse photographer Ronaldo Schemidt won the prestigious 2018 World Press Photo of the Year Award Thursday with a fiery image of a masked Venezuelan protester which judges said symbolised a country "burning".

Fabrice Fries elected new head of AFP

Paris - Fabrice Fries was elected as the new head of Agence-France Presse Thursday after the surprise departure of current CEO Emmanuel Hoog.

AFP CEO Emmanuel Hoog to step down

Paris - AFP's chief executive Emmanuel Hoog announced Wednesday that he was withdrawing his bid for a third term at the head of the international news agency after failing to secure government support.

Myanmar reporter wins AFP's Kate Webb Prize

Hong Kong - Reporter Mratt Kyaw Thu has won the 2017 Agence France-Presse Kate Webb prize for his compelling and rigorous coverage of ethnic strife in his native Myanmar, AFP announced on Tuesday.

Mexican journalist honored for reporting vows to never be silenced

Washington - A Mexican journalist recognized for his undaunted reporting vowed to never be silenced Thursday despite living in one of the world's most dangerous countries for reporters.

AFP journalist Kate Webb featured on Australian stamp

Sydney - A crusading Agence France-Presse correspondent who enjoyed a storied career covering wars and other historic events has been commemorated on an Australian stamp.

AFP launches 2017 Kate Webb Prize for Asian journalists

Hong Kong - Agence France-Presse on Friday launched the 2017 Kate Webb Prize to recognise exceptional Asian journalists doing difficult and dangerous work across the region.

Exhibition of AFP migrant crisis photos opens in Brussels

Brussels - An exhibition showcasing the work of Agence France-Presse photographers who have documented the hope and heartbreak of Europe's migration crisis opened in Brussels on Wednesday.

AFP photographer freed in Libya, still under detention threat

Tripoli - AFP's photographer in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, Abdullah Doma, was released Monday after two days of detention, but his identity papers were confiscated and his situation remains highly uncertain.

Donald Trump: AFP's person of the year

Paris - US President-elect Donald Trump has topped a 2016 AFP poll to choose the most influential person of the year, just ahead of Russian and Turkish leaders Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

AFP opens North Korea bureau

Pyongyang - Global news agency AFP has opened a bureau in North Korea, becoming one of only a handful of foreign media organisations to have a permanent presence in the one of the world’s most isolated states.

AFP opens North Korea bureau

Pyongyang - Global news agency AFP has opened a bureau in North Korea, becoming one of only a handful of foreign media organisations to have a permanent presence in the one of the world’s most isolated states.

AFP opens North Korea bureau

Pyongyang - Global news agency AFP has opened a bureau in North Korea, becoming one of only a handful of foreign media organisations to have a permanent presence in the one of the world’s most isolated states.

AFP's person of the year: Angela Merkel

Paris - AFP journalists have chosen Angela Merkel as the most influential figure of 2015 after the German chancellor stamped her mark on the European migrant and Greek financial crises.

Op-Ed: Mainstream media get basic facts wrong on Libya

Tripoli - On reading many articles on Libya, I have been shocked at the fact that professional news organizations such as Reuters, AFP, and the BBC have reported as facts statements that are demonstrably false. This article presents a number of examples.

AFP's Tzortzinis named wire photographer of year

New York - AFP's Angelos Tzortzinis was named Time magazine's Wire Photographer of 2015 for his images documenting the refugee crisis in Greece as well as the country's economic crisis.

Israel suspends officer over assault of AFP journalists

Jerusalem - The Israeli military has suspended the officer in charge during an incident in the West Bank that saw soldiers assault two AFP journalists, take their equipment and destroy it, the army said.

AFP correspondent in Burundi detained, badly beaten

Nairobi - Burundian journalist and AFP correspondent Esdras Ndikumana said he was arrested by government security forces and badly beaten on Sunday at the scene of the assassination of a top general.

Ivory Coast ritual killings continue, police step up patrols

Abidjan - A series of grisly child killings continues to plague the Ivory Coast and police have set up a special unit to investigate the suspected ritual killings that have claimed the lives of more than 20 children since December.

AFP photographer recovering after Pakistan protest shooting

Karachi - AFP photographer Asif Hassan was recovering in hospital on Saturday after being shot while covering an anti-Charlie Hebdo protest outside the French consulate in Karachi.

Turkey-based AFP photographer wins Time laurel

Washington - Time magazine named AFP's Bulent Kilic as its Best Wire Photographer for 2014 on Monday for his powerful images from the Syrian border, Ukraine and his native Turkey.

Review: 'AFP-2014 The World in Photos' captivates with striking images Special

As an international new agency, Agence France-Presse (AFP) is everywhere, but as their latest collection of their best photos show, their photographers show exemplary talent at taking captivating pictures wherever they go.
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AFP s Twitter photo feed was hacked by pro-Assad supporters - fair use.
AFP's Twitter photo feed was hacked by pro-Assad supporters - fair use.
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A French legionnaire stands guard near armoured vehicles in Niono  in central Mali. His eyes are shi...
A French legionnaire stands guard near armoured vehicles in Niono, in central Mali. His eyes are shielded by combat goggles, and a black mask depicting a grinning skeleton face is wrapped around his nose and mouth. The shot by AFP photographer Issouf Sanogo, quickly caused a stir in the French army
© AFP / ISSOUF SANOGO
Bolt from the blue... lightning strikes near the Vatican on the day of the Pope s announcement
Bolt from the blue... lightning strikes near the Vatican on the day of the Pope's announcement
© AFP / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE
Aleppo  Syria: A young wounded Syrian sits in the back of the truck while waiting to be taken to hos...
Aleppo, Syria: A young wounded Syrian sits in the back of the truck while waiting to be taken to hospital
© AFP /FABIO BUCCIARELLI
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@sarahussein AFP
AFP s Twitter photo feed was hacked by pro-Assad supporters.
AFP's Twitter photo feed was hacked by pro-Assad supporters.
Screen capture of @AFPphoto
Luis Solis rode a wave of approval into office and now seeks to build that faith up even more.
Luis Solis rode a wave of approval into office and now seeks to build that faith up even more.
Javier Cordoba, AFP/File
This photo taken at Taipei City Zoo shows staff stimulating their newly born panda cub after she was...
This photo taken at Taipei City Zoo shows staff stimulating their newly born panda cub after she was successfully delivered by parents who were gifted from China
© AFP / JOHN MACDOUGALL
Olivier Morin  the AFP photographer who took this exceptional photo  managed to capture the champion...
Olivier Morin, the AFP photographer who took this exceptional photo, managed to capture the champion Usain Bolt crossing the finish line at the same time as a lightning bolt illuminated the Moscow sky
© AFP / OLIVER MORIN
Credit for this photo goes to AFP photographer Gerard Julien.  The number of shares and likes in the...
Credit for this photo goes to AFP photographer Gerard Julien. The number of shares and likes in the photo are in the thousands.
Gerard Julien of AFP
A masked protestor flashes a V-sign during the clashes near Taksim in Istanbul on June 3  2013 durin...
A masked protestor flashes a V-sign during the clashes near Taksim in Istanbul on June 3, 2013 during a demonstration against the demolition of the park
© AFP / OZAN KOSE
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Hot air balloons fly over the Loire  during the 39th French Air-Balloon Championship  on August 30  ...
Hot air balloons fly over the Loire, during the 39th French Air-Balloon Championship, on August 30, 2013, in Brissac-Quincé, Western France
© AFP / JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER

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