Agence France-Presse


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Agence France-Presse

 

one of the world’s largest news agencies. An autonomous commercial enterprise, Agence France-Presse was founded in 1944 to replace the old French news agency Havas. The agency’s headquarters are in Paris. In 1980, Agence France-Presse employed over 2,000 people, including 750 journalists. The agency supplies news in the French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, and Arabic languages to 155 countries. Agence France-Presse is a member of the European Alliance of Press Agencies.

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The Indonesian bill, Agence France-Presse reports, also criminalizes "nudity, masturbation and lewd gestures.
He joined Agence France-Presse as a photojournalist in its Bordeaux bureau in 1990, before moving to the Paris photo staff in 1992.
According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), the terminal at the Changi Airport is set to be operational on 26 March, Agence France-Presse reported.
According to Agence France-Presse (AFP), the stories were critical of some religion-based punishments, such as the death penalty for adultery and stoning for those who choose another religion.
The state-owned RATP refused to display posters for the gay trade show Rainbow Attitude Expo that showed same-sex couples kissing because they "risk shocking the public," according to Agence France-Presse.
Agence France-Presse (AFP) recently reported that officials in Delhi, India are imposing new vehicular emissions regulations due to a growing number of diesel-powered automobiles and increased air pollution in the city.
Portuguese pro-life group Motherhood and Life filed a formal complaint with the government accusing Gomperts of "violating all the ethical norms of medicine" by encouraging women to misuse medication in a dangerous way, Agence France-Presse reported.
Agence France-Presse (AFP) recently reported that Philippine energy secretary Vincent Perez has revealed the signing of an agreement to import 200 compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered buses from China.
customs authorities have seized pistols, shotguns and ammunition worth more than US$400,000 being shipped from Shanghai, China, to El Salvador, reports Agence France-Presse (July 11, 2003).
BANGLADESH -- Juvenile crime in Bangladesh--including murder, crimes against women, drug trafficking and robbery--has risen 13 percent during the past 12 years, according to police statistics, Agence France-Presse reported yesterday.
Nunavut--The New York Times headlined an Agence France-Presse item, "Canada: Traditional values help condom campaign.
com) writes for Agence France-Presse, Salon, and The Washington Post.

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