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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If Chen is convicted again, his lawyers told Agence France-Presse they would file another appeal.
In early July, Agence France-Presse reported that a top official with the Supreme Islamic Council of Somalia issued an edict that those who did not pray five times a day in accordance with a strict reading of the Koran would face the death penalty.
"The purpose of the show is to break barriers and to show that there is no man or woman, no Pakistan or India, no gay and no straight," Ali, the son of a retired military colonel, told Agence France-Presse.
(London), a real-time financial news agency providing equity-focused business, financial and economic news to the investment community, from Agence France-Presse (Paris) for approximately $20 million.
From Agence France-Presse: "A love of punk and hard rock anthems by the Clash and Led Zeppelin led to a British man being hauled off a plane bound for London by police on terrorism fears.
Bush's summary though: Agence France-Presse reported that during a recent CBS 60 Minutes interview, a retired CIA operative, Tyler Drumheller, said that prior to the invasion of Iraq, the CIA had learned from former Iraqi foreign minister Naji Sabri--who doubled as a covert intelligence agent--that it was highly doubtful that any weapons of mass destruction would be found in Saddam's fiefdom.
"I'm very happy about it," one Muslim resident told Agence France-Presse. "For a moment it did not matter who is Muslim and who is Croat."
Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported on November 17, 2005 that for the 10 months of 2005 growth in the rate of inflation was only 2.9 percent when compared with the same period in 2004.
Agence France-Presse (AFP) recently reported that Wang Jin'nan, a chief engineer with the Academy of Environmental Planning of China's State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA), revealed last week in Beijing that a new unpublished study conducted by the academy indicates that approximately 300,000 individuals die each year in the country from outdoor pollution.
Agence France-Presse (AFP) recently reported that Toyota Motor Sales USA president Jim Press revealed late last week during the Center for Automotive Research conference in Traverse City, MI, that the automaker is in the process of developing 10 new hybrid electric vehicles.
Agence France-Presse (AFP) recently reported Brazil's opening of the new Soyminas refinery, the country's first biodiesel fuel plant.

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