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Agence France-Presse (AFP) is an international news agency headquartered in Paris, France. Founded in 1835 as Havas, it is the world's oldest news agency.

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Facebook Blocks Suicide Livestream: Euthanasia Supporter [Video]

Facebook Blocks Suicide Livestream: Euthanasia Supporter

Facebook has banned a terminally ill Frenchman from livestreaming after he announced plans to broadcast his death on the platform, Agence France-Presse reported Saturday per French 24. Alain Cocq, 57,..

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Germany, Brussels seal pact on Lufthansa rescue plan: sources

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