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The AFP provides 16 major news services, which are verified and broadcast in real time.

Thanks to its international network and editorial expertise, the AFP is able to provide high quality text services to press, audiovisual, mobile and online news professionals.

Miner Newmont reaches deal in Indonesia: reports

US mining giant Newmont has reached a tentative agreement with the Indonesian government that should allow it to resume exports after they were halted due to controversial restrictions on mineral shipments, reports said Wednesday.

  1. 5.000
    dispatches, 1.250 as illustrated articles, per day
  2. 6
    major languages

    French, English, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portuguese

  3. 23
    formats

    Stories delivered in XML format Metadata for optimal integration.

5000 dispatches, 1250 as illustrated articles, per day, 6 majors languages

The AFP’s text services provide everything from breaking news to features, reports, interviews and profiles.

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All news categories are covered, with a particular focus on politics, economics, sport and social issues.

All stories are subject to our rigorous rules on verification, contextualisation and perspective.

AFP journalists on the ground in France and around the world, at times of war and peace, constantly strive to meet the expectations of news professionals in terms of speed and reliability.

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Each and everyday, an average of :

French: 1.500 stories
English: 700 stories
Spanish: 400 stories
Arabic: 250 stories
Deutsch: 200 stories
Portuguese: 150 stories

 

Coverage which is both regional and international

AFP covers both international and regional news. This is why every text service has its own specific regional identity combining world news and news from the continent and area where it is based. Find out more
AFP’s text services regularly publish editorial calendars and memos that enable our customers to plan news coverage. Regional agendas list major events scheduled to take place the following day, week and month. Detailed regional coverage forecasts are also updated and made available several times per day.
AFP’s network is present in 150 countries throughout the world. The Agency has some 2,200 employees, of 80 different nationalities who keep constant watch on developments, from a multicultural perspective. The responsiveness of the Agency’s network means that teams can be moved quickly to global hotspots.

AFP’s text products can be used either via access to the complete content of one or more services, or via a category based selection in one or more languages, according to client needs.

AFP’s text services are covered by a global news reporting policy, which also includes the photo, video, graphics and multimedia services.

Thousands of customers all over the world use AFP’s text services on a daily basis to meet their various needs:

  • News professionals
  • Suppliers and integrators of mobile and multimedia services
  • Companies and Institutions
  • Public screen network operators
  • Available languages: French, English, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portuguese
  • Metadata: keywords, IPTC, financial codes. All AFP stories contain themed keywords describing the key news points, along with IPTC tag names. Stories covering listed companies include the company’s stock market value code.
  • Availability: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Disseminated: internationally.
  • Delivery: satellite, FTP, download site AFP-Direct.com
  • Technical formats: NewsML-G2, IIM, NewsML-1.1, ANPA
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    Scottish National Party driving Scotland to edge of independence

    The Scottish National Party (SNP) has gone from being a fringe force to within touching distance of taking Scotland independent from Britain, its defining purpose, in 15 years.

  • 03/09/2014 01:59

    Britain bans American Apparel ads for sexualising school girls

    Britain's advertising watchdog on Wednesday banned two adverts by clothing brand American Apparel for being offensive and normalising sexually predatory behaviour.

  • 03/09/2014 00:51

    Scotland Yard put up for sale

    A piece of criminal history can be yours for £250 million (315 million euros, $412 million) -- London's world-famous Scotland Yard police force put its headquarters up for sale Tuesday.

  • 02/09/2014 23:50

    New captain Rooney yearns for England glory

    As he prepares to lead England as captain against Norway on Wednesday, Wayne Rooney says he will not consider his tenure a success unless it sees him lift a trophy.

  • 02/09/2014 22:07

    Inquiry sparks new child abuse claims in UK town

    Twelve new alleged victims of child sexual abuse have come forward following a report last week detailing horrific crimes against at least 1,400 young people in a northern English town, police said Tuesday.

  • 03/09/2014 05:58

    Miner Newmont reaches deal in Indonesia: reports

    US mining giant Newmont has reached a tentative agreement with the Indonesian government that should allow it to resume exports after they were halted due to controversial restrictions on mineral shipments, reports said Wednesday.

  • 03/09/2014 05:52

    Putin G20 decision some way off: Australia

    A decision on whether Russian leader Vladimir Putin should be invited to the G20 summit in November is still some way off, host Australia said Wednesday, with NATO allies to be consulted this week.

  • 03/09/2014 05:16

    Asian shares rise on US data

    Asian stocks mostly rose on opening Wednesday, rebounding off strong US manufacturing data while the weaker yen gave Tokyo a boost.

  • 03/09/2014 05:05

    Google working on super-fast 'quantum' computer chip

    Google said it is working on a super-fast "quantum" computer chip as part a vision to one day have machines think like humans.

  • 03/09/2014 04:25

    Fall in exports slows Australian growth

    Australia's economy lost pace in the second-quarter of 2014 after a sharp fall in exports saw growth expand by just 0.5 percent following a strong start to the year, data showed Wednesday.