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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.

Higuain hits 24th goal as Napoli, Juve pull away

Gonzalo Higuain hit his 24th goal in as many Serie A games as triumphant Napoli and Juventus moved closer towards a scudetto duel after slip-ups by title rivals Inter Milan and Fiorentina.

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

    French, English, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portuguese

  3. 23

    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.



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.
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 Forum
  • Technical formats: NewsML-G2, IIM, NewsML-1.1, ANPA
  • 07/02/2016 16:49

    Ozil, Ox get Arsenal back to winning ways

    Arsenal returned to third place in the Premier League after Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's goals ended a four-game winless streak with a 2-0 victory at Bournemouth on Sunday.

  • 07/02/2016 12:35

    Van Gaal dismisses Mourinho-Man Utd reports

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has dismissed reports that the club have approached Jose Mourinho about succeeding him at Old Trafford, in comments published by British newspapers on Sunday.

  • 07/02/2016 12:14

    Arsenal look to revive title tilt at Bournemouth

    Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal must end their frustrating recent run if they are to revive their Premier League title challenge as they travel to Bournemouth on Sunday looking for a first league win in five games.

  • 07/02/2016 12:01

    Britain 'strongly condemns' N. Korea rocket launch

    Britain strongly condemned North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket on Sunday and warned of a "robust response" if Pyongyang continued to violate UN resolutions.

  • 07/02/2016 11:24

    Ireland in risky business against Wales, admits Schmidt

    Joe Schmidt admits he's taking risks with his Ireland team selection as they prepare for the visit of Wales to Lansdowne Road for Sunday's Six Nations clash.

  • 07/02/2016 16:27

    Air Arabia profit slips 6 pct in 2015

    Sharjah-based budget carrier Air Arabia said on Sunday its 2015 net profit fell six percent to 531 million dirhams ($144.69 million) although turnover rose slightly.

  • 07/02/2016 15:06

    Germany shuts down German arm of Canada's Maple Bank

    The German financial sector watchdog, BaFin, said Sunday it has shut down the German arm of Canadian lender Maple Bank until further notice due to looming over-indebtedness.

  • 07/02/2016 14:55

    Iran carmaker reveals 427m euros in Peugeot perks

    French carmaker Peugeot is to provide Iran Khodro with 427 million euros in debt waivers, bonuses and discounts under their first post-sanctions deal, the Iranian manufacturer said Sunday.

  • 07/02/2016 14:05

    Dubai's Emaar Malls profit jumps 23 pct in 2015

    Emaar Malls, the shopping and retail arm mostly owned by Dubai's Emaar Properties giant, said Sunday its annual profit surged 23 percent to $451 million in 2015, as rental income increased.

  • 07/02/2016 11:05

    Volkswagen's family investors 'have too much power': Norway fund

    The head of Norway's sovereign wealth fund hit out in a newspaper interview Sunday at Volkswagen's ownership structure, saying it gave too much power to the family shareholders and put minority shareholders at a disadvantage.