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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.

Christie suggests FedEx-like tracking of immigrants

Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie Sunday defended his controversial proposal to keep tabs on immigrants electronically the way FedEx tracks packages.

  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.
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
  • 30/08/2015 19:22

    Alcatel-Lucent boss under fire over huge reported bonuses

    France's government and unions Sunday called on the head of telecoms equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent to renounce reported bonuses of some 14 million euros he could receive after the firm was swallowed up by its rival Nokia.

  • 30/08/2015 16:48

    Qatar exports plunge over 40 pct in year

    Energy-rich Qatar's exports plunged more than 40 percent in value in the year up until July 2015, on the back of a slump in petrol and hydrocarbon sales, official figures showed Sunday.

  • 30/08/2015 16:32

    'Largest ever' Med gas field found off Egypt: ENI

    Italian energy giant ENI on Sunday announced the discovery of the "largest ever" offshore natural gas field in the Mediterranean inside Egypt's territorial waters.

  • 30/08/2015 13:50

    Suzuki to buy back shares as Volkswagen row settled

    Japan's Suzuki Motor said on Sunday it plans to buy back its shares sold to Volkswagen after an international arbitration court settled a dispute between the two automakers.

  • 30/08/2015 12:09

    Modi backs down on India's controversial land reform

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced he was ditching an executive order aimed at making it easier for business to buy land, in a major setback for his reformist government.

  • 30/08/2015 19:30

    Toulon troubles continue with Castres defeat

    Castres heaped more misery on European champions Toulon with a bonus-point 24-9 victory in the French Top 14 on Sunday.

  • 30/08/2015 19:20

    Ernst takes two-shot lead into LPGA final round

    American Austin Ernst took a two-stroke lead into the final round of the LPGA Classic on Sunday, seeking a second LPGA title in a marathon final day at the weather-hit event.

  • 30/08/2015 18:51

    St. Etienne end Bastia's unbeaten run

    Saint-Etienne scored either side of half-time to defeat Bastia 2-1 at their Geoffroy-Guichard stadium on Sunday to end the Corsicans' unbeaten start to the Ligue 1 season.

  • 30/08/2015 18:46

    Dortmund reclaim top spot from Bayern with Hertha win

    Borussia Dortmund reclaimed top spot in the Bundesliga from Bayern Munich on Sunday with a 3-1 victory over Hertha Berlin -- their eighth straight win under new coach Thomas Tuchel.

  • 30/08/2015 18:41

    Japan world team double boosts Olympic hopes

    Japan will head to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next year full of hope and expectation after completing a superb world championship week in Astana on Sunday.

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