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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.

Mentally ill Briton accused over jihad camp extradited to US

A mentally ill man suspected of conspiring to establish a jihadist training camp in the United States was deported to the US Tuesday, British police said.

  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. 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
  • Technical formats: NewsML-G2, IIM, NewsML-1.1, ANPA
  • 21/10/2014 15:47

    Mentally ill Briton accused over jihad camp extradited to US

    A mentally ill man suspected of conspiring to establish a jihadist training camp in the United States was deported to the US Tuesday, British police said.

  • 21/10/2014 14:55

    Pregnant Kate welcomes Singapore president to Britain

    Prince William's wife Kate on Tuesday made her first public appearance since her second pregnancy was announced as she welcomed Singaporean President Tony Tan to Britain for his state visit.

  • 21/10/2014 14:28

    Paralysed man walks again after breakthrough spinal treatment

    A paralysed Bulgarian man can walk again after receiving revolutionary treatment in Poland in a breakthrough hailed by one of the British scientists responsible as "more impressive than a man walking on the Moon".

  • 21/10/2014 13:31

    Chelsea wary of Maribor threat in Champions League

    Chelsea may be five points clear at the top of the Premier League and unbeaten in top-flight domestic action this season but they are determined not to be caught off guard when they face Maribor in the Champions League at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

  • 21/10/2014 13:31

    Bale, Ramos miss trip to Liverpool

    European champions Real Madrid will be without Gareth Bale and Sergio Ramos for their Champions League trip to Liverpool on Wednesday as both were left out of Carlo Ancelotti's squad due to injury.

  • 21/10/2014 15:43

    Strong Apple earnings push US stocks higher

    Apple's strong earnings helped push US stocks higher in opening trade Tuesday, offsetting the impact of third quarter profit drops from Coca-Cola and McDonald's.

  • 21/10/2014 15:42

    McDonald's profit slumps, sales fall

    McDonald's on Tuesday said profit slumped in the third quarter as global sales fell amid a food-safety scandal in China and intense competition in the United States.

  • 21/10/2014 15:18

    Coke income falls in Q3, hit by slow economies, forex

    Soft drinks king Coca-Cola made headway in global volume sales in its third quarter but net earnings fell sharply, hit by slower economic growth and volatile currencies.

  • 21/10/2014 13:53

    Oil prices rise on Chinese data

    Oil prices rose on Tuesday as caution returned after a weak rally spurred by upbeat industrial production data from China, the world's top energy consuming nation, analysts said.

  • 21/10/2014 13:42

    European markets rally on China growth data

    European stock markets rallied on Tuesday after surprisingly good Chinese economic growth data boosted optimism over the global economic outlook, dealers said.

  • 21/10/2014 15:13

    Singapore slung as Maori All Blacks scrap game over pitch

    Singapore's new National Stadium suffered fresh embarrassment Tuesday after a November 15 match pitting the Maori All Blacks against Asia Pacific Dragons was scrapped over the poor state of its pitch.

  • 21/10/2014 14:21

    Tuilagi to miss England rugby Tests

    England centre Manu Tuilagi will miss England's November Test match series because of a groin injury, his club Leicester announced on Tuesday.

  • 21/10/2014 13:43

    Australian Walsh quits as India's field hockey coach

    Terry Walsh resigned as India's field hockey coach on Tuesday, less than three weeks after guiding the team to the Asian Games title, which earned them a direct entry to the 2016 Olympics.

  • 21/10/2014 13:22

    Ospreys prop Smith gets Wales rugby callup

    Wales Head Coach Warren Gatland on Tuesday named a well-tested 34-man squad to contest the four-match November Test series with 20-year-old Ospreys prop Nicky Smith the only uncapped player involved.

  • 21/10/2014 11:54

    McIlroy taking time off for legal dispute

    World number one Rory McIlroy is taking time away from golf early next year to better deal with the muliti-million dollar legal dispute he has with his former management company.