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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.

Iran nuclear talks to go into high gear

Global powers wrestling to hammer out a ground-breaking deal with Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions are moving complex talks into high gear with a "critical" three weeks left for an accord.

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    major languages

    French, English, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portuguese

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    formats

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

 

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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:

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  • 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.
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  • Disseminated: internationally.
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  • Technical formats: NewsML-G2, IIM, NewsML-1.1, ANPA
  • 31/10/2014 23:56

    Nothing to envy for Van Gaal in City squad

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has said he is not jealous of defending champions Premier League champions' Manchester City's squad as the Dutchman prepares for his first derby match in English football.

  • 31/10/2014 23:25

    Jerome brace gets Norwich back on track

    Norwich striker Cameron Jerome struck twice to seal a 2-1 win over Bolton that put his side's Championship promotion challenge back on track on Friday.

  • 31/10/2014 22:31

    Olympic champion Wilson retires

    The British shooter who was coached to an Olympic gold medal by a member of the Dubai royal family has retired, it was announced Friday.

  • 31/10/2014 20:18

    Zombies take over London for Halloween

    In a dark alley in northwest London, a small group of people desperately searched for water. But it was too late -- the zombies spotted them, and they ran for their lives.

  • 31/10/2014 20:00

    Second head of UK child sex abuse inquiry quits

    The second person appointed to lead a wide-ranging British inquiry into historic allegations of child sex abuse, including by politicians, stepped down on Friday following criticism over her links to the establishment.

  • 31/10/2014 23:57

    Iran nuclear talks to go into high gear

    Global powers wrestling to hammer out a ground-breaking deal with Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions are moving complex talks into high gear with a "critical" three weeks left for an accord.

  • 31/10/2014 22:32

    Rome mayor refuses to back down over gay marriages

    Rome's mayor refused Friday to back down in an increasingly heated dispute over his registering gay marriages celebrated abroad, in defiance of an order from the government to the delight of rights groups.

  • 31/10/2014 21:50

    School at heart of Mexican massacre a lonely place

    The teacher training college at the center of Mexico's latest spasm of gang-related violence is now a lonely and fearful place.

  • 31/10/2014 21:16

    Tense standoff mounts over Catalonia independence vote

    The Spanish government launched a fresh judicial challenge Friday against plans for a symbolic vote on independence for the Catalonia region, whose leaders promptly vowed their own legal counter-attack.

  • 31/10/2014 21:16

    Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga head for Kobane

    Some 150 Iraqi peshmerga fighters on Friday left a Turkish military warehouse where they spent the last three days to head across the border to join the fight against jihadists for the Syrian town of Kobane.

  • 31/10/2014 22:15

    France 'determined' to drive economic reforms: PM

    French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Friday said Paris was "absolutely determined" to drive economic reforms and that France was not "Europe's sick man".

  • 31/10/2014 19:57

    Gold slumps to four-year low as Fed calls time on bond buying

    Gold tumbled this week to a four-year low and many other commodities also faltered, as the dollar rebounded after the Federal Reserve ended its quantitative easing stimulus.

  • 31/10/2014 19:37

    Dollar General extends hostile bid for Family Dollar

    Discount retail chain Dollar General extended its nearly $10 billion hostile bid for rival Family Dollar Friday in hopes that Family Dollar's shareholders will vote down its planned merger with another firm.

  • 31/10/2014 15:48

    ECB dons new hat as eurozone banking supervisor

    The European Central Bank takes over as Europe's banking watchdog on Tuesday in a historic shake-up of the financial system aimed at preventing a repeat of the crisis that nearly led to the collapse of the euro.

  • 31/10/2014 15:15

    Euro sinks to two-year low under $1.25

    The euro dived below $1.25 on Friday for the first time for more than two years, driven by speculation that the US Federal Reserve could cut interest rates sooner than expected.

  • 31/10/2014 19:52

    Instagram bans US comedienne's topless Putin jab

    US comedienne Chelsea Handler is fighting with Instagram after it took down a topless picture she posted looking similar to a famous shirtless picture of Russian President Vladmir Putin on horseback.

  • 31/10/2014 06:33

    Philippine star rides dictator's coattails to West End

    The extraordinary road to the West End for the Philippines' Mark Bautista began with singing boy-band covers at shopping malls and a long ride from poverty aboard a cargo ship.

  • 31/10/2014 01:58

    Court sides with Gaye family on 'Blurred Lines' feud

    The family of Marvin Gaye has won a round in a court battle over allegations that last year's blockbuster hit song "Blurred Lines" ripped off the late Motown legend's work.

  • 30/10/2014 20:30

    Dylan to release new album in 2015

    Rock legend Bob Dylan will release a new album in 2015, he has confirmed, after he unexpectedly put out a cover of a Frank Sinatra song.

  • 30/10/2014 18:34

    Conchita Wurst to serenade UN chief

    Austria's transvestite Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst will serenade UN chief Ban Ki-moon during his visit to Vienna next week, the world body announced Thursday.

  • 31/10/2014 23:51

    Dettori pilots Hootenanny to Juvenile Turf win

    Hootenanny, ridden by Frankie Dettori, swept past tiring Lucky Kitten to win the $1 million Juvenile Turf that opened the $25 million Breeders' Cup on Friday.

  • 31/10/2014 23:33

    Navarro, Muguruza into Sofia semi-finals

    Carla Suarez Navarro, Garbine Muguruza and Flavia Pennetta completed the semi-final line-up at the WTA Tournament of Champions on Friday joining Andrea Petkovic in the last-four.

  • 31/10/2014 23:14

    Schalke up to seventh as Di Matteo wins again

    Schalke 04 moved up to seventh in the Bundesliga as new coach Roberto di Matteo picked up his third win in four games with Friday's 1-0 victory over Augsburg.

  • 31/10/2014 20:46

    Fortnight left to save Caterham

    Caterham are just two weeks away from being wound up, the administrator of the struggling British-based Formula One team said Friday.

  • 31/10/2014 20:19

    David reaches 100-month top ranking landmark

    Nicol David will on Saturday top the women's world rankings for the 100th consecutive month, becoming the first player to hold the top spot unopposed for more than eight years.