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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.

In US war on IS, what would victory look like?

The United States has yet to explain exactly what victory might look like in its war against the Islamic State group, but it is becoming clear that success will depend heavily on political events in Syria and Iraq that are beyond its control, experts say.

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

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Spanish: 400 stories
Arabic: 250 stories
Deutsch: 200 stories
Portuguese: 150 stories

 

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  • 02/10/2014 15:14

    Royals warn paparazzo Prince George is off-bounds

    Prince William and his wife Kate have sent a legal warning letter to a photographer trying to take pictures of their son Prince George and his nanny, a spokesman said Thursday.

  • 02/10/2014 14:12

    Payday lender Wonga writes off 330,000 debtors

    A controversial British lender that has drawn opposition including from the Church of England over its high rates on Thursday said it was writing off debts from 330,000 customers.

  • 02/10/2014 13:58

    Clyne, Shelvey get England call-ups

    Uncapped Southampton right back Nathaniel Clyne and Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey were on Thursday called up for England's 2016 European Championship qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia.

  • 02/10/2014 13:42

    Doubts cast over Cameron's £7.2bn tax cut promise

    Financial experts cast doubts on Thursday about a promise by Prime Minister David Cameron to make massive tax cuts, saying the proposals would take time and might not help taxpayers so much.

  • 02/10/2014 13:35

    Police probe McCann 'trolls' over online abuse

    Scotland Yard is investigating a catalogue of alleged online abuse directed at the parents of Madeleine McCann since her 2007 disappearance, it emerged Thursday.

  • 02/10/2014 15:35

    In US war on IS, what would victory look like?

    The United States has yet to explain exactly what victory might look like in its war against the Islamic State group, but it is becoming clear that success will depend heavily on political events in Syria and Iraq that are beyond its control, experts say.

  • 02/10/2014 15:11

    Catalan leader treads legal tightrope for independence

    Catalonia's leader Artur Mas is walking a legal tightrope as street protesters and political allies urge him to defy the courts by holding a vote on independence from Spain.

  • 02/10/2014 15:00

    UN launches mission to halt worldwide Ebola spread

    The UN launched a mission on Thursday to prevent the worldwide spread of Ebola as the US hunted for people who came in contact with the first African diagnosed with the deadly virus outside the continent.

  • 02/10/2014 14:18

    Tide of tragedy in Med still rising, year on from Lampedusa

    A year after more than 360 Africans perished on a burning, sinking ship off Lampedusa there is no end in sight to the stream of migrant tragedies in the Mediterranean, or the political row over how to stop them recurring.

  • 02/10/2014 13:17

    Pro-Russia rebels stage renewed Ukraine airport assault

    Pro-Russian insurgents launched a fresh assault Thursday on an airport held by isolated Ukrainian forces as a month-old truce came under renewed strain and calls grew for the Kremlin to help halt the bloody revolt.

  • 02/10/2014 15:10

    ECB to start purchases programmes this year: Draghi  

    The European Central Bank will launch its contested purchase programmes -- aimed at injecting cash into the eurozone economy -- later this year, its president Mario Draghi said Thursday.

  • 02/10/2014 13:46

    European stocks slide with focus on ECB

    Europe's stock markets slid on Thursday, after heavy losses elsewhere, as caution prevailed before the outcome of the European Central Bank's latest monetary policy meeting.

  • 02/10/2014 13:41

    Russia's RTS stock market hits six-month low

    Russia's RTS stock index plunged below 1,100 points on Thursday for the first time since March under pressure from Western sanctions over Ukraine and as top officials sounded alarm over the economy.

  • 02/10/2014 13:33

    Putin seeks to calm investors, won't revisit privatisations

    President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said his government will not revisit privatisations, in an apparent bid to calm investors after the arrest of a billionaire sparked fears of a state-orchestrated asset grab.

  • 02/10/2014 13:03

    France borrows at record low rate despite debt burden

    France borrowed to fund its huge debt and excessive deficit at a record low interest rate on Thursday, the day after a grim budget statement.

  • 02/10/2014 11:31

    Red carpet awaits as Busan film festival opens

    A controversial Taiwanese film set against a backdrop of tension with China opens the 19th Busan International Film Festival on Thursday, an event whose organisers say will showcase the current strength of Asian cinema.

  • 02/10/2014 10:00

    Red carpet awaits as Busan film festival opens

    A controversial Taiwanese film set against a backdrop of tension with China opens the 19th Busan International Film Festival on Thursday, an event whose organisers say will showcase the current strength of Asian cinema.

  • 02/10/2014 06:32

    Chinese thriller tops Taiwan film nominations

    Chinese director Diao Yinan's thriller "Black Coal, Thin Ice" leads the nominations for Taiwan's annual Golden Horse Awards -- touted as the Chinese-language "Oscars" -- organisers said Thursday.

  • 02/10/2014 00:31

    US actress Lena Dunham gets naked, this time in print

    On her hit television show "Girls," Lena Dunham gets naked -- often, and without any hint of self-consciousness.

  • 01/10/2014 22:11

    Elton John, partner guests of honor at US gay rights gala

    British pop music icon Elton John and his partner David Furnish will be the guests of honor when the Human Rights Campaign hosts its annual gala, the LGBT rights group said Wednesday.

  • 02/10/2014 15:15

    Japanese Grand Prix braced for typhoon chaos

    Race organisers are bracing themselves for a rain-disrupted Japanese Grand Prix this weekend as a powerful typhoon closes in.

  • 02/10/2014 15:03

    India wrest Asian Games hockey gold from Pakistan

    India beat Pakistan in a penalty shoot-out on Thursday to win back the Asian Games hockey title after 16 years and earn a direct entry into the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

  • 02/10/2014 13:50

    Indian boxer facing action over Asian games medal snub

    Indian boxer Sarita Devi was facing the prospect of disciplinary action Thursday after she refused a medal at the Asian Games, as organisers called for "fair play" following a series of controversies.

  • 02/10/2014 13:38

    Malaysia lose appeal against doping failure

    Malaysia promised to hand back the Asian Games gold medal won by wushu champion Tai Cheau Xuen after an appeal against her dope test expulsion failed on Thursday.

  • 02/10/2014 13:28

    Hamilton braces for Rosberg fightback

    Lewis Hamilton said Thursday he will be ready for a fightback from teammate Nico Rosberg at the Japanese Grand Prix after the German lost first place in the Formula One rankings.