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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.

Estonians choose pro-West parties amid Russia jitters

Estonia's governing pro-NATO Reform party was set Monday for tricky coalition talks after defeating a Kremlin-oriented rival in an election held amid jitters over the actions of neighbouring Russia.

  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
  • 02/03/2015 18:36

    London shares end weaker after record high

    London shares ended marginally in the red on Monday despite hitting a fresh record high during the session after weak commodity prices took a toll on investor sentiment.

  • 02/03/2015 17:25

    Eurostar cancels services after death on line

    Eurostar suffered 17 cancellations on Monday after a person was hit by a train and killed on the English side of the cross-Channel service.

  • 02/03/2015 15:04

    QPR announce reduction in losses

    English Premier League strugglers Queens Park Rangers on Monday announced a loss of £9.8 million ($15m, 13.4m euros) for the year ending May 2014, when they won promotion back to the top flight.

  • 02/03/2015 14:57

    Chelsea fans caught in new racism claims

    British police said Monday they had launched an investigation into reports of racist behaviour by Chelsea fans, weeks after their supporters were filmed blocking a black man from boarding a Paris Metro train.

  • 02/03/2015 14:05

    New 'drug-driving' rules take effect in England, Wales

    Motorists in England and Wales will face tougher penalties for driving under the influence of drugs as new laws take effect on Monday.

  • 02/03/2015 19:01

    Harrington wins playoff to capture Honda Classic

    Ireland's Padraig Harrington won his first US PGA title in seven years on Monday, defeating 21-year-old American rookie Daniel Berger in a playoff to capture the storm-hit Honda Classic.

  • 02/03/2015 17:21

    Japan World Cup new start for rugby: Lapasset

    The 2019 Rugby World Cup, the first to be hosted in Asia when Japan welcomes the elite of the sport, will provide the game with a new start and a new vision, said Rugby World Cup Limited Chairman Bernard Lapasset on Monday.

  • 02/03/2015 16:30

    India's Lahiri confident entering WGC Doral test

    India's Anirban Lahiri, who has jumped to 34th in world rankings after two wins last month, makes his first start in the World Golf Championships event at Doral this week.

  • 02/03/2015 16:04

    Tait and Taylor make Bayonne switch

    French side Bayonne announced Monday the signing of England back or wing Mathew Tait on a two-year contract as well as All Black fly-half Tom Taylor, who agreed a three-year deal.

  • 02/03/2015 15:15

    France's Parra ruled out for 10 weeks

    France scrum half Morgan Parra will be out for around 10 weeks with a ruptured posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, his Top 14 club Clermont announced on Monday.