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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.

IS is recruiting, but not operational in Afghanistan: NATO General

The Islamic State group is recruiting fighters in Afghanistan, the commander of foreign forces in country has said, but they are not yet operational.

  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
  • 23/05/2015 11:00

    California beach town cleans up after pipeline rupture

    A small army of clean-up workers toiled Friday to scoop up crude oil deposits from a picturesque California beach, three days after a pipeline rupture unleashed thousands of gallons into the ocean.

  • 23/05/2015 10:59

    German woman, 65 and mother of 13, has quadruplets

    A 65-year-old German woman, who is already a mother of 13 children, has given birth to quadruplets after undergoing an artificial insemination procedure in Ukraine, RTL television reported early on Saturday.

  • 22/05/2015 20:13

    In Wilde's shadow, shyness and pride in Irish gay marriage vote

    While many voters in Ireland's referendum on introducing same-sex marriage were strolling around Dublin wearing "Yes" stickers Friday, many "No" voters were quietly keeping it to themselves.

  • 22/05/2015 17:12

    Adult dating website hack exposes personal data

    A data breach at a website billed as "the world's largest sex and swinger" community may expose personal and sexual information on millions of users worldwide, a report said Friday.

  • 22/05/2015 12:31

    Dogs domesticated over 27,000 years ago: study

    Man's best friend may have been his companion for far longer than believed, scientists reported, publishing an analysis that dates domesticated dogs to over 27,000 years ago.

  • 24/05/2015 14:18

    England 175-3 against New Zealand at lunch

    England were 175 for three in their second innings, a lead of 41 runs, at lunch on the fourth day of the first Test against New Zealand at Lord's on Sunday.

  • 24/05/2015 14:07

    Drogba announces last Chelsea game

    Chelsea veteran Didier Drogba has announced that the Premier League game at home to Sunderland later on Sunday will be the final appearance of his second spell at the club.

  • 24/05/2015 12:28

    British designer growing trees into furniture

    Deep in the English countryside, there's a bizarre sight: rows of trees being grown into upside-down chairs, slowly taking shape over years of careful nurturing.

  • 24/05/2015 11:52

    Abandoned Tube station used by Churchill awaits new tenant

    An abandoned Underground station used by Winston Churchill as a bunker during World War II could become London's latest go-to bar or gallery under a plan launched by the city's transport agency.

  • 24/05/2015 10:34

    Carver aims to lift Newcastle ahead of relegation decider

    John Carver will use the painful memories of Newcastle's most recent relegation from the Premier League as motivation for his players as they approach what he has described as the club's biggest game for six years.

  • 24/05/2015 13:14

    Choi holds nerve to win SK Telecom Open

    South Korea's Choi Jin-Ho held his nerve to sink an 18-foot birdie putt at the final hole to win the SK Telecom Open on Sunday -- just one stroke ahead of his young compatriot, Lee Soo-Min.

  • 24/05/2015 10:29

    Rodgers pleads with Liverpool fans to lay off Sterling

    Brendan Rodgers has urged Liverpool supporters not to abuse Raheem Sterling at Stoke on Sunday as the Reds boss slammed the player's agent for a tumultuous week of speculation about his future.

  • 24/05/2015 09:05

    Curry and Warriors push Rockets to brink

    NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry delivered a dazzling 40-point display as the Golden State Warriors beat Houston 115-80 to push the Rockets to the brink of elimination in the Western Conference finals.

  • 24/05/2015 07:48

    Cedenio dominates Merritt at Ponce Grand Prix

    World champion LaShawn Merritt settled for second place behind rising star Machel Cedenio in the 400m at the Ponce Grand Prix athletics meeting.

  • 24/05/2015 05:28

    Waratahs, Stormers on rise, Hurricanes clinch Super 15 playoffs

    Australia's NSW Waratahs and South Africa's Western Stormers jumped to the top of their national conferences as the Wellington Hurricanes qualified for the Super Rugby playoffs this weekend.