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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.

Calais port blocked anew by protesting French seamen

Industrial action by French seamen blocked the port of Calais yet again on Sunday, stranding hundreds of passengers waiting to board ferries for England.

  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
  • 30/08/2015 23:30

    Revived Morgan ready for Australia T20 clash

    England Twenty20 captain Eoin Morgan believes he is "twice the man" after taking several weeks off ahead of Monday's match against Australia in Cardiff.

  • 30/08/2015 21:33

    Shelvey and Vardy get England call-ups

    Jonjo Shelvey was recalled and Jamie Vardy retained his place in the England squad announced on Sunday for the forthcoming 2016 European Championship qualifiers against San Marino and Switzerland.

  • 30/08/2015 21:20

    Elizabeth II: accidental queen turned beloved monarch

    She only became queen by a twist of fate but now, aged 89, Elizabeth II is about to become Britain's longest-serving monarch in a reign spanning the post-war era to the digital age.

  • 30/08/2015 20:50

    Highlights of Queen Elizabeth II's record-breaking reign

    Queen Elizabeth II will become Britain's longest-reigning monarch on September 9. Here are some key dates from over 63 years on the throne:

  • 30/08/2015 19:11

    Coe hails Farah as one of the greats

    New athletics boss Sebastian Coe believes fellow Briton Mo Farah deserves to be regarded as one of the greatest athletes ever after his world championships double.

  • 30/08/2015 22:12

    Delayed Egypt elections to start on October 17

    Egypt's much delayed legislative elections, the first since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousted his Islamist predecessor and cracked down on the opposition, will be contested between October and December.

  • 30/08/2015 21:30

    Bulgarian PM's plane makes second emergency landing

    A plane carrying Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov made an emergency landing on Sunday because of a problem with the landing gear, the second such incident involving the leader in six months, the transport ministry said.

  • 30/08/2015 21:27

    Jailed filmmaker inspires Ukraine with bestselling book

    Ukrainians are snapping up the autobiography of film director Oleg Sentsov, who was last week sentenced by Russia to 20 years in prison in a shock ruling that sparked global condemnation.

  • 30/08/2015 21:01

    Spanish bull run deaths rise to 12

    A man in his 60s died on Sunday after being gored in a bull run in Spain, bringing the total number of deaths to 12 this year, the deadliest in 15 years.

  • 30/08/2015 20:29

    Tsipras asks Greeks for outright majority in September vote

    Greece's ex-prime minister Alexis Tsipras called Sunday for voters in upcoming snap elections to give his radical left Syriza party a "strong mandate" to lead the crisis-hit nation.

  • 30/08/2015 23:34

    Calais port blocked anew by protesting French seamen

    Industrial action by French seamen blocked the port of Calais yet again on Sunday, stranding hundreds of passengers waiting to board ferries for England.

  • 30/08/2015 20:26

    South Africa inaugurates massive new power plant

    President Jacob Zuma inaugurated on Sunday the first unit of a massive new coal-fired power plant in South Africa, hailing it as a step away from the country's energy woes.

  • 30/08/2015 20:11

    Street-wise 'Straight Outta Compton' beats out box office

    "Straight Outta Compton" grabbed another top spot on weekend ticket sales charts, according to estimates Sunday, extending the rap film's rule over the North American Box office for its third week running.

  • 30/08/2015 19:22

    Alcatel-Lucent boss under fire over huge reported bonuses

    France's government and unions Sunday called on the head of telecoms equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent to renounce reported bonuses of some 14 million euros he could receive after the firm was swallowed up by its rival Nokia.

  • 30/08/2015 16:48

    Qatar exports plunge over 40 pct in year

    Energy-rich Qatar's exports plunged more than 40 percent in value in the year up until July 2015, on the back of a slump in petrol and hydrocarbon sales, official figures showed Sunday.

  • 30/08/2015 23:06

    Rivals, men's stars want to see Serena Slam sweep

    Serena Williams' historic quest for a calendar year Grand Slam and 22nd major singles title has captivated both rivals and men's stars who have flirted with four consecutive Slam titles.

  • 30/08/2015 22:47

    Atletico show title credentials with win at Sevilla

    Atletico Madrid maintained their perfect start to the La Liga season as goals from Koke, Gabi and Jackson Martinez handed them an impressive 3-0 win at Sevilla on Sunday.

  • 30/08/2015 20:56

    Kenya president hails athletes for winning global title

    Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday congratulated the country's athletes for their sterling performances at the world athletics championship in Beijing where Kenya won the global title for the first time.

  • 30/08/2015 20:42

    Harman fires pair of aces at Barclays

    Brian Harman fired not one but two holes-in-one on Sunday in the final round of the Barclays, just the third time in US PGA Tour history a player has aced two holes in one round.

  • 30/08/2015 20:25

    Flying Roma send Juventus to second straight defeat

    Unbeaten Roma snatched the early season scudetto rights after ending their 30-month wait to beat Juventus in an morale-boosting 2-1 win over the Serie A champions at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.

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