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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.

Ukraine prime minister resigns over coalition break up

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Thursday resigned in protest at the disbanding of the ruling parliamentary coalition.

  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. 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:

  • 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-Direct.com
  • Technical formats: NewsML-G2, IIM, NewsML-1.1, ANPA
  • 24/07/2014 16:18

    Wiggins inspires England to team pursuit final

    Bradley Wiggins returned to track cycling for the first time since 2008 at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Thursday and helped inspire England to the final of the men's 4000m team pursuit at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

  • 24/07/2014 15:05

    Britain charges Alstom with corruption

    Britain's fraud watchdog said on Thursday it had launched criminal proceedings against a unit of French engineering firm Alstom over alleged corruption in India, Poland and Tunisia.

  • 24/07/2014 14:59

    Jamieson upstaged by Scots teammate in the Commonwealth pool

    Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson was beaten by Scottish teammate Ross Murdoch as both men qualified for the 200m breaststroke final at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday.

  • 24/07/2014 12:52

    British experts examine second MH17 black box

    British investigators have started examining the second black box from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 which was shot down over Ukraine, the transport ministry said Thursday.

  • 24/07/2014 11:55

    Britain alarmed over civilian toll in Gaza: Hammond

    Britain is "gravely concerned" by the high number of civilian casualties resulting from Israel's military operation in Gaza, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Thursday.

  • 24/07/2014 16:36

    Wal-Mart replaces chief of US division

    US retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Thursday announced it is replacing the head of its Walmart US division, which has had declining same-store sales in recent quarters.

  • 24/07/2014 16:20

    US jobless claims fall to eight-year low

    New claims for US unemployment insurance benefits tumbled to an eight-year low last week, pointing to a firming labor market, according to official data released Thursday.

  • 24/07/2014 15:02

    General Motors' profit skids on recall costs

    General Motors on Thursday posted a sharp drop in second-quarter profit as the automaker took heavy charges for safety recalls and a compensation fund for victims of faulty ignition switches.

  • 24/07/2014 14:39

    Eurozone economy rebounds, but France lags behind

    The eurozone economy showed signs of a rebound in July after several months of sluggish activity, but France still appears to be slowing down, a closely watched survey showed on Thursday.

  • 24/07/2014 14:30

    Oil prices slip awaiting Russia sanctions

    Oil prices turned lower on Thursday as the market took their leads from geopolitical tensions affecting key crude producing regions Russia and the Middle East.