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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.

Britain to map 100,000 DNA code sequences

British scientists are to map 100,000 complete DNA code sequences in a project that will make the country a world leader in genetic research on cancer and rare diseases, the prime minister said on Friday.

  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
  • 01/08/2014 00:25

    Tesla loss widens as it ramps up expansion plan

    US electric automaker Tesla Motors reported Thursday a widening loss in the past quarter amid record revenues as it ramped up plans for a giant battery plant for future vehicles.

  • 31/07/2014 23:46

    WTO fails to agree key trade deal

    The World Trade Organization on Thursday said its 160 members had failed to agree a landmark global customs pact in a move the US said left the body on "uncertain new ground".

  • 31/07/2014 22:55

    US warns retailers on data-stealing malware

    US government cybersecurity watchdogs warned retailers Thursday about malware being circulated that allows hackers to get into computer networks and steal customer data.

  • 31/07/2014 22:54

    US stocks tumble 2% in broad sell-off

    US stocks Thursday plummeted about two percent in a broad sell-off attributed to a range of factors, including weak eurozone data, the Argentine debt default and disappointing US corporate earnings.

  • 31/07/2014 22:53

    Beer giant toasts bumper World Cup sales

    The world's biggest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, said Thursday it had seen a bumper quarter with World Cup fever boosting sales from Brazil to Germany.

  • 01/08/2014 01:33

    Leishman leads WGC Bridgestone, Woods four adrift

    Australia's Marc Leishman fired a six-under par 64 on Thursday to seize a one-stroke lead in the Bridgestone Invitational with defending champion Tiger Woods four shots back.

  • 31/07/2014 23:56

    Amos trumps Rudisha, Okagbare speeds to sprint double

    Botswanan tyro Nijel Amos trumped world record holder David Rudisha in thrilling style over 800m at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday.

  • 31/07/2014 23:47

    King's women's doubles squash defence ends

    Joelle King's defence of the Commonwealth Games women's doubles squash title she won with Jaclyn Hawkes is over after she and new partner Amanda Landers-Murphy were beaten by Indians Joshana Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal 11-9, 11-5.

  • 31/07/2014 23:09

    Griezmann looking to learn from Atletico teammates

    France international Antoine Griezmann said Thursday he hopes to learn from his new teammates at Atletico Madrid as he was unveiled as the Spanish champion's new signing before thousands of fans.

  • 31/07/2014 23:03

    Huddlestone penalty miss mars Hull's European debut

    Tom Huddlestone missed a penalty as Hull City emerged from their first foray into Europe in their 110-year history with a goalless draw at Slovakian side Trencin.