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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.

Myanmar president opens unprecedented talks with Suu Kyi, army

Myanmar President Thein Sein opened unprecedented talks with army top brass and political rivals including Aung San Suu Kyi in the capital Naypyidaw on Friday ahead of crucial elections next year.

  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. 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
  • Technical formats: NewsML-G2, IIM, NewsML-1.1, ANPA
  • 31/10/2014 03:29

    At Halloween, pumpkin spice is everything nice

    Trick or treat! While youngsters dress up as ghosts and goblins and go door to door for Halloween, grown-ups across the United States are indulging in all things pumpkin spice.

  • 31/10/2014 02:54

    Flu or Ebola? US hospitals prepare for a confusing season

    After weeks of Ebola panic, false alarms and quibbles over quarantine in the United States, health authorities are bracing for a new battle: flu season.

  • 30/10/2014 16:06

    Pakistan make solid start in second Test

    Younis Khan became the first batsman in 90 years to hit three hundreds in consecutive innings against Australia as Pakistan took and early advantage in the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.

  • 30/10/2014 14:43

    Apple chief Tim Cook 'proud to be gay'

    Apple CEO Tim Cook came out as gay Thursday and said that fighting for equality is at the core of his personal and business ethos.

  • 30/10/2014 06:33

    Sistine chapel dazzles after technological makeover

    High above the altar in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, the halo around Jesus Christ's head in Michelangelo's famous frescoes shines with a brighter glow, thanks to a revolutionary new lighting system.

  • 31/10/2014 04:13

    British press fights 'Big Brother' after sources outed

    Britain's security services are set to clash with parliament and the country's powerful press over revelations that police secretly used a controversial law to identify journalists' sources, triggering a wider debate about media freedom in the digital age.

  • 31/10/2014 03:55

    Keira Knightley reveals 'Bake Off' obsession

    Actress Keira Knightley tried to avoid going to the premiere of her new film to watch the final of 'The Great British Bake Off', she has told an interview.

  • 31/10/2014 03:52

    Labour downplays threat of Scotland collapse

    Opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband has brushed off polls indicating his party faces collapsing support in former stronghold Scotland ahead of next year's general election.

  • 30/10/2014 20:36

    Bath new boy Burgess in no hurry over union bow

    Superstar rugby union convert Sam Burgess will wait until he is fully fit before he makes his debut for English Premiership side Bath, he said on Thursday.

  • 30/10/2014 19:23

    British navy arrives to 'kick Ebola out of Sierra Leone'

    A British navy mission said it was nervous but ready "to see that Ebola is kicked out" as it arrived in Sierra Leone Thursday to treat victims of the deadly virus.

  • 31/10/2014 04:32

    Myanmar president opens unprecedented talks with Suu Kyi, army

    Myanmar President Thein Sein opened unprecedented talks with army top brass and political rivals including Aung San Suu Kyi in the capital Naypyidaw on Friday ahead of crucial elections next year.

  • 31/10/2014 03:36

    Zimbabwe opposition hopes to reboot and challenge Mugabe

    Enfeebled by its electoral loss to veteran leader Robert Mugabe and a post-vote split, Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change meets on Friday to elect new leaders and forge a new plan against Mugabe's 34-year rule.

  • 31/10/2014 03:02

    US right-to-die woman holds on, in new video

    A young American woman with terminal cancer who triggered shock and controversy when she said she would kill herself on November 1 now says she may wait a little longer.

  • 31/10/2014 01:48

    Accused cop-killer caught after massive US manhunt

    A man accused of shooting dead a Pennsylvania state trooper was arrested after eluding capture for six weeks during a massive manhunt through mountains and dense forests, US media reported.

  • 31/10/2014 01:17

    Burkina opposition slams army 'coup'

    The army's seizure of power in Burkina Faso on Thursday amounted to a "coup", an opposition leader told AFP, adding that they consider the president's departure "non-negotiable".

  • 31/10/2014 04:18

    Japan's huge pension fund set for major investment shift: reports

    Japan will announce Friday that its public pension fund -- the world's biggest -- will double the amount of equities it holds in its investment portfolio, reports said, as it seeks out higher returns to cope with an ageing population.

  • 31/10/2014 04:03

    Asia shares rally after US growth figures

    Asian markets rallied Friday and the dollar edged back towards 110 yen after the United States released forecast-busting economic growth data that soothes concerns about the global outlook.

  • 31/10/2014 01:22

    Japan consumer inflation slows, spending down in September

    Japanese inflation slowed further in September as consumers tightened their purse strings, data showed on Friday, fuelling concerns that a tax hike this year could detail the nation's economic recovery.

  • 30/10/2014 23:58

    World Bank to cut net 250 jobs

    World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced a net 250 job cuts Thursday -- the first major job reductions under his reorganization plans at the bulked-up development bank.

  • 30/10/2014 23:05

    Asia-focused ANZ reports record profit of $6.5 bln

    The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) on Friday announced a record annual net profit of Aus$7.3 billion (US$6.5 billion) -- up 15 percent -- pursuing an Asia-focused growth strategy.

  • 31/10/2014 01:58

    Court sides with Gaye family on 'Blurred Lines' feud

    The family of Marvin Gaye has won a round in a court battle over allegations that last year's blockbuster hit song "Blurred Lines" ripped off the late Motown legend's work.

  • 30/10/2014 20:30

    Dylan to release new album in 2015

    Rock legend Bob Dylan will release a new album in 2015, he has confirmed, after he unexpectedly put out a cover of a Frank Sinatra song.

  • 30/10/2014 18:34

    Conchita Wurst to serenade UN chief

    Austria's transvestite Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst will serenade UN chief Ban Ki-moon during his visit to Vienna next week, the world body announced Thursday.

  • 30/10/2014 11:58

    US 'tries to have Polanski arrested' in Poland

    The United States attempted to have the film director Roman Polanski arrested for sex offences when he travelled to Warsaw for the opening of a Jewish museum, a Polish newspaper claimed Thursday.

  • 30/10/2014 04:40

    Funeral museum rises again in death-fixated Vienna

    Just in time for Halloween on Friday and a weekend devoted to the dead, Vienna's unashamedly morbid Funeral Museum is now closer to the action: the Austrian capital's huge Central Cemetery.

  • 31/10/2014 04:16

    Chrome runs for redemption in Breeders' Cup Classic

    California Chrome, his Triple Crown bid thwarted in the Belmont Stakes, will try to reestablish his reputation as America's top three-year-old in the Breeders' Cup Classic on Saturday.

  • 31/10/2014 04:13

    Canadian pair eye figure skating Grand Prix gold

    Canadian pairs team Eric Radford and Meagan Duhamel have their sights set on a first Grand Prix gold at Skate Canada this week in Kelowna, British Columbia.

  • 31/10/2014 04:11

    Australia rugby star Beale fined over mid-flight row

    Troubled Australia back Kurtley Beale has been fined Aus$3,000 ($2,650) over a mid-flight row linked to the resignations of coach Ewen McKenzie and a staff member, officials said on Friday.

  • 31/10/2014 00:57

    Chrome runs for redemption in Breeders' Cup Classic

    California Chrome, his Triple Crown bid thwarted in the Belmont Stakes, will try to reestablish his reputation as America's top three-year-old in the Breeders' Cup Classic on Saturday.

  • 30/10/2014 23:44

    Petkovic into Sofia semis, Makarova pulls out

    German fourth seed Andrea Petkovic defeated second-seeded Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova 7-5, 6-3 on Thursday to become the first player to qualify for the semi-finals of the WTA Tournament Of Champions.