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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.

Ryder Cup win 'icing on cake' for McIlroy

Europe's star-man Rory McIlroy said Sunday that winning next week's Ryder Cup would be "the icing on the cake" of a brilliant 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
  • 21/09/2014 17:51

    New York gears up for historic climate march

    Celebrities, activists and political leaders were mobilizing Sunday to join tens of thousands of people to march through New York in what organizers hope will be the largest climate change protest in history.

  • 21/09/2014 14:10

    Singapore Grand Prix: Live Report

    Lap 3 - Poor Nico Rosberg, he's had to start from the pits. What a disatrous beginning for the season leader. Kevin Magnusson made an excellent start, jumping to sixth but a couple of mistakes cost him and he's back down to ninth.

  • 21/09/2014 13:19

    Having a bawl: Japan's sumo wrestlers grapple with cry-babies

    Japanese parents watched with glee on Sunday as sumo wrestlers tried to reduce their babies to tears, in a centuries-old ritual believed to bring good health to bawling infants.

  • 20/09/2014 18:34

    'Keg is tapped' -- Oktoberfest opens to toast millions

    Germany's world-famous Oktoberfest kicked off Saturday with the traditional tapping of the first barrel of beer, as millions of revellers are set to soak up the frothy atmosphere in the 16-day annual extravaganza.

  • 20/09/2014 11:55

    Belgium thwarts jihadist attacks: report

    The Belgian authorities have prevented several attacks by jihadist fighters returning home from Syria and by sympathisers with the Islamic State extremist group, a report said Saturday.

  • 21/09/2014 23:53

    Ryder Cup win 'icing on cake' for McIlroy

    Europe's star-man Rory McIlroy said Sunday that winning next week's Ryder Cup would be "the icing on the cake" of a brilliant year.

  • 21/09/2014 23:39

    Scottish pro-independence parties report membership surge

    Scottish pro-independence parties reported a surge in membership over the weekend as campaigners vowed to continue to fight after a split with the United Kingdom was rejected in a referendum.

  • 21/09/2014 20:18

    Relieved Luiten hangs on to win Wales Open

    Dutchman Joost Luiten won the Wales Open by one shot on Sunday, as he overcame a dreadful start and a nervous finish, to edge Englishman Tommy Fleetwood and Ireland's Shane Lowry at Celtic Manor.

  • 21/09/2014 17:55

    Tens of thousands join London climate march

    Tens of thousands of people in London joined a global day of protest Sunday to demand action on climate change, among them British actress Emma Thompson who said the challenge to save the planet was like tackling a Martian invasion.

  • 21/09/2014 17:30

    Thai police question speedboat driver over British murders

    Thai police said they carried out a DNA test late Sunday on a speedboat driver arrested for a drug offence, as they extended their hunt for the killer of two British holidaymakers on a resort island.

  • 21/09/2014 20:16

    'The Maze Runner' weaves way to top of box office

    Science-fiction action film "The Maze Runner" weaved its way to the top of the North American box office this weekend, earning $32.5 million on its debut, industry estimates showed Sunday.

  • 21/09/2014 16:29

    Hi-tech theatre revives Poland's Shakespearean ghosts

    The curtain has gone up on a Shakespearean playhouse with an ultra-modern twist in Poland's port city of Gdansk, built on the very spot where four centuries ago English actors performed masterpieces by the Great Bard, albeit on a more humble stage.

  • 21/09/2014 06:27

    South Africa sets 'Nutcracker' in the Kalahari Desert

    It's danced to Tchaikovsky's famous melody, but it's not your traditional Christmas Nutcracker: the Joburg Ballet has set it in the Kalahari desert among ancient Bushmen paintings.

  • 21/09/2014 01:45

    Second apparent leak of hacked celebrity nude pictures: US media

    More nude celebrity photos, purportedly including reality star Kim Kardashian, circulated social media Saturday, in what appeared to be the second massive hacking-related leak in less than a month, US media reported.

  • 20/09/2014 23:03

    'Cape Fear' actress Polly Bergen dead at 84

    Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, best known for playing a terrorized wife in the classic 1962 thriller "Cape Fear" alongside Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum, died Saturday, her publicist said. She was 84.

  • 21/09/2014 19:57

    Bayer defeat leaves Paderborn in pole position

    Bayer Leverkusen missed a chance to reclaim the lead in the Bundesliga on Sunday, suffering a 4-1 loss at VfL Wolfsburg, meaning that promoted Paderborn’s magical weekend continued by staying atop the Bundesliga.

  • 21/09/2014 17:49

    Destro, Florenzi fire Roma back to top spot

    Mattia Destro and Alessandro Florenzi hit one apiece for Roma in a 2-0 win over Cagliari that sent the Giallorossi to the top of Serie A thanks to superior goals difference on Sunday.

  • 21/09/2014 15:55

    Former No 1 Azarenka out for season with injury

    Former world number one Victoria Azarenka pulled out of the Wuhan Open in China on Sunday and said she will miss the rest of the season as she battles a foot injury.

  • 21/09/2014 14:58

    Asian Games: NKorea's Kim breaks three lifting records

    North Korea's Kim Un-Guk broke three world records on his way to gold in the 62kg class weightlifting at the Asian Games on Sunday.

  • 21/09/2014 14:49

    Rosberg limps out of Singapore GP

    Nico Rosberg's world championship hopes were struck a huge blow on Sunday when his Mercedes limped out of the Singapore Grand Prix with electrical failure.