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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.

2011 Nobel literature laureate Tomas Transtroemer dies

Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer, who won the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature, has died at the age of 83, his publishing house Bonniers 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

    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
  • 27/03/2015 16:45

    Newcastle's Haidara to miss rest of season

    Newcastle defender Massadio Haidara underwent surgery on his right knee in Lyon and will be ruled out until the end of the season, a medical source said on Friday.

  • 27/03/2015 16:40

    FA fine Hull £30,000 for disorderly Leicester conduct

    Hull have been fined £30,000 ($44,500, 41,000 euros) by the Football Association for failing to control their players in March 14's stormy Premier League goalless draw with bottom side Leicester.

  • 27/03/2015 16:31

    Nurse cured of Ebola after receiving new treatment

    A British army reservist who contracted Ebola while working as a volunteer nurse in Sierra Leone has fully recovered after becoming the first patient in the world to receive an experimental new treatment.

  • 27/03/2015 12:26

    Labour starts campaign after British election TV contest

    Neither David Cameron nor his rival Ed Miliband landed a knockout blow during the first TV contest of Britain's election race, experts said Friday, as the centre-left opposition prepared to launch its campaign.

  • 27/03/2015 10:49

    Hammond to join Iran talks this weekend

    Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond will join the Iran nuclear talks in Switzerland this weekend, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Friday.

  • 27/03/2015 16:58

    Airbnb teams up with Rio Games to provide rooms for fans

    Organizers of next year's Rio Olympics and online accommodation provider Airbnb on Friday signed a partnership agreement to provide thousands of fans with a place to stay during the three-week event.

  • 27/03/2015 16:52

    French consumer confidence hits five-year high

    French consumer confidence has hit a five-year high, the Insee statistics agency said on Friday, signalling that households feel more optimistic about the country's growth.

  • 27/03/2015 15:01

    US stocks open higher

    Wall Street stocks opened higher Friday following a report showing weaker-than-expected US economic growth as the market sought to snap a four-day losing streak.

  • 27/03/2015 14:53

    German airlines adopt two-person cockpit rule: aviation body

    German airlines have agreed to a new safety rule to keep two crew members in an airplane's cockpit at all times, the aviation association BDL announced Friday.

  • 27/03/2015 14:44

    Time to create EU single digital market: commissioner

    The European Union must act fast to create a single digital market or risk losing out to the United States and China in the global arena, the bloc's internal market commissioner said Friday.

  • 27/03/2015 16:26

    Spain, England look to fresh faces in Euro 2016 bids

    A rejuvenated Spain recommence their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign at home to Ukraine in Seville on Friday, while the prospect of seeing Harry Kane make his debut is the main attraction as England face Lithuania.

  • 27/03/2015 15:15

    NZ take first step to defending Hong Kong sevens title

    Defending champions New Zealand strode past Scotland as the Hong Kong Sevens kicked off on Friday evening, with competition fierce for an Olympic place.

  • 27/03/2015 13:45

    Ecclestone tells teams to stop complaining

    Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone told teams to stop moaning and focus on improving on Friday after an uprising of complaints rocked the start of the new season.

  • 27/03/2015 13:09

    Ecclestone warning over Italian GP

    Bernie Ecclestone on Friday said he was prepared to let the Italian Grand Prix follow Germany by dropping off the Formula One calendar, in a stark warning for organisers.

  • 27/03/2015 12:32

    Embattled Renault threatens to quit F1

    Engine-maker Renault said it was considering quitting Formula One on Friday after its previously successful partnership with Red Bull descending into mud-slinging.