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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.

US economy adds 223,000 jobs in June

The US economy added a solid 223,000 net new jobs in June, but there was no upward movement on wages, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

  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
  • 02/07/2015 14:33

    England 'heartbroken' after World Cup defeat

    English football rallied around defender Laura Bassett on Thursday after her own goal sealed the team's fate in a 2-1 Women's World Cup semi-final defeat against Japan.

  • 02/07/2015 14:28

    White still not right at Wimbledon

    Wimbledon's famously strict dress code, which requires competitors to appear head-to-toe in white playing gear, has come under renewed fire for being "ridiculous" and "excessive".

  • 02/07/2015 13:09

    Rain delays play as Wimbledon cools off

    Rain delayed the start of play at Wimbledon on Thursday just 24 hours after the All England Club sizzled in record temperatures.

  • 02/07/2015 12:45

    BBC announces it will cut more than 1,000 jobs

    The BBC announced Thursday it is cutting more than 1,000 jobs as part of a long-term drive to reduce costs and in response to changing viewing habits that have cut its income.

  • 02/07/2015 10:23

    Tears for Bassett and England as World Cup dream ends

    England's dream run to their first semi-finals at the Women's World Cup came to a heartbreaking conclusion on Wednesday, losing 2-1 to Japan following a dramatic 92nd-minute Laura Bassett own-goal.

  • 02/07/2015 14:38

    US economy adds 223,000 jobs in June

    The US economy added a solid 223,000 net new jobs in June, but there was no upward movement on wages, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

  • 02/07/2015 14:07

    Oil prices recover as Iran talks, Greek crisis drag on

    Oil prices recovered Thursday as markets tracked the latest diplomacy surrounding Iran and Greece, awaiting more key US data.

  • 02/07/2015 14:02

    Greek PM says country will be united after referendum

    Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Thursday his country would remain united after the upcoming referendum, rejecting concerns the vote on bailout measures is splitting the country in two.

  • 02/07/2015 13:48

    Greek situation 'deteriorating': Dijsselbloem

    Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem warned Thursday that Greece's financial situation is deteriorating, saying a 'No' vote in Sunday's crunch referendum would question whether Athens still had a place within the eurozone.

  • 02/07/2015 13:27

    Even with a bailout, Greece must tackle debt

    Write down, write off, restructure, reprofile...whatever term you choose, if Greece doesn't completely default on its debt, its creditors will have to address the issue of its massive debt.