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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.

Australia's Qantas to continue flying over Iraq

Australian airline Qantas said Tuesday it would continue flying over Iraqi airspace, despite alliance partner Emirates deciding to alter its routes over concerns about jihadist missile attacks following the MH17 crash.

  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
  • 29/07/2014 06:40

    Prince Harry joins photobomb craze

    Prince Harry has followed his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II into the photobomb craze, giving the thumbs up in an image of acclaimed New Zealand rugby sevens coach Gordon Tietjens at the Commonwealth Games.

  • 29/07/2014 04:39

    Zaha gets a nod for Man United, Rafael sent home

    Wilfried Zaha will start at striker in the second half of Manchester United's friendly Tuesday against Inter Milan while back Rafael da Silva has returned to England with a groin injury.

  • 29/07/2014 04:16

    Australia's swimmers look to go out with a splash

    Australia's swimmers will be bidding to go out with a splash by sweeping the relay events on the final day in the pool at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday, as Canada's Damian Warner closes in on decathlon gold.

  • 29/07/2014 02:22

    Cameron vows to 'put British first' in battle for vote

    Britain's prime minister announced new measures to cut immigration on Tuesday in a bid to lure voters from eurosceptic rivals 10 months from a general election.

  • 29/07/2014 02:16

    Pietersen signs for Melbourne in Big Bash League

    England outcast Kevin Pietersen will make a long-awaited appearance in this season's Big Bash League in Australia after signing a two-year deal with the Melbourne Stars.

  • 29/07/2014 08:07

    China probes Microsoft for operating system monopoly: reports

    A Chinese probe into Microsoft is probably targeting its "monopoly" of the country's operating systems market, state media said Tuesday, after the US software giant became the latest foreign firm under Beijing's scrutiny.

  • 29/07/2014 07:30

    Australia 'needs to lower costs' to attract investment: Rinehart

    Mining magnate Gina Rinehart said Tuesday that high costs were hurting resources investment in Australia, as a study found that only the country's agriculture sector was strongly competitive compared with the United States.

  • 29/07/2014 04:53

    Russia sanctions may undermine EU's recovery

    The EU is expected to take the plunge Tuesday and impose tougher sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, but the measures could hit its own struggling economy -- especially should Moscow reply in kind.

  • 29/07/2014 04:21

    China, Japan and Russia zero in on Latin America

    The leaders of China, Russia and Japan all descended on Latin America in recent weeks, jostling with the United States to increase their influence, invest and tap into resource-rich markets.

  • 29/07/2014 00:39

    Airbnb woos business travelers

    Airbnb on Monday set out to woo business travelers to its service that lets people turn unused rooms in homes into de facto hotel space.

  • 29/07/2014 07:19

    Why did the Peking Duck cross the country?

    Where does Peking Duck come from? It is a trick question: the dish named for China's capital has its origins in Nanjing, hundreds of kilometres to the south.

  • 29/07/2014 05:04

    Before 'Star Wars' film reboot, a new animated 'Rebels'

    "Star Wars" fans breathlessly waiting for the next episode in the legendary saga to hit movie screens late next year are about to meet a new band of ragtag rebels trying to defeat the Empire.

  • 29/07/2014 00:44

    Linda Ronstadt awarded White House arts honor

    Linda Ronstadt, who was the most successful female rocker of the 1970s and pioneered the role of women in that genre, was honored Monday with the highest US arts prize.

  • 28/07/2014 23:54

    'Lucy' thrills at North American box office

    Director Luc Besson's sci-fi thriller "Lucy," about a woman turned superhuman by using 100 percent of her brain, debuted at the top of the North American box office, industry figures showed Monday.

  • 28/07/2014 04:26

    Australia police rapped over Lily Allen handcuff image

    A prank image of British singer Lily Allen kneeling on the ground, head bowed and handcuffed, on Monday landed an Australian police officer in hot water.

  • 29/07/2014 08:01

    Chinese officials cut corners with rectangular running track

    Chinese officials painted a rectangular running track at a stadium as they rushed preparations for a visit by their superiors, state media reported Tuesday.

  • 29/07/2014 03:02

    An Italian win in Tour de France is good for Kazakhstan

    Hollywood unleashed Borat on Kazakhstan's image, so the oil-rich Central Asian nation hit back with Italian rider Vincenzo Nibali and it believes his Tour de France victory helps put the record straight.

  • 29/07/2014 02:41

    Rafa, Novak back in charge, says number 5 Berdych

    Fifth-ranked Tomas Berdych, hoping to crack the top four in men's tennis for years, says Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have resumed their stranglehold at the top despite Stanislas Wawrinka's shock Australian Open title.

  • 29/07/2014 01:39

    Serena says woozy Wimbledon finish due to virus

    Top-ranked Serena Williams, in her first tournament since looking weak in a disturbing Wimbledon exit, said her weariness was caused by a virus that had her bed-ridden for three days.

  • 29/07/2014 00:05

    US judge approves Clippers sale to ex Microsoft CEO

    A California judge on Monday gave the go-ahead to the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer, ruling that embattled owned Donald Sterling could not block the move.