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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.

Bride and prejudice: rare ethnic marriages reflect China tensions

It was not until late on her wedding day that Aygul told her parents she was even in a relationship. And they were furious.

  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
  • 28/05/2015 05:12

    Mayweather looms over Khan-Algieri match-up

    Britain's former world champion Amir Khan is aiming to punch his ticket to a bout with Floyd Mayweather on Friday with a victory over Chris Algieri in a non-title welterweight fight.

  • 28/05/2015 04:13

    Head of English FA calls for FIFA's Blatter to go

    The chairman of England's Football Association called on FIFA President Sepp Blatter to leave the position on Thursday after a major corruption scandal engulfed the sport.

  • 28/05/2015 03:58

    England cricketers expect more from Stokes

    Ben Stokes will find himself the centre of attention when England face his native New Zealand in the second Test at Headingley on Friday.

  • 28/05/2015 03:19

    Aston Villa FA Cup final penpix

    Aston Villa take on holders Arsenal in Saturday's FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium, with Tim Sherwood's men looking to upset the odds after eliminating Liverpool in the semi-finals.

  • 28/05/2015 03:17

    Arsenal FA Cup final penpix

    Arsenal face Aston Villa in Saturday's FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium, when Arsene Wenger's men will attempt to defend the trophy they won by defeating Hull City last year.

  • 28/05/2015 07:38

    G7 finance ministers, central bankers meet in Dresden

    Finance ministers and central bank governors of the Group of Seven wealthiest nations gathered in Dresden Thursday to discuss the global economy and tax evasion, but the Greek crisis was also high on everyone's minds.

  • 28/05/2015 05:16

    Dollar soars to 124.25 yen, highest in more than 12 years

    The dollar soared to its highest level against the yen in more than 12 years on Thursday, powered by expectations for a US interest rate hike and more monetary easing from Japan's central bank.

  • 28/05/2015 05:02

    Tokyo up for 10th straight day, dollar at eight-year high

    Japan's Nikkei stock index climbed for a tenth straight day Thursday as the dollar advanced to an eight-year high against the yen, while Shanghai extended gains to more than 15 percent over the past eight sessions.

  • 28/05/2015 01:57

    GM installs Apple CarPlay, Android Auto in more cars

    General Motors said Wednesday it will offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay in more of its Chevrolet models next year, as tech firms seek to expand their reach in the auto world.

  • 27/05/2015 22:45

    Nasdaq closes at new all-time high  

    The Nasdaq bolted to a fresh record peak Wednesday in a broad-based Wall Street rally that largely reversed sharp losses in the prior session.

  • 28/05/2015 04:55

    Can quake thriller 'San Andreas' shake box office?

    California's long-feared mega quake hits movie screens this week with "San Andreas," but the big-budget movie has thrown up a fault line between critics and filmgoers even before its release.

  • 27/05/2015 23:18

    Croatia arts festival to stage Houellebecq play after all

    A play by author Michel Houellebecq -- whose book imagining a Muslim-governed France stirred controversy -- will be staged as planned at a Croatian arts festival despite calls for its cancellation over security fears, the culture ministry said Wednesday.

  • 27/05/2015 23:07

    Memphis pays final tribute to blues legend B.B. King

    The city where B.B. King got his musical start paid final tribute to the blues guitar master Wednesday, as thousands walking in the rain with his hearse shouted, "long live the king!"

  • 27/05/2015 21:16

    U2 tour manager dies in LA hotel

    U2's longtime tour manager died Wednesday in Los Angeles, where the Irish rockers are playing a series of concerts, the band said.

  • 26/05/2015 20:57

    Director 'shocked' as Morocco bans prostitution film

    Franco-Moroccan director Nabil Ayouch said on Tuesday he was shocked after Morocco banned his movie "Much Loved" about prostitution in the conservative North African nation, following its screening at Cannes.

  • 28/05/2015 05:35

    Nadal, Djokovic, Serena eye Paris last-32

    Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal and top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams target places in the French Open third round on Thursday.

  • 28/05/2015 05:18

    SANZAR chief resigns to take Argentina post

    SANZAR chief executive Greg Peters said Thursday he was quitting the southern hemisphere body for a new role helping Argentina settle into an expanded Super Rugby competition next year.

  • 28/05/2015 03:46

    Parisian derby as minnows Oyonnax eye Toulouse

    The quarter-finals of the end-of-season Top 14 play-offs will pitch big-spending Parisian arch-rivals Stade Francais and Racing-Metro together while minnows Oyonnax face the tough task of heading to 19-time French champions Toulouse.

  • 28/05/2015 03:19

    Rossi looks for reversal of fortunes with Lorenzo

    Italian motorcycling legend Valentino Rossi, seeking a 10th world title in all categories, bids to return to the top of the podium in his home MotoGP this weekend.

  • 28/05/2015 00:21

    Gamba and Guangzhou book AFC quarter-final places

    Gamba Osaka of Japan and Guangzhou Evergrande of China booked their places in the quarter-finals of the Asian Champions League Wednesday after the two former champions defeated South Korean sides FC Seoul and Seongnam FC in the Round of 16.