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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.

Greek opposition conservatives nudge ahead of Syriza: poll

Eighteen days ahead of snap elections, Greece's conservative opposition New Democracy party has for the first time taken a slender lead over the ruling left-wing Syriza, an opinion poll showed Wednesday.

  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
  • 02/09/2015 23:43

    Germans offered glimpse into migrants' hell inside chiller truck

    A German theatre troupe invited punters to pack into a refrigerated truck on Wednesday to give them a glimpse into the hardships experienced by refugees and migrants trying to reach Europe.

  • 02/09/2015 21:33

    Climate negotiators 'frustrated' over snail's pace

    Diplomats tasked with forging a climate rescue pact expressed frustration Wednesday over the lagging progress, with only seven negotiating days left until a Paris conference which must seal the deal.

  • 02/09/2015 20:41

    Denali, tallest peak in N.America, loses 10 feet

    The tallest peak in North America not only just lost the name it carried for a century, it also lost 10 feet in stature due to modern-day measurements, scientists said Wednesday.

  • 02/09/2015 19:52

    Earth has three trillion trees: study

    There are about three trillion trees on Earth, roughly 422 for every person and eight times more than previously estimated, researchers said Wednesday, admitting surprise.

  • 02/09/2015 18:28

    First Dane in space begins long trip to repositioned ISS

    The first Dane in space accompanied by 26 custom-made figurines from Danish toymaker Lego blasted off from Kazakhstan on Wednesday as part of a three-man team on an unusually long two-day mission to the International Space Station.

  • 02/09/2015 21:12

    Thousands petition UK government to accept more refugees

    Over 20,000 people had signed a petition to the British government by Wednesday calling on it to accept more refugees, as Europe faced an unprecedented influx of mainly Syrian refugees.

  • 02/09/2015 20:09

    Motorhead cancels show amid new health scare

    Legendary metal band Motorhead canceled a show Wednesday after a series of abbreviated performances amid renewed health concerns for famously hard-living frontman Lemmy.

  • 02/09/2015 19:51

    West Ham's Noble has red card rescinded

    The red card shown to West Ham United midfielder Mark Noble during his side's 3-0 win at Liverpool last Saturday has been rescinded, the Football Association announced on Wednesday.

  • 02/09/2015 19:18

    Six-point tries to be trialled in Wales

    Tries scored in the Welsh Premiership will be worth six points this season, as part of an innovative trial approved by the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) board on Wednesday.

  • 02/09/2015 19:01

    Brook to defend welterweight belt against Chaves

    Britain's Kell Brook will defend his IBF welterweight title against Argentina's Diego Chaves in Sheffield, northern England on October 24, it was announced on Wednesday.

  • 02/09/2015 21:24

    Cilic, Ferrer advance as Serena steps onstage

    Serena Williams prepared to resume her chase of tennis history Wednesday at the US Open while defending champion Marin Cilic and seventh seed David Ferrer moved closer to a fourth-round meeting.

  • 02/09/2015 21:04

    Stricken Fish reaches end of the road

    Mardy Fish faced down heart problems and crippling anxiety attacks but in the end it was a humble spot of cramping which brought his career to an end Wednesday.

  • 02/09/2015 20:21

    Patriots owner calls Deflate-gate 'overblown'

    With a court ruling on superstar quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension due any day, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft this week called the "Deflate-gate" controversy the "most overblown story in recent NFL history."

  • 02/09/2015 20:16

    Samoan stalwart Thompson suspended for World Cup opener

    Veteran Samoan lock Kane Thompson will miss his country's opening game of the upcoming rugby union World Cup against the United States after receiving a two-match ban for punching an opponent, the governing body World Rugby announced on Wednesday.

  • 02/09/2015 19:33

    World champs call for help for Germany's refugees

    Germany's World Cup-winning footballers have condemned xenophobic attacks on the thousands of foreigners pouring into their country and led calls to help the refugees amidst the ongoing crisis here.