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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.

Asia stocks down after US losses, Greece fears hit euro

Asian markets sank Wednesday following a big sell-off on Wall Street, with Tokyo hit by profit-taking after an eight-day rally while fears that Greece will default on its debt obligations dragged the euro down.

  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
  • 27/05/2015 04:26

    Northern Ireland govt in trouble after bill blocked

    The power-sharing government of Northern Ireland failed to pass a key welfare bill, reaching an impasse that senior politicians have warned could endanger the fragile regional assembly.

  • 27/05/2015 03:47

    Bayliss makes Australia's Ashes job tougher: Lehmann

    The appointment of Trevor Bayliss as the new England coach will make Australia's job of winning the Ashes series much harder, his Australian counterpart Darren Lehmann said on Wednesday.

  • 27/05/2015 03:24

    Smartphones, Twitter help gauge crowd size

    Data from smartphones and Twitter can accurately show the size of a crowd, helping first responders in an emergency, a study on Wednesday said.

  • 27/05/2015 03:01

    Former club last barrier to McCall and Rangers Premiership return

    Rangers assistant manager Kenny Black says the club's players are proving their doubters wrong as they prepare for the first leg of their crucial playoff final against Motherwell.

  • 26/05/2015 23:48

    Mourinho pokes fun at rivals

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says his Premier League winning players have not been given the credit they deserve and took time to make fun of the teams that finished below them on Tuesday.

  • 27/05/2015 04:53

    EU to unveil latest plan to absorb migrants fairly

    The European Commission is due Wednesday to unveil its latest version of a controversial plan to force EU member states to more evenly absorb the wave of migrants making the dangerous crossing of the Mediterranean to Europe.

  • 27/05/2015 03:52

    Kabul gunbattle ends with four attackers killed: govt

    An hours-long gunbattle with insurgents in central Kabul ended early Wednesday with the four attackers killed, a government minister said, reporting no civilian or military casualties.

  • 27/05/2015 03:25

    Hamas executed Palestinians during Israel war: Amnesty

    The Islamist group Hamas used its 2014 Gaza war with Israel to "settle scores" with rival Palestinians, executing at least 23 in possible war crimes, Amnesty International said Wednesday.

  • 27/05/2015 03:09

    Sanders enters US presidential race

    US Senator Bernie Sanders formally launched his populist, liberal campaign for the White House, reiterating his pledges to recalibrate an American economic system which created sharp disparities between rich and poor.

  • 27/05/2015 03:02

    US court rejects Obama's appeal on immigration

    A US appeals court dealt another blow to President Barack Obama's efforts to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.

  • 27/05/2015 05:37

    Asia stocks down after US losses, Greece fears hit euro

    Asian markets sank Wednesday following a big sell-off on Wall Street, with Tokyo hit by profit-taking after an eight-day rally while fears that Greece will default on its debt obligations dragged the euro down.

  • 27/05/2015 05:27

    Mexican Tequila, French Roquefort: food origins get protection

    Mexican Tequila, Italian Parmigiano and French Roquefort -- celebrated food products like these rooted in their geographical origin will now have more protection from international rivals trying to sell knockoff goods using similar names.

  • 27/05/2015 04:10

    Vox Media buys tech news operation Re/code

    The San Francisco company behind technology news website Re/code announced it is being bought by Vox Media.

  • 27/05/2015 00:48

    Former Petrobras executive handed 5 years jail for graft

    A Brazilian judge on Tuesday jailed a former executive with Brazil's state-owned oil giant Petrobras for five years for his role in a huge graft scandal after evidence emerged of a massive kickbacks scandal benefiting politicians.

  • 26/05/2015 23:34

    Indebted Greece seeks small change from dormant accounts

    The Greek government, struggling to keep up its debt repayments, announced on Tuesday that any dormant public sector accounts holding less than 100 euros ($109) should be emptied and the funds handed over to the central bank.