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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.

'Bubble' talk leaves US stocks lower

"Bubble" talk returned to Wall Street this week with US stocks falling in part due to worries that biotech and other highflying stocks have risen to unjustifiable heights.

  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
  • 27/03/2015 22:56

    Rooney, Kane on target in England stroll

    Wayne Rooney and debutant Harry Kane scored as England sank Lithuania 4-0 at Wembley on Friday to claim a fifth consecutive win in qualifying for the 2016 European Championship.

  • 27/03/2015 22:02

    British technical support for Saudi op in Yemen: Hammond

    Britain will provide technical support to Saudi Arabia's intervention in Yemen under the allies' existing close military relationship, Foreign Minister Philip Hammond said Friday.

  • 27/03/2015 21:15

    Britain's Kate makes last royal visit before birth

    Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate visited a charity in London on Friday on what media said would be her last public engagement before she gives birth.

  • 27/03/2015 18:10

    World Cup chief executive Jevans resigns

    Debbie Jevans on Friday retired as chief executive of the Rugby World Cup Organising Committee, less than six months before the sport's showpiece tournament in England.

  • 27/03/2015 16:45

    Newcastle's Haidara to miss rest of season

    Newcastle defender Massadio Haidara underwent surgery on his right knee in Lyon and will be ruled out until the end of the season, a medical source said on Friday.

  • 27/03/2015 22:55

    Italy clears Knox and Sollecito of Kercher murder

    Italy's top court on Friday cleared Amanda Knox of the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher, bringing a sensational end to an eight-year legal drama.

  • 27/03/2015 22:35

    Swedish MPs meet Snowden, talk mass surveillance

    Three Swedish members of parliament met with fugitive US intelligence agent Edward Snowden at a secret location in Moscow on Friday to discuss mass surveillance, Swedish media reported.

  • 27/03/2015 22:21

    Putin's mystery military award points to Ukraine involvement

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has awarded several military units a hugely prestigious title that was given to troops for heroism during WWII, sparking new questions about the Kremlin's involvement in Ukraine.

  • 27/03/2015 21:56

    Pope Francis to visit Chinese community in Florence

    Pope Francis will visit one of Italy's largest Chinese communities in November, at a time when the Vatican is engaged in negotiations to normalise relations with Beijing, the Holy See said on Friday.

  • 27/03/2015 21:30

    Venezuela sends letter of protest to US

    Venezuela said Friday it has sent a letter of protest to the United States over Washington's new sanctions on officials accused of an opposition crackdown.

  • 27/03/2015 22:59

    'Bubble' talk leaves US stocks lower

    "Bubble" talk returned to Wall Street this week with US stocks falling in part due to worries that biotech and other highflying stocks have risen to unjustifiable heights.

  • 27/03/2015 22:28

    Oil market jumps on Yemen unrest

    World oil prices rose sharply this week as Saudi Arabian jets struck rebel targets in Yemen, sparking fresh supply fears in the crude-rich Middle East.

  • 27/03/2015 21:10

    Fed mulls interest rate hike 'this year': Yellen

    The Federal Reserve is considering raising the United States' near-zero interest rates "this year" even though this may slow the economy, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said Friday.

  • 27/03/2015 19:13

    ANA orders three Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners

    Japan's All Nippon Airways has ordered three 787-10 Dreamliners, becoming the first airline in Asia to operate all three versions of the high-tech jetliner, Boeing said Friday.

  • 27/03/2015 19:03

    Carnival orders 9 cruise ships as earnings rise

    Cruise giant Carnival Friday reported better earnings on lower fuel costs as it ordered nine new cruise ships from shipbuilders in Germany and Italy.