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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.

Sharapova surges as rivals sweat

Resurgent second seed Maria Sharapova's Australian Open campaign kicked into overdrive on Sunday as young guns Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep scraped into the quarter-finals.

  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
  • 25/01/2015 17:44

    Sakho heads Hammers into FA Cup last 16

    Diafra Sakho's header saw West Ham beat Bristol City 1-0 on Sunday as they avoided becoming the latest Premier League side to be knocked out by lower league opposition on a sensational weekend of FA Cup action.

  • 25/01/2015 16:20

    Insults fly as MEP leaves UKIP for Tories

    Britain's anti-EU UKIP party, which threatens to split the right-wing vote and hand victory to Labour in May's general election, has suffered a reverse with the defection of one of its members to the Tories, triggering a war of words Sunday.

  • 25/01/2015 14:45

    Murray beats Dimitrov in four to reach Open quarters

    Three-time runner-up Andy Murray rode his luck to fight back and win a titanic four-setter over Grigor Dimitrov and reach the quarter-finals at the Australian Open on Sunday.

  • 25/01/2015 10:32

    'Ashamed' Mourinho vows Chelsea will recover from Cup humiliation

    Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea will quickly recover from their humiliating FA Cup exit against third-tier Bradford because most of his star players missed the stunning fourth round defeat.

  • 25/01/2015 09:59

    Rihanna goes acoustic with Paul McCartney

    Rihanna, who has topped the charts with a pop-driven R&B sound, has unveiled a new acoustic song in a collaboration with Beatles legend Paul McCartney.

  • 25/01/2015 19:55

    For Angola, plunging oil price jeopardises budget

    With oil prices collapsing over 50 percent in the past six months, Angola -- Africa's second-largest oil producer -- has had to introduce austerity measures and overhaul its budget to deal with a severe drop in expected revenue.

  • 25/01/2015 19:44

    Eyeing elections as growth resumes, Spain PM takes swipe at hard-left

    Hailing Spain's improving economic health under his conservative government's stewardship, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy warned austerity-weary voters against the temptation to back popular hard-left Podemos party in elections due this year.

  • 25/01/2015 15:36

    Not by bread alone: Russians urged to go without for Putin

    Eat less, use beetroot instead of lipstick, swap French lingerie for Russian-made cotton panties and remember that hardships are a test from God.

  • 25/01/2015 07:12

    Spanish economy seen entering a 'virtuous circle'

    Spain has emerged from a devastating crisis and entered a "virtuous circle" with faster growth than its neighbours, but the IMF warns that high unemployment and the rise of populist parties still threaten the recovery.

  • 25/01/2015 07:05

    Has ECB fired its last shot with QE?

    Investors and financial markets have hailed the European Central Bank's latest monetary policy coup, but some observers warn that Europe might use up all its ammunition in the battle against deflation.

  • 25/01/2015 19:59

    Sharapova surges as rivals sweat

    Resurgent second seed Maria Sharapova's Australian Open campaign kicked into overdrive on Sunday as young guns Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep scraped into the quarter-finals.

  • 25/01/2015 19:52

    Hirscher left in trail of risk-taker Hargin

    World champion Marcel Hirscher was left ruing a mistake on Sunday that cost him a second Kitzbuehel slalom title, risk-taking Swede Mattias Hargin instead claiming a maiden World Cup triumph.

  • 25/01/2015 18:02

    Pogba-inspired Juve go eight points clear in Serie A

    Paul Pogba hit his fourth goal in as many games to inspire Juventus to a 2-0 win over Chievo as the Serie A champions moved eight points clear of Roma on Sunday.

  • 25/01/2015 17:35

    Seven-timers Lyon pull clear in Ligue 1

    Lyon reeled off their seventh consecutive league win on Sunday, the 2-0 defeat of 10-man Metz pushing them four points clear of out-of-sorts Marseille at the top of Ligue 1.

  • 25/01/2015 16:49

    Toulouse out of Europe after Montpellier defeat

    Four-time European club champions Toulouse failed to make the quarter-finals of this year's competition when they slipped to a 27-26 defeat at Montpellier in their final group match on Sunday.