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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.

Gulf producers to resist cuts at OPEC meet: analysts

Gulf oil producers, led by Saudi Arabia, will resist attempts to cut output at an OPEC meeting next month as preserving market share remains their top priority, industry analysts say.

  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
  • 23/05/2015 11:00

    California beach town cleans up after pipeline rupture

    A small army of clean-up workers toiled Friday to scoop up crude oil deposits from a picturesque California beach, three days after a pipeline rupture unleashed thousands of gallons into the ocean.

  • 23/05/2015 10:59

    German woman, 65 and mother of 13, has quadruplets

    A 65-year-old German woman, who is already a mother of 13 children, has given birth to quadruplets after undergoing an artificial insemination procedure in Ukraine, RTL television reported early on Saturday.

  • 22/05/2015 20:13

    In Wilde's shadow, shyness and pride in Irish gay marriage vote

    While many voters in Ireland's referendum on introducing same-sex marriage were strolling around Dublin wearing "Yes" stickers Friday, many "No" voters were quietly keeping it to themselves.

  • 22/05/2015 17:12

    Adult dating website hack exposes personal data

    A data breach at a website billed as "the world's largest sex and swinger" community may expose personal and sexual information on millions of users worldwide, a report said Friday.

  • 22/05/2015 12:31

    Dogs domesticated over 27,000 years ago: study

    Man's best friend may have been his companion for far longer than believed, scientists reported, publishing an analysis that dates domesticated dogs to over 27,000 years ago.

  • 23/05/2015 17:21

    Albatross fires up Fleetwood at Wentworth

    England's Tommy Fleetwood made a sensational start to his third round in the European PGA Championship at Wentworth on Saturday.

  • 23/05/2015 17:19

    Hole-in-one for Jimenez at Wentworth

    Miguel Angel Jimenez struck a superb hole in one to get his third round off to a flying start in the European PGA Championship at Wentworth on Saturday.

  • 23/05/2015 16:46

    Title party's 'over' for Mourinho

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has said he won't be indulging in any more celebrations when the English champions complete their Premier League season at home to Sunderland on Sunday.

  • 23/05/2015 15:29

    Hamilton secures maiden Monaco pole for Mercedes

    Defending world champion and current series leader Lewis Hamilton secured his maiden pole position at the Monaco Grand Prix when he topped Saturday's qualifying times ahead of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.

  • 23/05/2015 14:44

    Williamson century gives New Zealand the edge

    Kane Williamson's century and a typically dashing innings from skipper Brendon McCullum helped give New Zealand a first-innings lead on the third day of the first Test against England at Lord's on Saturday.

  • 23/05/2015 16:47

    Rival Cyprus leaders in coffee shop 'message of hope'

    The Greek and Turkish leaders of Cyprus drank coffee together Saturday on both sides of the armistice line dividing Nicosia, pledging their full commitment to UN-backed reunification talks.

  • 23/05/2015 16:38

    Nigeria military says 'scores' of Islamists killed, 20 hostages rescued

    Nigeria's military on Saturday claimed the killing of scores of Boko Haram insurgents and the rescue of 20 more hostages during an operation in the notorious Sambisa forest, an Islamist stronghold.

  • 23/05/2015 15:47

    Russia vows 'tough' action if Ukraine defaults on debt

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Saturday that his government will adopt a "tough stance" if Ukraine defaults on its debt, which includes a $3 billion loan from Moscow.

  • 23/05/2015 15:38

    IS enters Syria's Palmyra museum

    Islamic State group fighters have entered the museum in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, placing guards at its doors, the country's antiquities director Mamoun Abdulkarim said Saturday.

  • 23/05/2015 12:39

    Suriname president looks to consolidate power in vote

    Desi Bouterse, the colorful dictator-turned-president who has ruled Suriname on and off since 1980, is looking to consolidate power when the small South American country holds general elections on Monday.

  • 23/05/2015 13:55

    'Fragile' African cinema clinging on at Cannes

    Africa's "fragile" cinema has kept a toe-hold at the Cannes Film Festival, with a veteran Malian director and the first-ever Ethiopian as the continent's only entries in the official selection.

  • 23/05/2015 13:52

    Fassbender, Cotillard in 'Macbeth' close Cannes race

    A version of "Macbeth" starring a "dream team" of Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard closed the Cannes Film Festival's competition on Saturday, with many critics swooning for the visceral blood-and-betrayal movie.

  • 23/05/2015 07:39

    Cannes race wide open on awards eve

    The competition for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival wraps up Saturday with a clutch of favourites jockeying for one of global cinema's most coveted prizes.

  • 23/05/2015 07:37

    Cannes's jury of stars deciding the Palme d'Or

    Cannes' Palme d'Or and other prizes to be handed out at the closing ceremony of the film festival on Sunday will be decided by a jury mostly made up of star actors and directors:

  • 23/05/2015 07:33

    The leading films in the Cannes race for the Palme d'Or

    Of the 19 films competing for the Cannes Film Festival's top prize, the Palme d'Or, half a dozen stand out as the favourites to win.