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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.

France's Hollande to meet Rouhani in New York

French President Francois Hollande will take the opportunity of the gathering of world leaders in New York for the UN General Assembly to meet his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, his office said Monday.

  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. Find out more
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
  • Technical formats: NewsML-G2, IIM, NewsML-1.1, ANPA
  • 22/09/2014 17:29

    Cricket teams trek to world's highest game on 'roof of Africa'

    Map, tent, water, food: check. All needed to scale the snow-capped peak of Africa's highest mountain Kilimanjaro.

  • 22/09/2014 05:19

    NASA's MAVEN spacecraft enters Mars orbit

    NASA's MAVEN spacecraft began orbiting Mars on Sunday, on a mission to study how the Red Planet's climate changed over time from warm and wet to cold and dry.

  • 22/09/2014 04:13

    Enrique hails 'unique' Messi, Neymar as Barca win again

    Barcelona boss Luis Enrique lauded the quality of strike duo Lionel Messi and Neymar after both were on target as the Catalans maintained their 100 percent start to the La Liga season with a 5-0 win at Levante.

  • 21/09/2014 17:51

    New York gears up for historic climate march

    Celebrities, activists and political leaders were mobilizing Sunday to join tens of thousands of people to march through New York in what organizers hope will be the largest climate change protest in history.

  • 21/09/2014 14:10

    Singapore Grand Prix: Live Report

    Lap 3 - Poor Nico Rosberg, he's had to start from the pits. What a disatrous beginning for the season leader. Kevin Magnusson made an excellent start, jumping to sixth but a couple of mistakes cost him and he's back down to ninth.

  • 22/09/2014 22:08

    France's Hollande to meet Rouhani in New York

    French President Francois Hollande will take the opportunity of the gathering of world leaders in New York for the UN General Assembly to meet his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, his office said Monday.

  • 22/09/2014 21:49

    Scoffs and hopes as Khodorkovsky eyes Kremlin

    For a project whose end goal might be the removal from power of President Vladimir Putin, it had a very inauspicious start.

  • 22/09/2014 21:31

    World of crises awaits leaders at UN

    World leaders are gearing up to confront grim life or death challenges this week at the United Nations, seeking ways to halt jihadist militants in Iraq and Syria and stem the spread of Ebola.

  • 22/09/2014 21:26

    IS-linked group claims kidnapping of Frenchman in Algeria

    An Algerian militant group said it has kidnapped a Frenchman and threatened to execute him unless Paris halts air strikes on Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, in a YouTube video posted Monday.

  • 22/09/2014 18:41

    Yemen peace holds as toll mounts from week of clashes

    A peace accord appeared to be holding in Yemen Monday after a week of clashes between Shiite rebels and Sunni militiamen that the government said killed at least 200 people.

  • 22/09/2014 21:58

    Hundreds protest Wall Street over climate change

    Hundreds of protesters Monday accused Wall Street of financing climate change, marching through Manhattan's financial district dressed in blue and armed with placards.

  • 22/09/2014 21:08

    China blocks 'privacy' search engine DuckDuckGo

    China has begun blocking the privacy-protecting search engine DuckDuckGo, which avoids storing user data or tracking online activity, according to the company and security researchers.

  • 22/09/2014 19:43

    Draghi says new ECB loans programme on track

    European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi Monday dismissed market disappointment about demand from banks for a new lending programme launched last week, saying it had been within the expected range.

  • 22/09/2014 19:38

    Spain reports record tourism numbers in August

    Spain attracted just over nine million foreign visitors in August, the highest ever figure for a single month, the government said Monday, setting the country up for its best-ever year for tourism and giving a boost to the economy.

  • 22/09/2014 19:24

    South Africa in '$50m deal' for Russian nuclear reactors

    Russia's atomic energy agency said Monday it will provide up to eight nuclear reactors to South Africa by 2023 in a $50m strategic partnership between the two countries.

  • 22/09/2014 21:10

    'Madam Secretary' premiere wins 14.3 mn viewers

    Some 14.3 million Americans tuned in to watch Sunday's premiere of a new CBS drama that recalls Hillary Clinton's stint as US secretary of state, according to initial ratings data Monday.

  • 22/09/2014 20:20

    Yves Saint Laurent film is French pick for Oscar bid

    A biopic exploring the darker side of the late French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent is to represent France as a possible contender in the Best Foreign Language Film category at next year's Oscars.

  • 22/09/2014 19:05

    Dutch 'Dark Blood' director George Sluizer dead at 82

    Dutch director George Sluizer, best known for making the last movie featuring Hollywood actor River Phoenix, has died in Amsterdam after a long illness, Dutch media reported on Monday. He was 82.

  • 21/09/2014 20:16

    'The Maze Runner' weaves way to top of box office

    Science-fiction action film "The Maze Runner" weaved its way to the top of the North American box office this weekend, earning $32.5 million on its debut, industry estimates showed Sunday.

  • 21/09/2014 16:29

    Hi-tech theatre revives Poland's Shakespearean ghosts

    The curtain has gone up on a Shakespearean playhouse with an ultra-modern twist in Poland's port city of Gdansk, built on the very spot where four centuries ago English actors performed masterpieces by the Great Bard, albeit on a more humble stage.