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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.

Former Rangers star Jardine dies, aged 65

Former Rangers and Scotland defender Sandy Jardine has died at the age of 65 after losing his battle with cancer.

  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
  • 24/04/2014 21:20

    AFP photographer picks up eight prizes in 2014

    AFP photographer Pedro Armestre, recently recovered from a goring by a fighting bull, on Thursday won his eighth photography prize so far in 2014, a haul earned for images ranging from thrill-seekers at the Pamplona bull-run to raging wildfires.

  • 24/04/2014 09:20

    Praise and playtime for royals in Canberra

    Prince William and wife Catherine visited children at a playground and received warm praise from Australia's monarchist prime minister in the capital Canberra on Thursday, the penultimate day of their royal tour.

  • 24/04/2014 04:40

    US judge dismisses Tarantino lawsuit against website

    A US judge threw out a lawsuit by Quentin Tarantino seeking $1 million from a gossip website for helping leak a screenplay for his latest planned movie.

  • 23/04/2014 15:08

    Justin Bieber says sorry after Japan war shrine trip

    Justin Bieber said sorry and insisted he loved Japan and China after he stepped into a bitter fight over history by visiting a controversial war shrine in Tokyo.

  • 23/04/2014 09:28

    Young royals turn DJs in Queen's Australian namesake

    Prince William on Wednesday visited the South Australian town named after his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, where he and wife Kate met disadvantaged youngsters and tried their hands at DJ-ing.

  • 25/04/2014 00:18

    Former Rangers star Jardine dies, aged 65

    Former Rangers and Scotland defender Sandy Jardine has died at the age of 65 after losing his battle with cancer.

  • 24/04/2014 22:59

    O'Sullivan troubled as Robertson advances

    Reigning champion Ronnie O'Sullivan endured a difficult opening session in his World Championship second round match against Joe Perry, while Australia's Neil Robertson eased to a first round win on Thursday.

  • 24/04/2014 22:20

    England post too good to turn down says Farbrace

    England's new assistant coach Paul Farbrace admitted on Thursday that it was impossible turn down the job even though he will have mixed feelings when he faces former employers Sri Lanka next month

  • 24/04/2014 20:34

    'Chosen One' banner removed after Moyes sacking

    The last visible evidence of David Moyes' miserable reign at Manchester United was removed on Thursday as the infamous 'The Chosen One' banner was taken down from the Stretford End at Old Trafford.

  • 24/04/2014 20:31

    Chelsea's Ramires hit with four-game ban

    Chelsea midfielder Ramires will miss the rest of the club's Premier League campaign after accepting a four-match ban for violent conduct on Thursday.

  • 24/04/2014 23:40

    Internet co-creator Cerf debunks 'myth' that US runs it

    The Google executive considered to be one of the fathers of the Internet on Thursday debunked what he called the "myth" that it is controlled by the United States.

  • 24/04/2014 22:14

    Mafia killer builds appeal case on Mourinho alibi

    A mafia gangster is basing his appeal against a conviction for murdering a fellow mobster on photographs which show his associate was with Portuguese football manager Jose Mourinho at the time.

  • 24/04/2014 22:11

    Separatists brace for assault as Ukrainian tanks roll in

    Pungent fumes rose Thursday from the burning tyres and sandbags piled across one of the main roads leading to Slavyansk, the flashpoint eastern Ukrainian town controlled by rebels, where insurgents had just faced down the first challenge from Ukrainian tanks.

  • 24/04/2014 21:14

    Putin calls Internet 'CIA project'

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a "CIA project" and warned Russians against making Google searches.

  • 24/04/2014 19:23

    Syria air raid kills 27, as presidential race gets new candidate

    Syria's air force killed 27 civilians Thursday in a raid on a market in an Aleppo provincial village, as a businessman became the second hopeful to register for the country's controversial presidential election.

  • 24/04/2014 23:29

    Benfica, Sevilla strike first

    Benfica and Sevilla grabbed vital first leg leads in their Europa League semi-final clashes on Thursday leaving Juventus and Valencia to try and claw back deficits next week.

  • 24/04/2014 21:36

    Phelps tops 100m fly qualifying in return

    Olympic superstar Michael Phelps cruised out of retirement on Thursday, clocking the top qualifying time in the 100m butterfly at the Mesa Grand Prix, his first race in 20 months.

  • 24/04/2014 20:59

    I'm still Tour de France winner, Lance Armstrong says

    Lance Armstrong, in a rare interview, says he still considers himself a Tour de France champion despite his spectacular fall from grace for using performance-enhancing drugs.

  • 24/04/2014 20:15

    Sharapova into last eight in Stuttgart WTA

    Defending champion Maria Sharapova reached the last eight of the Stuttgart WTA tournament on Thursday with a convincing 6-4, 6-3 win over fellow-Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

  • 24/04/2014 19:52

    Missing Giro was my choice, says Porte

    Australian Richie Porte has revealed that it was his decision rather than Team Sky's to take him off their Giro d'Italia team in May.