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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.

Hamas executed Palestinians during Israel war: Amnesty

The Islamist group Hamas used its 2014 Gaza war with Israel to "settle scores" with rival Palestinians, executing at least 23 in possible war crimes, Amnesty International said Wednesday.

  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
  • 27/05/2015 03:24

    Smartphones, Twitter help gauge crowd size

    Data from smartphones and Twitter can accurately show the size of a crowd, helping first responders in an emergency, a study on Wednesday said.

  • 27/05/2015 03:01

    Former club last barrier to McCall and Rangers Premiership return

    Rangers assistant manager Kenny Black says the club's players are proving their doubters wrong as they prepare for the first leg of their crucial playoff final against Motherwell.

  • 26/05/2015 23:48

    Mourinho pokes fun at rivals

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says his Premier League winning players have not been given the credit they deserve and took time to make fun of the teams that finished below them on Tuesday.

  • 26/05/2015 22:58

    Maestro Barenboim to spend less time wielding baton

    Israeli-Argentinian maestro Daniel Barenboim on Tuesday revealed he would spend less time wielding the conductor's baton and more time at the keyboard as he unveiled a new piano in London.

  • 26/05/2015 20:56

    Irish government to sell Aer Lingus stake to IAG

    The Irish government is to sell its 25 percent stake in flag carrier Aer Lingus to British Airways owner International Airlines Group, the transport minister said on Tuesday.

  • 27/05/2015 03:25

    Hamas executed Palestinians during Israel war: Amnesty

    The Islamist group Hamas used its 2014 Gaza war with Israel to "settle scores" with rival Palestinians, executing at least 23 in possible war crimes, Amnesty International said Wednesday.

  • 27/05/2015 03:09

    Sanders enters US presidential race

    US Senator Bernie Sanders formally launched his populist, liberal campaign for the White House, reiterating his pledges to recalibrate an American economic system which created sharp disparities between rich and poor.

  • 27/05/2015 03:02

    US court rejects Obama's appeal on immigration

    A US appeals court dealt another blow to President Barack Obama's efforts to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.

  • 26/05/2015 23:52

    Spain's top court overturns regional anti-eviction law

    Spain's Constitutional Court on Tuesday struck down a regional law which blocked banks from repossessing homes from the most needy families for up to three years.

  • 26/05/2015 23:41

    Peru sends in army as new mining strike starts

    Peru said Tuesday it is sending its army to intervene in seven regions where workers have called a strike to protest a controversial mining project by Mexican firm Southern Copper.

  • 27/05/2015 00:48

    Former Petrobras executive handed 5 years jail for graft

    A Brazilian judge on Tuesday jailed a former executive with Brazil's state-owned oil giant Petrobras for five years for his role in a huge graft scandal after evidence emerged of a massive kickbacks scandal benefiting politicians.

  • 26/05/2015 23:34

    Indebted Greece seeks small change from dormant accounts

    The Greek government, struggling to keep up its debt repayments, announced on Tuesday that any dormant public sector accounts holding less than 100 euros ($109) should be emptied and the funds handed over to the central bank.

  • 26/05/2015 23:12

    Probe after Air France plane narrowly misses mountain

    French accident investigators have opened an inquiry into a near accident involving an Air France Boeing 777 which narrowly missed central Africa's highest mountain with 37 people on board.

  • 26/05/2015 21:58

    Oil market dips on strong dollar

    World oil prices fell on Tuesday as traders mostly took their cue from the rebounding US dollar and output remained strong, dealers said.

  • 26/05/2015 21:55

    Israel finance minister says won't deal with natural gas

    Israel's Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon will be excluded from the decision-making process on the ownership of the state's natural gas finds, his office said Tuesday.