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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.

Police fire stun grenades at Tel Aviv rally by Ethiopian Israelis

Police fired stun grenades to disperse a rally by Ethiopian Israelis demonstrating in central Tel Aviv on Sunday against alleged police brutality and widespread discrimination.

  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
  • 03/05/2015 06:53

    New York auction could smash art world records

    Christie's auction house is hoping to set new world records with a Picasso valued at $140 million and a Giacometti worth $130 million, as New York's spring auction season kicks off Tuesday.

  • 03/05/2015 01:00

    American Pharoah reigns at Kentucky Derby

    Favorite American Pharoah stormed to victory in the Kentucky Derby here Saturday as jockey Victor Espinoza clinched back-to-back wins in America's most prestigious horse race.

  • 02/05/2015 19:20

    Burnley, QPR slide to brink of relegation

    Burnley and Queens Park Rangers were both left on the verge of relegation from the Premier League following an eventful day at the foot of the table on Saturday.

  • 02/05/2015 08:49

    UK Royal birth: LIVE REPORT

    06:47 GMT - On leave - William is currently on leave from his job as an air ambulance pilot

  • 02/05/2015 04:29

    In US, all presidents want their own temples

    It's not easy for a world leader to create a public image that will last long after he or she leaves office. But it's a bit easier for American presidents.

  • 03/05/2015 21:07

    Moore the merrier as he seals Guineas double

    Two-time British champion jockey Ryan Moore became the first rider since Kieren Fallon in 2005 to achieve the Guineas classic double as he won the 1000 Guineas on Sunday at Newmarket on Irish filly Legatissimo.

  • 03/05/2015 19:26

    Aguero downs Spurs to lift City spirits

    Sergio Aguero lifted Manchester City's spirits as the Argentine's fine finish clinched a 1-0 win at Tottenham on the day his side's reign as Premier League champions came to an end.

  • 03/05/2015 17:58

    West Indies set 192 to beat England

    England were bowled out for 123 in their second innings to set West Indies a 192-run target to win the third and final Test at Kensington Oval on Sunday.

  • 03/05/2015 17:22

    Champions Chelsea unloved but unstoppable

    The Premier League title beckoned for Chelsea from the moment Andre Schuerrle put them ahead after 20 minutes and 45 seconds of their opening fixture at Burnley on August 18.

  • 03/05/2015 17:09

    How Chelsea won the Premier League title

    Chelsea were crowned Premier League champions on Sunday following a 1-0 home win over Crystal Palace, ending a five-year wait for the title.

  • 03/05/2015 21:35

    German train drivers call week-long strike

    Train drivers for German rail operator Deutsche Bahn announced a week-long strike to start Monday, their eighth work stoppage in 10 months of bitterly contentious wage negotiations.

  • 03/05/2015 20:45

    'Progress' in Greek debt talks after Varoufakis sidelined

    Greece and its European creditors are finally making progress only days after combative Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis was effectively sidelined from talks on its enormous debt, EU sources told AFP Sunday.

  • 03/05/2015 20:34

    French Mideast policy helped Rafale jet sales: experts

    It struggled for years to sell its Rafale jets abroad but French defence group Dassault has finally scored several lucrative deals, thanks in part to anti-US suspicion in the Middle East, experts say.

  • 03/05/2015 14:44

    Lebanon's last overland route closure chokes off exports

    Lebanon's land exports to Gulf markets have been choked off, leaving millions of dollars in goods stranded after the closure of a vital crossing on the Syrian-Jordanian border last month.

  • 03/05/2015 07:32

    Bulgaria's working poor struggle to make ends meet

    She is a chemical engineer and he a painter turned security guard -- the Koleshevs are the hidden face of the "working poor" in Bulgaria, the EU's most impoverished country.

  • 03/05/2015 19:54

    'Avengers' sequel nets 2nd biggest US box office opening

    Superhero sequel "Avengers: Age of Ultron" scored the second biggest North American box office opening of all-time but failed to eclipse the record set by its 2012 predecessor, industry estimates showed Sunday.

  • 03/05/2015 15:04

    Russia mourns ballet legend Plisetskaya

    Russia on Sunday mourned the death of Maya Plisetskaya, one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century who dazzled the world with her sensual performances and rare beauty.

  • 03/05/2015 13:40

    Russian morality drive targets the arts

    After the media, the oligarchs and the opposition, Vladimir Putin's Russia is turning up the heat on the arts, with a "blasphemous" opera, a raunchy teen dance show and an "insulting" Hollywood film all taking fire.

  • 01/05/2015 23:30

    US TV to remake 1970s slavery classic 'Roots'

    Classic 1970s TV series "Roots", about one African family's struggle to survive slavery over generations, is to be remade for US television next year, the companies behind it said Friday.

  • 01/05/2015 16:24

    'Stand By Me' singer Ben E. King dead at 76

    Ben E. King, the soul singer whose classic "Stand By Me" became a worldwide hit in 1961, has died at age 76, his spokesman said Friday.

  • 03/05/2015 20:42

    Bolt ignores doping's ugly head as US triumphs

    It was fitting that the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao boxing 'fight of the century' was just about to start when rarely-defeated Usain Bolt sat down next to a victorious US 4x100m relay team that featured three doping cheats.

  • 03/05/2015 20:00

    Kyrgios maiden title hopes ended by Gasquet in Estoril

    Richard Gasquet defeated Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 6-2 to win the Estoril Open on Sunday, ending the Australian's hopes of a first tour title.

  • 03/05/2015 19:54

    Ma wins men's singles at world championships

    Top-seeded Ma Long of China beat teammate Fang Bo 4-2 in a close fought match to win the men's singles title at the world table tennis championships in Suzhou Sunday.

  • 03/05/2015 19:52

    Federer confident for French Open after 85th title

    Roger Federer said winning an 85th career title at the Istanbul Open had given him a boost in confidence on clay ahead of the French Open later this month.

  • 03/05/2015 19:43

    Monaco set for Champions League return

    Monaco's Portuguese duo Bernard Silva and Joao Moutinho set up a 4-1 hammering of Toulouse on Sunday that took their team five points clear of their closest pursuers for Ligue 1's third and final Champions League spot.