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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.

11 soldiers killed in attack on Mali camp: government

Eleven soldiers were killed Monday in a "terrorist" attack on their camp in northern Mali's Timbuktu region, a government statement said, an assault claimed by Al-Qaeda's front group in the region.

  1. 5.000
    dispatches, 1.250 as illustrated articles, per day
  2. 6
    major languages

    French, English, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portuguese

  3. 23
    formats

    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.

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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
  • 04/08/2015 02:48

    Pakistan hangs 'teen' killer Shafqat Hussain

    Pakistan on Tuesday executed a convicted killer whose supporters say was a juvenile at the time of his crime, despite strenuous objections from rights groups and the United Nations.

  • 04/08/2015 02:02

    Whale gets close-up of Buenos Aires, delighting onlookers

    A disoriented whale stunned onlookers and delighted tourists at Buenos Aires' bustling waterfront Monday, swimming alongside boats and periodically surfacing to the perplexed crowds.

  • 03/08/2015 19:58

    Climate: No 'Plan B' for oceans, says study

    Technology to drain heat-trapping CO2 from the atmosphere may slow global warming, but will not reverse climate damage to the ocean on any meaningful timescale, according to research published Monday.

  • 03/08/2015 17:00

    The demise of hitchBOT: 'Bad things happen to good robots'

    HitchBOT -- the adorable hitch-hiking robot cobbled together from household odds-and-ends -- prematurely ended its summer travels across America, after being destroyed by vandals and abandoned on the side of a road, its creators said.

  • 03/08/2015 11:34

    Newborn girl abandoned in Chinese toilet: report

    A newborn baby girl was abandoned in a Beijing public toilet and fell head-first down the pipe, reports said Monday, after her mother apparently gave birth in the facility.

  • 04/08/2015 02:57

    Chelsea trust in continuity as season dawns

    It is a reflection of Chelsea's dominance last season that although they are yet to strengthen their squad, they remain strong favourites to retain the Premier League title in 2015-16.

  • 03/08/2015 20:46

    Early arrival to hardcourts pays off for Murray

    Britain's third-ranked Andy Murray has spent a week adjusting to hardcourts ahead of the ATP Washington Open, his earliest arrival to any event this year paying off with confident strokes.

  • 03/08/2015 20:25

    London Tube staff to hold second strike in two months

    London's Underground network will shut down this week for the second time in two months after talks again broke down in a dispute over all night services, trade unions said Monday.

  • 03/08/2015 20:18

    Channel migrants crisis bites into British business

    The disruption to freight between Britain and mainland Europe caused by strikes and illegal immigration is starting to hurt British businesses, from luxury English car manufacturers to Scottish seafood exporters.

  • 03/08/2015 19:47

    Researchers find biomarkers for early stage pancreatic cancer

    A combination of three proteins appears to be a good indicator of early stage pancreatic cancer when found in high levels in urine, British researchers said in a study published Monday.

  • 04/08/2015 03:29

    PSG looking for rivals as financial reality bites

    The new Ligue 1 season begins on Friday with Paris Saint-Germain expected to win a fourth straight title and the rest of France just hoping they won't run away with the championship.

  • 04/08/2015 02:35

    Make or break for 'lost' Clarke - Aussie media

    Australia captain Michael Clarke's Test career could be over if he fails with the bat during the fourth Test at Trent Bridge, Australian media said Tuesday, saying he looks 'lost' and knows the end is near.

  • 03/08/2015 23:50

    Stronger Nishikori seeks return to US Open final

    Japan's fifth-ranked Kei Nishikori made history by reaching last year's US Open final and he feels stronger, smarter and more confident as he begins the quest to repeat the feat.

  • 03/08/2015 23:20

    Alps tests to see if altitude can boost athletes' performance

    Researchers have taken to the peaks of France's Mont Blanc this summer to see whether the body's production of red blood cells at high altitudes has similar effects in athletes to doping agents like EPO.

  • 03/08/2015 23:01

    Quintana, Valverde spearhead Movistar at Vuelta

    Colombian rider Nairo Quintana and Spaniard Alejandro Valverde, second and third respectively in the Tour de France, will participate in the Vuelta a Espana starting on August 22, their Movistar team confirmed on Monday.