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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.

09/20/2018 - 23:32

Disney admits Dark Side for 'Star Wars', plans release 'slowdown'

There is a disturbance in the Force.

There is a disturbance in the Force.

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French, English, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portuguese

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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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  2. English: 700 stories
     
  3. Spanish: 400 stories
     
  4. Arabic: 250 stories
     
  5. Deutsch: 200 stories
     
  6. Portuguese: 150 stories

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09/20/2018 - 23:32

Disney admits Dark Side for 'Star Wars', plans release 'slowdown'

There is a disturbance in the Force.

There is a disturbance in the Force.


09/20/2018 - 23:17

'Treachery' or 'transparency'? Russian athletes to return as WADA lifts doping ban

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Thursday lifted a ban on Russia's anti-doping agency, paving the way for Russian athletes to return to competition but also sparking claims of "treachery" and "dark shadows" cast over the fight against drugs in sport.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Thursday lifted a ban on Russia's anti-doping agency, paving the way for Russian athletes to return to competition but also sparking claims of "treachery" and "dark shadows" cast over the fight against drugs in sport.


09/20/2018 - 18:59

'Worst nightmare': Dutch rail collision kills 4 children

Four young children from a Dutch daycare centre were killed on Thursday when a train smashed into their electric cart at a crossing, in an accident described as the "worst nightmare of any parent".

Four young children from a Dutch daycare centre were killed on Thursday when a train smashed into their electric cart at a crossing, in an accident described as the "worst nightmare of any parent".


09/20/2018 - 18:53

Belgian probe implicates Britain in phone spying

A confidential report by Belgian investigators confirms that British intelligence services hacked state-owned Belgian telecom giant Belgacom on behalf of Washington, an official said Thursday.

A confidential report by Belgian investigators confirms that British intelligence services hacked state-owned Belgian telecom giant Belgacom on behalf of Washington, an official said Thursday.


09/20/2018 - 17:47

A novel in verse makes shortlist for 2018 Man Booker Prize

A pair of debut novels, including one in verse, feature among six "miracles of stylistic invention" shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, judges of the British award announced on Thursday.

A pair of debut novels, including one in verse, feature among six "miracles of stylistic invention" shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, judges of the British award announced on Thursday.

09/20/2018 - 23:20

Indiana Jones hat fetches over $500,000 at auction

Indiana Jones's signature fedora fetched more than half a million dollars at a blockbuster London auction of rare memorabilia from some of the most iconic movies of the past 40 years.

Indiana Jones's signature fedora fetched more than half a million dollars at a blockbuster London auction of rare memorabilia from some of the most iconic movies of the past 40 years.