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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.

07/18/2018 - 23:23

19 drown, dozens missing as migrant boat sinks off Cyprus

At least 19 migrants drowned and up to 30 were missing Wednesday after their boat sank in the Mediterranean off the north of Cyprus, local security forces said.

At least 19 migrants drowned and up to 30 were missing Wednesday after their boat sank in the Mediterranean off the north of Cyprus, local security forces said.

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5000 dispatches, 1250 as illustrated articles, per day, 6 majors languages

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  6. Portuguese: 150 stories

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07/18/2018 - 23:23

19 drown, dozens missing as migrant boat sinks off Cyprus

At least 19 migrants drowned and up to 30 were missing Wednesday after their boat sank in the Mediterranean off the north of Cyprus, local security forces said.

At least 19 migrants drowned and up to 30 were missing Wednesday after their boat sank in the Mediterranean off the north of Cyprus, local security forces said.


07/18/2018 - 23:03

Under fire, Trump says no president as 'tough' on Russia

Donald Trump claimed Wednesday that no US president has been as "tough" as him on Russia as he sought to squelch criticism over his failure to confront Vladimir Putin at the Helsinki summit over election meddling.

Donald Trump claimed Wednesday that no US president has been as "tough" as him on Russia as he sought to squelch criticism over his failure to confront Vladimir Putin at the Helsinki summit over election meddling.


07/18/2018 - 19:21

Trump says no president has been as 'tough' on Russia

US President Donald Trump claimed on Wednesday that no president has been as "tough" on Russia as him but appeared to contradict his intelligence agencies when asked if Russia was still targeting the United States.

US President Donald Trump claimed on Wednesday that no president has been as "tough" on Russia as him but appeared to contradict his intelligence agencies when asked if Russia was still targeting the United States.


07/18/2018 - 18:52

Google hit with record-breaking EU fine

The EU hit Google with its biggest ever fine Wednesday, imposing a 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) penalty on the US tech giant for illegally abusing the dominance of its operating system for mobile devices.

The EU hit Google with its biggest ever fine Wednesday, imposing a 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) penalty on the US tech giant for illegally abusing the dominance of its operating system for mobile devices.


07/18/2018 - 16:47

Champagne as historic commercial flight links Ethiopia and Eritrea

Ethiopia and Eritrea on Wednesday resumed commercial airline flights for the first time in two decades, with emotions spilling over into the aisles and onto the tarmac as families were reunited.

Ethiopia and Eritrea on Wednesday resumed commercial airline flights for the first time in two decades, with emotions spilling over into the aisles and onto the tarmac as families were reunited.

07/18/2018 - 20:01

Lebanon prepares to legalise medicinal marijuana: speaker

The Lebanese parliament will soon review legislation to legalise medicinal marijuana, its speaker announced on Wednesday, as authorities seek ways to jumpstart the country's struggling economy.

The Lebanese parliament will soon review legislation to legalise medicinal marijuana, its speaker announced on Wednesday, as authorities seek ways to jumpstart the country's struggling economy.