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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.

Ireland celebrates after huge 'Yes' to gay marriage

Ireland on Sunday celebrated a historic referendum approving gay marriage, as the once all-powerful Catholic Church reflected on the need for a "reality check" to keep in touch with changing times.

  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
  • 23/05/2015 11:00

    California beach town cleans up after pipeline rupture

    A small army of clean-up workers toiled Friday to scoop up crude oil deposits from a picturesque California beach, three days after a pipeline rupture unleashed thousands of gallons into the ocean.

  • 23/05/2015 10:59

    German woman, 65 and mother of 13, has quadruplets

    A 65-year-old German woman, who is already a mother of 13 children, has given birth to quadruplets after undergoing an artificial insemination procedure in Ukraine, RTL television reported early on Saturday.

  • 22/05/2015 20:13

    In Wilde's shadow, shyness and pride in Irish gay marriage vote

    While many voters in Ireland's referendum on introducing same-sex marriage were strolling around Dublin wearing "Yes" stickers Friday, many "No" voters were quietly keeping it to themselves.

  • 22/05/2015 17:12

    Adult dating website hack exposes personal data

    A data breach at a website billed as "the world's largest sex and swinger" community may expose personal and sexual information on millions of users worldwide, a report said Friday.

  • 22/05/2015 12:31

    Dogs domesticated over 27,000 years ago: study

    Man's best friend may have been his companion for far longer than believed, scientists reported, publishing an analysis that dates domesticated dogs to over 27,000 years ago.

  • 24/05/2015 03:17

    Labour to back EU referendum bill

    Labour will support Prime Minister David Cameron's proposal for a referendum on European Union membership but will make the case to stay, party leaders told the Sunday Times.

  • 24/05/2015 02:48

    Karanka awed by Middlesbrough's promotion showdown

    Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka finds it almost impossible to believe he will be taking part in the world's most lucrative match when his side face Norwich for a place in the Premier League on Monday.

  • 24/05/2015 00:09

    DeGale defeats Dirrell to make British history

    James DeGale became the first British fighter to win Olympic gold and a professional title, defeating Andre Dirrell on Saturday to claim the vacant International Boxing Federation super middleweight crown.

  • 23/05/2015 22:31

    Saracens edge past Saints as Bath batter Leicester

    Saracens gained revenge for their defeat by Northampton in last season's Premiership final with a 29-24 semi-final victory away to the Saints on Saturday.

  • 23/05/2015 21:21

    Olympic champion Wells slams new doping allegations

    Olympic champion Allan Wells has hit out at fresh allegations made by the BBC that he took performance-enhancing drugs.

  • 24/05/2015 04:07

    Ireland celebrates after huge 'Yes' to gay marriage

    Ireland on Sunday celebrated a historic referendum approving gay marriage, as the once all-powerful Catholic Church reflected on the need for a "reality check" to keep in touch with changing times.

  • 24/05/2015 03:50

    Colombia's Santos presses for peace as FARC death toll climbs

    The president of Colombia called for accelerated peace negotiations with FARC guerrillas, just as eight rebels were killed in an escalating government offensive.

  • 24/05/2015 03:28

    US 'deeply troubled' by Russia's NGO law

    The United States said it was "deeply troubled" after Russian President Vladimir Putin officially enacted a controversial law banning what Moscow deems to be "undesirable" non-governmental organizations.

  • 24/05/2015 02:51

    Fresh air strikes and ground fighting in Yemen

    Saudi-led warplanes launched a fresh wave of air strikes across Yemen targeting Iran-backed rebels as fighting raged on the ground in the south of the country, witnesses said.

  • 24/05/2015 01:32

    Rebel commander 'killed in eastern Ukraine'

    A separatist commander in eastern Ukraine was killed along with several other fighters after their car came under attack Saturday, rebel authorities announced.

  • 23/05/2015 22:06

    Thousands worldwide march against Monsanto and GM crops

    From Paris to Ouagadougou, thousands of people took to the streets Saturday to protest against the American biotechnology giant Monsanto and its genetically modified crops and pesticides.

  • 23/05/2015 20:12

    Uber drivers fined in Hungary

    The Hungarian tax authority fined Uber drivers in its first probe against the ride-sharing service which the economy ministry said Saturday "ignores passenger safety" and must be made to follow regulations.

  • 23/05/2015 20:11

    Pakistan cuts interest rates to historic low

    Pakistan's central bank Saturday slashed the benchmark interest rates to a 42-year low of seven percent, hoping to stimulate growth in the long dormant economy.

  • 23/05/2015 20:06

    ECB chief calls for government reforms now, delays 'dangerous'

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on Saturday said it was time for eurozone governments to launch reforms, warning that growing structural differences were dangerous for the monetary union.

  • 23/05/2015 18:46

    AIIB issue raised in Taiwan-China talks

    China's top Taiwan affairs official Zhang Zhijun met his Taiwanese counterpart Saturday, with Beijing's rejection of Taipei as a founding member of a China-led regional infrastructure bank a key issue on the agenda.

  • 24/05/2015 03:13

    Juventus coach Allegri warns over 'deadly' Barca

    Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has warned against the "deadly" ball-passing of Barcelona as the Italian champions turn their focus to the Champions League final following their final home game of the season on Saturday.

  • 24/05/2015 03:06

    Federer brings curtain up on French Open

    Roger Federer begins his 62nd consecutive Grand Slam tournament at the French Open on Sunday against a man who once almost condemned him to his worst loss at a major.

  • 24/05/2015 01:46

    Magnussen out of worlds over shoulder surgery

    Australia's James Magnussen will miss defending his 100m freestyle title at this year's world championship to have shoulder surgery, Swimming Australia said on Sunday.

  • 23/05/2015 23:09

    Monaco secure Champions League return

    Monaco, locked in a three-way tussle with Saint-Etienne and Marseille, booked the third and final French ticket to next season's Champions League thanks to a season-closing 1-0 win over Lorient on Saturday.

  • 23/05/2015 22:19

    Lions spoil last home game for Cheetahs coach

    Golden Lions spoilt the final Super 15 home match of Central Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske with a bonus-point 40-17 South African derby triumph Saturday in Bloemfontein.