Anne Penketh is a freelance journalist and columnist based in Paris. She was posted to Moscow, Paris and New York for AFP news agency before joining The Independent, where she was Diplomatic Editor until 2009.
29 June 2015 06:34 PM
Anne Penketh was so shocked to discover the level of added sugars even in 'healthy' products that she wrote a novel about the industry.
Stéphane Charbonnier: Cartoonist and editor of Charlie Hebdo whose encapsulated the magazine’s confrontational brand of satire
09 January 2015 12:00 AM
He took to drawing as a teenager and did illustrations at school before submitting work to the local paper
27 November 2014 12:00 AM
On a barren hilltop in the heart of Brittany, 50 huge granite statues with primitive features dominate the landscape in a project which has become known as the Valley of the Saints. The six latest, installed last month, each weighed 15 tons.
18 November 2014 07:24 PM
Plans to ban the use of oakmoss, an essential ingredient of elite perfumes, has thrown the world of fragrance into disarray. Anne Penketh reports
17 October 2014 12:00 AM
An online campaign against sexism could be an uphill struggle in France. This is a country where nobody bats an eyelid at bus stops plastered with women parading their cleavages in bra adverts.
14 October 2014 05:56 PM
Disease which rots vines now affects 12 per cent of vineyards and is spreading fast
13 October 2014 12:00 AM
French singer Jacques Higelin, “godfather” of the annual wine festival in Montmartre, urged the crowd to enjoy themselves.
12 October 2014 07:59 PM
The unlovely and unloved region is reinventing itself as a new cultural hotspot
French say au revoir to France: Over two million French people now live abroad, and most are crossing the channel and heading to London
10 October 2014 05:43 PM
Opposition convinced people are leaving because of 'the impression that it’s impossible to succeed'
Archaeologists unearth remains of oldest Norman ever found which ‘fills gap in our knowledge of pre-Neanderthal evolution’
09 October 2014 06:26 PM
The arm bones, dating from 200,000 years ago, are 'the only known example from northern Europe'
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Pentagon accuses Russia of 'playing with fire' over nuclear threats towards Nato
They are neither a 'state' nor 'Islamic': Why we shouldn't call them Isis, Isil or IS
- 1 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
- 2 Iain Duncan Smith's expenses credit card is suspended after he runs up £1,000 debt to taxpayer
- 3 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 4 French woman dies in freak bungee jumping accident
- 5 Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck to divorce and end their 10-year marriage