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.
06 October 2014 01:51 AM
Only days after reportedly being accused of being “hopeless” by the managing director of John Lewis, the French have demonstrated their flair for innovation and fun in the latest incarnation of the “nuits blanches” (white nights) in Paris.
Gerard Depardieu says his mother tried to kill him in womb with knitting needle in new book revelations
05 October 2014 06:50 PM
Controversial actor’s autobiography describes troubled childhood of prostitution and fighting
Emperor’s old clothes (and chattels) go under the hammer as Monaco’s royal family sells off rare collection of Napoleon’s possessions
03 October 2014 05:18 PM
House of Monaco puts Napoleon collection on sale to make space for its own museum
18 August 2014 12:00 AM
When Emmanuelle and Rachid Guedidi joined the TV reality show Bienvenue chez nous (welcome to our home) the couple thought they might get some free publicity for their bed and breakfast in the Dordogne.
17 August 2014 07:10 PM
Police say 'We’re clearly into score settling'
17 August 2014 12:00 AM
15 August 2014 08:11 PM
Hollande pays tribute to Allied fighters in the lesser-known invasion of Provence in 1944
14 August 2014 06:02 PM
'Premières Dames' claims presidents’ wives live like prisoners in Elysée Palace
14 August 2014 12:00 AM
Virginie Cordélis is not your average cleaner. She’s a spiritual cleanser and is visiting a remote water mill in southwestern France where she is evicting troubled souls. She’s also measuring the energy levels in the old house - and its current owners.
13 August 2014 06:11 PM
Woman saved by fishing boat after being swept out into English Channel by strong winds
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 Huawei Mate S and Huawei Watch: new products take on iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch
- 2 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 3 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 4 Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
- 5 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees