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.
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
12 August 2014 07:06 PM
Premier keeps his anniversary quiet in effort to avoid torrent of negative headlines
11 August 2014 05:58 PM
With no breaking news and no adverts, Radio Doudou is not limited to nursery rhymes - it also aims to hook parents
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more