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.
02 July 2014 07:25 PM
Former French President uses TV and radio to protest innocence after release from custody
Nicolas Sarkozy 'held for questioning' by police: Former French President condemns ‘Stasi’ tactics behind his arrest
01 July 2014 07:50 AM
Anti-corruption police act over claims he perverted the course of justice, precluding any likelihood of a political comeback
30 June 2014 06:09 PM
Experimental scheme called the 'ABCD of equality' was introduced in 275 primary schools last autumn and aims to overcome 'unconscious' stereotyping of boys and girls
10 May 2014 12:00 AM
08 May 2014 12:00 AM
06 May 2014 05:52 PM
24 February 2014 05:53 PM
François Hollande has sought to refocus attention from his private life on to his reform agenda
08 February 2014 12:00 AM
Husband and wife Alain and Dafroza Gauthier have spent 13 years relentlessly pursuing those behind the 1994 genocide. Now their efforts are finally starting to bear fruit, they tell Anne Penketh in Paris
05 February 2014 12:00 AM
The black puddings were coiled on a table, and served with chips. The spicy mulled wine had a hint of orange. But when Jean-Michel invited about 20 friends to his fête du cochon, to celebrate the slaughter of a pig, they were actually attending a semi-clandestine party.
14 January 2014 05:39 PM
Who is she? The “First Girlfriend”, or the “First Mistress” as some have called her? Or even the “First Concubine”?
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
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