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.
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
11 August 2014 12:00 AM
In the midst of the tourist season, which has seen lovers flocking to Paris bridges to affix a padlock declaring undying love, city authorities have taken a brave decision.
10 August 2014 11:44 PM
'We didn’t want to get into a repressive situation so we’re suggesting a social wall' says City spokesman
09 August 2014 12:00 AM
There is a bit of a stink in the historic French city of La Rochelle. Earlier this week, 300 shellfish farmers dumped the shells of oysters, mussels and scallops outside the administrative offices in protest at what they describe as the general indifference of local politicians to the “slow death of estuary and coastal ecosystems”.
08 August 2014 06:19 PM
Shellfish farmers are dumping their ruined catches outside town halls over a lack of measures to combat declining sea stocks. But disastrous environmental changes may be out of authorities’ control
06 August 2014 07:16 PM
The missing drugs have a street value of €2m
05 August 2014 07:30 PM
Eritrean claims that only Sudanese are being allowed into the lorry parks has lead to clashes with sticks, iron bars and stones
05 August 2014 12:00 AM
It was once the Champs Elysées of Marseille, a majestic tree-lined avenue heading east from the Vieux-Port, immortalised in such box office hits as French Connection II.
04 August 2014 06:26 PM
Inhabited by the homeless, drug addicts and alcoholics, the air is filled with the stench of urine and beer
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
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
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