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.
08 December 2013 12:00 AM
Anne Penketh reports on resourceful ways to dodge VAT
02 December 2013 07:00 PM
Each year, aspiring writers are challenged to produce a 50,000-word work in a month. Anne Penketh embarked on a fictional journey with her murder mystery, The Marsh
25 November 2013 12:00 AM
Both sides declare victory as 4.30am agreement in Geneva crowns months of intense negotiations
23 November 2013 11:03 AM
Negotiations between six world powers and Iran aimed at preventing Tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon reached a critical stage tonight, after foreign ministers gathered in Geneva in search of a breakthrough on an interim deal.
20 November 2013 10:19 PM
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says he has set 'red lines' for his envoys in Geneva
UN reports halt in Iran’s nuclear activities three months after moderate Hassan Rouhani became president
14 November 2013 07:38 PM
When elected, Mr Rouhani promised he would seek to lift the unpopular international economic sanctions used to punish Tehran for failing to curtail its nuclear programme
10 November 2013 06:59 PM
France was at the centre of a diplomatic storm today after the French Foreign Minister was accused of sabotaging a deal with Iran which would end almost a decade-long standoff over the Iranian nuclear programme.
11 October 2013 12:00 AM
10 October 2013 06:19 PM
The congregation at the service included busloads of Japanese tourists
03 October 2013 08:32 AM
One of Africa’s most vibrant dictators has cut a symbolic link with his nation’s colonial past and, some say, with normality
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
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